With the development of world economic and living standard, the fashion industry has entered a florescent new stage. Though the breakout of financial crisis has a series of impact to many companies, the sale of luxury products still keep a high increasing rate. Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags are the representation of Hermes and all of the fashion bags. The most famous Hermes handbag, the Kelly Bag, is among those most coveted by bag snobs.
The Kelly bag is named after Grace Kelly, who was the Princess of Monaco. Coming in at a close second is the Birkin, one of the most popular of all Hermes purses. She was spotted in New York in 1956 carrying a black crocodile Hermes handbag to cover her pregnant tummy. The bag was known forever afterward as the Kelly bag, and is ranked in the top five classic bags. And the Birkin bag was also named after a French film star- Jane Birkin. Jane had a chance encounter with Dumas-Hermes on a plane when she dropped her date book. Jane complained to the head of Hermes cooperation that her Kelly bag is not big enough to fit her. Sometime later, she and Dumas-Hermes co-designed a bag that is now the commonly recognized Birkin bag. These two bags are in hot demand by celebrities far and wide. The prestige and appeal that comes with owning one of their timeless bags is not easily acquired. Those celebrities like Kelly Osborne, Britney Spears, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy are the most loyal follower of Hermes handbag. They are often seen sporting Hermes handbags in airports, on the streets of New York, and on the West Coast. Victoria Beckham may be one of the most famous Birkin collector. The former Spice Girl kicked it up a notch when she was noticed carrying a Himalayan Croc Birkin decked out with diamonds. Her classic black dress and broach paled in comparison to the rare Hermes handbag on her arm. The white Birkin is among her favorites. She is rumored to own close to fifty of the handbags.
Since we can say the Birkin develop from the Kelly, it is a little difficult to tell the difference between them. Similar in size and textiles, their most notable differences are not always detected by the naked eye. The Birkin has two handles, while the more formal Kelly has only one. And the Kelly is closed at the top, while the Birkin is open, making it the less formal of the two but also making a Birkin handbag larger in capacity. Each Kelly bag takes an average of 18 hours for production, with the entire construction tackled by a single craftsman. The Hermes house turns out 5 Birkins each weekly. All of the Hermes handbags are made from very high quality genuine leather such as Togo, Epsom and exotic leather like ostrich and alligator. The elaborated craftsmanship and pricy material maybe one of the main reason why Hermes bags cost so much. Pleasure read : Hermes Birkin