Just the other day, on Saturday afternoon I walked into the Hermes store at The Oberoi and was rather surprised to see a Birkin on display. I asked the sales staff if the Birkin was just for display or one can buy it. The answer was, “Yes, it’s for selling.” There’s no WAIT LIST for Birkin Bag anymore! I am sure now the snob value of the Birkin will take a dip too. I feel sad for Anu Dewan who painfully collected Birkins in every colour and size 🙁I confirmed the news. “It seems that the wait list for the Hermes Birkin Bag is a victim of the recession”, SheFinds reports. When Portero Luxury began advertising Birkins alongside text that read, “The Wait Is Over. Get Yours Now!” the SheFinds editors “called around to Hermes, and found out there is no more silly waiting list–they told us we could walk right in and get one today.”
The cheapest styles still cost Rs. 3Lacs, so it’s still quite the life decision…but impulse shopping just got that much easier.