Friday, 17 December 2010
Victoria Beckham’s 100-strong Birkin bag collection that’s worth £1.5m
Victoria Beckham is well known for her extravagant taste in fashion, but news that she owns 100 Hermès Birkin bags is likely to be seen as nothing less than excessive.
A US financial website worked out that the sometime pop star’s collection of the coveted bag alone is worth £1.5million.
Thebigmoney.com revealed that the 35-year-old owns around 100 of the style, which start at £4,200 for the basic model.
Bag of the month: In the last couple of weeks Victoria Beckham has shown off three of her 100 Hermès Birkin handbags. Seen at Heathrow airport, arriving in Milan and at a New York restaurant Of course, La Beckham is not one to settle for basic. As countless photographs will testify, she regularly carries luxurious versions in pink ostrich skin and glossy black crocodile, worth up to £42,000 each, as well as the rare ‘Silver Himalayan’ style, which, at £80,000, comes complete with three-carat diamond.
As long as it’s a Birkin: Starting at a staggering £4,200 Victoria Beckham accessorises with a baby blue version on a shopping trip in LA in April; plumps for plum on yet another airport dash in March; and chooses a bright red bag for a trip to New York last summer
The bag, which was designed in 1984 by French fashion house Hermès and named after the actress Jane Birkin, is seen as a fashion classic.
It follows in the footsteps of the 1935 Kelly bag – named after Princess Grace of Monaco because of her many appearances with it.
The Birkin was allegedly created after the company’s CEO Jean Louis Dumas sat next to the actress on a Paris to London flight.
Hermès habit: Victoria with her red Birkin at a children’s party in March last year; at JFK airport with her pink ostrich bag in September 2007; in Dubai with the £80,000 Silver Himalayan version in January this year.