For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard of a Birkin bag. Heralded as the epitome of chic, some of these purses can be more expensive than a new car!
Named after the effortlessly glamorous Jane Birkin, the purse was created after Ms. Birkin dropped her basket purse on the CEO of Hermes while trying to stuff it into the overhead compartment on an airplane. Though the Birkin bag is quite lovely, due to its ridiculous price it is out of the realm of most women. However the basket purse Jane wore is not only more stylish, it is also decidedly less expensive!
Here is a collection of basket purses, both vintage and new, which might embolden you to try this attractively accessible accessory!
For more on vintage inspiration in the modern world, please click on these links:
- Vintage Fashion, Beauty, and Style Through The Decades
- 1930s Fashion Made Modern
- Getting Over The Girdle Hurdle
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