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. What’s harder to imagine is what the bill would look like, and what that kind of habit would add up to in the long run, especially if your preferences run toward a brand that tries to keep its pricing structure close to the vest.

That, of course, is where we come in.

We’ve noticed lately that Kris Jenner has acquired some eye-popping exotic Hermès bags in the past year, which join her already enviable handbag collection. On top of that, Hermès has a long-standing policy of not “gifting” bags to celebrities, so we know she (or someone–it’s possible one or two were a gift, considering the social circles Kris runs in) paid for what she has. And although we probably don’t have photographic evidence of every Hermès bag in her closet, we certainly have a lot, which is why everyone’s favorite momager is our first test case for a little bit of handbag math.

It’s difficult to say what many of these bags cost when they were brand new–we don’t know when Kris purchased them and it’s difficult to tell from photos whether a bag is niloticus or porosus crocodile, for example–but Hermès bags are unique in the scope of resale information available about them on the Internet. Also, it’s likely that Kris purchased some of these through a third-party dealer; Kim has sold bags that way in the past, and some of the models in Kris’s arsenal were no longer being made when she started carrying them, which further complicates the purchase price scenario.

With that in mind, we decided to estimate what Kris’s bags would be worth if sold today. To do that, we pored over auction listings both past and current on Heritage Auctions, where we know the Kardashian-Jenners have a business relationship, as well as pricing from other reputable resellers. Below, check out our estimates for each bag, as well as the total.

Hermès Birkin in Ebene Leather and Natural Toile Fabric, 35cm
Estimated Sale Price: $11,000

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Hermès Birkin in Black Togo Leather, 40cm
Estimated Sale Price: $12,500

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Hermès Black Matte Crocodile Birkin
Estimated Sale Price: $42,500

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Hermè Bougainvillea Birkin, 25cm
Estimated Sale Price: $14,000

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Hermès Braise Shiny Crocodile Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Sale Price: $96,000

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Hermès Electric Blue Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Sale Price: $19,000

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Hermès Graphite Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Sale Price: $13,000

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Hermès Beton Matte Alligator Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Price: $72,000

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Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Kelly Bag, 25cm
Estimated Price: $116,000

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Hermès Kelly Long Wallet
Estimated Price: $2,000

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Hermès Sellier Kelly Bag, 32cm
Estimated Price: $8,000

(Note: This is the estimate we’re least satisfied with; we couldn’t find a pink sellier Kelly of this size in any reseller’s past or present inventory, and color can weigh heavily on how much value an Hermès bag retains.)

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Hermès Limited Edition Candy Birkin Bag
Estimated Price: $12,000

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Hermès Shiny Electric Blue Crocodile Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Price: $61,000

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Hermès So Black Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Price: $32,500

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Hermès White Birkin, 35cm
Estimated Price: $12,500

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Hermès Vermillion Kelly Pochette
Estimated Price: $10,000

I’d be making that face if my handbags were worth this much, too.

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Grand Tote: $534,000

As it turns out, building a family entertainment empire will buy you a lot of Hermès.

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Sarah
Sarah
6 years ago

I love this!! Can you do more celebrity handbag worth posts please?!

Vlad Dusil
Vlad Dusil
6 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

What we need to do is to raid some of these collector’s closets and get the full picture! =)

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Sure! Let us know who you’d like to see.

laura
laura
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

How about her Chanel collection? She has plenty of those too.

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
6 years ago
Reply to  laura

I, for one, would love to see her amazing Chanel collection worth. That would be fun!

TexasST
TexasST
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Steve Harvey’s current wife seems to have quite a collection of luxury bags, that would be fun to add up!

Daria
Daria
6 years ago
Reply to  TexasST

Marjorie is so tacky and hideous. Do her!!

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  TexasST

Oooo yeah she’s a good one.

HL
HL
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Mull

Yes! Her collection has to be well over $1,000,000. I’d love to see it!

Patries Ferguson
Patries Ferguson
6 years ago
Reply to  HL

I would love to see Gweneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham or Olson twins!

