|The Hermes Birkin Diamond Bag with 18K Gold - World's most expensive handbag ever sold! Photo Courtesy : Christie's|
$300,000 for a handbag! That is what a buyer paid for an authentic Hermes Birkin handbag set with 18K gold & diamonds!
A matte white Diamond Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 30 with 18k white gold and diamond hardware, was sold by a private Asian collector for $300,168 on Monday, making it the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction.
"The diamond pieces created by Hermes are exceptional, but none are nearly as iconic as the Himalaya," Christie's said in a press release prior to the sale. "It is believed that only one or two of the Diamond Himalayas are produced each year, globally, making it one of the lowest production runs for handbags."