All by itself, an average Hermes Birkin can be a very difficult bag to get your hands on. An ostrich Birkin? Even harder. An ostrich Birkin from the closet of a star? Nearly impossible. An ostrich Hermes Birkin from Kelly Rutherford’s personal Hermes collection, which she also immortalized on film in an episode of Gossip Girl? Actually, that’s something that we can help you with.
On April 29, Heritage Auctions will offer up Rutherford’s 35cm Hermes Birkin in cognac ostrich leather. Kelly’s a noted Hermes collector (even her son is named Hermes, although that’s after the Greek god instead of the brand), and throughout Gossip Girl‘s run, she’s used many of her own handbags as props while playing Upper East Side socialite Lily van der Woodsen. Hermes no longer makes ostrich Birkins in this size, so if you’ve been lusting after the bags that Lily carries on the show, this might be your best opportunity to score one. Literally.
Heritage reports that bidding on this collector’s item will start at $15,000, and the gently worn bag will be the first lot in the day’s auctions. Check out more photos of the bag in action after the jump.
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*Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions.