Hey everyone over here in the Hermes thread, I don't know much about Birkin bags, other than the basics 1. Really exclusive can range from 5G-well probably as much as you wanted to spend (I saw one w/ diamonds on the hardware in vouge a couple years ago ) 2. Have to wait to get one, unless your somebody 3. THE BAG everyone in the fashion world admires Here's my question: Why do you like birkin bags? I have to say I'm a fan but after really thinking about what I wanted in a luxury bag I came to these conclusions. a. If I compare the bag to any other bag and try really hard to think it's not a birkin, it's not a birkin in my head I don't care for the style, it's kinda blah. Don't get me wrong I know the leather and the quality is to DIE for, but just looking at the bag it dosen't "light my fire." b. The appeal is in the exclusivity of the bag as well as the price range. So often we look for material things to validate ourselves that we are somebody. Is this why I'd pay big bucks for a bag that I'm really not that crazy about? c. Do I want one because everyone else wants one? So after all this I decided that I'm liking birkin's for the wrong reasons, I don't really even like the style of the bag...So I went and bought 4 LV Suhali bags (3 Le fabuleux's (white, blue, geranium) and 1 Le Imprevisible (plum)) becasue I love the style, the color variety, and the fact that you hardly ever hear of this bag.