HL
HL
6 years ago

As Far as I’ve most of Her bags are purchased from the boutiques not resellers. So all of the Croc 35 birkins cost no more that 50k usd each. The Himalayan kelly is about 50k euros I think. I know she purchased her two 25 birkins from priveporter but given her close friendship with the celebrity director at Hermes Michael Coste I’d say these prices are much higher than than what Kris actually paid. There are variations in price with the finish and type of crocodile such as Porosus and Niloticus. Either way, a very interesting article.

Scottsdale Kim
Scottsdale Kim
6 years ago
Reply to  HL

Congrats Mr. Coste for turning the Birkin into what some now refer to as “The Kardashian Bag”.

Amanda Mull
6 years ago
Reply to  HL

We weren’t going for what she paid, just what they’d be worth if sold!

laura
laura
6 years ago
Reply to  HL

True but all her bags are still worth a lot… in some cases, more than many people’s houses… and that’s just her Hermes. OMG.

Jennifer
Jennifer
6 years ago

This is absurd. How many Birkens does one woman need?

Aoedele
Aoedele
6 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer

In the grand scheme of things, humans don’t need luxury goods to thrive, but if you can afford it, why not?

Holly Stanton
Holly Stanton
6 years ago
Reply to  Aoedele

She could donate some of that purse money to local schools or homeless shelters. I think you should spend money but anything more than 15k is just an insult to starving people in my opinion.

Rachel
Rachel
6 years ago
Reply to  Holly Stanton

I’m pretty sure she already engages in some pretty heavy philanthropy.

jpmonte
jpmonte
6 years ago
Reply to  Rachel

Yes, needs the tax deductions.

Aoedele
Aoedele
6 years ago

My jaw is literally on the floor, wow! Thanks Amanda, you are awesome. I’m cheap, my fave is the pink $8,000 Sellier Kelly.

Mom2 12paws
Mom2 12paws
6 years ago
Reply to  Aoedele

Maybe longer sleeves will make that bag look better.

Averil
Averil
6 years ago

I would take the So Black, Graphite and Electric Blue 35cms all day errday! Croc creeps me out and none of her Kellys are cute…

I wonder how many belong to her or if the whole Klan shares their Hermes bags.

Very interesting article!

Kate
Kate
6 years ago

I don’t like the Birkin (it looks like luggage to me), but I love the lady-like look of the Kelly. Sadly, I can’t help but feel like my enthusiasm for Hermes is dampened by its constant association with the Kardashians. It’s not a matter of moral outrage because I disapprove of their lifestyle or whatever; I just think they’re tacky and have really bad style.

emily
emily
5 years ago
Reply to  Kate

People disliking a bag over a specific person owing one is so childish, there are a million worser people who own the Hermes bag. They probably own bags from most well known brands that’s life, rich people own things like this. Build a bridge, it’s not like they are getting a profit from every Hermes bag sold.

cbl
cbl
6 years ago

OH. EM. GEE.

Y Ajayi
Y Ajayi
6 years ago

Its the same bag in different colours and animal skins. To me it’s boring. To her it’s amazing so good for her.

Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago
Reply to  Y Ajayi

I love my Prada Galleria and wish they did more variations of the style. Its really practical and beautiful. I can see how someone would buy several versions of the same bag just because the style suits them so well. In this case however, I’m guessing the duplication is solely based the prestige of owning so many Birkins. I find that vulgar. (don’t get me started on the cosmetic surgery…)

Aurore de La Gorce
Aurore de La Gorce
6 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

Yes, because the style of the Birkin can be found in numerous other brands, and with the same quality, especially now that Hermès’ leathers are thinner and don’t get me started on the finitions. This just screams look at my wealth.

psny15
psny15
6 years ago

they should be deported and the bags should be auctioned to feed the poor

Bag Lover
Bag Lover
6 years ago
Reply to  psny15

And what are you doing to feed the poor? The fact that you’re a purseblog member tells me you have disposable income. Please do share with us examples of recent charities you’ve donated to or volunteered for.

Stephanie
Stephanie
6 years ago

Thats sickening

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