Lifestyle

Birkins, Louis Vuitton trunks, and vintage Chanel: Collecting rare handbags can be a lucrative investment strategy. Check out 5 of the most expensive bags ever sold at auction by Christie’s.

Christie’s is in the midst of its “Summer in the City” handbag auction, which is set to end July 28. The auction includes various styles of Hermes bags, including the beloved Birkin and Kelly bags. Business Insider teamed up with Christie’s to highlight some of the most expensive bags the […]
Birkins, Louis Vuitton trunks, and vintage Chanel: Collecting rare handbags can be a lucrative investment strategy. Check out 5 of the most expensive bags ever sold at auction by Christie’s.
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A handbag expert explains why Hermès Birkin bags are so expensive

HermèsBirkin bags are the most expensive bags in the world, ranging from $US40,000 to $US500,000 for a single bag. Named after actress and singer Jane Birkin, the iconic bag is handcrafted and strictly exclusive, which drives the value of the Birkin year after year. A 2017 study revealed that the […]
A handbag expert explains why Hermès Birkin bags are so expensive
Lifestyle

How the Dumas family, heirs to the $49.2 billion Hermès fortune, turned a leather store into a luxury empire and became one of the wealthiest families in the world

There are 16 heirs to the Hermès fortune, but two cousins, Pierre-Alexis and Axel Dumas, are at the head of the ultra-luxurious Parisian fashion house that rakes in billions of dollars in profit each year. Bloomberg estimates put the Dumas family fortune at $US49.2 billion, making it one of the […]
How the Dumas family, heirs to the $49.2 billion Hermès fortune, turned a leather store into a luxury empire and became one of the wealthiest families in the world
Lifestyle

A luxury stylist who once dropped $1 million on a single shopping spree reveals the most extreme requests she’s fulfilled for her billionaire clients

Luxury stylist Nicole Pollard Bayme, founder of luxury style firm LALALUXE, spends her days buying for billionaires, sitting in the front row at fashion week, and creative consulting on interior design projects and events. She recently told Business Insider that she once dropped $US1 million on a one-day shopping spree […]
A luxury stylist who once dropped $1 million on a single shopping spree reveals the most extreme requests she’s fulfilled for her billionaire clients
Markets

15 things everyone should splurge on that will last a lifetime

Once you’re making a steady income – and hopefully putting some money aside, too – buying everything off the high street or shopping only in the sale loses its appeal. No matter how long it takes to save for them, there are some items you should splurge on so they […]
15 things everyone should splurge on that will last a lifetime