January 16, 2021


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A sacoche of … 365,545 euros

A sacoche of ... 365,545 euros

This Kelly Himalaya from Hermès went under the proverbial hammer for a fabulous record price.

Photo: Reuters

Christie’s Hong Kong auction house bid $ 437,330 or more than $ 365,000 for a handbag. Not just any handbag, of course, but an extremely rare Kelly Himalaya made of white and beige crocodile skin.

The French homeland of luxury leather goods Hermès makes only a handful of Kelly bags each year – there is a permanent waiting list – and the Himalayan version is even rarer when possible. When either of them hits the market, the commandments go through the roof.