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Influencer and real-life Crazy Rich Asian Jamie Chua of Singapore in her walk-in closet showing some of her collection of Hermès bags. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m

Hermès Birkin and Hermès Kelly bag collector Jamie Chua, Singapore-based influencer and real-life Crazy Rich Asian, opens up her closet

  • Singapore’s unofficial ‘Instagram Queen’ Jamie Chua has more than 200 Hermès bags to complement her luxury jewellery and footwear collections
  • The socialite and YouTuber shows off her expensive collection of bags, which come in all sizes and are made of everything from calfskin to crocodile hide

Singaporean socialite and celebrity mum Jamie Chua loves to talk about her beloved collection of luxurious handbags. Videos on her YouTube channel show her excitement over unboxing trending branded bags of the season.

The bags that Chua has collected over time come with more stories than you might think. She accumulated a large collection of luxurious goods through collaborating with different businesses throughout her career.

The celebrity mum garnered a larger following online after filming a tour of her home and walk-in wardrobes. She reigns as Singapore’s unofficial “ Instagram Queen” as she fills her IG feed with photos of her luxurious lifestyle.
The wardrobe of Jamie Chua is filled with an impressive collection of more than 200 Hermès bags. Aside from that, the wardrobe also contains 300 pairs of shoes and drawers of diamond jewellery.
Jamie Chua with three Mini Kelly bags from Hermès. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m
Jamie Chua with part of her collection of luxury handbags and shoes. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m

Chua is said to own the largest and most expensive collection of Hermès bags in the world.

The 48-year-old celebrity mum loves and enjoys sharing her life on social media, especially on her YouTube channel. Here are some highlights from her collection of bags:
Jamie Chua shows an Hermès Birkin, one of some 200 luxury handbags in her walk-in closet. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m

Hermès Birkin Rose Scheherazade Pink Crocodile

Price: about US$90,000


Rose Scheherazade Pink Crocodile is a Hermès Birkin 35 Retourne crafted from precious Porosus Crocodile (Hermès’ saltwater crocodile hide) in Rose Scheherazade. Its bold pop of colour was explicitly created for Hermès crocodile leather.

The colour of the bag has an uplifting pink hue. It also has a glossy surface and palladium-plated silver hardware, which is a collectable that is hard to come by.

Jamie Chua is said to own the largest and most expensive collection of Hermès bags in the world. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m
Jamie Chua in Paris with an Hermès Birkin bag. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m

Hermès Birkin White Epsom Leather

Price: about US$12,000

This Hermès Birkin is in white Epsom (calfskin) leather with palladium hardware and has tonal stitching. Aside from that, this bag has two straps with toggle closure, a key clochette, and double-rolled handles.

The bag’s interior has a white Chèvre (goatskin) leather lining, an engraved zip pocket and an open pocket on the other side.

Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch Rose Tyrien Shiny Porosus Crocodile

Price: about US$150,000


This bag is the holy grail for luxury bag collectors. It’s an intimate luxury accessory with Hermès’ timeless appeal and sophistication.

Porosus Crocodile is the most luxurious exotic skin from Hermès. The 18k white gold hardware includes plaques and a turn lock with 129 brilliant round diamonds. The flap opens to a goatskin leather interior with a flat pocket.

Jamie Chua in her walk-in wardrobe with an Hermès Birkin bag. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m

Hermès Mini Kelly Bag

Price: about US$8,000


The availability of the Hermès Mini Kelly bag is extremely limited. This bag is a 20cm version of the beloved Hermès Kelly Bag.

The Mini Kelly comes in many classic leather options, including Epsom, Box (firm calfskin), and Chèvre. The bag is so much better with gold-plated and palladium-plated hardware.

Jamie Chua shows an Hermès Mini Kelly bag. Photo: Instagram/@ec24m

Hermès Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile

Price: from US$45,000 to US$65,000


This piece serves as one of the most expensive bags that Jamie Chua added to her collection. The word “Himalaya” in the bag does not imply the bag’s origin but the delicate gradation of the colour. The smoky grey fades into a pearly white, resembling the majestic, snow-capped Himalayas.

The process of dyeing a crocodile hide is time-consuming. It is exponentially tricky as the shades lighten. Creating the immaculate white of the snow is challenging, and the gradation to rocky grey requires great skill and a fine eye for detail.