It's more than just a bag though, it's also a type of jewelry with 18k gold buckles, and strap loops covered in 205 diamonds.
Given its eye-watering price, however, it seems unlikely that the latest bag sold at auction will ever grace the arm of its mystery owner.
According to AP reports, the super-rare Himalaya Birkin, made of matte crocodile skin is hand-dyed to replicate the grays and whites of the Tibetan mountain range. When news of the bag came up, Christie's spokesperson Gigi Ho estimated that it would sell for between 1.5 and 2 million Hong Kong dollars (which is about $193,000-258,000). Often considered to be a symbol of style and luxury, the Birkin is known to have a long waitlist and numerous celebrity patrons. Sotheby's set the record auction price for a pair of earrings earlier this month, selling a duo of blue and pink diamond jewels for US$57 million in Geneva.
US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent
Paul Diggle, senior economist at Aberdeen Asset Management, said the weak job reading was unexpected but "isn't a disaster". The Fed is expected to increase rates again in June, which would only be the fourth rate hike since the Great Recession.
Philippine army hits own troops, kills 10 in Marwai City
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told media that "a group of our military armed men were hit by our own airstrikes". Eduardo Ano, the military chief of staff, said of the gunmen, speaking at a hospital where injured soldiers were being treated.
While the particular bag was produced in 2014, the Birkin was first created in 1984 by Hermes in honour of British actress Jane Birkin. Only time will tell what bag will topple this epic sale, but our money is on yet another diamond Himalaya Birkin.
Cubans living in the USA send up to $4 billion back to the island of Cuba in the form of remittance payments every year. "If President Trump rolled back our Cuba policy, he would add job-killing government regulations on USA businesses".
At the time, Mishra was holding a banner with allegations of corruption against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal . Mishra had even approached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with "evidence" of Kejriwal's corruption.
In addition, a historic agreement is in place with Irelands hotel industry committing to an agreed pricing mechanism. In a statement, Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "This bid has the total support of the Irish government".
The announcement coincided with news that Scott signed the budget 2017-18 budget, vetoing $410 million in legislative projects. The budget, however, allows Enterprise Florida to maintain its worldwide offices and continue foreign trade missions.
He is averaging 32.5 points per game in these playoffs, eclipsed only by the 35.3 per-game average as a spry 24-year-old in 2009. And just as a move paid championship dividends for James after a prior finals loss, it could do the same in June for Durant.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said it was "absolutely essential" that the Paris climate agreement be implemented. A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord .
He added the United States president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance. Trump's rants have not gone unnoticed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel . "Trump minces no words saying what he wants".
If the USA leaves, it would join just two other countries who have declined the deal: Nicaragua and Syria. In response, European Union leaders and China have reiterated the importance of the climate change deal.
Virgo and the LIGO Scientific Community work together in many areas and have an agreement on the exchange of data . For example, LIGO has a good chance of spotting its first neutron star merger during the third run, Landry said.
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It might already have posted a rapid time but for awful weather at the Nurburgring on the NBR Special's first visit in May. It has a 600-hp boxer coupled with a hydraulically shifted racing gearbox, and a pneumatically adjustable rear wings.
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The MSCI world equity index .MIWD00000PUS , which tracks shares in 45 nations, rose 2.41 points or 0.52 percent, to 466.2. The report comes ahead of the Federal Reserve's June meeting, where it is expected to raise interest rates.
Trump's Messy, Mostly Successful Israel Visit
Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first U.S. president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip. But there was little public evidence of prodding by Trump or his aides of either side to make more substantial concessions.
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Rinne entered the game leading the playoffs in wins (12) and goals-against average (1.83) while posting a.934 save percentage. The Penguins took all four games from a Blackhawks team that had won 11 straight games going into the Stanley Cup Final.
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The track itself brings Arcade Fire to the full disco phase of its career, a transition it began on 2013's Reflektor . The show is part of the Infinite Content Tour in support of Arcade Fire's forthcoming fifth album (due out July 28).
England beat Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener
Group A consist of Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and England while Group B has India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. He became the third player to score 10 or more hundreds for England after Marcus Trescothick (12) and Eoin Morgan (10).
Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot
In his previous outing, deGrom (4-2) threw 118 pitches and became the first Mets starter this year to reach the ninth inning. NY had been trying to stretch a winning streak to four for the first time early April. "Tonight is on me", deGrom said .