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The World’s Most Expensive Handbag: RM 1.4mil Hermès Birkin?

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Last week, fashionistas the world over celebrated World Handbag Day. Coincidentally, the Hermès Himalayan crocodile Birkin bag, priced at a staggering $432,000 (RM1,414,951.20) also dropped at around the samedate—thought to be the most expensive Birkin ever offered for sale.

RM1.4mil. for a luxury handbag?

What about this particular Birkin sets it apart from other valuable Hermès bags?We got the first dibs via style.com’s interview with Hermes reseller authority Jane Finds for the low-down:

The material: The 30-centimetre diamond Himalayan Birkin is possibly the rarest and most desirable handbag in the world. This bag is made of Nilo crocodile, rendered in a subtle colouration that is meant to evoke images of the majestic Himalayan mountains.

The exterior:This dyeing process is painstaking and takes many hours to complete—the lighter the hue, the more difficult the process. The colour pairs perfectly with 18-carat white gold hardware, which is itself studded with white diamonds. The cadena lock alone is comprised of 68.4 grams of 18-carat white gold and encrusted with 40 white round brilliant diamonds, totalling 1.64 carats.

The structure: On the bag, three different structural elements of the Birkin—the Touret, the Pontets, and the Plaques de Sanglons—feature more than 200 diamonds for a total of 8.2 carats. This is arguably the rarest, most spectacular, and most jaw-dropping Birkin to ever be made, and it is likely the only time a bag of this calibre will be offered on the luxury resale market.

The price: The retail price of the bag was nearly $300,000 (RM982,605.00). The difference takes into account a resale premium, but largely reflects the fact that it’s exceedingly rare. This bag is no longer available with or without diamonds.

The target consumer: This bag was offered to a highly respected VIP client. Hermès only very rarely—and very thoughtfully—creates unique pieces of this calibre.This is without doubt a collector’s piece that belongs in a true collector’s home. It’s a timeless piece of art, will be in style forever, and is something a woman will cherish her entire life and then pass on to future generations.MYNEWSHUB

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