The Most Expensive Handbag in the World

Drawing by the author

Birkin: The handbag that costs more than US$25,000.

In 1984, during a flight from Paris to London, Jean-Louis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, met the actress Jane Birkin.

Jane kept complaining about the impracticality of her tiny handbag (they were small at the time). She needed space because she was a new mother, and she could barely fit anything in her bag.

Hearing Jane’s complaints, Jean-Louis sketched a new travel bag that was roomy and even had a bottle compartment.

Today the Birkin model is one of the most valued bags globally, with an average value of 25 thousand dollars. The Diamond Himalaya Birkin version is the most expensive globally, with a value of 360,000 dollars.

If you are wondering who can buy a handbag worth as much as a luxury house, here is a shortlist,

  • Jennifer Lopez.
  • Victoria Beckham.
  • Kim Kardashian.
  • Georgina Rodriguez (Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner).


To the well-trained eye, a problem can be an opportunity. Be on the lookout for opportunities that present themselves in your life in the form of setbacks and try to find a solution. That solution can make you rich 😉

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