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Hermes Horseshoe Stamp

As you know, Birkin bags are extremely hard to come by and purchase directly at the Hermès boutique, even more so are Special Order Horseshoe Birkin. If you’ve perused PORTERO, you may have found a handful of Birkin bags with multiple color leathers and a horseshoe stamp; allow us to explain.

What is a Special Order Birkin?

A Special Order Birkin, also known as a Horseshoe Birkin, is a Birkin bag that has been especially made to the specifications of a client. A few times a year, select clients are invited to create their very own Birkin and Kelly bags, and are able to choose everything from the leather (or leathers, if they so wish), to the colors and the piping.

These requests are then sent to the Hermès atelier in Paris, where artisans will create these handbags. The whole process, from the ordering, the crafting, and then shipping back to the store can take months or sometimes, depending on the specifications of the bag, years.

All Special Order Birkin and Kelly bags have a Horseshoe Stamp next to the Hermès Paris Made in France stamp.

Hermes Special Order Birkin 40 Black and Indigo Togo available on PORTERO.comHermès Horseshoe Birkin 40 cm Black and Indigo Togo with Brushed Gold Hardware 

What Does the Hermès Horseshoe Stamp Mean?

The house of Hermès has a long equine tradition that dates as far as their 1837 beginnings. The Hermès Horseshoe stamp simply means that a handbag is a Special Order, and has been created to the specifications of a client.

Hermes Special Order Horseshoe Birkin bags available on PORTERO.comHermès Special Ordern Horseshoe Tri-Color Birkin in Rose Tyrien, Jaune D’Or and Mykonos Epsom with Gold Hardware Hermès HorseshoeBirkin 35 cm in Iris Clemence with Bois de Rose Interior and Gold Hardware Hermès Special Order Bicolor Craie Cacao Togo Birkin 35cm with Gold Hardware


How can I get a Horseshoe Birkin bag?

Hermès only fulfills a few Special Orders in a year, and each store, depending on the volume of their clientele, only has a certain allotment of Special Orders to fill. Usually only well-established customers will get the chance to customize an Hermès bag. Although many clients undoubtedly ask to create their own Special Order Birkin or Kelly, only few are invited to do so.

Sometimes, a Horseshoe Birkin or Horseshoe Kelly will take too long to arrive, and the client who customized it will no longer be interested. Other times, a certain material won’t be available, and will be replaced with something else. If this happens, the customer who ordered the Horseshoe bag is under no obligation to purchase it, and in those cases, the Special Order bags will be offered to someone else.

In some cases, the bag will be purchased at the boutique then placed in a reputable, secondary market store, such as PORTERO, where it will be available to purchase for a premium.

Hermès Special Order Birkin available on PORTERO.comHermès Special Order Birkin Craie Cacao Togo Birkin 35 cm with Gold Hardware

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The Hermes Birkin – The Ultimate Holy Grail Bag

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AAs handbag lovers, we are always looking to build our collections and find bags that we simply love to no end. However, acquiring the perfect bags is no easy task , which often results in endless wish lists and bag fantasies. At the top of your long term wish list is the “Holy Grail Bag” or HGB. A Holy Grail Bag is a bag that you desire intensely and that is your “end all be all” bag, but is hard to attain. Over the past few years especially, the Hermes Birkin bag has come to be associated with theultimate Holy Grail bag.  Undoubtedly, the Birkin is one the most well constructed and aesthetically pleasing bags in history. However, from an objective standpoint, the Birkin craze is indeed hard to grasp overall.

PurseBop asks WHY Birkin? How does the Birkin manage to become the ultimate HGB for almost every fashionista?

We can only speculate, but read the reasons below to find out why the Birkin effortlessly wins so many hearts…


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1. The Birkin is the epitome of luxury

To many outside the handbag world, the word “Birkin” has more weight than “Hermes” because the bag itself is a huge icon. However, the Birkin was only able to become THE Birkin because it was an incredible Hermes’ masterpiece. Birkins are handmade and put through rigorous craftsmanship and quality control processes. Perfection is the main idea behind a Birkin, and it’s hard not to lust after something that is considered the best and incomparable to its peer.


