Ten-year-old handbag sells for 162,500

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Image caption The bag was sold simply by auctioneers Christie’s on Tuesday

The second-hand Hermes Birkin bag offers sold for £ 162, 500 ($217, 144) in London, a new European report for the most expensive handbag sold at public sale.

The 2008 Himalaya Birkin, with an 18-carat white precious metal diamond encrusted lock, exceeded the list price of £ 100, 1000 – £ 150, 000 upon Tuesday.

The report for a bag sold at auction : also a Hermes Birkin – is usually £ 253, 700 ($380, 000), emerge Hong Kong in 2017 .

It is the “undisputed most valuable handbag in the world, ” Christie’s said.

It was first time the particular bag had been offered in a Western auction, said Matthew Rubinger, global director at the auctioneers.

The 10-year-old niloticus crocodile bag was said to be within “grade 2 condition” – without obvious flaws.

It measures just 30cm broad – smaller than the original Birkin handbag – and is made from nilo crocodile hide and features expensive diamonds.

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Picture caption The matte whitened Himalaya niloticus crocodile bag bought at Christie’s

Its name refers to the colour lean, said to resemble the snow-capped hillsides of the Himalayas.

A 2006 blue version from the handbag sold for £ 100, 500 at the same auction on Tuesday.

Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Celine Dion are the to be spotted with the rare Himalaya on their arm, while many more famous people count other Birkins as part of their own collections.

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Image caption The Birkin counts Mariah Carey, Tamara Ecclestone and Khloe Kardashian among the fans

New Birkin bags can start from around £ 7, 000 every, but they are not easy to buy, along with famously long waiting lists.

The French luxury style house Hermes designed what grew to become known as the Birkin in 1981.

Named after the singer plus actress Jane Birkin, it has turn out to be one of the most sought-after accessories in the world, however it began as a quest for the perfect holdall.

Ms Birkin got met the chief executive of Hermes on a flight from Paris in order to London, where he offered to design the girl a holdall and asked when the company could name it after the girl.

She said the girl was “flattered to death plus said yes, yes, yes”. Abruptly everyone was “wandering around with your handbag”, she said.

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