Who would’ve thought a simple comment could lead to having a chic and an iconic designer bag named after you? Yep. That’s how Hermes Birkin Bag got its name. Oh you know, that much coveted bag every fashionista is dying to include in their accessories. Oh, you could have one too. If you have, say, $7,500 in your pocket and you’re included on the waiting list.
Or maybe if you’re as lucky as British actress Jane Birkin, who bumped into Hermes CEO Jean-Louis Dumas during a flight from Paris to London in 1981. Birkin was putting her straw tote bag in the overhead compartment of the plane, accidentally spilling its content. Rushing after them, she commented on how she couldn’t find a luxury weekend bag that’ll suit her needs. So Dumas created a bag exclusively for her, based on a Hermes 1982 design. And wa-lah! The Birkin Bag was born.