A prized Hermes Diamond Birkin, one of the rarest and most valuable purses in the world, will go under the hammer on December 6 as part of Heritage Auctions' Handbags and Luxury Accessories Signature Auction.
The sought after purse features white gold hardware encrusted with glittering diamonds. Matthew Rubinger, the director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage, suggests it would "make quite a Christmas for one savvy collector." I can only imagine!
The Hermes handbag has a retail value of more than $140, 000 brand new. It's not expected to make quite that much, but it should rake in $80, 000 or more, which is still a very nice chunk of change.
If that particularly Birkin is too rich for your blood, perhaps the Himalayan Crocodile Birkin is more your speed. The palladium hardware decorated purse is expected to fetch around $60, 000. That's still a big investment, but admittedly it's a smaller one than the main attraction! There are also another 18 Birkins up for auction, 20 Kelly bags, a rare Chanel black crocodile Paris-Baritz Tote, and a gorgeous Yves St. Laurent chocolate crocodile Muse bag. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Rubinger says this holiday auction has been "carefully curated" to bring together some of the most desirable and uncommon bags on the planet. He adds that the current market for high-end designer accessories is "very strong," so an auction like this is well-timed.
Internet pre-bidding is currently available ahead of the auction on December 6.
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