Hermes Bag Sells for An Astounding Amount at Auction! On September 23, 2014 a fabulous Hermes handbag sold for an astounding $185,000 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. This 30 cm diamond Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin bag contained 18k white gold hardware and 242 diamonds with a total weight of 9.84 carats! This is the second most expensive handbag to sell at auction, with the first bag reigning at $203,150, which sold at .
The ever-stylish and wildly popular Hermes Birkin bag has become a symbol of style, elegance and exquisite taste. It is said that the Birkin bag was inspired by English born actress, singer and songwriter Jane Birkin, who was once seated near former Hermes Chief Executive Officer Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight in the early 1980’s. As the story goes, Birkin placed her handbag in the overhead compartment, but all its contents fell out, sparking .