You'll Never Guess How Much Someone Just Paid For This Hermès Birkin

BY Maddison Glendinning / Jun 19 2017 / 18:49 PM

It was sold at the Christie's handbag auction in London

You'll Never Guess How Much Someone Just Paid For This Hermès Birkin

Famed auction house Christie's held its first handbag sale in London this month, and subsequently broke a record while they were at it. 

Held in Mayfair, London, the auction attracted several top buyers from across the world, with Lot 63 proving to be the hottest ticket of the night. 

Lot 63 was a Hermès Birkin made in 2007 from bleu marine prosus crocodile with 18 carat white gold and diamond hardware. #Casual 

When the lot was up for auction, it went for a staggering Dhs725,225 ($US196,540), making it the most expensive handbag ever sold at an auction in Europe. 

This is the second record Christie's has set this year, as back in May, a 2014 Himalayan crocodile Birkin with 18 carat white gold and diamond hardware set the world record when it was sold for over Dhs1.3 million in Hong Kong. 

If you wanted further proof that a Birkin was a sound investment, here it is.