They’re stunning. They’re expertly crafted. They’re coveted among the rich and famous. They are the iconic Hermès Birkin and Kelly handbags. Ever since Grace Kelly was photographed hiding her pregnant belly with a Kelly bag in 1956 and a chance meeting between Jane Birkin and Jean-Louis Dumas in 1981 resulted in the Birkin bag, these two have been the pinnacle of luxury handbags.
The difference between the two bags is slight. The Kelly has one handle and a shoulder strap compared to the Birkin’s two handles. The Kelly is slighter smaller in depth and the Birkin is a more casual, supple, and relaxed. But, both bags carry equal iconic status.
The sight of these bags on shows such as Sex and the City and in the hands of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and NeNe Leakes, among others, has made them a status symbol among the mega rich and famous. However, Kelly and Birkin bags are so much more.
In this guide we will explain how both bags have become a safe, worthy, and savvy investment for anyone who can get their hands on one and why investing in a Kelly or Birkin is likely to provide better returns than other, more traditional, investments.