Apart from Heart Evangelista’s obsession for all things white, it’s also no secret that she has a penchant for designer bags, particularly Hermès Birkins and Kellys. The 31-year-old actress has one in every color imaginable, so it doesn’t exactly surprise us whenever she totes around an expensive new purse to add to her ever-growing collection. But in her latest OOTDs, she left our jaws wide open and surprised us with her most recent acquisition.
The first question that popped into our heads: Did Heart just purchase the most expensive Birkin ever sold?
The answer is no. But make no mistake, it’s still supposedly craaazy expensive!
You might remember from over a month ago when we released a story about the most expensive handbag ever sold at an auction. It was a 30-centimeter diamond Himalayan Birkin, dubbed by Vogue.com as the rarest and most desirable handbag in the world, which was purchased by a private Asian collector at $300,168—that’s roughly over 14 million pesos! It boasts of 18-karat white gold hardware studded with diamonds, and what’s more, it’s so rare that only one or two of its kind are produced every year.
Heart’s new arm candy, a 30cm Himalayan Crocodile Birkin, looks identical and is almost of the same caliber sans the white gold and diamond-encrusted hardware. It’s also an extremely rare breed made from the hide of a Niloticus croc and it goes through the same painstaking dyeing process to achieve that delicate blanc hue. It reportedly costs more or less $150,000—just a rough estimate, but it’s still a ridiculously hefty price tag nonetheless.
Kim Kardashian out and about in Los Angeles, California while clutching a 30cm Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin. (via purseblog.com)
Victoria Beckham was the first Hollywood star to be photographed toting around this exceptional Birkin, followed by Kim Kardashian who got a lot of press out of it, too. And as for the first Filipina celebrity to take this lavish beauty out for a stroll, well, you already know her name, don’t you?
Main image from @iamhearte on Instagram