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Is it a bag? Is it a bracelet?

It's a bag that's a bracelet or should that be a bracelet that's a bag. Uff...you've got me mixed up. All I know is that it's a Hermes Birkin that I and 99 per cent of the world can't afford.

You think Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will upgrade from her staid black Birkin?


If she does, the bling - the mini tote comes in solid rose or white gold and is studded with thousands of diamonds - may blind poor Manmohan the next time she comes on her India visit. Maybe that's the way to Indo-Pak peace.

But it may be too much for her delicate wrists, considering the amount of stuff women pack into their bags.


No chances of that with this beauty. It is not even big enough to hold a pair of sunglasses.

$1. 9 million and not big enough? Was the designer nuts?


You could say that. Hermes CEO Patrick Thomas admitted that they went "a little crazy here. " And you do have to pay for that madness. But look at the positive side. You can always put it up for auction if you're squeezed for cash.

A used bag in an auction?


A Birkin sold for $203, 150 at a luxury auction last year. The owner was a lady from Florida who bought the bag in red as the trophy of her collection. But after Hermes offered her the same bag in black, and she thought that she might actually use a black one, she put this one up for sale. There was no space in her closet you see.

Who will buy it - it doesn't even have a logo that one can show off?


The designer Pierre Hardy was asked the same question. He said: "I have no idea. But maybe they will have two bodyguards!"

I doubt Hermes will bag many fans.


Well, Farhan Akhtar surely treated the Hermes Kelly aka Bagwati with respect in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

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