Handbag
13 Sep 2022
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The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive?

The Hermès Himalaya is a collector's item, what makes it so precious?

Since its establishment in 1837, Hermès has produced many iconic bags, including the Birkin Bag and the Kelly Bag, which are the coveted bags of every woman. In addition to the basic bags, the brand also offers its customers a personalized service, allowing them to choose the leather, size, color, and metal accessories they prefer, allowing them to put their personal touch on their bags.

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

One of the most sought-after bags in the world is the HERMÈS Himalaya, which is a collector's item and a must-have for many handbag collectors. The Himalayan Birkin Bag and the Kelly Bag are the most precious bags in the world, reaching record prices of over HK$1 million at auctions annually.

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

The HERMÈS Himalayan bag is precious and prestigious because it is made of the most luxurious materials and the exceptional craftsmanship of its craftsmen. This is why the bags have attracted so many celebrities, socialites, and famous bag collectors, such as Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and many others.

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

Here are the 5 most precious features of the Hermès Himalayan bag:

1.Foggy Snow Mountain gradient

The Himalayan bag does not refer to its Himalayan origins, but rather to the gradation of the color from rocky grey to pearl white on the peaks of the mountain. The bag is made from the most exclusive African Nile crocodile leather and the hand-dyeing process is so complex and time-consuming that the lighter the color, the more difficult it is to make, which is why it can only be produced in limited numbers.

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

2. Manufacturing over 48 hours

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

A typical Hermès bag takes around 15-20 hours to make, but other customised and complex bags take even longer. For the Himalayan bag, it takes at least 48 hours from production to completion.

3. Entirely handcrafted

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

Himalayan bags are always made by experienced craftsmen to ensure that they are perfect. A Hermès Himalayan bag is cut, sewn and fitted with metal fittings by hand by a single craftsman, who also stamps the bag with his own seal.

4. Only one or two bags are produced each year

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

As the Himalayan bags are made by only one craftsman, and as the process is complex and time-consuming, the brand can only produce one or two Himalayan bags per year to maintain a high level of quality.

5. Only the most privileged customers can own one

The world's most luxurious handbag! Why is the HERMÈS Himalaya bag so expensive? | Goxip

Hermès bags are hard to come by, and Himalayan bags are only available to the most exclusive clients. However, there are still many people who take the "shortcut" of buying a rare Himalayan Birkin or Kelly bag at auctions, so they do not have to wait too long to own such a rare and unique bag.

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