Can Money Buy Dreams? Christie’s Auction Tests the Limits with Record-Breaking Hermès Bags Fit for Royalty or Oligarchs

Christie’s Unveils Exclusive Hermès Bags, One Fetching Record Price

Luxury on Display:

Famed auction house Christie’s recently showcased some of the most exclusive Hermès bags ever made, including one that sold for a record-breaking $214,200.

The video, posted on TikTok, gave viewers a glimpse of these exquisite pieces, typically reserved for VIP clients.

Holy Grail of Handbags:

All three featured bags were either Kelly or Birkin models, notoriously difficult to obtain.

Limited production and alleged exclusivity for clients with extensive purchase history make them even more coveted.

The auction, titled “Handbags Online: The New York Edit,” ran from November 30 to December 12.

Sterling Silver Stunner:

The first piece, a rare sterling silver mini Kelly bag, achieved a new auction record of $214,200.

Appearing for the first time in seven years, the bag, estimated at $100,000 to $200,000, features a unique locking mechanism and gleaming silver exterior, making it a conversation starter and an evening bag equivalent to fine jewelry.

Diamond-Encrusted Delights:

Next, Christie’s specialist Paige Rubin showcased two bags adorned with diamonds and 18 karat white gold hardware.

A 25cm black crocodile Kelly with nearly 300 diamonds fetched $138,600, while a 30cm Birkin in red braise crocodile with 250 diamonds went for $113,400.

Crafted with Care:

According to Rubin, these bags represent the pinnacle of Hermès’ craftsmanship and luxurious materials.

She highlighted the rarity of the sterling silver Kelly, with only a handful ever made and none sold by Hermès in over 20 years.

For the Discerning Collector:

Rubin sees these pieces as a unique opportunity for seasoned Hermès collectors seeking “holy grail” bags to complete their collections.

The video’s comment section reflects the admiration for these exquisite items, with users praising their beauty and dreamlike qualities.

In , Christie’s auction offered a rare glimpse into the world of ultra-exclusive Hermès handbags, showcasing the brand’s mastery of craftsmanship and the allure of these coveted luxury items.

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