How Can A Bag Possibly Cost $432,000?

bag1Photo: Courtesy of Hermès.
Well, for starters, it's a Birkin. For another thing, it's crocodile. But, not just any crocodile; it's matte, Himalayan crocodile. Its hardware is made of 18 karat gold. Oh, and it just so happens to be completely covered in diamonds. Yeah. Clearly, this $432,000 beauty is not just any bag.
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As mentioned on e-comm site 1stdibs, "This bag features a subtle coloration, done in niloticus crocodile, that is meant to evoke images of the majestic Himalayan mountains." Yes, whenever I lay my eyes on a bag that costs more than my own existence, I am immediately transported to the Himalayas. When you think about it that way, $432K is really nothing for instant — and constant — teleportation to South Asia. Buy your limited edition Birkin transportation device now on 1stdibs. (Shipping starts at $300.) Just try not to get awkward when I'm wearing the same one.
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