Calling All Single Ladies! Drake Has a Birkin Bag Collection for His Future Wife
This may be the most Drake thing ever
Whoever ends up with Drake is one lucky lady! Not only will she be married to hip-hop’s biggest romantic, but she’ll be the one to inherit his massive collection of Hermès handbags.
As the “Hotline Bling” rapper revealed in his latest cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, he’s been collecting the fashion label’s iconic Birkin bags for years in hopes of giving it to his future wife one day. Seriously, can this man be any more swoon-worthy?
“I’m a fan of Hermès Birkins. There’s very few things in this world ― tangible things, anyway ― that hold their value and sort of appreciate as the years go on,” he told the magazine. “My mom’s best friend collects them and when I was young, I sort of started to understand the value in them. And there’s very few things in this world, tangible things anyway, that hold their value and sort of appreciate as the years go on.”
Money Is No Object
Though he didn’t reveal exactly how much his collection is worth, a brief glance into the market value of the luxury tote will tell you it’s probably more than six figures. As fashionistas know, Birkin bags — named after actress Jane Birkin after she complained to Hermès chairman Jean-Louis Dumas about the difficulties in finding a good leather weekend bag — can cost anywhere from $11,900 to a whopping $300,000.
A study into the designer accessory has even concluded that it’s a more valuable investment than gold or stocks because its value has never decreased since its inception. One bag is said to have a waiting list of at least six years.
“It was one of those things that I, you know, just started collecting as well for, I guess, the woman that I end up with one day,” the 31-year-old Canada native shared. “So, I have a fairly vast collection of Hermès to offer somebody at some point in life.”
All About the Birkin
In 2013, Kanye West famously gifted Kim Kardashian a Birkin hand-painted by artist George Condo for Christmas. For her 34th birthday the following year, he made headlines — and perhaps enraged several collectors — when he gave his wife another Birkin bag finger-painted by their daughter, North West.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said she now uses one of her larger Birkins as a diaper bag for her son.