2. The Birkin leaves us breathless

The very look of the Birkin defines the picture perfect dream bag for most. It is classic, but timelessly flattering and chic. The B’s clean silhouette, in combination with rich, vivid materials and colors, creates an effect of awe every time. The Birkin is easily a HGB because it makes an effective statement and fits our ideal expectations of a handbag.


3. We are consumed by the "Birkin Culture"

The Birkin has become the bag to strive for due to the influence of mass media. Many celebrities show their appreciation for the Birkin everyday, which creates an even bigger bandwagon effect. TV shows and songs portray the B as impossible to get. It is glamorized as the marker of everything good about living the luxury life.


4. The Birkin is a fashion unicorn - highly mysterious and intriguing

With limited availability and high price tags, getting a hold of an elusive B can sometimes seem more like a fairy tale than reality. Hermes maintains the image that the Birkin is a distantly beautiful, unattainable marvel. Learning about stock of a Birkin from an SA is a privileged or fateful opportunity. In addition, exact prices of bags are not directly available from the Hermes website or by phone. Without additional resources or in-person experience, getting a fuller idea of the significance of Birkin can be difficult. Being offered a Birkin and purchasing one makes you feel like you’ve discovered Hermes secret magic.

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5. Winning the Birkin battle is an accomplisment within itself

Deciding on the perfect Birkin and the finding it can be a lengthy process, and sometimes a challenge you must persevere through. Researching the bags and developing a relationship with an SA is like gearing up for a game almost! Unfortunately, the Birkin game has high financial stakes, but low odds. Achieving victory with a Birkin doesn’t come without effort, and the bag itself is a marker for that.


6. We need the golden 'H' stamp

To some extent, owning a Birkin is seen as a status symbol of exclusivity. The Hermes logo itself is a factor, but the legacy and reputation of the bag is the biggest part of it’s appeal. Acquiring your HGB Birkin makes you feel lucky enough to represent a bag that so many fashionistas have beautifully pulled off in the past.


7. It's an investment!

Hermes Birkin bags hold their value spectacularly. On the second hand market, they tend to sell for even more due to preferred color and leather combinations being rare. The Birkin is on a lot of people’s HBG list because it seems like a smart, “can’t go wrong purchase”. Aside from monetary value, buying a quality bag that amps up your confidence and aesthetic is a long term investment. Having one amazing item that transforms your look and gives off the right impression better equips you to grow professionally, socially, and personally.


8. The Birkin is more than just a bag

All the aforementioned facts from the quality, to the popularity, to the stunning design, and even to the involved nature of choosing a B, help elevate the Birkin to a level beyond a simple “leather accessory”. Carrying a Birkin becomes an experience, and for some, the Birkin is an important aspect of their fashion lifestyle. The Birkin characterizes the essence of a Holy Grail Bag because it’s proven time and time again to live up to its impeccable reputation. Being able to experience the paragon of luxury through an exquisite handbag becomes a vision, goal, and dream for many fashionistas.


So, PurseBop must know: what is your HGB? Has the Birkin ever made it on your Holy Grail Bag list? 

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Replica Bag Review: Hermes Birkin

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This model is so well known that I don’t think there is anybody in this world that haven’t heard about Hermes and doesn’t know how a Birkin bag looks like. This particular model, Hermes Birkin, has been considered along the years one of the most legendary bags created. It has style and represents luxury with every single part of it. Every day it becomes more and more popular and if celebrities wear it we have wear it too, don’t we? These are the reasons Hermes Birkin Togo is today the most wanted handbag among the ladies.

