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Hermès diamond birkin is the most expensive handbag sold at auction for $203,150

Andrea Divirgilio / December 9, 2011

Recently, we had told you about the Hermes diamond birkin bag with gold & diamond hardware that was estimated to fetch up to $90k at auction. For all its worth, the bag has finally been sold for a much higher price at $203,150. Victoria Beckham was caught carrying one of these diamond-studded birkin bags a while back, besides this exclusive red colored crocodile handbag is a limited edition handbag, which explains its rare status. The Birkin bag has set a new world record for the most expensive handbag ever sold at a public auction.

Hermès diamond birkin is the most expensive handbag sold at auction for $203,150

The diamond bag was up for auction at Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas as a part of Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature auction which is an important part of Heritage Auction.

Matt Rubinger, Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage Auctions said, “This is an extraordinary example of one of the world’s most exceptional handbags, and this was certainly an exceptional price, exceeding our highest expectations at every corner. This crocodile handbag, was one of the four Hermès handbags that broke the existing record price”

Other three bags at the auction that went for exceptional prices are:

a. Hermès 35cm Matte Brighton Blue Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, which brought $113,525

b. Hermès 35cm Shiny Braise Red Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, which brought $95,600

c. Hermès Ultra Rare 30cm Himalayan Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, which drew $80,663

The other Hermes bags that have fetched high prices at auctions includes Hermes matte crocodile birkin bag that was sold off for $120,000 at Doyle New York. The bag is made of crocodile skin and has numerous dazzling diamonds studded in its clasp. Bag lovers can take a look at the world’s most expensive handbags including the 1001 Nights Diamond Purse that costs $3.8 million and is the most expensive handbag on the list.

Via: NY DailyNews

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