Hermès Diamond Birkin is the Most Expensive Handbag Sold at Auction

The Hermes diamond birkin bag with diamond & gold hardware was estimated to sell for $90k at auction, however, the bag finally sold for an even higher price, $203,150 with many celebrities having their eye on that bag. A while back, Victoria Beckham was seen carrying one of these birkin bags. The bag is very rare, being a limited edition, made with red colored crocodile and diamond-studded hardware. At a public auction, the Birkin bag has set a new world record for being the most expensive handbag ever sold at an auction.

At Design District Annex, located at 1518 Slocum Street in Dallas, the Birkin bag was put up for auction as a part of an important Heritage Auction, Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature auction.

The Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage Auctions, Matt Rubinger states:

“This is an extraordinary example of one of the world’s most exceptional handbags, and this was certainly an exceptional price, exceeding our highest expectations at every corner. This crocodile handbag, was one of the four Hermes handbags that broke the existing record price.”

The other three bags at the auction were:

-Hermes 35cm Matte Brighton Blue Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, sold for $113,525

-Hermes 35cm Shiny Braise Red Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, sold for $95,600

-Hermes Ultra Rare 30cm Himalayan Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware, sold for $80,663

Also, at Doyle New York, other Hermes bags were auctioned off at high prices including Hermes matte crocodile birkin bag. A bag that is exclusively made of dazzling diamonds and crocodile skin that sold for a whopping $120,000. Here’s a list of the world’s most expensive handbags, including a handbag that tops the list at $3.8 million, the 1001 Nights Diamond Purse.