An Ode To Hermès
A tribute to our fancy friends: Kelly and Birkin.
C'mon. Does Hermès (and their famed handbags) really require any introduction? Even those who don't know their Ashleys from their Mary-Kates are at least somewhat familiar with the now near-mythic Birkin. If not, do price points of sometimes upwards of $150,000 ring a bell at all? A quick crash course for the (somehow) uninitiated: there's the Birkin, named for none other than Jane Birkin, and the Kelly, given its moniker from the late Princess of Monaco herself, Grace Kelly. How to tell the two apart? The Kelly has a slightly more refined, elegant shape akin to the woman herself, while the Birkin has this (for lack of a better word) cooler, slightly slouchier structure. Still a little too vague? The Kelly has one handle; the Birkin has two. Easy, right?