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Garcelle Beauvais Has a Big Update on Her Quest for Her First Birkin Bag
After joking that her Hermès birthday cake was the closest she’d ever get to owning the real thing, the RHOBH cast member shared a surprising update.
During the June 29 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Garcelle Beauvais had a lavish birthday party complete with stunning flowers (courtesy of Diana Jenkins), spicy margaritas (for Erika Jayne), and a lifelike Birkin cake that looked almost too good to eat (from Kathy Hilton).
In the episode, the birthday girl declared that the delectable sweet treat (which clocked in at $500) was “the closest [she’ll] get to [having] a Birkin.” The gorgeous green cake had all the features of a real Hermès bag, including a shiny silver lock closure, folded leather flap, and rolled handles.
Garcelle went on to explain in an interview, “I can’t wrap my head around spending that much money on a bag.” (As noted in the episode, Birkins can range anywhere from around $8,500 to $2 million.) She added, “So if I have the cake, maybe somebody will buy me the bag. Mama needs a Birkin!”
The night the RHOBH episode aired, the model stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. The titular host, on behalf of a viewer, asked Garcelle for an update on whether anyone had bought her one of the coveted purses yet.
As it turns out, someone had. “I actually got myself a Birkin,” Garcelle revealed. “But can I tell you, I left it on my dining room table for two days because I thought if I brought it up to my closet, then that means I owned it. I told my kids not to touch it, and it just sat there.”