The Hermès Birkin bag is one of the most famous handbags in the world, but how much would you spend to get one for yourself? Find out in this article about the latest Hermès Birkin prices!
Hermès is a famous French luxury brand known for its incredible leather goods and stunning women’s ready-to-wear collections. They have a wide range of striking handbags, clutches, and purses in the Hermès collection, including the Kelly bag, named after actress Grace Kelly. However, the most famous and most desired handbag in the world is the Hermès Birkin bag.
Over the decades, the silhouette of the Birkin bag has become iconic, and this beautiful handbag is now available in a range of different leathers and colors, creating a perfect option for every wardrobe.
If you have your eye on a Hermès Birkin bag, you may be wondering how much one would cost. The prices change depending on the size, type of leather, and hardware that is used, and we are going to go through all of the different prices so you can pick the right Birkin bag for you. Keep reading to find out the latest Hermès Birkin prices!
Hermès Birkin Bag prices
If you are thinking about buying a Hermès Birkin bag, you’re going to want to find out the price. However, buying a Hermès Birkin bag can be a long process, and you have to first build up a relationship with the brand at a certain Hermès store by buying other leather goods and accessories before you are offered a Birkin.
Often, you won’t know what leather, color, and size the bag are, so you may have to wait a while for your preferred Birkin to come into the store – but these bags really are worth the wait.
It is also worth bearing in mind that there usually is a retail price increase each year, so there is never a better time to buy a Birkin bag than right now!
Below are all the Hermès Birkin bag prices for different leathers and sizes that you should need to know to make your decision.
|Hermès Birkin Bag Size and Leather||Price in USD|
|Birkin 25 Togo Leather||$10,100|
|Birkin 25 Swift Leather||$10,400|
|Birkin 25 Epsom leather||$10,800|
|Birkin 25 Ostrich Leather||$18,800|
|Birkin 30 Togo Leather||$11,200|
|Birkin 30 Epsom Leather||$11,300|
|Birkin 30 Chevre Leather||$11,800|
|Birkin 30 Box Leather||$14,000|
|Birkin 35 Togo Leather||$12,400|
|Birkin Sellier 25 Epsom Leather||$10,900|
|Birkin Sellier 30 Epsom Leather||$12,300|
|Birkin Sellier 35 Epsom Leather||$13,000|
Obviously, Birkin bags crafted from exotic skins, such as crocodile, ostrich, or alligator leathers, are going to cost much more.
These exotic leather bags are much rarer, and so it is difficult to find the exact price, but for a Birkin 25 made from Himalayan crocodile leather, the price tag would be about $63,000, while Birkin 30 crafted from Porosus crocodile would cost you about $57,000.
The hardware can also increase the cost; sliver and gold-tone hardware are at the more affordable end, while palladium hardware with increases the cost considerably. Any embellishments will also cause the price to increase – for example, one of the most expensive Birkin’s ever made featured diamond-encrusted hardware.
Top Hermès Birkin bags
A quicker way to get your hands on a Birkin bag is through the luxury resale market, such as Fashionphile or Rebag, but this is likely to cost you more than buying a new Birkin bag.
All Hermès bags retain their resale value extremely well. Since Birkin bags are so exclusive, they have a high resale price, so you are likely to pay a few thousand dollars more on the secondhand market, but you won’t have to join a long waiting list to get the bag of your choice.
There are lots of Birkin bags to choose from, so we have brought together a few different types of leather, colors, and sizes so you can pick the one that best suits you.
1. Hermès Birkin 25
The Hermès Birkin 25 is the perfect size to be an everyday handbag, the spacious interior and interior pocket can hold all your everyday essentials. The trapezoid shape, two rolled leather top handles, and belt band around the top are all defining features of this beautiful bag.
Togo leather is one of the most popular leathers so go for it as it has a luxurious look and is durable enough to not scratch and scuff easily – as perfectly shown in this Hermès Togo Birkin 25 in the Etain shade.
We love the silky smooth finish of the swift leather in this beautiful Rose Azalee shade with gleaming gold hardware – ideal to add a pop of color to your look.
2. Hermès Birkin 35
The Hermès Birkin in the 35 sizes would make a great work bag, as it is large enough to hold your personal items, as well as a notebook, pens, and a small laptop – just perfect! There are lots of different colors to choose from, whether you are looking for a versatile, neutral bag or a statement color.
The glossy finish of this Birkin 35 in the Box Verso leather and Indigo Rouge H shade is just irresistible, plus the gold hardware is a flawless finishing touch. Plus, the interior of this bag is lined with dark red goatskin leather – so luxurious!
Epsom leather is another classic Hermès leather that is often used for Kelly bags but looks just incredible in the Rose Jaipur shade of this Hermès Epsom Birkin 35 bag.
3. Hermes Birkin Sellier 30
The Birkin Sellier bag is a more recent addition to the Hermès collection, first being a limited edition release in 2010 but quickly becoming popular and subsequently sticking around as a favorite bag in Hermès boutiques.
The Sellier refers to the fact that the bag has been top stitched rather than finished with piping – this is a subtle change but one that you may want to take into consideration when buying a Birkin bag.
Above are two examples of the Birkin Sellier in the 30 size. We love the unusual and striking look of the Hermès Epsom Casaque Birkin Sellier 30 Bleu Indigo Black Bleu Frida, while Hermès Epsom Birkin Sellier 30 in the Rouge Grenat shade is the perfect alternative to a neutral luxury handbag.
The History and Craftsmanship of Birkin bags
Lastly, we wanted to briefly discuss the history of the Birkin bag, as it has quite an incredible story. According to the story, Hermès CEO Jean-Louis Dumas sat next to English actress Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London in 1984. After her belongings fell out of her straw traveling bag on the plane, Birkin noted how she hadn’t been able to find a functional leather weekend bag that would securely hold all of her items.
Dumas redesigned a previous Hermès bag, the Haut à Courroies, which was first designed in 1900, to be everything Jane Birkin needed.
The practical design of the Birkin included rolled top handles, a flap top that secures with a belt and lock closure, and feet to protect the base of the bag. The base of the bag really holds its shape, so no matter how much you put in this bag, and how many years you use it, you know it’s going to retain its incredible shape.
The Birkin bag, as it became named, then began to be sold to customers, and but the late 1980s, it had become a must-have status symbol – as it remains today.
The exquisite craftsmanship and exclusivity of the Birkin bag have caused it to become an iconic bag that is in high demand. A Birkin bag can take 18 hours or more for one skilled artisan to make, and each bag is inscribed with the year of creation, the workshop the bag was made in, and the craftsman who made it, so you can really see the origins of you Birkin bag.
There are only limited quantities of this bag made each year since they take such a long time to make, which makes Birkin’s even more exclusive and their resale value of them even higher. Birkin’s are a great investment as they will often sell for more than you bought the bag for. Birkin’s are made in four sizes, the 25, 30, 35, and 40 and with the 30 and 35 being the most popular sizes.
Many celebrities own one or many Birkin bags because of their high status, including Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Moss.
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