11 Things You Could Do With $221,000 Instead Of Buy A Handbag

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A handbag is always a good splurge item. You use it almost every day and unless you want to buy a new one in a couple months, you’re going to have to shell out a little moolah (or be really good this year and hope Santa rewards you). However, when you hear how much a fuchsia Hermès Birkin with diamonds purse just sold for in Hong Kong, you might faint.

At a handbag and accessories sale in Hong Kong today, the purse fetched 1.72 million Hong Kong dollars (that’s $221,846!!!) and was sold to an anonymous phone bidder. This set the record for the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction. The previous record was a diamond-adorned rouge crocodile Hermès Birkin bag that went for $203,150 at a Heritage Auctions sale in New York in 2011.

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Broke college students everywhere are cringing. Even the biggest of fashionistas can’t rationalize dropping that much money on one handbag. If you have $221,846 to blow, here’s a few other ways to spend it.

 

 

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Stephanie PetitCOLLEGECANDY Writer
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