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Here’s the Bag North West Painted for Kim Kardashian — and It’s Not a Birkin

Kim Kardashian basically received the most Kanye-ish birthday gift of all time: A very, very expensive Hermes bag painted by her daughter North West. The reality star said hubby Kanye presented her with the carryall, which she initially thought was done by an up-and-coming artist. “And on my computer was this message that said ‘Play,’ and it was a video of my daughter sitting outside painting the purse,” Kim told Us. It’s all very adorable.

Kim was spied carrying the bag yesterday while out and about with hubby Kanye, so we get our first look at North’s artistic flair.


Me & my bae out today Wearing my favorite bag painted by my little North

Une photo publiée par Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

The strangest part about this whole thing is that the bag was originally reported to be a Birkin — but it’s not. Still, some outlets continue to refer to it as such, though the style of Kim’s bag is decidedly different from what a Birkin looks like.

Like most other luxury labels, Hermes designs bags in more than one style. This one, as PurseBlog’s Amanda Mull points out, is the Haut à Courroies Herbag— NOT a Birkin bag, of which Kim has many. The George Condo-painted bag Kanye gifted Kim last year for Christmas also looks a lot like a Birkin (as we originally thought), but it turns out that one is also not a Birkin. It’s an HAC bag. 


#HandPaintedGeorgeCondo #HermesBirkin #OneofOne #ChristmasPresentFromYeezy

Une photo publiée par Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

As you can see, Kim’s Condo bag is actually very different from the piece North decorated. But Birkin or no Birkin, we think everyone can agree that Kim’s birthday bag is really just adorable. Also: Hermes’ bags all look really similar.

[h/t Us magazine]