You've probably eyed off every single person that carries one, but let's face it: there aren't many of us who can afford to buy the iconic Hermès Birkin Bag.
However, studies now say that forsaking a few thou' on the ultimate accessory is a more sound investment than the stock market, which means if your parents ever question why you've dropped two of your last paychecks on a handbag, you can tell them it's for your future.
In a study by Baghunter, an online marketplace for luxury goods, it revealed the value of a Birkin has continuously outperformed S&J 500 (that's the American stock market) and gold for THE LAST 35 YEARS. The Birkin had the highest average return-on-investment at 14.2%, whereas stocks had an average of 11.6% and gold was at just 1.9%.
That is of course provided you actually sell your Birkin one day, and as Carrie Bradshaw once said: "I like my money right where I can see it, hanging in my closet."