There are some men who remain forever on the gifting ball, gliding through birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Days with breezy, “don’t mention it” aplomb.
And then there are the rest of us.
But for once, bud, our collective loafing has paid VDay dividends. Because only tonight do the doors swing open on LXR & Co.’s permanent NYC boutique, where a fella (albeit a fella of means) can purchase the Valentine’s Day Gift To End All Valentine’s Day Gifts:
The elusive Birkin.
For the uninitiated: the Birkin is Lord of the Purses. One Bag To Rule Them All.
Named for überbabe Jane Birkin. Crafted by the leathermasters at Hermés. Reputed waiting list of six years to obtain one.
But “luxury vintage curators” LXR have amassed a bit of a collection. So many, in fact, that they’ve installed a “Birkin Bar” at their new SoHo shop, where you can purchase one immediately.
Admittedly, it ain’t cheap. But those without a Buffett-esque bankroll need not despair – LXR stocks a massive array of the type of vintage ladyphernalia that gets a man covered in lipstick marks. Hermés scarves. Chanel necklaces. Louis Vuitton wallets.
And if you can’t make it downtown, you can g’head and grab something online.
But you’d better do that quick. Procrastinator.