I'm baaaaack! Sorry for the hiatus. I know 3 days is like 3 years in the blogosphere, but I've been really busy at work lately. Let's dive right in to a heated topic that's been circulating in the handbag world. A couple of weeks ago, Senora Cartera rightfully reprimanded Lady Gaga for writing "I Love Little Monsters" in Japanese on her white Hermés Birkin bag. Then I spotted the recently released from prison rapper, T.I.'s fiancé Tiny, rocking a Birkin with Kool-aid red hair and
distressed destroyed denim jeans. Don't get me wrong. I love Gaga and The Tiny and Toya Show is one of my weekly obsessions, but do we really want them wearing Birkins? The Birkin used to be a bag that only truly bag poor individuals were even aware of. Do these nouveau riche young women even understand and appreciate the hours of handmade craftsmanship that goes into each and every Hermés bag? In this economy, I'm sure that Hermés is thrilled with the fact that they can still sell handbags that range in price from $6500 to $120,000, but have they considered the future ramifications? Will average people like myself and the majority of my readers still want to save for years and join waiting lists, just to get their hands on the same red crocodile Birkin that Paris Hilton can pick up from Portero.com today for 65K? I know my answer to that question, but I want to hear yours. Do you still covet the Hermés Birkin, now that it's less exclusive?