This $300K Birkin Diamond Himalaya Niloticus Makes History
The renowned auction house Christie’s has recently wrote another impressive chapter in the history of fashion with this gorgeous Birkin Diamond Himalaya Niloticus. The matte-white beauty, finished in 18k gold and carefully decorated with diamonds by Hermes, has been auctioned off for a staggering $300,168 to a private Asian collector, becoming the most expensive handbag ever sold.
This remarkable handbag remains one of the lowest produced bags worldwide – with only one or two seeing the light every single year. You should also know that the last time a handbag smashed records was just last year, when a diamond-studded fuchsia Hermes Birkin sold for a cool $222,000, which means the iconic brand had a record-breaker two years in a row.
It would seem Birkin’s exceptional value comes from its rarity and exclusivity, associated with high-quality leathers and craftsmanship, as well as a unique touch of Hermès appeal. These bags have passed their practicality purposes a long time ago and went on to become solid investments, with Hermès, Bulgari, Chanel and Gucci handbags being in a class of their own – an idea supported by the associated price-tags. Did you see this coming?