Luxury bags and handbags, Leather Goods and Luxury Accessory Valuations
How Much Is Your Handbags Worth?
Do you own any Birkin bag? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
The history of the Birkin bag by Hermès
The Birkin bag by Hermès has been an quintessential model for many years. The Birkin bag was created in the 80’s following a meeting between Jean Louis Dumas and Jane Birkin. Birkin complained of not being able to find a handbag that was both elegant and practical. As a side story it is interesting to note that she only owns one bag at a time and sells it at auction for the benefit of an association when it is too worn out.
Variations of the Birkin bag
The Birkin bag is available in several colours and materials. It is entirely made in France by a single craftsman. This model is similar to the Kelly bag but it stands out as it has two handles. The Birkin comes in different shapes with original pieces such as the “Birkin Shadow” or the “Birkin So-Black”.
A handbag that sells well at auction
Lovers of luxury bags appreciate this model, which is regularly found at auctions. Prices are generally high for the most precious models. The value varies depending on the material, colour, size and fittings. A Birkin bag in fawn-coloured crocodile sold for 23,660 euros in 2018.
One particular Birkin bag, the “Diamond Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile”, reached a record price in 2017. It sold for 380,000 dollars at auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong. Some see the Birkin bag as a sort of investment. The Birkin is steadily increasing in value and price. It is one of the most expensive bags in the world.
Have your Birkin handbag appraised to authenticate it
Fake bags using this model are quite common. One handy hint to identify it is to check the number on the padlock. As the waiting lists are sometimes very long for the purchase of this bag, it may be wise to buy it at an auction.
How do we appraise your Birkin bag?
Requesting an online valuation of your luxury bag is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our Hermes experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a Birkin bag, use our online form for a free appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.