The Hermès "Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30" bag has broken a new record at auction at the auction house, Christie's. The bag sold for over R4,8 million and has become the world's most expensive handbag. The Birkin bag was designed in 1984 as a homage to legendary musician and there have been many variations of the handbag including the latest Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 variation.
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The exclusive white Himalaya Birkin, handmade from Niloticus crocodile with more than 240 diamonds on its 18-karat-gold hardware, has been routinely in the top spot for most expensive bags and one of the most sought after bags. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham- who has a collection of over 100 Birkins- are owners of the white Himalaya Birkin.