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[Editor’s Note: Hello! This week is our annual PurseBlog Summer Break, where our team take a couple days to rest up before the season ends and fall kicks into high gear. We’ll be running an abbreviated post schedule this week, which will feature both brand new articles and a couple fan favorites from our archives.

Kris Jenner Hermes Closet

The entire Kardashian family loves Hermès bags just about as much as any other celebrities I can think of. While Kim loves her Birkins as much as the next Kardashian, Kris, the matriarch of the family constantly carries Hermès bags; recently we did the math to see how much Kris Jenner’s Hermès collection is worth (hint: over $500,000).

Hermes Birkin 35cm

There is no designer handbag in the world as elusive as the Hermès Birkin. The legendary French leather goods house keeps a tight lid on everything about the bag, from the best way to get one to which colors and leathers might be available in a particular size or hardware type at any given time.

Celebrity Designer Bags July 5

The pre-holiday weekend celeb snapshot offerings are usually not the most premium selections ever, but we managed to round things out quite nicely with a double dose of Bella Hadid and a pic of Naya Rivera stocking up on bottled water.

Khloe-Kardashian-Hermes-Birkins

It’s only right that a matriarch of a family would have the best collection of Birkins, and Kris Jenner is definitely ahead of her daughters in the Hermès-acquisition column. You might expect Kim to be the heir to that particular handbag throne (and, to her credit, she has some beautiful rarities), but when it comes to Birkins, Khloé Kardashian might really be the sister next in line.

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Christie’s is one of the world’s most storied auction houses, and with its sales comes the promise of a curated selection of the highest order. At the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories June Online Auction, which begins today, you’ll find exactly that, including bags and accessories from brands like Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.

Celebrity-Designer-Bag-June-6

When you look at celebrity snapshots as often as I do, you sometimes get the impression that you’re doing something wrong. You could be brunching better. You could experiment a lot more with your fashion choices.

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If it seems like it was very recently that we brought you news of a brand new world record Hermès Birkin sale, that’s because it was. In April, Privé Porter sold a Birkin in braise red crocodile for $298,000 to a collector in California, but now, according to CNN, that figure has been eclipsed by a Birkin sold by Christie’s in Hong Kong for just over $300,000.

Hermes-Bags-Moda-Operandi-Sale

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.

Kris-Jenner-Hermes-Handbag-Worth

Celebrity bag collections are almost addictive to look at. The mixture of private wealth and paparazzi interest makes for incredible bag-spotting, and it’s easy to get carried away in imaging what it would be like to march into any designer boutique and pick whatever you wanted to take home.

Padma-Lakshmi-Hermes-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.

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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.

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