Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bringing Home the Birkin

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag by Michael Tonello


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fun, fun book. Michael Tonello falls into selling high-end fashion on ebay, and somehow ends up specializing in Hermes. Scarves at first, then purses - and wow, $5000-20000 purses. In a personable, chatty style, he tells the story of traveling around the world searching out these purses, and the relationships he has with the people that buy them. Very interesting stuff.


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3 comments:

michael said...

thanks for writing about my book.
be well!
michael~

Turi said...

Sure; I really enjoyed it. Don't know if you're following comments here, but I make duct tape wallets and purses as a hobby, and was thinking of trying to make a duct tape Birkin just for fun. If I make one (maybe a half-size one or something) would you like me to send you one?

SnowLeopard said...

Author comments are awesome! Congrats Turi~ and I think it would be pretty cool if you did make a duct tape Birkin, just for fun. I bet you could sell that for some pretty good $$$ on eBay too... :)