Victoria Beckham’s $2 Million Hermes Bags Collection
Communications director Fiona Rushton said: ‘If someone is looking for a classic Birkin bag – in a regular leather, colour and size – the lead time is significantly lower. ‘It is not and has never been, Hermès intention to create an artificial waiting list. All long lead times experienced by customers are the consequence of capacity limitations or shortage in certain types, sizes or colours of skins.
‘Over the last few years, Hermès has embarked on an ambitious program of hiring and training new craftsmen (and women) … the production is now raising and we are happy to announce a significant reduction in lead time.’
For lucky owners, the sought-after bag will not depreciate in value like a car. Given the wait for a brand new version, second-hand boutiques and auction houses are able to charge a premium, so desperate are fashionistas to get their hands on the product.