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Bringing Home The Birkin with Michael Tonello

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Join author Michael Tonello, as he discusses his book,  Bringing Home The Birkin: My Life In Hot Pursuit Of The World's Most Coveted Handbag.

For more than twenty years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. With a fabled waiting list of more than two years to purchase one, the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing this coveted carryall. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello. . . .

With down-to-earth wit, Michael Tonello chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent—and from eBay to Paris auction houses and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs alike—on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur and Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women.

Bringing Home The Birkin has been described as, “The one-step, one-stop shop guide to buying a Birkin.” - Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

Originally from Massachusetts, Michael Tonello traveled the world as a makeup artist and hairdresser before resettling in Spain to become an eBay luxury reseller of all things Hermes. He resides inBarcelona with his partner, Juan.

Michael is also founder of the luxury fashion brand, Respoke.

Order your copy of Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag from the Ivy Bookshop.

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00pm

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Virtual Event, Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

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Programs For Adults

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Adult Events Approver- for Adults

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