How To Buy A Birkin Bag Anywhere (Including Paris & Online)-The Most Detailed Guide

How To Buy A Birkin Bag Anywhere (Including Paris & Online)-The Most Detailed Guide
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Are you wondering how to buy a Hermes Birkin bag? Well, you aren’t alone. Hermes Birkin bags are the most coveted bags in the whole world and everyone wants one. It sounds quite competitive and trust me it is.

In this post, we will share all the details you need to guide you through buying your dreamy Hermes Birkin bag.

But first why is everyone so desperate in buying one (or more) Birkin bags? People from all over the world are begging Hermes stores to spend more than $10,000 on a bag and most of them get rejected.

Hermes bags are made of exquisite materials and leather. Also, they are 100% handmade by a single Hermes artisan that has been trained for years in the house before they handed them with the making of a Hermes bag. So, we are talking about one of the greatest quality bags. But why can’t we  just get to the store and buy one?

That’s, first of all, part of the Hermes marketing strategy and branding, and secondly the demand is very high while the production of these bags is quite low.
Hermes bags aren’t accessible to everyone and that’s why we all want them like crazy.

Is there a waiting list for a Birkin bag and how it is?

There used to be a waiting list for Birkin bags in the past years, but the reality is that there is no waiting list at the Hermes stores anymore. Hermes stores receive different styles and colors of inventory, therefore, each store has different bags to offer to their clientele. So, there is no point in a waiting list.

So, we will reveal to you all the details on how to buy a Birkin bag.

How to buy a Hermes bag

Generally, there are three ways to buy a Birkin bag.

1)Buy from a second-hand retailer (the fastest and easiest way) like whatgoesaround.com  , vestiairecollective.com.


2)Buy from a Hermes store


3)Buy from Hermes in Paris

1) How to buy a Birkin bag from a reseller

How to buy Hermes bags online?

The easiest way to buy your dreamy Birkin bag is from an online reseller. The most known and trustworthy retailers that guarantee the bag’s authenticity are vestiairecollective.com  whatgoesaroundnyc.com , fashionphile.com and farfetch.com (yes farfetch.com has a great collection of preloved luxury bags)

Shopping from a retailer doesn’t necessarily mean that the bag is previously used. It’s very common for individuals to score Hermes Birkin bags at stores and immediately resell them at a higher price.

Hermes Birkin bags are usually more expensive at the second-hand market, especially if they are brand new or barely used. That’s acceptable because time is money, and when you are buying a Birkin bag from the second-hand market you save a lot of time and frustration.

A pro tip: The most popular Birkin models, aka the Birkin 25 in black or gold (the classic brown ) are even more expensive than the other sizes or colors in the resale market. So, save some thousands of dollars by buying a Birkin 30 which looks almost the same as the Birkin 25, but it will cost you at least $5000 less.

A great example is this stunning Birkin 30 in rouge casaque in very good condition which is available at fashionphile.com for $13,180(20%off reduced for now)

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2)How to buy a Birkin bag from any Hermes stores

This is the ultimate goal for any bag collector in the world, to be offered a Birkin bag while sitting in the Hermes private office and drinking champagne.
Well, my fellow bag addicts, it’s not as easy as browsing whatgoesaroundnyc.com or vestiairecollective.com and choosing the Birkin you love the most, but it could happen.

First of all, it’s nearly impossible to walk into any Hermes store and just get one. Sorry, girls, doesn’t work that way. The sooner you realize that the sooner you will get your Birkin bag.

The most common and effective way to buy a Birkin bag from any Hermes store is to build a strong relationship with your SA (sales associate). She’s the one that will ask you about your wishlist, and she’s the one that, when a Birkin that fits your wishlist arrives, will decide whether to offer it to you or not. She will make the call or text anyway. So, your SA is the key to getting your Birkin bag.

But how do you create a strong relationship with your Hermes SA?

Mostly by buying stuff from the store and giving her the commission. After all, she’s making a living from it. And here’s another common question.

How much do you need to spend to be offered a Birkin?

There is no such official minimum amount of money you need to spend to be offered a Birkin bag. Again, this is the store’s decision. There are many client reviews on youtube where people spend thousands of dollars at their Hermes boutique and still do not get any Birkins.

On the other hand, there are clients with small purchasing history that scored a Birkin bag. It’s up to your SA and the boutique.

PRO TIP: The competition at Hermes stores in ”rich” countries is much higher than in ”less rich” countries. For example, it’s easier and you need smaller purchase history in Hermes stores in Greece or Spain rather than in London or Dubai.

”In these cities/countries where people spend a lot of money on fashion, the competition is very high. So you need to spend more, to impress your SA and be their new favorite client.” 

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3)How to buy a Hermes Birkin bag in Paris

There are so many reasons to visit Paris and shopping at Hermes is one of them.

But why shopping at Hermes in Paris is such a big deal?

Well, the Hermes Flagship store in Paris is the only store where you can book a leather appointment (aka bag appointment ) through hermes.com. But, don’t get overexcited because at least 5,000 people request a leather appointment every day.
So, it’s a lottery system. It’s pure luck. If you are lucky enough and you are selected, then you will get an email with all the details for your appointment. If you don’t get selected, you will receive an email saying that they couldn’t accommodate your request.

People are flying to Paris just for a day for their Hermes appointment !

Now, it’s very important to understand that the appointment doesn’t guarantee you a Birkin bag.

As soon as you arrive the SA will take you to a private room, and she will ask you what you want.

Sometimes, she will check your purchasing history (she can see it even if you aren’t a client based in Paris ).

Do your homework before the appointment. You should know the name of the bag you want. You will not give the best impression if you say I want a small Birkin in classic brown.

The right name for this bag is Birkin 25 in gold (and better don’t ask for such a popular item, if you want to get any).

It’s recommended by clients who succeeded in Paris to be cool and polite and give your SA three options. Again you should know the name of the size and the color. Hermes has many browns, reds, yellows, pinks, and you should ask for a specific one by its name.

What happens next? Your SA leaves the room and checks for the bags you asked for . Usually comes back with one box or if you are lucky enough she will return with two boxes for you to choose from (but don’t be so optimistic) or she could come back with no box at all.

The box she will offer you doesn’t always contain one of your desirable bags. She may bring you another size, color, or even an entirely different model. You can accept or deny her offer.

PRO TIP: If you want to have more chances to get the bag you requested, avoid asking for very popular models like Birkin 25 or mini Kelly. Everyone wants these models, so it’s common for them to be out of stock.

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So, after reading this detailed and super-long guide on how to buy a Birkin bag, which one is the best option for you? Would you save time and money and buy a Birkin bag from a reseller like vestiairecollective.com or whatgoesaround.com or you will wait for your Hermes SA to offer you one? .

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