Savvy fashionistas know the Birkin’s reputation for being more profitable an investment than the S&P 500 or buying gold.
Tales of snobby store clerks refusing customers can be found all over the internet and women have been struck by jungle fever madness clamouring for a place on elite waiting lists for these bags.
Hermes Birkin bags value increased by an average of 14.2% each year, while gold and stocks (measured through S&P 500) only averaged returns of 1.9 per cent and 8.65 per cent respectively.
Personally I prefer buying stocks, but as fashion ‘investments’ go, this is one item that seems to have a resiliently robust resale value.
Given that Birkins have never decreased in value over the years, and demand dramatically outweighs supply, people purchase Birkins as investments accordingly.
The truth is that Hermes deliberately keeps these bags rare and in demand. Just like the diamond industry.
Unlike diamonds however, Birkins have excellent resale value and luxury resellers are now making these investable bags accessible to women around the world – with price tags and payment options that make them more accessible than ever before.
But before you take the plunge, make sure a Birkin is right for you.
For my tall athletic frame and hectic city lifestyle in Asia, I find Birkins rather fiddly, and prefer my chunky Loewe Amazonas.
Meanwhile, my savvy petite fashionista friend Miss Birkin (no prizes for guessing why that’s her nickname!) absolutely adores Birkins and Kelly bags in every size and finds them perfect for her everyday needs.
So if you’re interested in a Birkin, do your research, then check out the links and see what you’d like to buy.
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