The second to smallest bag in the Hermès Birkin collection, the Birkin 25 is a statement accessory which is large enough to fit all your necessities yet perches on the arm as a decorative and stylish addition to your outfit, if your hands are small enough to fit through the tiny handles, otherwise this is truly one of the greatest handbags designed.
First brought to life in 1984 as a result of a plane ride – in which the Hermès Executive chairman, was sat next to style icon, actress and singer Jane Birkin – the Birkin bag was designed as a means of enabling women to carry everything they needed, with built-in pockets and plenty of storage for every occasion. Since then, the Hermès Birkin range has expanded with a series of sizes, a multitude of colours, a vast array of leathers and all sorts of limited designs for every occasion.
This blog takes an in-depth look at the Hermès Birkin 25 in Chai, supplementing our review video in which Love Luxury experts explore and discuss the selling points of the bag.
What makes the Hermès Birkin 25 so special?
To look at this particular model of Hermès Birkin 25, one of the standout features you will notice is that the size makes it a functional yet manageable bag – something you can hold in your hand which elevates your outfit and overall look but without detracting from other aspects of your image.
The Hermès Birkin as a collection is typically regarded as a luxurious investment which holds its value better than gold and is far more amenable to rising value than stocks – with the incredible demand among buyers making this bag coveted across all customer groups. The 25 in particular boasts the most intricate of details because of its smaller size.
Is Chai the best colour in the Hermès 2022 collection?
The best way to describe the Chai colour is as a soft and warm neutral – something which can complement and go with everything, with the choice of gold hardware adding an extra touch of elegance and opulence to the bag.
Though not necessarily obvious in all lights, the gold hardware, in particular, serves to add extra warmth to the Chai colouring, while the colour of the bag itself matches any and every colour palette in your outfit.
What other new colours are available in 2022?
Chai may be the new must-have of the season, but it’s not the only new colour that Hermès has launched in 2022. Other colours include a bright blue; Bleu Royal, an elephant grey; Gris Meyer, a pale pink; Mauve Pale, a pastel green; Vert Fizz and navy blue; Caban.
The best season to wear a Chai Birkin
One of the major selling points of the Birkin in this particular colour is that not only does it go with any outfit colour, but it can also be used across and as an accessory to every and any season. Whether toning down the vibrant colour of spring or adding warmth to a cooler outfit with lots of dark shades and heavy fabrics, the Chai Birkin offers functional style all year round – with plenty of space for everything from sunglasses to gloves and a scarf.
Material and stitching on the Hermès Birkin 25
To look at the Birkin 25 up close, you can see how the stitching is finished in the same colour as the bag itself – integrating perfectly against the exterior of the bag and ensuring that the end result is one of refinement and perfect blending. Of course, this is juxtaposed in stark contrast with the resin which lines the top of the bag, which is finished in a matt black-look finish – creating a deliberately stylish border which sets off the Chai colour and adds to the idea that this bag can transition from summer to winter with ease.
What other features are included in the Hermès Birkin 25?
We’ve already mentioned how elegant the gold hardware is on the Birkin in Chai, but that isn’t the only standout feature on the bag.
In addition to the hardware, the Hermès Birkin 25 retourne is known for its rounded handles and corners, and for the feet which sit underneath the bag and elevate the fabric from surfaces it is sat on. To look at the Hermès Birkin 25 from afar, you can see how the structure of the bag keeps a perfect shape even when it is stood up on its own, thanks to the high-quality materials used.
Every Hermès Birkin 25 comes with the statement lock and key, with the box also lined with a paper pillow to keep the bag safe, secure, and lying in the perfect position for the unboxing experience. As is always the case with Hermès, luxury is at the heart of the experience from purchase to unboxing and beyond.
Where can I buy an Hermès Birkin 25?
With demand for Hermès Birkin bags so high, unless you have a huge Hermès purchase history then your best chance of getting your hands on a bag is through a resale boutique like Love Luxury. With a collection of authentic and formally valued luxury handbags from brands like Hermès, we pride ourselves in holding the finest pieces from each collection – pairing buyers with the items which present high-value investment potential, and which present the perfect statement accessory.
What we think about the Hermès Birkin 25
The Hermès Birkin 25 is an excellent investment piece which is buoyed by the huge divide between demand and supply. When the Hermès Birkin 25 in Chai first launched on the market, it sold out almost instantly – with demand for any and every neutral shade far surpassing what Hermès will ever release in comparison to seasonal brights.
As such, if you’re looking to buy a luxury handbag, the Hermès Birkin 25 is a popular, iconic, and infinitely stylish investment option – something which retains its value over time provided you ensure the correct authentication is in place and that the quality of your piece remains perfect.
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