How to choose the right size Hermès Birkin bag

04 April 2016

Birkins come in many different sizes and are referred to by the numbers in centimeters of their length. While there is no official rule for choosing the right size Birkin, knowing what will fit in each of the sizes will help you choose the perfect Birkin for you. Although limited edition smaller and bigger Birkins have been made in the past (like the micro edition), these are the four main sizes that are available.

Birkin 25cm
L25×H20×W13
The smallest of the Birkin bags, the 25cm one, appeared in 2004. Because of its small size, it it doesn't hold your bigger daily items and is mostly used as a stylish evening accessory. This bag is perfect if you only want to take your essentials with you. 

  • What fits?
  • iPhone 
  • small wallet 
  • sunglasses 
  • keys 
  • lipstick


Birkin 30cm
L30×H22×W16
Together with the the 35 cm version this is the most popular Birkin size. However, it is hard to choose between 30 or 35. Depending on your height you can either choose the 30 or 35, with the smaller version more suitable for those up to 170 cm. Which also explain why it is more popular in Asia than European countries. 

What fits?

  • iPhone 
  • wallet 
  • sunglasses 
  • ​keys 
  • make-up bag 

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Birkin 35cm
L35×H25×W18
The 35cm Birkin is regarded by most as the best choice of Bikrin and remains the most coveted size from Hermès. If you are over 170 cm, the 35 cm be the best fit. If you still can’t choose between the 30 and a35, then decide if taking your iPad or laptop is vital for you. If the asnwer is yes, then the 35 is your best pick.

What fits?

  • iPhone 
  • wallet 
  • sunglasses 
  • ​keys 
  • make-up bag
  • iPod/small laptop
  • charger

Birkin 40cm
L40×H30×W21
The 40 was the first Birkin, especially made for Jane Birkin. Most women think the bag is a little to big for daily wear which is why the two smaller sizes are more popular. However the bag is great when you are looking for a small travel bag. 

What fits?

  • iPhone  
  • wallet  
  • sunglasses 
  • ​keys 
  • passport 
  • make-up bag 
  • laptop 
  • charger
  • book 
  • bottle of water