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

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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.

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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture, Personal Memoirs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Michael Tonello
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2009
TCIN: 11473408
UPC: 9780061473340
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2474

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