Landing in the Lagos social scene, you would think you’ve arrived when you strut with a Chanel classic or Louis Vuitton limited handbag until you cross path with a Birkin purse holder. Why? Because no other handbag meets the unparalleled quality, sophistication, allure, and craftsmanship of a Hermès Birkin handbag.
This exclusive luxury handbag has been around for over 30 years and remains a timeless classic and collectable. Nothing plays more hard to get than a Birkin and that’s if you can afford it. The price tag ranges from $12,000 to $298,000 (i.e
N2.4 to N59.3 Million). A few weeks ago we featured a Birkin handbag that recently got resold for a whopping $298,000. Click here to see it. Why so pricey? Each Hermès Birkin bag takes between 18 to 20 hours of craftsmanship by one person to design and is crafted with the finest of materials.
Those who hold a true Birkin know that its worth lies more in the value it adds to the image of its holder than its beauty. It’s the image thing that makes every woman who believes they have “finally arrived” to desire a Birkin and leave nothing undone to add one and another to her closet. It goes without saying that carrying the most expensive purse signifies success, wealth and glamour. Adding to its fascination is the fact that you have to get on a waiting list which runs months to years for serious candidates.
Fashion trends come and go. Your clothes and shoes may go out of style in a matter of months but authentic handbags like this bad boy stay around for quite a long time. Therefore, if you’re going to splurge, why not on a Birkin purse which will instantly place you in the elite class of power-players whose ID card comes in the form of exotic leather.
In Lagos, there’s a special class of socialites and celebrities who have been spotted with a Birkin or two and some even three. You may think they’re crazy for spending so much on a handbag; however, a classic luxury bag is a good investment as it offers the best resale value compared to other luxury goods.
Currently admitted to the Style Rave elite class of Hermès Birkin purse holders are billionaire blogger Linda Ikeji; entrepreneur and governor’s daughter Abisola Kola-Daisi; fashion designer and billionaire wife Yutee Rone; Polo Avenue “underboss” and billionaire daughter Jennifer Obayuwana; billionaire wife Fifi Dilly; actress and entrepreneur Annie Idibia. But these are just a few prominent members of the Birkin Class because as we all know when it comes to luxury items, no other set of people indulge quite like Nigerians.
As with any high-end luxury item, replicas, imitation and faux Birkin Bags abound in the underground world. As such, we cannot authenticate the legit-ness of the bags showcased in the gallery. Therefore all featured bags are considered legit until proven otherwise.
Also, read about the new classmates of the Birkin Elite Class below.
Until next time, stay stylish and live within your class!
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