While the coveted Hermès Birkin handbag can typically cost anywhere from $11,550 to an astouding $150,000, the recent selling price of one particular Birkin is breaking records and shocking people everywhere.
Privé Porter — a collector of unused Birkin bags — just sold its most expensive Birkin for a whopping $298,000 to one lucky (anonymous) buyer with extremely deep pockets, one would assume. This insane new record beats the previous sale of a Birkin for $222,000 at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong.
So what makes this Birkin especially pricey? Well, the 2008 handbag is hand-sewn from bright red crocodile skin, and its white gold hardware is encrusted in over 10 carats of diamonds. No big deal. Keep reading for more detailed shots of this record-breakingly over-the-top bag.