Hermes's Birkin bag is one of the most coveted fashion accessories of all time. Created for and named after 60s style icon Jane Birkin, the bag has garnered a slew of celebrity fans, most notably Victoria Beckham who seems to have one in ever conceivable colour.
And though super-stylista Ashley Olsen obviously has a few Birkin's lurking in her walk-in wardrobe, she doesn't yet own the ultimate version of the bag; The Hermes Crocodile Birkin. "The next one I want to get is the crocodile Birkin, but that won't be for a while. Crocodile is my favourite!" And no wonder. This exceptionally exclusive bag is made from rare saltwater crocodiles which have smaller scales than your average croc and the bag comes encrusted with a total of fourteen carats of diamonds.
But Ashley will have to be patient. Despite the enormous price tag on a Crocodile Birkin (around 30K) there's a waiting list of several years.
If The Hermes Crocodile Birkin is likely to remain a dream for you at that not insignifcant price tag, check out the best croc accessories the web has to offer at shopping.instyle.co.uk
By Pat McNulty