If you’ve been contemplating a handbag purchase that rivals the price of a ranch home in many parts of suburban America, then we have some timely news to share with you: Heritage Auctions has once again teamed up with Moda Operandi to offer a curated selection of rare, pre-owned Hermès handbags for sale, and this time around, one of them is a Himalayan crocodile Birkin.
You don’t have to watch many episodes of Top Chef to notice that Padma Lakshmi is extremely polished. That might be an understatement: she’s almost imposingly polished. When you stack that on top of being beautiful and very smart, it’s not surprising that even the paparazzi rarely catch her looking at all ruffled.
It was just last June that we reported to you about a new high in handbag resale prices: Christie’s Hong Kong had just sold a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin for a record high of $221,000. That record didn’t even make its first anniversary; earlier this week, Privé Porter announced it had broken that record with a $298,000 Birkin of its own, and it’s one that will look familiar to PurseBlog readers.
If you’re looking to kick off your Spring 2016 wardrobe in one of the most luxurious (and expensive) ways possible, Moda Operandi is here to help. That’s true both in general and in this particular instance, of course: the site has collaborated with Heritage Auctions on an edit of rare, colorful, often exotic Hermès bags that can be in your hot little hands come March.
“Investment” is a word that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to luxury fashion, but when it comes to actual, annual increases in value, Hermès Birkins are the gold standard. According to a data evaluation recently done by resale platform Baghunter, that might be even truer than bag lovers previously thought.
[Editor’s Note: This post generated the most fascinating comments on PurseBlog in 2015 (and was still generating them as recently as Thanksgiving, five months after its original publication), and we wanted to give you guys a chance to catch up and chime in with your own stories while we finish up the holidays and spend a little bit more time with our loved ones.
Believe it or not, I get sick of looking at both Hermès Birkins and Kardashian-Jenners occasionally. Not because I dislike either of them–in fact, I quite like both, and I’m fascinated by both of their pop cultural significance–but simply because I spend a lot of time on the fashion Internet, which is a place both Birkins and Kardashians are somewhat ubiquitous.