When shopping for fashionable and luxury handbags, you can never go wrong with Hermes handbags. The brand is associated with world-class celebrities and the filthy rich. The brand has gained a cult-like following thanks to its first class quality and exorbitant prices.
Hermes continues to gain popularity by pushing the boundaries of a luxury handbag using different materials, whilst retaining an enviable appeal. The bags are lavish, and some of the rarer bags are the most sought after by the rich. The bags can fetch up to 6 figures at prestige auction house.
With this in mind, here are the most expensive Hermes handbags ever sold, with help from New Bond Street Pawnbrokers:
1. Kelly Rose Gold
This is the most expensive handbag ever sold in the history of the Hermes brand. The bag was released in 2012, and has never been dethroned. The bag is made from solid rose gold, and is fitted out with 1160 diamond pieces. You can wear the bag on the wrist, or hold it by the handles. In addition, this bag is unique as only 12 pieces with 3 variants exist. If you are pondering getting this bag, then you will need to fork out $2 million or more…
2. Hermes Chaine’d Ancre Bag
This is the second most expensive bag from the Hermes brand. It comes with a complex and sculpture-like design using links and 1160 pieces of diamonds. Only 3 Chaine’d Ancre Bags were made. It has one of the Hermes recurring motifs used in bracelets, bags, and other luxury jewelry. The bags will cost you at least $1.4 million.
3. Birkin Bag
The Birkin bag claims third position, and was designed by Ginza Tanaka. It is made using pure platinum and generously embellished with 2000 diamond pieces. There is also a large eight carat diamond that sits on the front and center of the bag. If you are lucky to own this bag, you can dismantle it into small jewelry pieces. You can then carry the bag as a clutch, use the centerpiece as a wearable brooch, or use the strap as a necklace. Whilst there is no clear information on whether the bag has sold or not, you need at least $1.4 million if you are considering the bag.
4. Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin
If you are a fashion enthusiast, then I’m sure you will have seen this handbag dangling in the arms of popular celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian. This bag is crafted using Niloticus Crocodile leather and dyed to light hues of taupe and white. The bag is designed to evoke the shadowy landscape of the Himalayan mountains, and it has been gaining traction in the media with its cost. In 2016, it cost in $300,108, and in 2017 the cost stood at $379,000!
5. Rouge H Porosus Crocodile Birkin
This bag occupies the fifth position as the most expensive Hermes handbag ever sold. It elevates any outfit, especially if it is word with a bold color, such as red. This bag made history when it was sold for $298,000 at Prive Porter. The bag was sold to an anonymous buyer.
Source – New Bond Street Pawnbrokers