London: Hermes Birkin handbag sells for over USD 2 millionANI | London | Updated: 14-06-2019 02:06 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 02:01 IST
Hermes Birkin, one of the world's most expensive handbags in the world, has been sold at USD 206,111 at a Christie's auction here. The 2015 Himalaya niloticus crocodile Birkin 35 crossed the predicted price of 114,162 to 88,793 USD. With this, the bag has become the second most expensive handbag, reported Telegraph.
Named after the actor and singer Jane Birkin, Birkin bags are extremely expensive. Even the title for the most expensive bag is held by the company. The Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 35 with 18k White Gold and Diamond Hardware was sold at USD 300,322 in 2018. "We are delighted with the results of today's handbags and accessories auction, which reflects the maturing market for handbags around the world," said Rachel Koffsky, Christie's head of handbags and accessories in London.
"With a full saleroom, a packed phonebank, and bidding from across the globe, the auction demonstrates the international demand for collectable and rare handbags," he added. Bidders from around 41 countries took part in the auctions hosted by famous- British auction house, Christie, on Tuesday.
Other items on sale that received well over their expected price included a 2017 Chanel black lucite and crystal rocket ship evening bag.