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It costs $377,000.  Why is this handbag the most expensive in the world?

It costs $377,000. Why is this handbag the most expensive in the world?

Not only do you have to pay several dozen or even several hundred thousand dollars for this bag, but you also have to meet a whole list of requirements and wait up to several years to buy it. Why is the Birkin Bag the most expensive and most desirable handbag in the world?

Birkin Bag or simply Birkin is a handbag designed by the French fashion house Hermes, which was created in 1984. It was inspired by and named after actress and singer Jane Birkin.

There are many styles, sizes and colors of the Birkin available on the market, and for a short time it became a symbol of prosperity, and its owner immediately became a person with the highest social status. Initially, Hermes kept a list of people waiting for its unique model. The waiting time for this bag in 2006 was up to 6 years!

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Why is the Birkin Bag unique? And so expensive!

Each copy of this iconic handbag is handmade in France. Each bag is created by a specially hired artist who must train for up to 5 years before creating his first bag. Handbags are often decorated with gold or silver elements, diamonds and some of them are made of exotic animal skins.

The above item has been the most expensive handbag in the world since 2017. It is made of the skin of a young Nile crocodile (which has been an element of the dispute between the luxury fashion house and organizations protecting the environment and animal rights for many years) and all additional elements are made of 18-carat white gold. The bag was also decorated with 245 diamonds. In 2017, it was sold at auction for approximately USD 337,000, which is PLN 1.34 million!

Luxury not for everyone? Even the richest people can’t buy this bag like that!

What further raised the profile of the Birkin Bag was the elimination of the waiting list for the bag in 2010. Currently, you can’t just walk into a store and buy it or wait for your turn on the list. First, you need to establish some kind of “relationship” with the Hermes store. After spending a certain amount of money and shopping at a given boutique for many years, your advisor may suggest purchasing a Birkin Bag. But it doesn’t have to be! You never know if you’ll ever be able to buy this luxury accessory, even if you’re incredibly rich!

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The handbag has become extremely popular due to numerous changes in pop culture. It appears in many films, on newspaper covers and is one of the favorite accessories of Hollywood stars and influencers. Some people buy it as an investment, and still others never take it out of the box.

Source: Gazeta

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