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Bid on Jane Birkin's Very Own Birkin

Don't miss your chance to own one of the most coveted bags in the world

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Don’t miss your chance to own one of the most coveted bags in the world! Named for down-to-earth British actress Jane Birkin after then-Hermès chairman Jean-Louis Dumas met her on a plane in 1984, the bag is up for auction.

The 64-year-old style icon has told Vogue.com of using the bag, “I always put on stickers and beads. I always hang things on my bags because I don’t like them looking like everyone else’s.” She also claims that she “never has more than one bag at a time.”

In fact, Birkin’s only ever owned four of her namesake totes and the actress-turned-activist has previously donated two from her collection to charity auctions. Today, the black Birkin that has traveled the world with her will be auctioned off on eBay to raise money to support Red Cross efforts in Japan, with bids currently sitting at £1,262.

Place your bids here.

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