You know those pieces you spend an absolute fortune on that you really can’t get much use out of? I’m talking a really fancy, really distinctive evening dress that seems far less special the second time around. Or that pair of sky-high stilettos that look fabulous but can’t be worn for more than an hour without major foot distress?
The Birkin is not like that. Here’s a bag that can go easily from a work event to errand running or from a PTA meeting to a vacation. It fits everything, is totally durable and never goes out of style. Pretty good, right? Take, for example, Alessandra Ambrosio (above) heading home from lunch at the Ivy. Her chocolate Birkin makes even a pair of jean shorts and a sweatshirt top look luxe.
Similarly, Heidi Klum looks polished in jeans and a t-shirt with her canary yellow version. You just know she is carrying tons of essentials for her kids, but still looks totally put-together.
Finally, let’s take a look at Victoria Beckham as she’s leaving Barneys New York. She wears a similar outfit to Heidi, but chooses a pair of sky-high stilettos to dress things up a bit. The Birkin, of course, still looks totally appropriate and eternally stylish.
There’s no doubt this most-wanted handbag costs a pretty penny, but we’re all for investment pieces that will truly stand the test of time. Which one is your favorite?
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