This authentic Hermes Birkin Epsom 30 Bleu Zanzibar is finely crafted of grained taurillon clemence calfskin leather. The bag features rolled leather top handles, a frontal flap, palladium hardware including a turn lock and a signature Hermes padlock with a hanging clochette for the key. The top flap opens to a chevre leather lining with zipper and patch pockets. This is a exquisite handbag classic for day or evening, from Hermes and is available to buy and sell online at StockX. The Hermès Birkin bag is one of the most lusted after bags in the world. Inspired by Jane Birkin, the bag is the epitome of luxury. Handmade using the finest materials, it takes 48 hours for a Birkin to be created. Using the highest quality leather, like togo, porosus crocodile, and ostrich and finished with hardware such as palladium the Birkin bag is truly a work of art. The story of the invention of the Birkin bag — the result of the chance meeting in 1983 between actress Jane Birkin and Jean-Louis Dumas, then creative director of Hermès — has become legendary among Hermès lovers. The two were seated next to each other on an international flight. When Dumas asked why she travelled with a simple straw tote, Birkin explained that most leather bags were too structured for her taste. Birkin ‘wanted something much more boho’, according to Caitlin Donovan, Handbags specialist at Christie’s in New York. They actually came up with the design for the bag on that flight, on the back of an airsickness bag. Since its inception, the Birkin ‘has changed little in style or function.