* The bag is named after British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin.
* It comes in a variety of leathers; one of the most expensive variations being saltwater crocodile skin.
* The Hermes Birkin bag has featured on popular television shows such as Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, and Will & Grace.
* Victoria Beckham reportedly owns 100 Hermes Birkin bags worth around £1.5million. Her ostrich skin 'Silver Himalayan' Hermes Birkin bag with three-carat diamond is estimated to be worth £80,000 alone.
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