“We had a Birkin So Black,” he continued, apropos to a limited-edition appearance with atramentous accouterments appear during Jean Paul Gaultier’s tenure, “which we awash aural a few hours of acquisition.”
Collector Square aswell works with Artcurial, an bargain abode to which it sends pieces of aberrant superior and rarity.
In the United States, Privé Porter, a banker based in Boca Raton, Fla., awash a red crocodile Fake Birkin with design accouterments endure year for $298,000. Jeff Berk, Privé Porter’s founder, who had advanced awash asleep affluence watches, started affairs Birkins on eBay in 2012. “We accustomed an cutting bulk of absorption on the bags,” he said of the two he sold, “and my wife and I pulled calm $250,000 to advance in our aboriginal inventory. It’s been a action of consolidation, as we started to plan with a V.I.P. clientele, stylists and those who accept ancestors alive at Hermès to accept a abiding accumulation of bags.”
Sixty percent of Mr. Berk’s audience are from the United States and 30 percent from the Middle East and Asia, with the butt from South America, he said. He has a agents of five, and a barn of about $1.5 actor in handbags. “There is just something about a Birkin,” he said. “It’s like owning a Mercedes-Benz: If you abutting the aperture of a Mercedes, it sounds altered than a Toyota. And that’s what Hermès barter apperceive and buy into. To abounding of our customers, to own this bag is to accomplish a faculty of adequacy like annihilation else.”
In 2014, Robert Smith, a Texas barrier armamentarium titan, and his wife, Hope Dworaczyk, a Playboy Playmate who appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice,” requested that Mr. Berk accretion them 30 Birkins to accord abroad at a agents Christmas party. (Their account was $500,000.) “It took us 30 days, but we did it,” Mr. Berk said.
Ms. Dworaczyk, who is an Hermès V.I.P., said: “I wasn’t assured them to accomplish on the Christmas party. But if I saw the Brink’s barter cull up, I absent my mind.”
All of which makes the actuality that Wednesday’s aftereffect bargain at Christie’s included 200 backpack lots — added than bisected of which were Birkins — and that backpack sales for the two canicule totaled $5,044,890 a little added understandable.
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