Friday, February 8, 2008

Bringing Home the Birkin

You can see the press kit on the eBay listing - the book when released will not come with the "handbag" slipcase.

NY Post 2/8/08: The lure of the Hermes Birkin bag knows no bounds. An advance copy of "Bringing Home the Birkin," which chronicles author Michael Tonello's success in circumventing the faux two-year wait list and reselling the insanely coveted accessories, sold for nearly $1,000 on eBay this week. Tonello's hysterical tome about catering to desperate "label whores" is sure to be on many uptown bedside tables when it arrives in April. "Hermes has created a totally fake waiting list, and if you know how to ask for the bag, you get it right then and there," said one source. "People are so desperate, thinking they can't get Birkins because they aren't Katie Holmes, that Michael would resell the bags at a huge profit. He traveled all over the world doing it."


Mony said...

I am dying to read this. Of course, I have always loved those bags and dreamed of having one. Unfortunately, I had a little "incident" at Hermes over Christmas time (they wouldn't let us return something, even after they promised they would) And I don't think I'll ever be allowed back in that store. So my chance of getting one is probably gone...oh yeah, the bags are a bit out of my price range too :-)
Oh, in the end we did get to make our return! But boy, their customer service STINKS!!!

Pigtown-Design said...

There was a shot from some big designer's house and she must have had 20+ bags displayed. It was a bit much.

Monogram Momma said...

OMG this is going to be AWESOME!