Shelter Serra's Homemade Birkin Bag is the Good Kind of Fake

By: Meghan Young - Jul 20, 2011
References: shopgreyarea & refinery29
This Homemade Birkin Bag will surely give you a different perspective on counterfeit designer products. More of a comment on the existence of this bag than an actual fake, it doesn't really look anything like a Birkin besides some of its details and its overall shape.

Instead, the Homemade Birkin Bag is made out of resin-cast plastic by New York-based artist Shelter Serra. As she puts it, "The elegance and absurdity of an object that functions not much differently than a plastic bag, but costs more than a few months' rent intrigued me. In taking this object and [...] rendering it functionless, I hope to give it a little twist and heighten people’s awareness of the things we encounter and take for granted everyday."