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Today I am going to talk about the most known version: the Birkin brown leather model with silver hardware. I literally love this model it is my favorite bag in the world. It can accessorize almost everything you are wearing, even if it is day or night and it has enough space inside to fit all your lady stuff. I cannot remember how many times this bag saved me when I didn’t know what to wear when I was going out, to work or to an important business meeting. Hermes Birkin has a very well-known shape. You can spot it from distance if you have only a bit of idea about the fashion world. This model distinguishes itself from the other bags by its square shape, rounded double handles and its very special belt.

The material used to create this amazingly beautiful model is very tough leather that permits the bag to stand on its own very firmly. I am not very pleased with the time I have to spend opening it if I have completely closed it in advance. It really takes a great time to open it and close it because it has a very complex and complicated closing system. But considering it is a large size bag and I have enough room for all my stuff inside I can get over the time spent on opening and closing it.

The handles of this model are made out of the same tough leather that allows them to naturally curve and create two perfect and long semi-ovals. They are not very thick extremely nice rounded and the stitching goes on all the length of the handles creating an amazing look. The stitching not only makes the handles have a distinguish appearance but they also have the role of reinforcing the two handles. If you have the chance of wearing one of these models you will be very surprised and also pleased of how easy this Hermes Birkin can be worn and how perfect it fits on your arm.

This Hermes Birkin Togo replicates perfectly the original purse, it doesn’t have any additional pockets at the outside or other storage features, but it has the double leather pull handles that keep the bag compressed and helps closing it, just like on the genuine one. I must say I am quite amazed by how well this manufacturer reproduced this particular model.

Inside the bag there is a small pocket but it is really slim and there is not much you can carry in it. Other that this there is no other features inside that could make it more functional. Inside it is just a very simple large bag that helps you carry all your most prized belongings.

The pattern of the stitching is perfect, the spaces between the stitches are even and there are no imperfections. The only thing that ruins the perfect craftsmanship is the color of the stitching. The original bag has brown stitching and my replica have white stitching. Other than this the sewn is impeccable, only the color is different.

Beyond the locker, on the top front of the bag there is the Hermes logo: “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE”, this is written on three different rows and it has the correct accent placed on the second “E” from the HERMES word. The color that was used to write this authenticity marking is silver and this makes the logo very easy to be read. At the end of the ending part of the closing belt there is another security element, there is written “HERMES PARIS” and also there the accent is correctly placed on the second “E”.

Other than the tough fine leather there is the high quality stainless steel that completes the perfect look of this amazing bag. The little lock placed on the top front of the bag shines so nice that it is impossible not to adore it.

I definitely love this Hermes Birkin bag, and I am sure that we all can agree that this is a model that will be fashionable forever. I have dreamed of this bag for quite a while, but now I have it and I am very proud of it. This model is a very luxury one and if you cannot afford the original thing you can definitely go for a replica that looks like the one I have just described.

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Let’s Check in with Our Favorite Real Housewives and Their Handbags

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The header says it all! The only thing that I want to add is that Victoria Beckham can also be known as the Queen of Hermès Birkin bags. And if you insist that I must reveal more about this statement then read on. A US financial website has estimated that this ex-Spice girl’s collection adds up to £1.5million ($2.3 million). Also Thebigmoney.com asserts that she owns around 100 of the style. Since she has always been under close surveillance of fashion police, it is obvious to all that the lady dangles bags worth £42,000 – £80,000 ($ 65,000 – $124,000). Be it silver, black, baby blue, plum, bright red or pink, the lady dares to tease all the fashionistas with her high-priced collection of Hermès Birkin bags.

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Street Snaps: Hermes Birkin Bag in Emerald

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Sighted! A Hermes Birkin in Emerald. If you ever wonder what the difference are between a Birkin and Kelly; Birkin has two handles, Kelly has only one handle. The closure system is also different. Some people claim that you can get these iconic bags by visiting your local Hermes boutique more often, start purchasing small accessories and built report with the shopping assistance. Soon enough they will flash a Birkin or Kelly into your face.

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