The Birkin Bag Gets an Update

Thanks to a new puzzle-like design, the iconic and much-coveted Hermès carryall can now be worn three different ways.

In 1984, the English actress Jane Birkin hopped on an Air France flight from Paris to London. As she hurried down the aisle, the contents of her handbag spilled to the floor. Luckily, she happened to be sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, then the executive chairman of Hermès, and somewhere over the English Channel, the two came up with the design for her now-iconic namesake carryall, which they sketched out together while on board. The Birkin would be bigger than the Kelly, but smaller than the Haut à Courroies, and contain

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