Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag by Michael TonelloBringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag by Michael Tonello

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag

byMichael Tonello

Paperback | July 21, 2009

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For more than twenty years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. With a fabled waiting list of more than two years to purchase one, the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing this coveted carryall. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello. . . .

With down-to-earth wit, Michael Tonello chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent—and from eBay to Paris auction houses and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs alike—on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur and Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women.

Originally from Massachusetts, Michael Tonello traveled the world as a makeup artist and hairdresser before resettling in Spain to become an eBay luxury reseller of all things Hermès. He resides in Barcelona with his partner, Juan.
Title:Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted HandbagFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 21, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061473340

ISBN - 13:9780061473340

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh The book was good until halfway through, where it just got kinda meh... it just kept dragging. Still a good read
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny read! Definitely not your typical fashion book. I was browsing one time and picked it up after reading the back synopsis. I could not stop laughing once got past the first 1-2 chapters. It's very interesting how the author got his hands on so many of these coveted bags!
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! A fun book about all things "orange"!
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cyberspace Conqueror Best enjoyed with a huge cup of coffee! P.S. Pour milk generously! Worth the read!
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Forget waitlists! Bring this Birkin home! A fabulous read! Michael's memoir is entertaining, humbling, and inspiring. Every fashionista and want-to-be Birkin-owner will adore this story. Even if Hermes has a two year wait list for the Birkin, don't wait to read Bringing Home the Birkin.
Date published: 2009-09-08

Editorial Reviews

“The fashion world is about to be handed its own Da Vinci Code with Bringing Home the Birkin.”