Hermes never fails to set the bar high – with both quality, and prices. This leads us to an iconic list of the most outrageous Hermes pieces ever…
#5: T-shirts are a casual article of clothing to most shoppers, but as we know, Hermes is far from typical. Switching from Hanes to Hermes may be more expensive than you think, as the luxury brands 2013 crocodile T-shirt has a price tag of $91,500.
#4: Hermes made a simple tennis match much more extravagant with the creation of their crocodile tennis bag.
Being the supportive brand that they are, Hermes first made the bag in celebration of Lacoste’s 80th anniversary. And hey – even if you lose the match, you’ll still be winning with this statement piece in hand!
#3: ‘The Whip’ – even the name is iconic! As we narrow in on our #1, diamonds are a must. How does 3,369 sound? Yep, the $880,000 necklace is encrusted with a staggering 3,369 diamonds. No wonder this handmade piece took two years to create! Hats off to designer Pierre Hardy.
#2: The diamond-obsession continues with our #2 pick: The Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre Bag. Carrying this drool-worthy piece is not only a statement, but a workout.
The diamonds in the Chaine d’ Ancre have a total weight of 33.94 carats, which aptly took years of production and design by Pierre Hardy. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one of the three manufactured bags, be prepared to drop $1.4 million to take it home.
#1: And the winner is… who guessed it? The Himalayan Birkin. While this Birkin isn’t the biggest, it certainly is the baddest. The 30cm piece of eye-candy is comprised of white gold and diamonds galore. 1stdibs dealer and retailer of the bag, Jane Finds, speaks about the bags ‘anatomy’ in a Vogue interview –
“The color pairs perfectly with 18-karat white gold hardware, which is itself studded with white diamonds. The cadena lock alone is comprised of 68.4 grams of 18-karat white gold and encrusted with 40 white round brilliant diamonds, totaling 1.64 carats. On the bag, three different structural elements of the Birkin—the Touret, the Pontets, and the Plaques de Sanglons—feature more than 200 diamonds for a total of 8.2 carats” (The Anatomy). For most of us, the only place we’ll see a bag like this is in our dreams!
Cited Source: “The Anatomy of a $432,000 Handbag.” Vogue, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2017, www.vogue.com/article/most-expensive-hermes-birkin.