Have an Extra $60K This Thanksgiving? Why Not Buy Some Dumb Purse?

Exciting Thanksgiving news for all you exceedingly wealthy sociopaths out there. Gilt Groupe, the online provider of designer sales, has a very special, one of a kind deal for you this holiday weekend and is offering up a small selection of rare and vintage Birkin bags for a cool $59,850. Would you like to pay with a… » 11/21/12 12:05pm 11/21/12 12:05pm

Was the Burned Birkin Real Or Fake?

Days after commercial photographer Tyler Shields and his reality-TV-star girlfriend Francesca Eastwood hit headlines for lighting a $100,000 Hermès Birkin on fire for a photo shoot — and, astonishingly, facing subsequent criticism on the grounds of wastefulness, tackiness, and making bad photos — tongues are a-wagging… » 5/31/12 6:30pm 5/31/12 6:30pm

Burning A Birkin Is Not "Art"

California celebuspawn Francesca Eastwood got into some hot water recently when photographs taken by her boyfriend of eight months, Tyler Shields, ignited a fierce tabloid backlash. Eastwood, who is depicted lighting an Hermès Birkin bag on fire — one of the world's most coveted luxury goods, a handbag people pay tens… » 5/30/12 5:40pm 5/30/12 5:40pm

Birkins Sold on Popular Flash-Sale Sites May Be Total Ripoffs

It's simultaneously depressing and fun that a YouTube search for "my birkin" yields a subculture: pages upon pages of posted videos from psyched consumers (some regular fashion video bloggers, some in areas of the country that don't have accessible Hermès stores) displaying their goods. A number of the videos don't even… » 5/05/12 1:30pm 5/05/12 1:30pm

Jane Birkin Calls The Hermès Birkin 'A Rather Trivial Piece Of Heavy…

Jane Birkin says she doesn't mind that Hermès has made a mint off the luxury handbag that bears her name. "I got Hermès to fork out for my charities once I saw the fortune they were making," explains the singer and actor. "A certain amount of money every year goes straight to my charity and it will continue to after my… » 12/09/11 1:55pm 12/09/11 1:55pm

Jane Birkin Uses Her Birkin Bag As A Cat Bed

Jane Birkin, for whom the $5,000 Hermès tote was named, has only owned four Birkins in her lifetime. "I never have more than one bag at a time. I think one is already quite enough," she says. But they get a lot of use. "Any bag that's with me will take the same course as I will. It will take the same airplanes and will be » 4/06/11 12:00pm 4/06/11 12:00pm

Victoria Beckham Is A Birkin Addict; Michelle Wears Mizrahi, Alaïa

PETA: Now Targeting Donna Karan

  • An incognito PETA operative posing as a style-maven turned up at Donna Karan's Manhattan home on Wednesday; the undercover "agent" was invited in, offered a beverage, and when Donna came home, shoved a portable DVD player with footage of animals being slaughtered alive for their pelts in the designer's face. Said…
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