GEAR | Boho Birkin Bag


I love how Jane Birkin decorates her bag (the most coveted on the planet) with stickers and beads and carries it as her sole utility bag until it wears out (she auctioned off the above in April to benefit Japan). I've never been a die-hard handbag devotee, but the high-end bag married with a low-maintenance attitude is really working for me.

“There’s no fun in a bag if it’s not kicked around.”—Jane Birkin

10 comments:

Bianca said...

i want it. i am not a label bag girl either, but there is something sweet about these details and history.

Alexandra said...

So true. Bags get better with age.

http://herribbonsandherbows.blogspot.com/

Chuck said...

Wow! This is amazing but you would need a lot of confidence to put stickers on a $5000 handbag. x

Nomadic D. said...

I love this. Fancy expensive bags always scare me, and I think if I ever saved up (or won the lottery) and purchased one, I would have died rather than put stickers on it. But the reality is, it makes it so much better, so much more personal, more loved, more used. And it seems so liberating! Excellent post!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Cyd said...

I feel like this was the original intent of the bag. The design itself was, after all, inspired by Jane Birkin, who, at the time, was a far cry from Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, and others that you see teetering around with the bag on their forearm.

BASIIK said...

That quote is so true too. I always carry my bags until they're ripped, broken, and beaten.

Kate - BASIIK Blog

Anonymous said...

Jane Birkin is the ultimate tomboy style icon. I love her bag! This is perfect.

Richard said...

umm... i don't have a handbag & i'm a guy but i like how a Birkin can look so good. It's like Black Biker Birkin! Full of character! Nice.

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

I agree with you here 100%!

Anonymous said...

I agree with what Cyd said, the bag was never meant to be a lady like "Kelly" type of bag, it was meant for a laid back woman who had recently been carrying all of her stuff in a basket! Definitely not meant for the current reality star herd... sad to say but when I saw a Birkin on the arm on one of them recently I thought the bag looked somewhat cheapened by the association.