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Hermes Bag Sold For Record $222,000 At Auction

Pink Hermes Birkin Bag Sold For $223,000 at Auction

Hermes bag set a record in Hong Kong as the most expensive handbag ever sold at at Christie’s afternoon handbag auction in Hong Kong on Monday. The crocodile skin Birkin Bag in fuschia with 18 karat gold and diamond hardware was sold to a phone bidder for 1,72 million Hong Kong dollars ($222,219). The bag was one of more than 300 that Christie’s put on the block in Hong Kong, which has emerged as a global auction center thanks to wealthy mainland Chinese.

Pink Hermes Birkin Bag Sold For $223,000 at Auction
Pink Hermes Birkin Bag Sold For $222,000 at Auction

The previous record was set at a U.S. auction in 2011 for another Birkin Bag, in red crocodile skin, that sold for $203,150. The same year, diamond and gold evening bag once owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for US$218,500 at Christie’s in New York.

Pink Hermes Birkin Bag Sold For $223,000 at Auction
Pink Hermes Birkin Bag Sold For $222,000 at Auction

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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