Customize: Blasphemy or Haute?

  1. Thinking of buying a used/damaged birkin and having it customized by an artist friend. Good idea or bad? Opinions appreciated.
     
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  2. that is interesting...you do know that once you alter it they will never service it again, refurbishing, right?
     
  3. How much are you thinking about spending on the bag?
     
  4. I say go for it! I love the idea.
     
  5. Hey! My DD's boyfriend (of the moment) does graffiti! (not on handbags of course.....more like railroad cars and picket fences.....ugh) I think I'll ask him to have his way with an old no-name bag and see how it comes out!

    Great idea, eTupe!
     
  6. If the quality of your friends work matches the quality of the bag, then absolutely. I am all for wearable art.
     
  7. My favorite Birkin ever was Gaultier's white Birkin customized w/ blk for Linda Evangelista and so I would love sort of an homage to that image, or an homage to personalization in general and agree with CB about the quality issue...so I say go for it!
     
  8. ^ I LOVED that bag....lucky Linda.
     
  9. I know...:heart::heart::heart:that bag, :heart:Linda, she kinda hit the jackpot in general....she looks amazing in everything.

     
  10. I know. Not many people in the world could have their face painted on the side of a Birkin and still look so chic. Knowing my luck, there would be veining all over my face - LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. ^^yes, yes--mine would have to be in togo!!
     
  12. What a great idea to bring a used, trashed bag back to life. Go for it!
     
  13. I love it too! So unique and gorgeous- but ITA with everyone above that I probably wouldn't look as good on a bag as Linda :p
     
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  14. gawd I love that pic!
     
  15. Thanks. I really like the idea (if it's executed well, which I am sure he will). I was thinking $3-4000. What would you pay?