Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Closest Thing to Hermes

The Hermes Birkin bag is one of the most iconic handbags in existence. They're rare and exclusive - even if your name comes up on the multi-yearlong waiting list, you still have to fork over the cash for the astronomical price tag- anywhere from $9,000 to $150,000.

If you don't have a spare 10 grand lying around the house (and let's face it, if you're in college, you don't) - fear not. Company V73 has recently released a solid white tote with an illustration of a Birkin bag decorating it. Their bag is on sale for the much more reasonable price of $265. V73 is not the first to come up with the idea - Thursday Friday released a similar bag in January 2011. Despite the bag's popularity, Hermes sued for trademark infringement and the bags are no longer sold. V73 apparently didn't take the hint and still went along with the idea.

Personally, I'm a bigger fan of the V73 bag than the Thursday Friday, which was more like a simple canvas tote, whereas this bag is more formal. However, one of my lifetime goals is to own a Birkin, and I won't settle for a knockoff anytime soon. If you want to get your faux Birkin on, click here.

Images via PurseBlog

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