This V-Day go big or go home! Get her this vintage Hermes Birkin priced at nearly $70,000!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we know that even the most attentive of beaus must be scrambling about in search of “the perfect gift.” While chocolates and roses are always a dependable option, if you really want to wow your luxury loving lady, you better be prepared to shell out the big bucks and what better way to go big than to bring home a Birkin? In fact, we’d recommend you forget all about retail and head over to to snap up what could very well be the most expensive bag in the UK.

hermes-2A mystery VIP lady from across the pond has put up her once beloved Hermès Birkin for sale on the site for the extravagant price of £45,000 (that’s over $68,000). The bag is a rare edition, 35cm and crafted in in brown matt baby crocodile skin with gold hardware. It comes with a box, dust bag, padlock and keys, and bears a 2009 date stamp; its heavy price tag makes it the most expensive bag to ever be sold in the UK. Interested customers may want to note that the bag bears the evidence of being pre-loved; the seller writes that the bag shows “signs of wear to all four corners, slight damage to box lid and slight scuffing to hardware”. She goes on to state that the bag was a gift from her husband, who ordered it in Milan and had it specially flown over to the London Hermès store. She says she mainly wore the bag for special occasions.

hermes-3If you’re ladylove likes her presents to be brand new, you’ll surely fall prey to Hermès’ latest price hikes, but if you think you can slip a little wear and tear past her scrutiny, this 2009 Birkin is a worthy investment. If you’d like a little variety in your secondhand shopping adventures you can also check out Moda Operandi.

[Via – Telegraph]

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