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Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello
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Jul 17, 08

really liked it
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Read in July, 2008

Fun, fun book. Michael Tonello falls into selling high-end fashion on ebay, and somehow ends up specializing in Hermes. Scarves at first, then purses - and wow, $5000-20000 purses. In a personable, chatty style, he tells the story of traveling around the world searching out these purses, and the relationships he has with the people that buy them. Very interesting stuff.

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