My love for the Birkin bag like most of you, started many years ago. For me, it was the fall of 2005 standing on 5th avenue in New York City. An elegantly dressed woman walks by and I couldn’t help but stare at her bag. It was stunning, classic and just the perfect tote. Of course, I couldn’t let her walk away without knowing what the name of that bag was. The following conversation went a little something like this… “Excuse me, may I ask where you purchased this purse? its beautiful.” “Um, at Hermes”. Scratching my head as I walked away since I have never heard of such a brand. Later that night, I did some googling of the beautiful “Hermes bag”. And well, at that time there wasn’t much information about it…
Fast forward 10 years and more knowledge, I was financially and mentally ready to try and secure my dream Birkin. Like most, I sought after the 35. Luckily for me, my dream (or so I thought) Birkin 35 came just three weeks after my first visit to the store in July 2015. I was on cloud 9. Heaven. How could this happen so soon and so fast? We are all familiar with that feeling of getting “the call”.
As the year and bags went by, I’ve built a really wonderful relationship with my SA at the time and in October 2016, she offered me a chance to create my first special order. At that time, I was still early on my Hermes journey and was shocked that I was fortunate enough to create my own custom bag! Of course, when it rains, it pours at Hermes and as luck would have it, 7 months later, I was offered my second special order opportunity. While my first Special Order is no where to be seen, the New Year rang with my second baby!
I present to you my first Birkin 25 in Togo leather, Etain with Craie stitching and Malachite lining with PHW!! I figure that if I were ever to get a Birkin 25, I mind as well make it extra special and my Gray Joy sure is one special little lady! It was 8 months in the making and I’m finally glad this baby is home!!
Lets get to the photos shall we?