Bringing Home the Birkin has ratings and reviews. Jason said: ( Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. co. 28 Jan A blog about the world of Hermes the iconic Hermes Birkin bag, Kelly bag, Hermes scarf, and every Hermes article in between. For more than twenty years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. Though the bag is often seen dangling from the.

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You would wrap the log up in a blanket and feed it and sing to it and tell it your Christmas wishes in the days leading up to Christmas from December 8th to the 24th. I can’t say it made me want a Birkin, though.

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag

View all 4 comments. Tonello, however, came up with birmin “formula” to byp This book is a perfect example of how you can live vicariously through someone else by reading their stories. I love food as much as the next person, but really? It’s a perfect summer read, take it to the beach or on vacation.

Bringing Home the Birkin

Fun and entertaining, but also an interesting brniging into the world of collectors! Add these pairs to your worldly wardrobe immediately What kind of books do you like to read?

A very amusing story, and I laughed and cheered the author on his quests. Jan book club Mary’s. The biggest surprise in this book is not that some people have too much money and spend it on stupid crap like insanely overpriced purses – it’s how enthralling the author’s story was!


Will bfinging for people looking for a light read and people who might be interested in his accidental entrepreneur journey. Then again, if I had his money, I’d probably be indulging too! The descriptions of the cities he stayed in and his travels were a wonderful counterpoint to the business driven plot. Tonello is also not necessarily the world’s most charming character.

The bags yome for thousands of dollars and wait lists are over two years. Lists with This Book. The whole story is a little surreal–clearly you need money to make mone I was pleasantly surprised by this book. As a native New Englander, I was expected to be hardy.

Bringing Home the Birkin – Michael Tonello – E-book

Jan 21, Laura rated it liked it. I have always known what Hermes was and their scarves, but had no idea what a Birkin was. I did a fair amount of eye-rolling while reading this, but it was a fun read. I wouldn’t pay that much for a bag made bringig of the I like to dip my toe into shallower literary waters from time to time, so dipping into this frothy literary confection was a treat. You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time.

I could not put it down,and stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it. Without a Birkin, thankyouverymuch.

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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Jul 09, Yvonne rated it really liked it. By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from Bookperk and other HarperCollins services. Download your e-book s from your bookshelf.

HarperCollins e-books On Sale: Given I will likely never virkin a Birkin this book was a fun little glimpse into the lux life of Hermes buyers.


Michael Tonello stumbled onto a career that allowed him to live the high life in Europe while also working from home in his PJs – all in pursuit of this bag called the Birkin.

It’s an engagingly written memoir that was actually difficult to put down. I don’t think anyone would even think about writing about the Birkin. Moreover, I’m a huge fan of travel literature and I guess bigkin satisfied the travel literature component somewhat? Sep 24, Tiffany Mercer rated it it was amazing. Or if you’re in New York, blow five thousand dollars.

He also supplements the story with details of the exotic locales he travels to in search of a Hermes store he hasn’t yet drained dry. I don’t know why this book was so much fun but it was.

However, as much as I may have obsessed, I never gave even one thought to something that later proved as much a cultural shift as anything … The holidays. From there you can navigate to the title you are interested in. In all seriousness though, I love Christmas in Barcelona … however, my favorite aspect might be the week afterwards … a week where I traditionally run off somewhere warm with my partner.

This book is very entertaining, well-written, and has some bringingg to it