In a goldmine moment for consignment, the local Current Boutique has just snagged one of fashion’s hottest commodities: an Hermès Birkin bag.
Hand-sewn in France and available only at Hermès boutiques and through personal shoppers—often with significant wait times—the Birkin bag was created and named by Jean-Louis Dumas for ’80s It-girl Jane Birkin. It’s notorious for being one of the world’s priciest, most sought-after accessories, priced up to the hundreds of thousands for the most luxurious options. This particular bag, a 35-centimeter Togo Birkin tote, retails for about $20,000.
“I see celebrities carry them all the time but haven’t seen one in person until recently,” says Carmen Lopez, the founder and owner of Current’s four brick-and-mortar locations. “Some people are on the wait list for Birkins for years—we’re lucky to have one.”
So where did the coveted bag come from? Lopez tells us it was just one piece in an impressive closet full of Chanel, Saint Laurent, and Prada owned by a DC-based woman who “travels abroad frequently and has impeccable style.” The Birkin was found during an in-home closet cleanout performed by Current.
The bag is going for $14,225 on the boutique’s website (“to get as many eyes on it as possible,” Lopez says) and comes with the original dust cover, metal protector, rain-protection bag, and authenticity papers.