This Hermes bag just became the most expensive bag in the world

Value: £300k

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Value: £300k

You know when we told you the Hermes Birkin bag was a better investment than gold? Well it turns out it’s worth even more than that: £300k to be precise.

A white crocodile skin Birkin bag has become the most expensive in the world after being sold for $379,261 at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong.

That’s 25% more than experts thought the bag would fetch.

The bag features 18k white gold and diamond hardware, and Christie’s describes it as, ‘an exceptional, matte white Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin’.

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The more affordable Birkin bags are around £9,000, positively peanuts compared to this.

The winning bidder has remained anonymous, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it was a celeb like Rihanna or Kim Kardashian.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.