On Sunday, newly engaged superstars Jennifer Lopezand Alex Rodriguez enjoyed a dinner date at NYC’s Polo Bar — and while J.Lo’s $1.8 million engagement ring may have been front and center, it was nearly outshone by the pop icon’s choice of purse.
Lopez, 49, toted an Hermès Himalayan crocodile Birkin, fabled as the world’s rarest and most expensive handbag. Also owned by Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian, the style typically retails for over $100,000 on both the primary and auction markets.
So named for its coloration that evokes the snow-capped Himalayan mountains, the sought-after satchel is made of Nilo crocodile hide, is made in extremely limited quantities and has a history of breaking auction records.
In December 2018, Christie’s sold a Himalayan Birkin with 18k white gold and diamond hardware for $295,938, making it the most expensive handbag ever sold in a European auction. And in June 2017, a similar style sold for a staggering $380,000 in Hong Kong, also via Christie’s.
Lopez certainly has a soft spot for Hermès: In addition to owning Birkins in nearly every color of the rainbow, the star even uses a $19K yellow Kelly as a gym bag.