20 Outrageously Expensive Hermès Bags

LOS ANGELES — Yesterday, beloved Los Angeles-based luxury consignment shop Decadestwo.1 kicked off an Hermès online flash sale of epic proportions. While we were expecting to see the brand's iconic Hermès silk scarves and a smattering of accessories, we were not anticipating that among the items up for grabs would be the ultimate status symbol-cum-it-bag of the past quarter-century: The Hermès Birkin Bag.

Decadestwo.1 is selling a Black Crocodile Birkin bag online for a staggering $52,000, which is, shockingly, somewhat mid-range in the world of online Birkin sales. At this very moment on Ebay, you can make a diamond-encrusted crocodile skin Birkin yours for the buy-it-now price of $330,000. Sure, there are zero bids on that guy, and the dozens upon dozens like it online priced in the high-five figures, but the amazing thing here is that you can actually spend over $300,000 online on a handbag.

According to Christos Garkinos, co-owner of Decadestwo.1, "Hermès is our most sought after brand and Birkin inventory is tightly controlled by Hermès. Therefore, whenever they do arrive at our store, it's a feeding frenzy!" Proof of Christos' theory: While Decadestwo.1's $52,000 Birkin is still available, the shop has already sold a smaller, lower-priced white Birkin for $8,800 — and it's only 24 hours in to the sale.

So, with our jaws firmly planted on the floor, we rounded up the 20 most expensive Hermès Birkin bags for sale online right now. Behold.

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