This matt white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin with 18K gold and diamond hardware sold for US$379,261 in 2017. Yet that does not make it the most expensive handbag ever auctioned by Christie’s. Photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence This matt white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin with 18K gold and diamond hardware sold for US$379,261 in 2017. Yet that does not make it the most expensive handbag ever auctioned by Christie’s. Photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence
This matt white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin with 18K gold and diamond hardware sold for US$379,261 in 2017. Yet that does not make it the most expensive handbag ever auctioned by Christie’s. Photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence
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Five of the most expensive bags ever sold at a Christie’s handbag auction: Hermès Kelly and Birkins and a vintage Chanel

  • Rare luxury handbags can be an excellent investment, judging by the prices some have fetched at auction
  • Here are five of the most expensive bags sold at Christie’s handbag sales

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This matt white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin with 18K gold and diamond hardware sold for US$379,261 in 2017. Yet that does not make it the most expensive handbag ever auctioned by Christie’s. Photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence This matt white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin with 18K gold and diamond hardware sold for US$379,261 in 2017. Yet that does not make it the most expensive handbag ever auctioned by Christie’s. Photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence
This matt white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin with 18K gold and diamond hardware sold for US$379,261 in 2017. Yet that does not make it the most expensive handbag ever auctioned by Christie’s. Photo: AFP/Isaac Lawrence
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