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What does Jane Birkin Have to Say About the Hermès Birkin Handbag?

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Jane Birkin, the name-sake of the Hermès Birkin Handbag is an actress turned singer that is also known for her sense of style that has evolved over the years. At a younger age, Jane was the girl next door. Her sexy style and her innocent face inspired the styles of the 1960s and 1970s for many young women. Today, she dresses in a much more comfortable style, usually in jeans and sneakers. In case you have not heard, how did the Birkin come to be? We found her answer in The Daily Telegraph.

She said: “I remember it well. I’d been upgraded by Air France on a flight to London, and was sitting next to a man. I’m not quite sure what type of bag I had with me – my husband, Jacques Doillon, had reversed his car over my basket, crushed it on purpose not two days before. Little did he know that on this airplane journey, when everything fell out of whatever bag I had, the man next to me said: ‘You should have one with pockets’. I said: ‘The day Hermès make one with pockets I will have that’, and he said: ‘But I am Hermès and I will put pockets in for you’.”

Her fellow passenger was in fact Jean-Louis Dumas, the chief executive of Hermès. Together they began designing. “I said, ‘Why don’t you make a handbag that is bigger than the Kelly but smaller than Serge’s suitcase?’. And he said, ‘Well, what would it be like?’ And I think I drew it on the sickbag – or the not-be-sick bag. And he said, ‘I’ll make it for you’.”

When Birkin “bowled along” with her purse to the atelier to purchase the result of their in-flight collaboration, Dumas proposed that he give Birkin the bag in exchange for her lending her surname to christen the design. She said: “I was very flattered! They’ve turned it to the success we know today. So now, when I go to America to sing, they say, ‘Birkin – like the bag?’ I say, ‘Yes, indeed: and the bag will now sing’.” – The Daily Telegraph

Jane has recently said that she stopped wearing her Birkin as much as it was causing tendinitis. (Jane is also known for having her Birkin stuffed to the brim.) “I will always love the Hermes bags but I have tendonitis so I had to search for something smaller.” This thought is nothing new for Jane as she said in an interview with Vouge in Sept. 2006. Have you ever wondered why Jane is only seen with a Black Birkin Handbag with gold hardware? “What’s the use of having a second one?” she laughs. “You only need one and that busts your arm; they’re bloody heavy. I’m going to have to have an operation for tendonitis in the shoulder.”

All of the weight from her bag and criticism from the statement she made about the name-sake bag must have come back to bite her on the bottom. She has been seen at a press conference in Tokyo for her ‘Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg ‘VIA JAPAN” charity concert with her Black Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware in tow, although with how much she packs it full, she is seen often carrying it like an American football rather than holding it by the handles. I suppose whatever makes it easier for you to carry such a fabulous bag that’s stuffed full works.

Perhaps Hermès said they would not donate money to her favorite charities anymore and that is why she is seen much more often with her Hermès Birkin bag? According to The Daily Telegraph, this year Hermès is set to donate £30,000 to a charity of her choice.  For that, as a girl with wrist problems myself, I would definitely carry a Birkin bag. Such an iconic bag is a must and a Birkin bag is only as heavy as you make it.

Jane has had a total of four Hermès Birkin Handbags. Her first three were auctioned off with the proceeds going to various charities. It is nice to see that although she has had good things come out of her handbags and gives back to the community.

 

Many stars abuse the Birkin like Jane does, seen above with a Birkin on a dirty sidewalk, like Kim Kardashian that not only uses hers as a gym bag but also a beach bag that she put IN THE SAND! Oh, the outrage! It really is such a shame to watch these fashion crimes take place! Many stars have personalized their Birkin like Jane does with stickers and charms. Although she at times gets embarrassed carrying hers since it is covered with protest stickers and ethnic beads, we are happy to see that she likes to bring out her personality on her bag. Do not get us wrong though, we remain against stickers, puncture marks and graffiti being placed all over Hermès Handbags. Please don’t do that. We may cry. Another example of course is Lady Gaga who put studs in one of her Birkin bags and allowed fans to draw on the other.  Would you ever do this to your Hermès Handbags in the name of art? Have you? What do you think about Jane and her Birkin? Tell us. Share your thoughts with us.

