This, my friends, is the one-of-a-kind, natural barenia leather and tartan Hermès Passe-Guide, one of the four created specially by Hermès to celebrate its Leather Forever exhibition in the UK.
To be auctioned off by Christie’s on 31 May, all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts. Honouring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, 3 of the bags are estimated to go for between GBP8000 and GBP10,000 each. The fourth, a gorgeous green crocodile number that celebrates Ireland, is expected to fetch at least GBP22,000.
How much they eventually fetch, however, will depend on how badly someone out there wants it. How bad, and yes, how rich. Check out the link here if you’re keen on getting in on the action, and before I go, here’s a video you’ve got to watch.
If you’ve ever wondered why bags from Hermès cost as much as they do, this video will pretty much show you why. And just so you know, watching how these limited edition Passe-Guide bags were made brought tears to my eyes.
It’s an occupational hazard thing.
Image & Video: Hermès