The Hermès Birkin bag. What are the words that come to mind when you hear these words?
The Birkin bag has gone by many titles. It is at once known as the world’s most coveted fashion item, the ultimate status symbol, and the most iconic bag in history. One thing is for sure: the Birkin is the epitome of luxury.
Known for being one of, if not the most exclusive bag on Singapore’s pre-loved market, lovers of luxury goods have had to look to other avenues beyond traditional brick-and-mortar boutiques in their quest for this elusive item. Specifically, reputable online luxury consignment and resale boutiques have set themselves apart as the favoured platform to assist in buying or reselling hard-to-get secondhand designer items—including Hermès’ signature handbag.
The Hermès Birkin Bag: A Dream Come True
On a flight from Paris to London some decades ago in 1984, English-born Paris-based actress Jane Birkin found herself sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, the then Executive Chairman of Hermès. As the contents of her bag spilled out, she lamented the difficulty of finding an elegant and trustworthy bag suited to her needs as a young mother. The story goes that Dumas proceeded to sketch out the concept of what was to become the Hermès Birkin on the back of an airplane sick bag, promising to turn Birkin’s dream into reality. The bag we all know and love was born three years later.
The Very Best of Artistry and Design
The Birkin was originally created in calfbox leather— Hermès’ oldest heritage leather. Over the decades, this iconic bag has been re-presented many times with the help of different colourways, exotic leathers and special edition hardware choices. Featured on the arms of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian, the Hermès Birkin has transformed into a cultural icon expressing the breadth and depth of artisanal excellence and the power of quality design. Regardless of aesthetic variant, the fundamental spirit of the Birkin, and its status as the ultimate arm-candy, remains the same.
Elegant and sturdy with an air of je ne sais quoi, artisans who work in Hermès workshops train for up to four years before they are deemed to have mastered the necessary skills and techniques to bring a Birkin bag to life. The fabled Birkin waiting list, if it even exists at all, is more like a wish list than anything else. Rumour has it that only regular patrons with extensive purchase loyalty at Hermès are offered a chance to even view the bag. Finding this bag pre-owned from a reputable luxury reseller in Singapore is a much more attainable goal for those with their hearts set on Birkin.
If you’re searching for a trusted consignment agency in Singapore specialised in reselling secondhand Hermès Birkin and Kelly bags, LUX.R Singapore is here to help. As a sister brand to the well-established EcoRing Singapore, LUX.R draws on our extensive multi-channel market of industry connections and luxury good lovers to offer a carefully curated selection of pre-loved designer pieces. We are committed to providing our clientele competitive rates with transparent policies, together with our premium, white-glove service standards.
Singapore’s Preferred Luxury Consignment Agency
Every item that passes through our hand is rigorously appraised for quality and authenticity by our team of experienced in-house specialists. Both buyers and resellers can relax with peace of mind that all Hermès products we have on offer are exclusive time-honoured treasures worthy of their histories and of a new home.
For the full luxury consignment experience, schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with our specialists who have the industry-specific knowledge to sell successfully in Singapore’s competitive luxury resale market. A complete listing of our pre-loved Hermès Birkin and Kelly bags can be found on our Carousell platform for buyers hoping to add to their designer bag collection.