The Hermes Birkin Bag - A Timeless Investment

TREND / 2020-04-22

The Hermes Birkin Bag - A Timeless Investment

We are in the beginning months of the new year, and while you’re considering upping your wardrobe choices for the year ahead, finding the best investment handbags to purchase is just the place to begin. 

But, what’s an investment bag and are bags really an investment? One may argue that splurging on a bag is a joke to investment, but for the likes of us fashionistas, owning a Hermes Birkin is a dream come true. Mainly because Hermes Birkins are made available to special Hermes clients. And while some of us aren’t lucky enough to own it, that doesn’t stop us from gushing about it. This dream bag is truly an investment-purchase and truly the best investment bag of them all.

According to a study by Baghunter, the purchase of Hermes Birkin bags outperformed the value of gold in just the last 35 years. It goes unsaid, of all the best investment handbags out there, the Hermes Birkin is hands down your best bet when it comes to making a long-term investment a long-term fashion indulgence. The study further goes on to acclaim that the Hermes Birkin bag has never decreased in value, making it the safest bet when it comes to the best investment handbags.

The demand for the bag – or as some might say – the Birkin trend, is said to continue and multiply in the future with the demand for it being on the rise, almost outweighing its supply. So much so that the price of the bag just keeps increasing by the year. Truly there’s never a better time than now if you’re considering making a fashion investment.

But, hold on. Not that easy! Even if you could afford it, you’d have to be lucky to even just to get your name on the extra-long Hermes Birkin bag waiting list. The Hermes Birkin bag is more than just a bold purchase and an absolute must-have in every sense of the word. The fact that it’s not so easy to get yourself one due to the extra-long Hermes Birkin bag waiting list is itself a deterrent, yet not deterrent enough to curb the desire to own it.

When it comes to the Birkin, it’s more than just a bag – it’s a symbol of status. It’s a well-known fact that the Hermès Birkin bag is a status symbol for the elite and super-rich with its allure and appeal owing to its exclusivity. According to Baghunter: “As a status symbol for the elite and ultra-rich, the main factor affecting the secondary market for Birkins is desire. All signs point to that desire remaining as strong throughout 2016 as it has been since the bag was released in 1985, with media outlets fawning over celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham who regularly sport their Birkin bags in paparazzi pictures.”

Aside from that, the bag tells a very relatable story. The origins of the bag are traced back to the famous story of Jane Birkin – an actress. Jane was on the same flight as Jean-Louis Dumas – founder of Hermes, when she complained about the difficulty of finding the perfect weekend leather bag. To our delight, her complaint was taken seriously, and since then many celebrities of the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kendal Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid, Demi Lovato and many more have taken a timeless liking to the spacious Hermes Birkin bag.

Though the Hermes Birkin has had its own share of fluctuations, amidst them all, it is still arguably one of the best investment bags with a record-breaking year in 2015, when the crocodile-skin textured Hermes Birkin bag price was at a whopping of $223,000 (£177,173). Luxury brand, Hermes, truly puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to the legendary and celeb-favourite Birkin bag.