Birkin 30 capacity Vs. Speedy 30

Greentea

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For those of you who have both an LV Speedy 30 and are lucky to have a Birkin 30, how does the capacity compare between the two?

I have a Speedy 30 and it totally holds my life.
Still wondering what sie Birkin to shoot for... :smile:

Thanks in advance!
 

shoes319

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I had a speedy 30 at one point (I do have the smaller one now) and felt it was too big for me.....plus I never cared for the smaller opening getting in and out of the speedy bags! I'm thinking the 30 birkin may hold slightly less? I may be wrong but because it's not "round" per se, as the speedy is.....In addition, I will add that the 30 birkin was a bit smaller than what I thought it would be! How tall are you?:amuse:
 

jehaga

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shoes319 said:
In addition, I will add that the 30 birkin was a bit smaller than what I thought it would be!
So true!! The 30cm would look good on someone 5'4" or shorter, IMHO.
 

duna

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I have the Speedy 30 and the Birkin 35 and I put into them the same things; I don't know how they would fit into a Birkin 30, it seems less roomy than the Speedy but I've never tried it...:smile:
 

jehaga

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^^Shoes319: It's a 35, and I'm 5'7". The 30 was really small IRL

^Greentea: I think it's slightly lighter than my paddy. I'm not putting too much stuff in it. I just got my first scratch today :sad: on the inside :sad:
Greentea, I think you're the one who posted that Epsom is not very scratch resistant. I wished I'd read your post sooner!!
 

jehaga

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Greentea: the 30cm is pretty close to the size of the medium GP, if that helps any. Your Trim is cool!
 

shoes319

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I'm 5'2" and the 30 cm is just perfect for me -- for some reason I thought it would be larger but I'm glad it's not, especially in the potiron color! :love:
 

Greentea

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jehaga said:
^^Shoes319: It's a 35, and I'm 5'7". The 30 was really small IRL

^Greentea: I think it's slightly lighter than my paddy. I'm not putting too much stuff in it. I just got my first scratch today :sad: on the inside :sad:
Greentea, I think you're the one who posted that Epsom is not very scratch resistant. I wished I'd read your post sooner!!
Ouch. :sad:
Don't stress too much. The scratches give it character. I keep looking at your avatar because it's such a bee-yoo-ti-ful bag!
 

jehaga

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Greentea said:
Maybe I should shoot for a 35, but in Chevre.
I've read so much good stuff about the chevre in this forum, particularly that "spine" feature. I wish I could see a Chevre IRL! But I'll just have to see pictures of yours when you get it!!
 
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i have a 30 speedy and for some odd reason i cant carry this bag for more than 2 days or else my arm gets really sore. but the birkin 35 that i own in my own opinion is heavier but it doesnt hurt my arms. so i Know that brikins are a better purse for me :okay:
 
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It's all in what you get used to. I'm 5'7". I own a couple of 35s a JPG a 30 and I'm waiting on another 30. (And am ordering a 30 at podium) I prefer different sizes in different colors.