Hermès Diamond Birkin Fetches $203,150 at Auction, Sets World Record

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In the bag: This Hermès Diamond Birkin sold for over $203,000

How do you make a brand-new Hermès Birkin seem affordable? Auction off an old one.

A vintage Diamond Birkin has fetched $203,150 at a Texas auction on December 6, setting a world record for the highest price paid for a handbag at an auction, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A spokesman for Dallas' Heritage Auctions confirmed that an anonymous collector made the winning bid for the luxury bag, which features red crocodile skin, 18-karat white gold, and diamond-encrusted hardware.

The bold color, diamond accents, and mint condition are thought to have increased the bag's value. And hey, you know how they like to do things big down in Texas ...