victoria_beckham_birkin.jpgThe Hermès Birkin bag craze started in 1984 with actress Jane Birkin when she replaced her straw purse with what is now known as the Hermès Birkin bag. This luxury leather number has the longest waiting list for any accessory- anywhere from two to six years! They cost about $6000 each ($4000-$80,0000 depending on the leather or skin used) and have been seen on stars like Madonna, Demi Moore, Kate Moss, and Victoria Beckham (pictured here). There’s no question that if you’re carrying around one of these, it means status. You can visit the official Hermès site at