Hermes is a French luxury goods manufacturer, most famous for its Birkin bags. It was named after singer/actress Jane Birkin and is often sported by celebrities. Borro takes a look at the top 5 most expensive Hermes handbags ever sold at auction.
5) Brighton Blue Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware: £87,652
This bright blue bag was sold for £87,652 by Heritage Auctions in 2011. It has Palladium hardware which is a very rare and lustrous silvery-white metal and adds value to bags like this.
4) Hermes Birkin: £156,831
This rouge Birkin bag is host to 18k white fold and diamond hardware, which is probably why it sold for so much at auction. At the Heritage Auctions in 2016, it sold for £156,831, to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous.
3) Hermes Birkin: £171,265
Purchased by an unknown phone bidder, this Birkin bag with diamonds was sold by Christie’s for the large sum of £171,265 in Hong Kong. At the time, it set the record for the most expensive bag ever sold at auction.
2) Hermes Birkin: £231,729
This Birkin is a white crocodile diamond Birkin 30 with 18k white gold and diamond hardware. It was sold by Christie’s in 2016 for £231,729.
1) Hermes Birkin: £295,000
Not only is this the most expensive Hermes bag ever sold at auction, but it is the most expensive handbag ever sold. it is a matte white crocodile skin purse with 18 karat gold and 10 carats worth of diamonds embedded into it. it was sold at auction by Christies in 2017 for £295,000.