New Record Set for Most Expensive Birkin Sold

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It feels like just yesterday we reported the news of the most expensive Hermes Birkin sold, but it seems the stakes keep getting higher!

WSJ Christina Binkley reports today that a rare Hermes Birkin with diamonds has sold for $298,000, breaking the previous Christies record of $222,000.

If you are wondering just what kind of handbag could command a price tag that high… “a rare Hermès 35cm Birkin shiny porosus crocodile bag in a fire-engine red called ‘braise’ manufactured in France in 2008. Its hardware features 10.08 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds in 171 grams of 18K white gold” writes Binkley.

The bag had been bought and resold twice since it’s original purchase for $160,000 from the Hermes mothership in NYC. The bag was finally sold by Jeffrey Berk of Privé Porter to a Los Angelos representative for an unknown investor.

Let’s be realistic here, not all of our ordinary Birkin bags are going to sell for double. In fact, the reseller market prices for the elusive Jane B’s are definitely down. But this sale reinforces the idealthat Hermes bags are likely the only ones that can be justified as investments in the long run (read:Gold, S&P 500, or Hermes Birkin?).

In a video interview, Binkley and Tanya Rivero discuss the record-setting Birkin and continue the debate whether handbags should be investment-worthy pieces.

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Mini & Jet Set Travel Large

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michael_michael_kors_ss15-selma-mini-jet-set-travel-largeFor days when the mood’s right but the wallet’s tight, there’s MICHAEL Michael Kors which has been making (and selling) fun and adorable bag options for a while now.

Take this pair for instance, the Selma Mini (top) and the Jet Set Travel Large (bottom). The Selma Mini measures some 17 cm by 14 cm, comes with side gussets that stick out and of course, because of its relatively tiny size, is by nature already adorable to boot. And then there’s the Jet Set Travel Large, a ‘much larger’ bag at 24 cm by 16 cm that comes with its own top zip closure and a long sling that’s part-chain-linked hardware and part-leather.

Priced at GBP140 and GBP130 respectively (I did say they were wallet-friendly too, right?), you’ll find these 2 bags now online via Net-A-Porter in these pretty pinks, as well as in a variety of other luscious hues.

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