The Illusionist – Fake Hermes Birkin Bag

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamed of owning an Hermès Birkin bag, and I’ve come pretty close to owning one with this nylon tote I picked up from Town Shoes.  The roomy nylon tote is cleverly printed with an amazing rendition of a sumptuous Birkin, and even has shading around the flaps and folds of the bag – and only cost $29 with tax!

purple banana taipei fake hermes birkin zara asymmetrical court shoeOf course, it doesn’t even compare to the real thing, but I love the cheeky pop-culture nod to the iconic Birkin, while making a statement about the high cost of fashion.  As for the rest of my outfit, I’m wearing the asymmetrical court shoe from Zara, a black accordion pleat skirt from Costa Blanca (which is slowly becoming my favourite seperate of the season), and a vintage lavender sheer blouse.

purple banana taipei hermes birkinI’ve fallen in love with some pieces I’ve taken hostage from my grandmother’s closet, and this lavender blouse is a front-runner.  I’ve saved my hard-earned dollars from buying the modern version at American Apparel, and I love that this blouse is fitted and has gorgeous cinched cuffs and pleats down the front.

My necklace is from Forever XXI.  The best part of this outfit is that I think I’ve captured the look of a fashionable high-powered business lady for a mere $150.

banana taipei fake hermes bag purple chiffon shirt… now to start a savings account to afford my real Birkin.



  1. Marijana
    June 28, 2011 / 8:12 am

    Love this look m’dear!
    It’s business casual with a fashionable twist…something you don’t usually see unfortunately. Well Done! 🙂
    – Marijana

  2. June 28, 2011 / 10:34 am

    I love the Zara shoe! I have wanted it for a while now! Think they would still have it?

    • June 30, 2011 / 6:59 pm

      They were so hard to find, I saw them at Bloor in black and white and they didn’t have size 39s… I snagged these at Fairview mall in early May! They’re on sale now at the website, but I think they’re hard to come by. Good luck! They are the instant leg extenders 🙂

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