Having already witnessed the minimalist beauty that is the Birkin40 2.0 (that’s what I’m calling it for now anyway) in early February, it’s time for a worthy update courtesy of Cathy Horyn of T Magazine. According to her, the pared-down no-lining Sellier Birkin 40 is also extra-wide with stitching that’s supposedly so subtle it’s barely visible.
And because I also had a go at this marvel of a bag, I can attest to everything she’s said. It’s also super lightweight, and because it only comes in matte black with palladium hardware, everything’s just oh-so-sleek-stunning at the same time. Priced at USD14,900 (that’s the figure according to T Magazine), I am hoping that purists will be turned off by this variation and allow mere commoners like me a chance at getting a bag that while doesn’t look exactly like the original anymore, is still a beautiful interpretation that needs to be celebrated. In my hands, of course.