Highsnobiety

Julia Fox sees your lived-in Birkin and raises you a machete-slashed Birkin.

According to TikTok, the ultimate status symbol is a worn-down Hermès bag. Fox's, a birthday gift from ex-lover Kanye West, bears more than daily wear and tear — it's been through battle.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

But before we get to Fox's bag, a bit of context: FashionTok, perpetually fascinated by the cult of Hermès, has long preached that mint-condition Birkins are déclassé. In a recent video, creator @stylesnatcher smashes the top of hers down, showing that its leather has become supple and pliable due to wear.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Tiktok.

"If you can't do this to it," she says while karate-chopping the purse, "it means you can't actually afford it."

Another video by @prettycritical proclaims that a "lived-in Birkin is so chic because its suggests that a Birkin is not something that is so special that you have to keep it pristine — instead, it's an everyday luxury for you, and you feel comfortable using expensive things day in and day out."

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Tiktok.

Stitching said clip, Fox surveys her Birkin 25. "She's been through a lot,” she says, closing in on a gash by the handle and lower left corner of the accessory. "I know it's a little hard to see there, but she was actually attacked by a machete. I'm not kidding."

Ever-relatable, the Highsnobiety cover star concludes: "I don't even know how I fucking manage."

Same, girl, same.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Twitter post.
We Recommend
  • TTYL, Julie’s on the Other Line with the Morning-After Low-Down
    • Culture
    • sponsored
  • Beauty Brands Won April Fools' Day
    • Beauty
  • RASSVET x Julian Klincewicz Turns Poetry Into Clothing
    • Style
  • Is This $5,000 Bag Really the New Birkin?
    • Style
  • Megan Fox & MGK Return — in Uncoordinated Rick Owens, No Less
    • Style
What To Read Next
  • You Guessed It: GUESS Jeans Just Knows How to Throw a Party
    • Culture
  • With New Balance's Latest Killer Dad Shoe, History Repeats Itself
    • Sneakers
  • Why Margot Robbie's Ultra-Normal Outfit Is Incredibly Powerful
    • Style
  • 8 Cannabis Perfumes For 420 and Beyond
    • Beauty
  • 7 Reasons Why Eating Weed Is Actually Good for Your Health
    • Culture
  • Munchie Meccas: Berlin Late-Night Eats For Those Cloudy Nights
    • Culture
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.