Mission: Hermès Birkin

Hermes Togo Birkin, Photo courtesy of Fashionphile.com

Someone special has reached out to me a few months ago asking to help her find a 40cm Hermès Togo Birkin bag. Those of you who ever bought one know that it’s a whole process that begins with putting your name on the list, and then waiting until it becomes available. It’s just a company policy that helps to control the brand and keep it exclusive.

As I was shopping for a client on San Francisco’s Maiden Lane last week, I looked up and noticed “Fashionphile” sign. My fashion psychic powers told me to check it out. The boutique turned out to be a mecca of vintage limited-edition luxury bags… And there was the Birkin that I had been looking for! Never worn, it was exactly what I needed, and made me have one of those “meant to be” moments. When you’re really set on helping someone, you will always find a way to do it!

– Jesse