Celebrity Accessory Abuse: The $50,000 Bag

Celebrity Accessory Abuse: The $50,000 Bag
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An Hermes Birkin Bag isn't just a purse, it's a lifestyle. At around $50,000, most people can't afford a Birkin, but leave it to your favorite celebrities to attain, adorn, and abuse the iconic accessory. Lady Gaga graffitied one of hers on a trip to Japan, while Kim Kardashian, Marc Jacobs, and Lindsay Lohan bring a Birkin where no Birkin should ever be.

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Kim K is spotted all over New York and L.A. toting her black Hermes handbag as a gym accessory. If you do the math, that means she could pay for 50 years of her gym membership with what she spent on her gym bag. If only she knew some professional athletes who could educate her in gym etiquette.

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Kim gets gussied up for basketball games, but if you can manage to see passed her over-the-knee suede boots and shawl that 12 Muppets had to die for, you will notice another one of Kim's many Birkins nestled gently on the floor of a basketball court, getting kicked by her publicist's sneakers. Considering that handbag costs more than courtside Lakers tickets, may we suggest springing for its chair next time.

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She probably thought it was a giant Cheeto. We kid. But seriously, no finely crafted piece of French fashion should be subjected to anyone's morning breath.

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When the L.A. Galaxy recruited David Beckham in 2007, soccer fans worried that the U.K. import would only bring insane spectacle and a diva attitude... and they hadn't even met his wife. Here's Victoria Beckham supporting her hubby by dropping a pink ostrich Birkin Bag on a soccer field.

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Lindsay Lohan looked nautical in a sailor-inspired ensemble, complete with a baby blue Birkin. The theme was appropriate: she's carrying her delicate leather purse on a dock.

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From the water to a workout, Lindsay takes a page out of her friend Kim Kardashian's book and totes a Birkin to the gym. If this is what it takes to get LiLo to take care of herself, throw the girl an entire Hermes collection.

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Even though she never won a championship, Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova must have really cashed in on her endorsement deals. Either that or Enrique Iglesias bought her this luxury 'fitness accessory'.

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Marc Jacobs shows those LA gym-going Birkinistas who's boss by turning his into a beach bag. Hang it near the treadmill? Please, amateurs. Shove it in the sand. That's what's up.

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When he's not hauling his Birkin to a beach, Marc Jacobs plants it on a New York sidewalk. New York: a city known for extreme urban cleanliness. It may look like Marc's dog is sniffing the Birkin, but really the pooch is trying to lift the bag himself because even a Maltipoo knows not to drop a $50,000 purse on a Midtown street corner.

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