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April 17, 2008

The Elusive Birkin? Not So Much.

Filed under: Accessories,Bag,Designer Inspirations,Fashion,Musings — phyllisc @ 7:16 am

Today’s Boston Globe has a very amusing story about the Birkin, a handbag whose legendary exclusiveness is firmly quashed in the story.

Posh Birkin

And if you like Posh’s Roland Mouret dress Burda WOF did a pretty good knock-off

Erica’s version is really hot!


  1. Miss J is not one for the suitcase-sized bags… LOVE the dress, tho.

    Comment by Miss Janey — April 17, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  2. I think Stacy and Clinton of WNTW would look at her and say, “too much pink”.

    Comment by Rachel — April 17, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

  3. I’m drooling! Love the bag, love the dress, just not together.

    Comment by Cindy — April 18, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  4. Such a fashionista, but for moi, no Pepto Bismol, thank you!

    Comment by Bunny — April 18, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

  5. What a wonderful addition a Birkin would make to my handbag collection, sigh.

    Comment by Gigi — April 18, 2008 @ 12:12 pm

  6. Oh. Phillys, that good data are compiled ….. congratulate you, your post is very instructive. Thanks. A big hug for you. Paco

    Comment by paco peralta — April 18, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

  7. SO can someone lead me to a birkin-like pattern out there? I’d like to make a funky version (to fit my style, of course) from some kind of cool canvas. Patterns?

    Comment by Susan — April 18, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

  8. Susan,
    Vogue pattern 7982 which is OOP now looks like a Birkin bag

    Comment by Els — April 19, 2008 @ 6:28 am

  9. This was an interesting article. Thank you for posting the link. Also, I love Erica’s dress and I think i missed the review last year. I’m going to have to dig out that Burda from my stash.

    I used to like the Birkin bag, but now…not so much. I even grabbed that Vogue pattern when it was available. Hmmm…maybe I should make one.

    Comment by Claire — April 19, 2008 @ 10:37 am

  10. I remember this dress by Erica, a great interpretation of this dress! Thanks for posting a link to the article too!

    Comment by Tany — April 21, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

  11. pish Posh

    Comment by Em — April 22, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  12. I’m Phyllis’s daughter

    Comment by Em — April 22, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

  13. I really enjoyed the article on the bags.
    But I have to wonder if Michael and Nina wouldn’t comment on the fit of the RM dress – and not that it fits her perfectly. Shall we say No Ease?

    Comment by Marji — April 23, 2008 @ 8:27 am

  14. i am so inlove with the pink birk.. along with Lindsey.L’s blue jean birk.. wow very fashinable 🙂

    Comment by Jaylena — October 13, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

  15. I would really like to purchase Vogue Pattern 7982 Hermes Birkin Bag. I have search everywhere including Vogue itself. They said they no longer have it and to send messages out (like this) to see if someone knows how I can obtain this pattern. Can anyone help me? Martha

    Comment by Martha Mickens — April 8, 2010 @ 9:35 am

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