A uncommon Hermès Birkin bag offered at public sale early Wednesday morning at Christie’s in Hong Kong for a whopping $382,000 USD.
It’s set a file as the priciest handbag ever offered at public sale.
In 2016, an analogous type was scooped up at Christie’s for round $377,000.
The coveted purse — which prices as a lot as a studio condominium on the Upper East Side — is the Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin 30.
It options diamond-encrusted and has been dubbed the “Himalaya” as a result of the delicate gradation of coloration from smoky grey to pearly white resembles the snow-capped mountain vary.
One may need a greater likelihood of climbing to the high of the Mount Everest than scoring one in all its namesake baggage: They’re thought-about the rarest of Birkins. The French luxurious items firm reportedly solely makes one or two every year.
Matthew Rubinger, the worldwide head of purses and equipment at Christie’s, tells the South China Morning Post that the “extreme rarity, iconic status and craftsmanship” has continued to ship Himalaya Birkin costs into one other stratosphere.