Will you buy a birkin with no rain cover provided?

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oily

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Hi ladies,

There are so many nice birkin & kelly we adore offered by resellers. Some come with all set of accessory but some don't. I found a birkin that got my heart from a reliable reseller; however, the bag has no rain cover.....??? If you were me, what would you decide...to buy or to pass?

I have no idea how much the rain cover would be if we order from H store...Does anyone know?

I have no idea how necessary the rain cover would be...Does anyone know? :shrugs:
 
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I would still buy the bag that does not come with raincover. I never use the raincover. It just sits in the box forgotton. For protection from rain/dirty floor, I bring along a plastic bag which I think provides better protection than the raincover

Similarly, I never use the lock and keys. It is difficult enough to get in and out of the bag. I do not want to mess with opening and closing the lock all day long. Besides, the lock does not really protect against theft. I always leave the lock in the box, put on a beautiful charm instead, and leave the clochette on the bag as decoration.
 
Dec 16, 2007
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Definitely don't let a missing rain cover stop you from buying a birkin - it is highly unlikely you would use it anyway... I have never even taken them out of their pouches. If its raining, or threatens rain when I leave the house, I leave the birkins home.

It is an interesting question to ask the experts -- TPFers, do you ever use your rain cover? Do you find that it works? It would be great to hear and learn from others!!
 

mooks

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Urgh raincovers.....TBH they are a waste of time, wouldn't bother me in the slightest if a bag didn't have them. I used one once and promptly tore it and when I finally got it over the bag it was just flapping around everywhere
 

oily

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I called my local H store & asked for the price of the rain cover. The SA told me that they had to check with H in France and it would be their very first time to place an order of rain cover. (sounds like it'd cost a fortune)
 

Hermes Birkin

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I called my local H store & asked for the price of the rain cover. The SA told me that they had to check with H in France and it would be their very first time to place an order of rain cover. (sounds like it'd cost a fortune)

I never used, am not using and will never want to use the rain cover & the lock/key. I don't even need the orange box since I don't have enough closet space.

I will purchase a birkin/kelly in a heartbeat from a reseller without the rain cover. Nothing to worry about at all, in my opinion, to buy a birkin/kelly without the rain coat.
 

Pepper

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The raincovers are cumbersome and look ridiculous, in my opinion. Too fussy. I just put my bag in a trash bin liner if I am unexpectedly caught in the rain (uncommon) and call it a day.
 

DiamondS

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I agree with Hermes Birkin and the others.. You definitely will never use the raincover (or at least that's my guess!). I have never ever used mine, they are quite inconvenient in the end...
 
Feb 18, 2008
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Oily, I understand your concern. You feel like you should get whatever it is that you would get from purchasing from the H boutique. I totally understand, but if the bag is perfect and you love it, get it. I have never used my raincoats...except most recently when I got caught in the rain going to H! The SA there was mortified and put a raincoat on my birkin.

You can always get a raincoat from H. If you are getting a 30cm, I will gladly send one of mine to you. I literally never use them.
 

TammyD

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If you love the bag, the raincover is the last thing you need to worry about. If you know your SA well enough, you can always get one for free. I asked for one once and she just popped one set out of a drawer and slipped it into my bag. No questions asked.
 

Tamarind

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If you really want one, you can get a rain cover from Hermes. I bought a Kelly from pre-rainkit days and I just went in and asked for a set (I brought the Kelly with me). I keep mine in the bag just in case and actually used it when I got caught in a totally unexpected downpour. It's not that great protection and you would actually be better off with a plastic bag. But in a pinch it isn't bad. Definitely not the reason to skip the bag you want.
 
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