Which Items Should You Put in a Birkin Bag?


We know you’re passionate about Hermès handbags you surely have a Birkin (or several) in your collection; or you’re planning to buy a Hermès bag soon, so these useful tips on what to carry in your bag and what you should definitely NOT carry in it, will be very helpful.

In this guide, we’ll tell you which items are ideal to carry in your Birkin without damaging it and which ones you should avoid at all costs. Do you want to make sure your favorite bag stays in perfect condition? Keep reading to find out how to do it!

  1. What to carry in your Birkin bag?
  2. What not to carry in your Birkin bag?
  3. Tips to care for your Hermès bags

What to carry in your Birkin bag?


When it comes to filling your precious Hermès Birkin bag, it’s important to be selective about what you carry with you, so as not to damage or mistreat the piece, which despite being made of very exclusive materials and with exquisite craftsmanship, is delicate and is an investment that you should take care of. Fortunately, there are a variety of items that you can store without worries.

To start, basic items like your wallet, mobile phone, keys, and agenda are safe choices. These items are essential for daily life and generally do not pose a risk to your bag. Additionally, small makeup bags and sunglasses cases are excellent additions that allow you to organize your belongings and protect the inside of your bag from stains or scratches.

You can also carry notepads, notebooks, or agendas in your bag depending on the size of the Birkin bag you own. It’s important to note that Hermès Birkin bags are available in different sizes, ranging from the 25cm Birkin to the 40cm Birkin. What you carry in your bag will depend on its capacity.

We recommend using an organizer made of a soft material, so you can use your Birkin bag efficiently without damaging its interior and also being able to put order to your belongings instead of just tossing them inside your bag.

What not to carry in your Birkin bag?


Just as it’s important to know what to carry in your Hermès Birkin bag, it’s also crucial to know what to avoid carrying, as some items can pose a danger to the integrity of your bag.

Firstly, avoid carrying liquids without a watertight container. Water bottles, perfumes, or cosmetics can easily spill and stain the interior of your bag.

Sharp objects, such as scissors, tweezers, nail clippers, or pens without caps, can pierce the leather of your bag. It’s advisable to store these items in protective cases or separate compartments to prevent damage.

Avoid carrying heavy objects that can deform the shape of your bag, such as heavy books or large electronic devices. If you need to carry these items, place them at the bottom of the bag to better distribute the weight, or opt for carrying an additional bag or backpack so as not to damage your Birkin.

Food can also be a problem if not handled correctly. Avoid carrying food that can spill or leave residues, such as juicy fruits or greasy foods. If you need to carry food, use airtight containers and make sure they are securely closed, you can also put the containers inside a fabric bag before putting them inside your Birkin.

Finally, avoid carrying sharp objects that can scratch the surface of your bag, such as unprotected keys or sharp jewelry. Store these items in protective cases or internal pockets to prevent damage.

Tips to care for your Hermès bags


  • Proper storage: Store your bags in their original dust bags or soft cloth bags to protect them from dust and direct sunlight.
  • Avoid moisture: Keep your bags away from damp places and store them in a dry place to prevent mold and discoloration.
  • Regular cleaning: Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the surface of your bag. Avoid using harsh chemicals.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Direct sunlight can fade and damage the leather of your bag, so store them in a dark place when not in use.
  • Rotation of use: If you have multiple bags, it is recommended to alternate their use to avoid premature wear of one in particular.
  • Professional repairs: If your bag needs repairs, seek out a professional leather repair service to avoid further damage, such as Hermès’ restoration service.
  • Avoid contact with chemicals: Keep your bags away from perfumes, lotions, makeup, and other chemicals that can damage the leather.
  • Shape filling: When not using your bag, fill it with non-acidic paper or fabric to maintain its original shape and prevent it from deforming. You can also use a bag filler, a pad of the right size to maintain the shape of the bag.
  • Do not exceed the capacity of the bag: Birkin bags are available in sizes of 25, 30, 35, and 40. Knowing this, it is not recommended to carry very heavy objects or fill them too much to avoid damaging or deforming them.

Hermès Birkin bags and all the brand’s pieces are luxury items that represent a significant monetary investment and that you will want to enjoy for a long time or even sell them in the future; and to ensure this and keep your bags in perfect condition, this guide summarizes all our recommendations. If you want to expand the information, we invite you to read this detailed post for caring for your Hermès bag.

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