$432,000 Handbag Is Heinous

The Hermes folks who make the famous bag called the Birkin?

Well, they’re smirkin’.

That’s because they have a smile on their face, as they are now selling an outrageously overpriced, gauche handbag that costs — are you sitting down? — $432,000.

I’m not kidding. I used to be an Editor at Robb Report Magazine, the magazine for millionaires, and even by their standards, this purse is ridiculous.

It’s made of Himalayan crocodile, with 18-karat gold accents, plus diamonds. $432,000. That’s the gross national product of some countries.

This is so over-the-top and outrageous that it ought to be a crime.

With all that’s going in the world, the luxury goods manufacturers have again created something that goes beyond the pale. I love luxury as much as the next person, but there comes a point where loveliness becomes loathsome. As a marketing expert, as well as an experienced travel journalist, I only have one thing more to say:

I think I’m going to be sick. I’m purposely not showing a photo because I don’t want this handbag get even more publicity. It will probably be bought by a Kardashian, showing that the price of the outrageous accessory is in direct proportion to the buyer’s vulgarity.

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