Heather

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Warning! A Swarm of Counterfeit Hermès Handbags Land on eBay

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We are well aware that many of our followers are eBay members. As you know, Créateurs de Luxe sells only guaranteed authentic Hermès Handbags on eBay, but we cannot always say the same for other sellers. Over the past few weeks we have noticed a massive swarm of counterfeit Hermès Handbags landed on eBay, most of them are originating from various cities in USA. Many people do not know that we help eBay catch scammers, thieves and counterfeiters that are trying to sell fake bags by authenticating bags. We called eBay immediately and explained to them what we were seeing. Somehow these people have slipped through the cracks of the ebay rules, thus allowing them to stay on ebay and sell their goods. A few warning flags to watch out for when buying bags are, the sellers of these bags have 0 feedback and are also selling the bags on average at $1,000 when the handbag is worth tens of thousands of dollars. Most of these sellers are only selling one item and their user names tend to be made up of random letters and numbers.

Although eBay has been contacted, no action has been taken. This scares us as we see that some people are bidding on these bags that the seller claims to be authentic. Some of these sellers also require a wire transfer only rather than use of PayPal (I think we should remove this because we accept bank wires only too!). Please help us spread the word about this crucial piece of news to prevent innocent people being taken advantage of and preventing the purchase of illegal counterfeit handbags. As we all know, counterfeit goods steals money from the trademark holder and is most likely made by children in sweatshops. Help us prevent this madness. Spread this article with your friends so that they may spread it as well. Let us work together to get the news out there to prevent Hermès lovers from around the world from unintentionally purchasing fake Hermès Handbags

-Heather
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Kristin Cavallari – “The Hills” co-stars take desperate measures to obtain an Hermès Birkin Handbag

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Kristin Cavallari has come a long way from her days on “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach.” Kristin is now engaged to the NFL Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, the father to their son, Cameron  who is 7-months-old and working hard on over coming her “party girl” past.  Kristin was recently interviewed by Giuliana Rancic in which they discussed many topics from reality TV to her personal life and how becoming a mom changed her life.

In the Interview Kristin claimed that the producers of “The Hills” bribed her co-stars with luxury items such as Hermès Birkin Handbags for talking about Kristin’s drug problem on camera. Some of the girls accepted the offer but they never received their bags. “I felt so used, and I realized at that moment that I didn’t matter. None of us mattered. It was all about ratings,” Cavallari stated.

 

In the interview Kristin stated that MTV was unaware that the producer that will remain nameless, had offered her cast mates Birkin Bags in trade of bringing attention to her alleged drug use.  Kristin is hurt that people could be so cruel just in order to get the “It Bag.” As we all know, Kristin has her very own 35cm Hermès Birkin Handbag, but how did she happen to possess one? You may recall our article, “Kristin Cavallari Receives a Birkin as a Push Present” in which we review the Hermès Birkin Handbag that Kristin receives as part of a growing trend, an Hermès Push Present where women receive Hermès Handbags from their partner for giving birth to their child.

 

Kristin has never said she had a drug problem. We wish her and her growing family all the best and hope to see her Hermès Handbag collection grow quickly.

Do you believe that Kristin is guilty of drug use? Would you sell your friends out for an Hermès Birkin Handbag? Tell us!

-Heather

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Taylor Armstrong Comes Clean: Her Hermès Birkin Bags are Fake!

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We hate to say we told you so. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Taylor Armstrong has finally come clean about her Birkin bags. Many of you may remember that Taylor’s husband, Russell Armstrong left her in a world of financial troubles because of his embezzlement after he committed suicide in August 2011. “Are u Birkin bags really fake,” asked a follower on Twitter . “Absolutely! 2 that were gifts from my X ended up being fake #badgifts,” Taylor replied and finally owned up to the fact her two Birkins were fake. Of course we are crushed for her that she had to give up such a gorgeous ring, as she hoped to give it to her daughter one day. As we reported earlier this week, we all know fake handbags are bad. They steal from the trademark holder and not only that, they are incredibly illegal to sell or to own. While we are sure none of you own any fakes, except for a Jelly Kelly or two, it is important to remind others just how illegal it is to buy a fake Hermès bag. Most of them don’t even look real in the slightest, so why bother? They are cheap looking, poor quality and in the end you’re just embarrassing yourself, much like Taylor unintentionally embarrassed herself.

 

Do you believe Taylor had knowledge of her husband’s embezzlement and is just playing the victim? The same fan asked her to own up to the fact that she knew they were fake. Taylor replied, “They were gifts, never asked, just appreciated.” Do you believe her? Would you question your husband if the Birkin you just opened was real or not? Is that rude or could it be seen as you trying to make sure he wasn’t ripped off and taken advantage of? Better yet, have you been gifted a fake Birkin and while your partner knew it was a fake, did they try to pass it off as real? Share with us!

