Happy May everybody and welcome to another edition of Baghunter’s Weekly Roundup. This is your chance to catch up on all things handbags including the latest news from Baghunter HQ, celebrities and their handbags, cutting edge fashion and styles, and much more. This week we take a look at Kris Jenner’s astonishing Hermes handbag collection, look into a secret stamp found on only the most elite Hermes handbags, and check out the newest finds for sale on Baghunter!
A Look Inside Kris Jenner’s $500,000 Hermes Handbag Collection
This week, Glamour published an article which looks inside the astonishing Hermes collection of Kris Jenner, head of the Kardashian clan. By looking through a range of archived material such as auction results, resale listings, and paparazzi pictures, Glamour have managed to create an overview of the huge collection of Hermes bags held by Kris Jenner, and estimated their worth at over half a million dollars!
Included in the collection is a Crocodile Birkin worth $72,000, a Black Shiny Birkin worth $32,000, a Red Birkin worth $14,000, a Red Kelly Pochette worth $10,000, and her latest purchase, a Shiny Blue Crocodile Birkin worth $61,000. However, these prices are only estimates calculated by Glamour themselves and our experts at Baghunter feel that the estimates are on the low side with many of the bags in the collection worth much more than quoted bringing the value of Kris Jenner’s Hermes collection to closer to a million dollars! Quite the investment by the Kardashian matriarch!
The Secret Stamp Only The Elite Know About
The Daily Times in Pakistan have this week reported on a secret stamp found only on a handful of Birkins and known only by the elite. The stamp in question is the Hermes horseshoe stamp which signifies a Birkin or Kelly handbag was made by Hermes to the specifications of a top collector. The information has come from Christie’s Auction House, who claim they receive up to 200 percent more for bags which carry this secret stamp.
The stamp signifies some form of personalization on the bag such as a contrasting interior, a bicolor or tricolor exterior, contrasting stitching, or even a brushed finish on the hardware. Just this week a horseshoe stamped Birkin was listed for sale between $80,000 and $100,000, but actually ended up selling for $149,000! It is not uncommon to find extra symbols on Hermes bags such as a shooting star symbol which signifies the bag was made for someone associated with the company. Be sure to double check your Birkins and Kellys to see if a secret symbol is featured on them!
Baghunter’s Newest Finds
This week we have been lucky enough to acquire two incredible Hermes Birkin bags which we expect to sell very quickly. The first bag is a stunning and extremely rare Hermes Birkin JPG Shoulder Bag in black. Crafted from Clemence leather and featuring palladium hardware, this bag is ideal for carrying a few extras during the day. Measuring 16.5” long x 7.5” tall x 8.5” deep, the bag comes equipped with keys, a lock, a clochette, and a sleeper. It has come to us in excellent condition with only very slight wear which can be seen in the pictures.
The second bag acquired by Baghunter this week is a wonderful Hermes Birkin Gris Elephant Alligator in size 30. This coveted sized bag is highly desired and is an incredibly rare find. Crafted from matte alligator, the Gris elephant color is one of the most popular on the Hermes color scale. Measuring 12” x 8.5” x 6”, the bag comes equipped with a lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and Hermes box with ribbon. We have managed to acquire this bag in pristine condition meaning it is in the exact same condition as it was when it left the factory in Paris.
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- To check out our Bags of the Week, this week we focus on Clutch Bags, a stylish accompaniment to any summer outfit and the long summer evenings. We place three gorgeous bags under the spotlight – a Hermes Kelly Long Wallet/Clutch Alligator Havanne, a Hermes Jige Elan Clutch 29 Cummin, and a Hermes Kelly Pochette Mini Soufre. Get prepared for summer with these stunning and rare bags!!
- To read our latest collector insights post, this week we look back on the history of Hermes with A Timeline of the Iconic Brand. This guide offers an insight into the long and fascinating history of the world’s most loved brand with a range of fun facts and important events you may not know about!
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