When a Birkin is Not Just a Bag

When owning a hundred Birkin Bags like Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian is not enough, iconic celebs and socials are commissioning artists to create bespoke, one of a kind designs to take their Birkin to the next level. 

Most recently, Three-time World Series Poker finalist Beth Shak, who has over a thousand luxury bags, had her favorite street artist Mr.  Brainwash create her one of a kind art/statement accessory. Beth is an iconic figure in the poker world as one of the most successful female poker players. 


Beth joins the likes of Kim Kardashian, who was given an oversize Birkin by Kanye that was hand painted by artist George Condo, and sister Khloe commissioned graffiti street artist Alec Monopoly to work his magic on hers. Lady Gaga, NeNe Leakes, North West, Rita Ora, and Linda Evangalista have also had their own stamps put on these iconic bags. This is a trend that doesn’t seem to be dying down, and is increasing in popularity as the Birkin becomes more ubiquitous. 

Mr. Brainwash said he would never do this again, making Shak’s $12,000 Birkin a one of a kind for eternity! Beth purchased a large wall mural of Je T’aime for her Tribeca apartment and loved it so much she had him do the same design on her purse.

Shak has a closet full of one-of-a-kind styles from some of the world’s most elite and sought-after designers. She has parlayed her love of art, fashion and handbags, a personal collection spanning millions and millions of dollars, into business ventures.  She also considers her luxury handbag purchases as an investment and is leveraging her money in the handbag market and her collection has amassed a fortune. Though she has insurance on her bags, this Mr. Brainwash Birkin is irreplaceable! 


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