So why are collectors from around the globe positively obsessed with the Hermès Himalaya Birkin? Well, to start, it's quite literally the world's most expensive bag—boasting of 18-karat white gold hardware, supple, meticulously dyed crocodile skin, and a generous sprinkling of more than 200 diamonds. Just months ago, it sold for a record-breaking $500,000! Wild.
Here, take a closer look at the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the creation of this rare, endlessly coveted piece.