Wednesday, 10 August 2016

World's most expensive Purse - Himalayan Birkin

A Birkin handbag made of white crocodile skin is likely the most expensive purse in the world, after it sold for more than $300,000 in an auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong in late May.

The matte-white crocodile-hide handbag went for $300,168 — well above Christie’s initial price estimate of between $194,000 and $259,000. The handbag is believed to have fetched a higher price than any bag ever sold at auction. Himalayan Birkins—so named because the hide of a Nilo crocodile is laboriously dyed to create a gray and white coloring reminiscent of snow-capped mountains—are some of the most sought-after purses on earth. They include hardware made of 18-karat white gold and diamonds.
Hermés makes only or two of the purses each year. The diamond Himalayan Birkin is very likely the rarest and most desirable handbag in the world.