Before She Was A Purse: Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg 1969
Disclosure: I don’t own a Birkin . I don’t know that I want to own a Birkin or have the “look at me I’m worth it” sense of entitlement to spend that kind of dough, then rock it NY style–i.e. signature strap unbuckled the better to show off the logo, my dear. Friends who have invested say that strutting the status is not the reason–that buckling and unbuckling the strap is inconvenient and a royal PITA. But ain’t it dangerous to flash that kind of logo-blazing conspicuous consumption on the mean girl streets of New York? There are still purse snatchers in town, yes? But we never hear any alarming crime statistics on the topic –an interesting fact considering that megabucks power bags are the new jewelry (and furs) and have been for a while. In 2013, $2,500 will buy you a big-impact Prada or this Celine stunner, not very much gold and only half of a decent shearling.