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Bags – Women’s Essentials

Bags are on top of women’s essentials. But lately alternatives like celli purses are made available in the market. If for some reason, you need a breather from the usual humongous purses, then this could be it for you. A sweet break for your rather sore shoulders. Seriously now, I cannot imagine how men survive without a handbag. Ah yes, they get their treat by throwing in their extra stuff inside their wives’ and girlfriends’ purses, which we don’t mind, for the record.

Celli purses are coined as such because unlike other tiny bags of the time past, these babies are essentially cell phone cases with extra slots for other important stuff like keys, moneys and even credit cards. I have seen a few styles and variations, mostly made of faux leathers. But as with other fashion stuff, this may later come in other varied designs.

Okay so there are celli purses. But then again, women will always favor purses, even the big ones over these tiny alternatives. It can be a little too small for the average woman. It is a little too limiting. Personally, I still favor big purses, even those extra large ones. The top two most hoarded stuff by women are these: bags and shoes. Women of all shapes and forms have got their own collection nook of these babies.

Much Ado About a Birkin

As they say, there are bags and then there’s the Birkin. A real epitome of luxury, to say the least. Take this one divine evening bag for example. It is the 25cm Birkin, Shiny Violet Crocodite “Niloticus.” This ladies handbag costs a staggering $32,000. A luxury only the likes of Victoria Beckham or Paris Hilton can afford. Ah yes, and some other Hollywood stars and big time business magnate. I just don’t imagine anyone in her right mind stashing more than 1.3 million pesos out of her bank account just for this baby. Even the best payday loan won’t give you the fulfillment of finally owning your very first Hermes.
Truth to tell, Birkin bags are not as recognizable as other high end bags like Prada, Louis Vuitton and the like. I bet anyone could wear one of these flashy crocodile bags and only a few would blink their eyes. If your ultimate motivation to get this ultra expensive bag is to get that Primadonna treatment, then think again. A Birkin bag works no magic, that’s for sure.

Here are Three Birkin Bag Facts:

  1. The Birkin is named after actress Jane Birkin.
  2. It takes 18 to 25 hours by each craftsman to finish by hand a single Birkin bag.
  3. The skins that Hermes use to create various Birkin babies are: calf leather, ostrich, crocodile and lizard.

Here are some of Hollywood celebs spotted with their very own Birkin bags.