A maximum price that collectors are willing to pay for a rare Hermes replica Birkin surely exists, but based on a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong on Monday, we have yet to find it. One bidder is now the proud owner of the pink crocodile Birkin you see above, to the tune of $221,844.It’s rare that the diamond-encrusted version of something costs less than its original version, but Hermes replica is a rare company indeed. It’s worth noting, of course, that the diamond-encrusted versions of the brand’s popular Birkin, Kelly and Constance bags are meant to be worn around one’s neck and are therefore very small, but still: diamonds.
Fashion can be a lot of things, but when it’s at its very best, it’s about fantasy. We all have replica handbags UK in the backs of our minds that we’d love to see in our closets, and for many of us, those bags are exotics, special orders or hard-to-find pieces from brands whose wares are extremely scarce to begin with.According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie’s did not reveal the identity of the bag’s new owner, who bid via phone, although the auction house did say that the majority of the auction’s bidders were private Asian collectors. The sale included 366 lots that sold for a total of nearly $6 million, which easily beat the auction’s estimate of $3.25 million. The ever-increasing amount collectors are willing to pay for bags is surprising even to those who make a business of selling them.
The replica bags is made of Porosus crocodile, with diamonds set into its gold hardware. The previous auction record for a handbag was $218,500 for an evening bag owned by Elizabeth Taylor, also at a Christie’s auction, according to Business of Fashion. The previous record for an Hermes replica bags was over $203,000 for a similar Birkin in red from Heritage Auctions in 2011.
A price ceiling for these bags exists somewhere, but as the Asian market continues to grow, it’s unlikely that we’ve found it quite yet.If you’ve got enough money to buy a well-kept suburban ranch home in my beloved hometown of Atlanta burning a hole in your pocket, you’re in luck: Moda Operandi and Heritage Auctions have teamed up once again for another jaw-dropping pre-owned Hermes replica trunkshow, and this time around, a diamond-encrusted crocodile Birkin is the star of the show.