Back by popular demand, a new article about the Hermes Birkin. Today, I’m going to compare the different Hermes Birkin sizes. Welcome to the 101 guide to the Hermes Birkin Size Comparison. After I wrote my first article how to buy a Birkin in Paris I received many emails asking endless questions about the bag, mainly questions about the different Birkin sizing.
Before we jump into the different sizing, I think it’s important to note when buying a Hermes Birkin Bag to try on different sizes. The Hermes Shop in Paris actually has sample bags (no these sample bags are not for sale) that you can try on to help you better understand the different sizes.
Funny enough, I was 100% convinced that I wanted a Birkin size 35, and when I tried it on it was too big for my frame (for reference I am 4’11 or 150 CM). Then I had to decide between a size 30 or 25. Ultimately, I ended up with the Birkin size 30. Without further ado lets go ahead and dive into the different Hermes Birkin sizes.
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What are the different Hermes Birkin Sizes?
The best part of the Hermes Birkin is when it comes to sizing you have options. That way you can choose the bag size that works best for you. Below is a table of the different Hermes Birkin Size options and the exact name.
Hermes Birkin Size Names
What are the Hermes Birkin Size Dimensions
Grab your rulers and measuring tapes the dimensions of the different Hermes Birkin sizes are below!
Dimensions CM (L x H x W)
25cm X 20cm X 13cm
30cm X 22cm X 16cm
35cm X 25cm X 18cm
40cm X 30cm X 21cm
What are the Hermes Birkin Size Prices in 2021
No article would be complete without the breakdown of pricing for the Hermes Birkin bag based on size in 2021. Keep in mind the Hermes Birkin bag increases in price every year. Below is a table that compares the pricing of different togo leather bags in the USA. These prices reflect August 2021.
Price 2021 USD
Which Hermes Birkin Size has the best resale value
If you have been following me for a while, you know that I love to talk about second hand shopping and the resale value of a bag. Well before you buy a Birkin bag, you should know which Birkin Size holds its value the best and which one you would be able to make the most profit from if you resold it. Not saying that you will resell it, but as the saying goes knowledge is power.
Today, the 2 most popular sizes that hold their value are the Hermes Birkin 30 and the Hermes Birkin 25 size.
How to determine which size birkin bag is best for you
For most people purchasing a Birkin is a big investment and you want to make sure you get the right size so you wear the bag and feel confident wearing it. As I mentioned above, when you are at the Hermes Store ask to try on the different bag sample sizes.
Hermes Birkin Size 25
As you may remember from my previous article small bags are all the rage, which is why the Birkin 25 right now is extremely popular. This small Birkin is so cute and has been known to be difficult to find in stores. The Birkin 25 is definitely a size that is lusted after today. It’s important to note that you can not fit this bag on your forearm and that it must be carried by the handle only. Even though the Birkin 25 is small it can still fit a cell phone, wallet and a few other things inside.
Shop Birkin 25s ·
Hermes Birkin Size 30
Another popular Birkin Size bag is the Birkin 30. The Birkin Size 30 is another difficult size to get your hands on. This is the most popular and desired model Hermes Sells. When I went to purchase my bag, my SA (Sales Associate) told me that the Birkin 30 is the most timeless size and will be in style for years to come. I completely agree, even after 3 years I find myself loving the fact that I purchased the Birkin size 30 in togo leather with brush gold hardware!
Hermes Birkin Size 35
The Birkin 35 bag is extremely popular for a tote sized bag. If you are looking for a luxury tote bag then I definitely recommend you go with the Birkin Size 35. It is important to note that the Birkin size 35 can not be worn on your shoulder, so bear that in mind when trying on the bag, it can often get heavy once you start filling it with items.
Hermes Birkin Size 40
The Birkin 40 was the original Birkin size aka the travel size bag. This was designed perfectly to fit Jane Birkin. While this bag isn’t as popular as it once was, it still continues to be sought after since it’s the original size Birkin. As someone who has a petite frame, this bag is too big for me. From what I read online, typically, men gravitate to purchasing this size.
Is it worth it to buy a Hermes Birkin Bag PreLoved?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a big fan of preloved items. Not only is it sustainable, it gives a new life to a designer handbag. With that being said, Preloved Hermes Bags are typically (not always) more expensive than the original price. However, you have the convenience of not dealing with the Hermes Store. As many of you know it’s not as simple as walking into a store telling the Sales associate what Birkin you want and walking out. I’ve written an entire article about how to buy a Birkin Bag in Paris. My two absolute favorite places to buy second hand preloved Birkin Bags are Fashionphile and The Real Real
Recap on the Hermes Birkin Size Comparison
Once again, my biggest piece of advice when you go to Hermes and you are purchasing your bag, make sure you ask your Sales Associate to see all 4 sizes. When I first purchased my Birkin bag, I asked them to see the size 25, 30, and 35. When you see the bag sizes in person it’s different from watching a youtube video or reading an article.
I’d love to hear from you, what is your favorite Hermes Birkin size? Did you enjoy the 101 Guide to the Hermes Birkin Size Comparison? As always if there is a topic you’d love for me to write about or discuss, drop me a message!
Sincerely Petite in Paris,
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