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Record Breaking Birkin

On June 1st at a Christie’s Auction in Hong Kong a new high was set for an Hermes bag.  The magic figure of $222,928 (US dollars) was for a 35cm Fuschia  Birkin in Shiny Porosus Crocodile  with 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware.  This beats the previous highest price of $203,150 for a Birkin,  a 30cm Rouge H in Shiny Croc, again with the 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware, sold by Heritage Auctions in December 2011.

The identity of the buyer of the Fuschia Birkin is unknown and likely to remain so, but looking through the results of the sale it’s obvious that there is more than one individual happy to spend six figures on an Hermes bag.

These figures are taken from the Christie’s website, amounts are in USD:

35cm Fuschia Birkin in Shiny Porosus with 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware – estimate $121,000 – $194,000. Actual price $222,928 – 14.91% more.

30cm Bleu Brighton Birkin in Shiny Nilocitus with Palladium Hardware – estimate of  $38,000-$45,000.  Actual price $100,447 – 123.28% more.

30cm Vert Emeraud Birkin in Shiny Nilocitus with Palladium Hardware – estimate of  $38,000-$45,000. Actual price $115,028 – 155.62% more

25cm White Himalaya Birkin in Matte Nilocitus with Palladium Hardware – estimate of $51,000-$64,000. Actual price $121509 – 89.86% more.

30cm White Himalaya Birkin in Matte Nilocitus with Palladium Hardware – estimate of $64,000-$77,000. Actual price $160,717 – 108.72%

32cm Black Kelly in Shiny Porosus with 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware – estimate of $103,000-$129,000. Actual price $145,162 – 12.53% more

There were a further 260 or so Hermes bags, mostly Birkins and Kellies but also examples from across the Hermes range – Bolides, Constances, Kelly Cuts,  Vespas, Lindys etc which sold for more modest prices, however the sheer scale of the auction was breathtaking, and the same applies to the sums involved too.  It goes to show that the market for top quality Hermes products is flourishing, especially in Asia and that a good Hermes bag is not only a beautiful  accessory but a sound investment.

A close up of that stunning 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware

Images courtesy of Christie’s HK.

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