-Heather

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Greenpeace Guerrilla Protesters are Targeting Luxury Boutique Windows

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While stylish men and women enjoyed the sites of Fashion Week in Paris and Fashion Week in New York, they may have caught a glimpse of Greenpeace’s latest guerilla campaign. Several luxury fashion boutiques were paid a visit by Greenpeace during Fashion Week. “Clean-up crews” visited  Chanel, Hermès, Prada and Dolce Gabbana in both New York and Paris, begging the fashion houses to change their policies and adapt toxic free and forest-friendly policies.  Hermès’ boutique windows were decorated with large banners that showed what was left of empty forests and the affects of toxic pollution, asking that the luxury brands to “Help End this Mess” by changing the methods in which their product is created. Currently, Greenpeace says that Hermès uses hazardous chemicals and does not responsibly source its leather and paper used in packaging. Do you believe this is true? If so, what actions would you like to see Hermès take?

 

Greenpeace claims that they have spoken to Hermès and they are aware that the luxury paper packaging, office paper and the leather they use could be destroying the environment, rainforests, all while not taking an steps to prevent it. How do you think it would affect Hermès if they went “green?”

-Heather

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1,500 Counterfeit Hermès Purses were Seized by the U.S. at the Port of L.A.

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It goes without saying that those of us at Hermès Purse Forum and Créateurs de Luxe are highly against counterfeit handbags. Counterfeit bags not only steals from the trademark holder, it is like stealing from yourself and the money you provide the producer goes toward hiring child labor to make these bags. Owning such a bag is illegal and most fakes are terrible replicas that are tacky and poorly made.  There are however a lot of handbags out there that would pass as an Hermès Handbag to the untrained eye and this is why you must take caution when ordering Hermès Handbags online. Createurs de Luxe sells guaranteed authentic Handbags.

We have learned through the L.A. Times that 1,500 counterfeit Hermès handbags were seized by federal authorities. If these handbags were sold at full price of the authentic Handbags, the thieves would of stood to make $14,000,000. The handbags from China came from two shipments in the month of February. This crime has been on the rise and agencies all around the world are looking to stop the selling and distributing of these counterfeit handbags.

In 2012, Lady Gaga sent out a tweet that was heard around the world and caused a giant uproar. “Exhausted after Hong Kong spin class! I love this city, you can work out & buy a fake Birkin on the same street.” Was Lady Gaga trying to say that Hong Kong is known for their counterfeit handbags? She later said during her concert that “You  should be able to buy a fake Birkin Bag wherever you go!” No, Gaga! According to the singer, Hong Kong Immigration showed up at her hotel room to ask her where she would have purchased the fake Birkin she spoke of. We are unsure why she would say that as being in the music industry, she should be aware of what pirating music does to her income, and this is far worse than that. Even a major celebrity like Lady Gaga is not immune to these severe counterfeit laws. Simply put, it is not worth it. If you would like an Hermès Handbag but can’t afford the cost of a new bag out of the store, consider buying a pre-owned Hermès Handbag. Click here to view Crèateurs de Luxe’s pre-owned Hermès Handbags.

 

-Heather

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Mindy Has a Brand New Hermès Handbag: A 30cm Hermès Geranium Leather Birkin Handbag

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During the week there are is a great assortment of TV shows to choose from, one of my favorites is The Mindy ProjectThe Mindy Project is a quirky comedy that is jammed packed with amazing fashion sense and stars Mindy Kaling. For every new episode, I can’t wait to see what fantastic fashion choices they will make for Mindy. We first explored The Mindy Project in October, when the show premiered and Mindy was seen with a 35cm Hermès Blue Jean Leather Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, on the show’s second episode. Mindy has a wide assortment of handbags including Hermès, Chanel, a wide arrangement of Herve Ledger dresses and of course while she struts her stuff, she is rocking fabulous Louboutins.

 

In this episode, Mindy, a young Ob/Gyn lands a spot in the local news evening show where she educates the public on the female body. She attempts to make it fun by adding sock puppets and dresses up as Rowlf from the Muppets. As the episode opens, Mindy is in the elevator with her co-worker, Danny and that is where we see this GORGEOUS handbag. We love that Mindy has got a brand new bag! Which bag is it? Do you know? Yes, a 30cm Hermès Geranium Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware. We love this Color on Mindy! So hot! What do you think?

 

Looking to snag this bag? Click here to purchase the 30cm Hermès Geranium Leather Birkin Handbag!

 

Heather

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