Barbara Taylor Bradford Loves Hermes | Writer Talks About Handbag Collection

Posted on: Sep 24

Hermes Brown Kelly BagPlenty of young celebrities love Hermes bags, from Kim Kardashian to Victoria Beckham. But the iconic handbag house also has some older fans, including acclaimed British author Barbara Taylor Bradford.

The 78-year-old writer has accumulated many Hermes handbags in her lifetime thanks to her generous husband of 47 years, television producer Robert Bradford. Mr. Bradford has bought many of the prized purses to mark milestones in his marriage, including birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, and the releases of his wife's novels.

"Together, they tell the story of our marriage," Mrs. Taylor Bradford explained.

She keeps her collection in the walk-in dressing room of her New York home. Recently she took them out for cleaning and was overcome by their significance.

"I still love Bob as much as I did on our wedding day and I feel so incredibly lucky to have the bags as each one is a symbol of our love, and the five decades we've spent together," she recently told The Daily Mail.

Barbara Taylor Bradford's favorites include her first Hermes bag, a black Kelly she received in 1964, the brown and burgundy versions she received over the next few years, a cream crocodile purse from 1969, and The Evelyne she acquired only a couple of years ago.

I must admit, I'm a little surprised to see that no Birkins made the list. What's your favorite Hermes bag?

[Source: Daily Mail]

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