CBK and her trusted Hermes Birkin
Now for a little fashion history on the Hermes Birkin. The bag was named after French chanteuse Jane Birkin after a chance encounter between the singer and the chairman of Hermes, Jean-Lous Dumas. The two were seated next to each other on an airplane. Jane spilled the contents of her basket-weave purse, the two discussed on a trans-Atlantic conversation about the quest for a perfect weekend bag. The Birkin was Dumas' answer.
Jane Birkin and her storage alternatives
Although Jane later abandoned her namesake bag and returned to her trusted basket (old habits die hard!) the bag caught cult status and is today a symbol of wealth and status.