If you long for a Birkin but can't afford the crazy 10K+ price tag, the NY Times points to The Together Bag ($35) by Thursday Friday. Each tote is screen-printed to look like a Hermes Birkin bag. I love that they actually print the tote on all sides, even the bottom. Carry around your groceries, gym clothes, books, or craft projects with a bit of fashion humor – at a steal of a price. According to the NY Times there's already a 3 month waiting list for these totes so order it now if you want one. The Birkin images come in red, blue, and camel shown below. Truly an eco-friendly fashion statement!
Oh and I actually did see a woman with her Birkin in her shopping cart at Mollie Stone's in San Francisco a couple of months ago. Go figure!