A very rare Birkin bag has just set a new record for most expensive handbag ever to be sold at auction. According to Christie's, the Diamond Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond 30cm Birkin with 18k white gold and diamond hardware was sold by a private Asian collector for Dhs1,102,561.
"The diamond pieces created by Hermès are exceptional, but none are nearly as iconic as the Himalaya," reads a press release from Christie's. "It is believed that only one or two of the Diamond Himalayas are produced each year, globally, making it one of the lowest production runs for handbags."
The bag was produced in 2008 and sold in 2009. It breaks the previous record-holder, a Dhs815,395 fuchsia diamond-studded Hermès Birkin, according to CNN. - Via Harper's Bazaar US
Jane Birkin with her namesake Hermès bag in 1996, Rex USA