Jane Birkin To Auction Her Own Birkin Bag, Doesn't Mind Knockoffs
Jane Birkin's Birkin bag will hit eBay as one of the items in a charity auction to fund the Red Cross' work in Japan, Vogue writes.
The bidding will begin at $2,000, and the bag on the block is one of the four namesake purses in Birkin's collection since Hermès named the style after her in 1984.
The actress, singer and Serge Gainsbourg muse told Vogue.com, "There's no fun in a bag if it's not kicked around, so that it looks as if the cat's been sitting on it--and it usually has. The cat may even be in it! I always put on stickers and beads and worry beads. You can get them from Greece, Israel, Palestine--from anywhere in the world. I always hang things on my bags because I don't like them looking like everyone else's."
Birkin also doesn't take issue with Birkin bag knockoffs. She added, "It's very nice that everyone's got one or wants one....If people want to go for the real thing, fine. If they go for copies, that's fine too. I really don't think it matters."
The real deal retails for at least $7,000 and is carried by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell, to name a random few.