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Was It Heart Evangelista Who Bought the Most Expensive Birkin Ever Sold?

You won't believe how much it costs.
Was It Heart Evangelista Who Bought the Most Expensive Birkin Ever Sold? You won't believe how much it costs.

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.

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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

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