13 Jun '18, 4pm

Ten-year-old handbag sells for £162,500 https://t.co/QVmFHK6vdD

Ten-year-old handbag sells for £162,500 https://t.co/QVmFHK6vdD

A second-hand Hermes Birkin bag has sold for £162,500 ($217,144) in London, a new European record for the most expensive handbag sold at auction. The 2008 Himalaya Birkin, with an 18-carat white gold diamond encrusted lock, exceeded its list price of £100,000 - £150,000 on Tuesday. The record for a bag sold at auction - also a Hermes Birkin - is £253,700 ($380,000), set in Hong Kong in 2017 . It is the "undisputed most valuable bag in the world," Christie's said. It was first time the bag had been offered in a European auction, said Matthew Rubinger, international director at the auctioneers. The 10-year-old niloticus crocodile bag was said to be in "grade 2 condition" - with no obvious flaws. It measures just 30cm wide - smaller than the original Birkin handbag - and is made from nilo crocodile hide and features diamonds. The matte white Himalaya niloticus crocodile bag s...

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