WHY I DON’T PLAY THE HERMES GAME | BIRKIN BAITS? LOCAL STORE? PARIS FLAGSHIP STORE? | Cherry Tung
Another highly controversial Hermes Birkin related topic that I feel the need to address because I am so sick of seeing all the hatred and shaming around this subject matter. In fact, I am shocked that no one that I know of, has addressed this yet. Getting a Birkin is special, it should be. But there is no need to put other people down just to let that “special-ness” sink in. Absolutely no need.
Yes, it’s super difficult to get a Birkin due to limited supply and too much demand, but getting a Birkin doesn’t make you a better human being. Getting a Birkin from your home store, aka local store, does not make you of higher class, or character. It’s a bag. If you want to buy the bag from your local store, then good. If you want to buy it from Paris, also good. If you want to buy it from Fashionphile, or other resale platforms, then I also do not have any issue with that. What is up with shaming people just because they want to buy the same bag differently? We all have different reasons of why and how we want to buy our belongings. Some people do it because of popularity, others do it for style. Some do it for practicality, while others do it for convenience. These different reasons shape our decisions in deciding where to purchase our bags, Birkins or Kellys in this case.
Sure, buying Birkins and Kellys from your local store probably means you spent more time and money before getting your Birkin offer. Maybe you like the wait. Maybe you think the wait makes it more special. Good for you. But why shame others who do not like to go through the same wait, and pay the same premium for Birkin baits and taxes?
I have a feeling that this will somehow turn into the old money v. new money debate. So be it. If people are so interested in turning a simple bag buying preference to a societal class discussion, then they will do so. In my opinion, however, a bag is just a bag. Yes, a rare, hard to get, and quite expensive bag… but still a bag, after all. You don’t have to be a billionaire to get a Birkin. You don’t, at least no longer have to be, super famous to get a Birkin. As long as you show love and respect for Hermes and people who work for Hermes, you will have a higher chance of scoring a bag. If you have to be the traditional “old-money, buy lots of Birkin baits, and wait a long time before scoring a Birkin” customer to score a Birkin, then I’m sure the Paris flagship door would not even open their doors for business.
As always, I welcome healthy discussion. By that I mean no personal attacks, name-calling, or verbal aggression of any sorts.
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