Birkin bags

November 24
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Why do Birkin bags cost so much? I really don't understand why they cost as much as they do😮

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The average Birkin bag takes about 20-25 hours of expert labor to make. It is entirely handmade with costly materials, like exotic animal skins, diamonds, palladium, and gold-plated hardware (see video). It also has some other quite desirable properties. For example, it comes in a variety of styles and colors, making each piece one-of-a-kind. But like most ultra-luxury products, the raw materials and labor costs are a small fraction of the price tag. As Daniel Langer points out, “product qualities are rarely the main driver of the [customers’] willingness to pay” for luxury goods.

One of the main reasons why Birkin bags are so expensive is due to the exclusivity of these purses. You cannot just walk into a store and buy one; you need to build a spending history and relationship with a sales associate.

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Birkin bags are made by the luxury fashion brand Hermes, which is known for its high quality craftsmanship and use of expensive materials. The bags are handmade by skilled artisans, which adds to the cost. Birkin bags are also made from materials such as leather, crocodile skin, and ostrich skin, which are all expensive. In addition, Birkin bags are considered to be a status symbol and are often worn by celebrities and the wealthy, which adds to their exclusivity and desirability. This, combined with the brand's reputation for quality, helps to drive the high price of Birkin bags.


Birkin bags are luxury handbags made by the French company Hermès. They are known for their high quality craftsmanship and materials, and are often considered status symbols. Additionally, the brand maintains a level of exclusivity, with waiting lists for certain styles, limited production runs, and a reputation for quality which results on high prices.

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