By Julia Robson
"It's not a bag: it's a f***ing Birkin!" shrieks Samantha, in Sex and the City
, when she attempts to use Lucy Liu's name to move up the legendary Hermes Birkin waiting list. What she means is this isn't a bag it's the ultimate fashion status symbol.
is rather fabulously rumoured to have a room full in every colour. Traditionally low in supply and high in demand you have to wait eight months to six-years for one of these.
The story goes, the actress Jane Birkin sat next to Hermes chief exec Jean-Louis Dumas on a Paris to London flight in 1984 and was whinging on about how she couldn't find a decent, chic, weekend bag. He obliged and put her name to it.
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