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This Hermès Birkin Bag became the most expensive handbag in the world when it sold for $221,846 at Hong Kong Christie's auction.


You could buy this, or you could buy 10 brand new Kia Sorentos. Your call. (via Twitter)

I did not know what a Birkin Bag was before today. Unfortunately, now I know it's a fancy designer purse that people go bonkers over even though it is pretty boring. I get it. It's made out of expensive materials and is collectible and is worn by famous people. But, I dunno, the picture above just looks like a giant Barbie purse. It looks like the handbag equivalent of a loud teenage girl at the mall in the suburbs in the late '90s. What it really looks like is a shiny pink reminder of the distribution of the wealth in the world.

Sources: Christie's