Fancy a croc bag for just $380k?

Sunday Times - - OPINION - AFP

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. —

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