The 5 Most Expensive Hermès Bags

 Hermès releasing their most prized purses in limited numbers, these one-of-a-kind pieces can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. Exotic skins, diamond hardware and unique designs only up the ante. Below, WWD lists some of the most expensive Birkin bags in the world.

The Sac Bijou Birkin – $2 million

Priced at $2 million, the Sac Bijou Birkin was released as part of Hermès’ Haute Bijouterie Collection in 2012. Designed by Pierre Hardy, the miniature handbag, intended to be worn as a bracelet, features over 2,000 diamonds set in rose gold. According to Sotheby’s, there are only three Sac Bijou Birkins in existence.

The Ginza Tanaka Birkin – $1.9 million

Hermès collaborated with Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka in 2015 to create this $1.9 million platinum “Birkin.” It’s encrusted with 2,182 diamonds, including an 8-carat pear-shaped center piece.

The Himalaya Birkin – $450,000

Sotheby’s sold a Himalaya Birkin 30 with diamond-encrusted white gold hardware for $450,000 in 2022. Made from niloticus crocodile skin, the highly coveted handbag features nine to 10 carats of stones. Named for their gradient pattern reminiscent of the snow-capped Himalaya mountains, even those without diamond hardware are considered some of the rarest — and most valuable — in the world.

The Faubourg Birkin – $400,000

Released in 2019, the Faubourg Birkin resembles an Hermès storefront. There are four shades of the coveted handbag, with the Neige or “Snow” colorway being the most valuable. Faubourgs have become among the most collectible Hermès bags, featuring both alligator and chèvre leather. Sotheby’s sold this rare 20-cm handbag with palladium hardware for $400,000 in 2022.

The Diamond Birkin – $288,200

Birkins made with exotic skins are already considered rare, so it’s no surprise that a little bling increases the price tag. Crocodile diamond Birkins typically cost more than $200,000 on the resale market, with one of the most expensive being the Géranium 35, pictured above. Sold by Christie’s in 2018, the bag is crafted with porosus crocodile skin and includes 18-karat white gold and diamond hardware.


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