Hermès Birkin Bags Shine For Investors During Record-Breaking 2016

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2016 has been an outstanding year for the Hermès Birkin handbag as demand and value continues to rise amid record-breaking sales reported by Baghunter

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From record-breaking sales to increased demand continuing to drive the value upwards, the Birkin is still the most desirable investment piece

As predicted by a study published by Baghunter in January this year, 2016 has seen the Hermès Birkin handbag continue its 35-year trend of increasing in demand and value. The Birkin has broken the record it already held as the world’s most expensive handbag twice this year – a 35 Braise Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin sold for $298,000 in April, and a 30 Himalayan Niloticus Crocodile Birkin sold for $300,168 in June. On top of this, Hermès have announced a significant increase in sales of handbags, up more than 16%, showing that demand is as high as ever for the iconic bag.

The success of the Birkin throughout 2016 bodes well for investors heading into 2017 and reiterates the opportunity Birkin bags provide for anyone seeking a new investment opportunity. Baghunter has gathered data from purchases, sales, and consignments made on the platform and combined the data with other publically available metrics to conclude that black Birkins are the most valuable for investors seeking a healthy return in both the short and long term. Regarding material, investors should look out for Shiny Porosus Crocodile and Niloticus Crocodile skins as the materials with the most value for Birkin bags.

“2016 has been an extraordinary year for the Birkin”, said Baghunter CEO, Evelyn Fox, “From record-breaking sales to increased demand continuing to drive the value upwards, the Birkin is still the most desirable investment piece. This year there has been a massive increase in the number of pristine condition Birkins sold on Baghunter as more and more people purchase Birkins solely for investment purposes.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, due to its record-breaking sale, the 30 Himalayan Crocodile Birkin is the most valuable of 2016, rising in value by 13.3% this year. The runner up is the 35 Togo Birkin, increasing in value by 8.7% in 2016, with the 35 Black Epsom Birkin rounding off the top three having increased in value by 6.9% this year.

See how the Birkin has had an outstanding year - https://baghunter.com/pages/year-of-the-birkin

About Baghunter
Baghunter is an A+ rated BBB accredited business which buys, sells, and consigns ultra-luxury handbags and purses including brands such as Hermès and Chanel. Baghunter also offers an authentication service for every bag sold through the website, a Bag Bespoke service for customization of bags with Swarovski crystals or bespoke artwork, a Bag Concierge service to help clients find rare and unique handbags, and a VIP Club which offers benefits to avid purse collectors.

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