Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Luxe Bag Collection: Victoria Beckham + Hermes

While we’re on the subject of handbags, let’s talk about Victoria Beckham’s insane collection of exquisite Hermès bags. She has Birkins, and Kellys, and even the Bacarra clutch. She has them all in pretty much any color under the rainbow, enough to add up to a small fortune. Some will say that such a collection of luxury handbags is audacious and unnecessary, that she should spend her money elsewhere. However, none of us know how the Beckhams truly live their lives or whether they give to charity.

What do you think of her collection? Is it excessive or is it justifiable given Beckham’s celebrity status and income level? If you could have one of these beauties, which one would you choose?

42 comments:

ashlina said...

oh i completely agree with you. her collection of Birkins is INSANE. she is my ultimate style icon! i love her! great post paloma :)

sanctuaryhome said...

Anything I would have to say negatively about her collection would just be out of jealousy, so I will just pick my favorite - the turquoise or the orange one.

Design Darling said...

what a collection! the pink ostrich bag is my favorite. how on earth did you find all these images?!

Rhianna said...

I have a gold one.
But after seeing these pics, I think I need an orange one too.

Dobbygirl said...

I'm with you, their money, spend it the way they want. I would take any of those Birkins. The only one I find a little ridiculous is that last one, it's the Himalayan (I think that's what it's called) Birkin that has diamonds and is roughly $110,000. That's a little obnoxious :o)

a blonde and a brunette said...

For practicality I would take the cognac Birkin in the first pic, but for fun I would love to have that pink ostrich one...

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - that's a collection. And a boat load of money spent. My favorite is the silver croc - I wonder how much that was ? Maybe $30,000, for some reason I think I've seen that number somewhere. It is insane the amt. of money she spends, but I guess it is all relative to what you make.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

I don't know if she owns all of them? Or if she pays full prize? Anyways, Hermes bags are usually good investment pieces, they don't loose that much value over the years. I do think the oversized one is pretty ridiculous looking though! Love the kelly green / black mini dress with the black clutch!!

Andrea said...

I think her collection of Hermes handbags is amazing! Although you might be asking the wrong person because I have a handbag addiction!!

Kerry@tranquiltownhouse said...

They're all really fabulous and she matches them up so well. I just wish the poor love would smile sometimes! Or is that just me?

EmbodyingFashion said...

i agree that white oversized is pretty weird, but i love red and deep purple Birkins.

suzanne said...

I love the bright pink one. If I could raid anyone's closet, it'd be hers!

Monique said...

She's rich and can buy what she wants...but, they probably give her a few free bags. I personally like the clutches.

Jaime said...

She legit has a Birkin in EVERY color! I told my mom like 5 years ago I wanted to get on the slit when I turn 25 and she and I can "split" the bag...lol. I am 25 in 2 months...we'll see ;)

Mish said...

The bags are awesome!!! I literally felt a big smile on my face as i scrolled through the pictures...the Orange one is my favorite!!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

All beautiful. Oh, just to have one. Thanks for sharing these inspiring images. Every ensemble is gorgeous including the handbags.

Iman said...

Does she buy them all or does Hermes gift them to her. It's pretty much free advertising, kinda.
Even though I think it's totally cool that she has them. If you can afford it, go for it.
p.s.Love your blog.

The MODERN WOMAN said...

Love her style. Great post Paloma.
If I were going to obsess over any bag it would be a birkin. The classic cut never goes out of style. I do hope her and DB give to charity though.

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Rachel said...

OMG her collection is amazing!! I have serious bag envy ;)
I love all of them, especially the blue, plum and camel. She has such fab style!

Hamptontoes said...

I'd be happy with any of them...they are all gorgeous! And, I think she can spend her money however she wishes, just as any of us can. Love her outfits too!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I love Mrs. Beckham! She is so classy and put-together. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Looks like this will be an unpopular opinion given what everyone else has said, but this is insane. Who in the heck needs that many birkin bags??? I agree that a person should be able to spend their money however they want, but I'd be lying if I said I look at celebrities and admired their flashiness. Most of them live so extravagantly and are way out of touch. Posh is gorgeous and has great style...she doesn't need 100 bags to accomplish that.

Modern Girl Style said...

That is the most insane handbag collection. Women can rent handbags or even borrow, even if she has all that cash to spend, we are talking a bag collection well over $100k...but in the end, I'm not one to judge! I just wonder!!! LOL! Great post!!!

Renee said...

If i had her money I would own 2 of each color!!! I love the white!!!

Viera said...

First one- including the outfit is totally me.

Marija said...

LOVE the first bag! And I love all these images. But to your question, I have to admit I think it's excessive. I can't imagine needing this many similarly styled bags at any price point. And trust me, I love a good bag! I think it's her style that makes these images extraordinary (not so much the bags). But I do love the bags nonetheless!! Marija

LindsB said...

I'm not one to judge her on her collection or how she spends her money- but what I can say is that I am a wee bit green with envy at her amazing collection. I would LOVE to just have one :)

{Amanda} said...

R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S.
I'm terribly jealous...of VB in general =)

LiveLikeYou said...

Any color Birkin looks great with her perfect catnip accessory David Beckham by her side.

mrsplainjane said...

This post is so full of gorgeous colors & inspiration! I can't imagine having access to that many bags, but so fun to just look. I think birkins for woman are what cars are to men ;). I really like some of the printed dresses she's wearing- they seem more accessible to try & emulate rather than some of her more over the top outfits. *spoken from the girl in sweatpants & ugg slippers & Will's swimming lesson. ;)

Megan @ My Lovely Lane said...

I do always see her with a Birkin, but I thought she probably just had a couple - single digits for sure, but seeing all of these is CRAZY. Maybe she should be the new spokesmodel....and if Hermes is listening, in return for that little gem I think you should send me the orange one!

Lucinda said...

I choose to believe that Posh is a member of Bag Borrow or Steal, and all of these are just on loan.

Katie said...

Perhaps she should branch out a little?? But, I say it's her/their money is to be spent the way they want to. Here's to being a bag lady!

kimberlyprendez said...

Oh she is just a doll. I love the first one, the outfit everything and the large monster white one, LOL I would totally rock that! ahhhhh to dream....

Denise Woods said...

If you can afford it, I say go for it!

kellyt said...

Love the pics! I would have to go for the pick or silver one!

Hermes handbags said...

Birkin handbags are always finer name in a handbag brands.

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Daydreamer480 said...

Just gorgeous! I can't get over the pink ostritch!!

Panna.P said...

love her style :)

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Sweet Thang said...

Ladies I must admit, it must be nice but not for me. I recently read that the value of her collection of Hermes was over 1.5 million dollars! In fact to get a true picture of her obsession try this. Go to Google, instead of a regular search click on the sub-heading...IMAGES...then type in...victoria beckham hermes collection...Imagine how aggravating it must be to have to get yourself all dolled up every single time you open the door? Knowing your going to be mobbed by photographers, every part of you analyzed or worse, judged? Not for me, no way!

Sweet Thang said...

Ladies I must admit, it must be nice but not for me. I recently read that the value of her collection of Hermes was over 1.5 million dollars! In fact to get a true picture of her obsession try this. Go to Google, instead of a regular search click on the sub-heading...IMAGES...then type in...Victoria Beckham hermes collection...Imagine how aggravating it must be to have to get yourself all dolled up every single time you open the door? Knowing your going to be mobbed by photographers, every part of you analyzed or worse, judged? Not for me, no way!