The most expensive bag ever sold at auction in Europe
A very rare 2008 Himalaya Hermès Birkin soars over auction estimate, selling for a whopping £162,500. The luxury handbag was sold in Christie's Handbags & Accessories Sale on 12 June during Luxury Week.
And sold for £162,500 at Christie's London!
A very rare 2008 Hermès Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with a 18k White Gold & Diamond encrusted lock sells above its high sale estimate to become the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction in Europe.
The buoyant market in investment bags is driven by high demand for the timeless classic design of Hermès Birkin and Kelly bags, which account for roughly 90% of sales at auctions worldwide. Traditional art collectors are now turning to handbags as possible investment pieces.
The June Christie's Handbags & Accessories Sale is part of Christie's Luxury Week. Now in its third year, Christie's Luxury Week is a phenomenal showcase of the very best luxury goods circulating on the market today, from fine wines and diamond tiaras to hand-crafted watches and designer handbags,
Luxury Week London continues with a sale of Important Jewels on 13 June.