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Episode 672: Bagging a Birkin

A Birkin bag from Hermes. Just a Birkin bag.

There are people with Birkin bags and then there are the rest of us. This purse, made by Hermes, the French luxury brand, averages $60,000. And it's been the "it" bag for 30 years.

The strange thing about Birkin bags: They always seem to be mysteriously out of stock. This is no accident. Today on the show, we go on a quest for a Birkin bag! And we find ourselves in a world where the normal rules of commerce are totally upside down.

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