Handmade leather bag of fashion house Hermès, which is named after the actress Jane Birkin, for more than twenty years is a status symbol and the queen of bags.
Price of legendary bags varies depending on the material it is made of, and it would, roughly speaking, is in the range between $9,000 and $150,000. Bags are shipped to the boutiques fashion house Hermès in unexpected times and limited quantities, thus creating a myth and uniqueness.
A crocodile skin Birkin handbag has sold for a record of $82,600 at Artcurial’s auction in Paris. The previous record sale price for a Birkin bag was $79,000, during a 2011 auction in Paris. The bag was manufactured in 2006 and is characterized by by its unusual combination of orange, red and pink colours.
Birkin is one of the most recognized bags in the fashion industry. It is requested, the waiting list for it, and in one point reached six years! However, in April, 2010 the Hermes announced that the waiting list would no longer exist, because of increase in production capacity.