Second Time Around is selling a $109k Himalaya Birkin bag


If you’re sorry you missed out on Christie’s auction of a Himalaya Kelly bag for $93,750 at their December auction, we have good news for you.

Second Time Around, better known as the consignment store where you can buy last season’s 3.1 Philip Lim, has gotten into the Birkin game and just listed a very rare Himalaya Birkin bag for $109,500.

Ambria Mische, the director of consignment for Second Time Around, told LLNYC that the owner of the bag bought it in 2011 and has been debating for a while whether or not to sell it “in case she wanted to use it.”

Apparently she chose not to, perhaps because of the front-page news last month that Birkins have a higher resale value than gold. The most expensive bag to ever sell was a fuchsia crocodile Birkin with diamonds that went for $223,000 at Christie’s in Hong Kong.

This particular Birkin is made from Niloticus crocodile, but the real reason for its high price tag is the complicated dyeing pattern on it, which “purposely summons the vision of the grandiose Himalayan mountains.”

Mische would not disclose the location of the bag for security reasons, but if you are interested in purchasing it, you can arrange a private viewing by emailing or calling (617) 247-0123 x 311.