Fancy a croc bag for just $380k?
A DIAMOND-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermès handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world’s most expensive handbag sold at auction, fetching nearly $380 000 (about R5-million) at a Hong Kong sale.
The rare Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 went to an unknown phone bidder on Wednesday after intense bidding, said a spokeswoman for auction house Christie’s.
Only one or two Diamond Himalayas are created each year, making it one of the rarest production runs for handbags, according to Christie’s. —