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The Most Expensive Expensive Handbag Ever Sold at Auction

I lately read in the Daily Mail UK that Christies Auction House in Hong Kong sold the most high-priced handbag ever sold. But according to the Wall Street Journal it was the most high-priced bag sold at auction.

The tote was a Birkin by Hermes, in fuchsia pink crocodile skin. An anonymous buyer in the auction bought it. It had been reported in the Daily Mail as the most high-priced handbag ever sold, like it said in the Wall Street Journal it had been meant to say the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction, but I believe.

The Daily Mail UK said this sale broke the previous world record, set in 2011, for the entire world's most expensive handbag.

I shall dedicate this article to discussing the world's priciest handbag by Wall Street Journal and the Daily Mail UK. But simply to set it into view; instead of purchasing this pink Birkin, you could buy a luxury car with all the exact same sum of money. Or place a down payment on a home. And also the Daily Mail reports that Christies have another Birkin up for auction shortly, a sexy black leather number, which may even sell for more.

So why pay so much for a Birkin?

This unexpectedly high-priced handbag is a Birkin bag created by Hermes. It had been made in 2014 of shiny fuchsia-pink high-end crocodile skin and features a genuine 18 karat white gold clasp and lock embossed with real diamonds.

Hermes, a French fashion house ever designed in 1984 the very first Birkin bag, and is viewed as a fashion classic. It had been named following the actress Jane Birkin as well as the story goes that the Birkin bag was fashioned when the Hermes CEO, Jean-Louis Dumas, sat next to her on a Paris to London flight.

The well-known fashion legend tells the story of Jane Birkin sitting next to Hermès CEO, Jean-Louis Dumas, on a plane and all her things falling from her handbag. She was taking a relatively small bag Jacques Doillon, her husband, had deliberately run within the woven basket she used to carry on her trips. Her frustration was expressed by the celebrity about her struggle to locate a suitable leather weekend bag. She described the kind of bag she would like to Jean-Louis and he created the design soon afterward, She sketched out what her tote that was idyllic would be like on a sick bag. The tote she defined was created as the Birkin, soon after. Hermés now consider lots of the most wealthy women in the world's to be devotees of the Birkin.

The Hermes brand is renowned because of its leather accessories that are excellent and also the Birkin is now one of the very desirable handbags ever. The Birkin bag is notorious for having a price tag in the a large number of dollars. Regardless of this, there is a waiting list to get a Birkin which could be several years long.

Hermes is recognized by its perfection in both its finish and for using the best quality materials. Assembly lines are not used by Hermès but instead uses an experienced crafts person to handcraft each tote to create the finished product that is immaculately.

The high-end bags and accessories created by Hermès are not actually in the typical fashionista's cost range. Even a regular Hermes Birkin bag is priced upwards of £8,000 (US$ 12185). But although a Birkin bag may be worth as much as a car that was little, it is valued by the style trade it is an investment. It is a bag that will also go up in value; and will remain in good and fashion shape for years, if not decades. That has been proven by the record auction of this Birkin. As well there is a waiting list of up to three years which creates increases and demand value.

We don't know who purchased this expensive Birkin handbag (the buyer was a phone bidder), but we're conscious of the fact that both Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum are the proud owners of similar pink Hermes Birkin bags.

It is also rumored that Victoria Beckham owns as many as 100 luxury bags, including Birkins, which collectively are thought to be worth £1,500,000 (US$2,284,800). It seems Khloe Kardashian possesses a bag in nearly every colour of the rainbow.

The Hermes Birkin is considered by most to be among the very iconic and sought-after handbags ever made. Purse lovers love and adored it everywhere. No handbag forum will be complete without a conversation in regards to the Hermès Birkin.

Ten interesting facts about the Birkin:

1. The Hermes Birkin Bag comes in lots of colours, There are 25 colours of blue alone.

2.An artisan handcrafts a Hermes Birkin.

3.A Hermes Birkin has held the last two records set for the priciest handbag ever sold.

4.There are currently waiting lists of up to three years for a Hermes Birkin bag.

5. The subtle "Himalayan" Birkin is one of the rarest models. The name really identifies the unique color of the bag. It is described as looking in the manner of a snow- topped mountain in the Himalayas.

6. Was designed and named after the actress Jane Birkin in 1981

7. Jane is onto her fifth Hermes Birkin Bag. Jane uses a unique Hermes Birkin Bag in a color that is neutral until it is worn-out; only then does she get a new one. She then auctions the old used bag and gives the funds to charity. She likes to decorate her bags with patches, charms, and personalization's to make the bag more informal and less snobbish.

I'm not sure that the pink Birkin bag reported in the Daily Mail UK is the priciest handbag on the planet, but it's surely the most expensive handbag that has sold at auction so ...

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Submitted on: January 11, 2017 02:50:10 PM
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