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Hermès: The Most Expensive

Hermès: The Most Expensive

Hermes has been one of the World’s most luxurious retailer of desirable and profoundly endeavored handbags. Using authentic and premium materials such as calfskin, alligator skin, and even ostrich skin, each bag is entirely made by hand. Today, Hermes is considered the most valuable brand with USD 15.3 Billion valuations, according to Forbes. And its popularity and integrity have been standing since after World War II, known for its roots and aristocracy. Get to know each handbag in preparation for the annual December auction; here’s a look at the World’s most sought after bags of Hermes.

Birkin Bag

USD 129,000 Crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag Photo by: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images.

In 1983, Jean-Louis Dumas, Hermes Chief Executive, was seated next to Jane Birkin from a flight to London. Because of an incident, a discussion about Jane’s need for a larger leather bag to keep her stuff in place, thus later birthed to the infamous Birkin Bag. The Birkin was created to be a daily tote bag, made imperceptibly wider to handle more.

Hermes prides itself for their specialist artisans, that would take them several days in handcrafting the masterpiece. The leathers are collected from various tanners from France and come in multiple skins, including Calf leather, Lizard, Ostrich, Crocodile, and Alligator. 

Kelly Bag

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a bag famously crafted by Émile-Maurice Hermès and Ettore Bugatti for Hermès’ lovely wife, Julie. Later on, redesigned by Robert Dumas. In 1956, Grace Kelly- the late princess of Monaco, used the bag to conceal her pregnancy from the paparazzi. Putting the bag into the limelight, which in 1977, was then renamed after Kelly.

A Fashion Staple. Hermès handbags are a chief classic for the fashion coterie worldwide. The growing demands of these handbags outrun the circulation number. 

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