>>> Share your story with me - how did you get your first Birkin?

  1. My first Birkin (35 swift Bleu de Prusse, GHW) was in the store window.
    No amount of planning can substitute for pure luck.
     
  2. My mom has always been a fan of H. I've seen her rock a B and K growing up so naturally, I just fell in love with the brand. I have always loved the idea of saving up to splurge so when I finally reached 21 and landed on my first real job, I picked up the courage and went to the boutique to p order my very first birkin. 8 months later, I received the call and it was the most magical feeling ever when I was presented my UHG - a B30 Black Togo in GHW. I used all of the money that I have saved up throughout the years of working part-time and from my first full-time job, and nothing felt more satisfying than spending it on such a classic beauty.
     
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  3. Inherited from my mom:smile: Bless her:smile:
     
  4. The day after my 39th birthday, my dear boyfriend (unknowingly) called the H store in SF to place an order for a birkin (just to show you his lack of knowledge). He showed up at the store and placed his name on the wish list for a black togo with GHW. So fast forward, three months prior to my 40th birthday, he called H store and they told him it would be another 8 months. In a panic, he goes to Barney's to get me a Delvaux (plan B). The helpful sales associate told him between the two, he should get the birkin and recommended a reseller. The reseller had orange with GHW but not black. My dear boyfriend looked up Victoria Beckham (because he remembered seeing pictures of her with birkins) and noticed that she carried her black more than her orange birkin. He declined the orange birkin and as luck would have it, the reseller received the black togo with GHW a few weeks later. He snapped it up and didn't pay too much above retail because he promised her the one that was coming from H.

    I apologize for the long story. He surprised me with my first birkin on my 40th birthday but I was more touched by the trouble he went through. I am the luckiest girl.
     
  5. walked into my store and asked about a Kelly was shocked when the sa produced a 28 black ghw Kelly took it straight away, then when I was offered my second SO decided it was the right time for a birkin, ordered a 30 orange ghw and interior anemone took a while to come but still one of my fav bags.
     
  6. It's so nice to read everyone's stories, mine dates back to 2013.

    Back in the days, I knew very little of Hermes. I'd say, that my H journey begun with my nephew.. He was studying fashion at that time, and was lucky enough to score an internship for Hermes in the leather goods department in Paris. He wouldn't stop talking to me about this 'birkin' bag and that I needed one... well I wasn't interested, and in all honesty, I didn't even know what it looked like... So one day, he came back home from Paris to visit us over the weekend and showed up with a 'big' something. Bare in mind, that I didn't know anything and was surprised when I arrived home and found this gigantic box, sitting on my bench in the living room. I remember as if it was yesterday, there was a note on the box who said: 'ever thine, ever mine, ever ours' ( a bit cheesy I know, someone must've watch too much SATC ) but we share a very special bond together... anyway, back to the story, I opened the lid, and unboxed my very first Birkin 35 Gold GHW... I cried, not much for the bag, but more for the gesture and thought he had put into it... I am now clearly obsessed with the brand to a point where theres Hermes everywhere in my house.
     
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  7. I just go my first Birkin 3 weeks ago! I've tried to build a relationship with my local SA in Toronto last year and I'm still on the wish list. I went to Chicago for work and I received my promotion and was in the mood to celebrate, what better way than buying a Birkin? I asked for a Constance and they said they don't have one and said the magic words... But we do have a Birkin 35.... would you like to come upstairs and see it? The rest is history!
     
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  8. #23 Oct 13, 2017 at 11:34 PM
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017 at 11:42 PM
    Went to Paris for the first time for my birthday in 2015. Showed up at FSH in my travel sweats on my first day. Waited in line 20 minutes and was assigned an SA. I told her what I wanted including my holy grail and waited another 10 minutes before she ushered me upstairs. There she revealed my HG and wished me a happy birthday.

    Here's the detailed version https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/paris-trip-for-hermes.457159/page-709