Monday, 7 September 2009

Hermes Birkin Bag v Ri2k Oversized Baye Bag

If you’ve ever hankered after a Birkin bag by Hermes but don’t have at least £4000 in your back pocket nor the patience to be put on the waiting list for two to three years then you may be very interested in the latest design by Ri2k. It’s got all the classic styling but without the hefty price tag! And whilst the authentic Hermes Birkin bags are not available for sale online, the Ri2k Oversized Baye Bag is available now from The Real Handbag Shop website for an affordable £139.95. I know which I prefer!

Hermes Crocodile Birkin Bag with Diamonds £40,000 v Ri2k Leather Baye Bag £139.95

Some Hermes Birkin Bag Facts:

* 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.

Famous Hermes Birkin bag owners include:

Carla Bruni, Liza Minnelli, Sandra Bullock, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah Winfrey, Elle MacPherson, Naomi Campbell, Debra Messing, Mariah Carey, Demi Moore, Jodie Foster, Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Holmes, Janet Jackson, Jade Jagger, Tina Turner, Lil'Kim & Julia Roberts.

So, if you like the Birkin style, you’re in very good company! Ri2k Oversized Baye bags come in Black, Dewberry Red or Ultraviolet Purple. See these along with the rest of the new Ri2k Autumn/Winter Collection at

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