How I Got My Hermes Birkin Bag

how to get a birkin


How to get a Hermes Birkin Bag you might be wondering?

I am not going to go to Paris just for a Hermes appointment, am I? Encouragement from my sister, one train ride and few croissants latter and there I am – in FSH Hermes boutique in Paris. This item was first on my wish list for a long time. I was kinda hoping to write this blog sooner rather than later. 

I have spoken about the procedure in my videos before, and you can hear all about in my Kelly video. When I arrived, lovely sales associate greeted me and we went to a private area to discuss the bag options. Just like the last time in January for my Kelly, this was the first colour that I wanted. It was also the last bag they had in this color and she opened it just in front of me from cellophane which means no one else tried it on or saw it before. Couldn’t be more happy to be the first one to see it and have it. I didn’t say the exact colour name which is Rose Pourpre, but I said I wanted a Birkin 25, fuchsia coloured, with gold hardware. I got everything I wanted except from last, just because they don’t make it in other than Palladium hardware.

Birkin Rose pourpre

Hermes Birkin 25cm

Yes, meet my new Hermes Birkin 25cm in Rose Pourpre – fuschia purple-pink color. The leather is Togo and its much softer than Kelly Epsom one. I love Birkin25 because it fits the right amount of stuff, but still won’t weigh a tone. If you know Birkins, you know they tend to get kinda heavy. I was lucky because many of my friends are already owners of Kellys and Birkins, so I could get to know these bags before buying my own. Inside of it there is a pocket in the front and zipper pocket at the back. At the bottom of the bag it has four silver legs because she is a lady and she doesn’t like to sit directly on the floor – not that I would EVER put it on the floor, both for hygiene and superstition purposes.

It is a perfect summer bag but it also goes so well with autumnal colors because of purple undertone of it. I can wear it with my beige or black coats and she will add a bit of colour pop up. After all, you know how much I love my all grey outfits with a touch of colour.

Birkin Bag Rose Pourpre
pink birkin 25 rose



When it comes to Hermes Faubourg Boutique in Paris, there is a new online system. Technically you need to apply for a leather bag appointment (for anything else you can just walk in). You need to apply for an appointment the day before you plan to go to the store. You head to this website between 10:30am and 6:30pm and you apply with your full name, email address and passport number. Once you get confirmation you receive a link where you can track your appointment. This can change through out the day, so go from 3 to 4 etc, so I suggest you have your phone on you whole day long. I explained the whole procedure in my Kelly Video, which you can watch HERE.

pink birkin
firkin 25 pink


As always I wanted a twilly, because it protects the bag handles from my frequent hand cream use. At first I wanted a bit of a colour contrast, but when I saw this one I knew it was a winning combination.  I also got a Hermes Separator called Fourbi that will protect my Birkin and keep it clean and organised. I am not sure if I recommend this, as even though it keeps my bag all clean and nice, I am not 100% sure its keeping it organised. It has extra four pockets, and you can sort of tighten it to keep it closed, but its a little bit flimsy in my opinion, I would like something more structured – perhaps like the organiser I have in my Kelly.

how to get a birkin bag
birkin 25
Birkin Bag

Now I have four Hermes bags and can finally do Hermes collection. Would you like to see something like that?






  1. Ali
    24 Aug, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    Tamara, where is that top from? It’s so beautiful!

  2. 25 Aug, 2019 / 12:30 am

    I love this post, and can’t wait for an hermes collection video – you have such great pieces.

  3. 25 Aug, 2019 / 12:37 am

    That bag is so beautiful

  4. Lisa Autumn
    25 Aug, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Oh the color is amazing!

    x Lisa |

    • delecia mosley
      8 Jan, 2021 / 1:55 pm


  5. Anonymous
    25 Aug, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    Great post, there is a mistake in the title of the second paragraph – it says 25 MM instead of CM.

  6. Adrianna
    25 Aug, 2019 / 11:42 pm

    Stunning. Also love the jeans, where are they from? X

    • Jana Milner
      19 Sep, 2019 / 4:50 am

      I also luv ur shirt n would like to get one. I would have chosen the exact color u did~ enjoy it. I have a orange n light pink. Luv luv luv

  7. Jo
    26 Aug, 2019 / 12:33 am

    Everything is beautiful! Congrats! You have a spelling mistake up top. Should be, ‘later’, not ‘latter’.

  8. Adele
    26 Aug, 2019 / 8:37 am

    This post compliments your video so well Tamara & the imagery is some of my favourite – I’m wondering if you need to add a classic car to your wish list because you look soooo good together! This colour bag will look amazing with grey. I also love how versatile it is looking equally at home with your jeans, top & sneakers as it would with a Balmain suit. You’ve definitely sold me on this colour.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  9. Momo
    28 Aug, 2019 / 6:30 am

    Hi Tamara, your books collection is quite interesting to read. Would you do YouTube series of books you read every year or month …? I would want to read more books from similar categories as yours !

  10. 27 Sep, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    Nice design hand bag it’s a awesome color. I like that. Thanks for sharing the great information. Good Luck!

  11. Angela King
    29 Nov, 2019 / 6:08 am

    I found my Hermes Birkin 35 Grizzly in emerald green on the floor of a Red Rack thrift store in Springfield, MO. Paid $5.00 for it. 2 months later after authentication procedure, it sold for $5000.00 & I don’t even have a passport.


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