Victoria Beckham’s $2 Million Hermes Bags Collection

While the bag may cost as much as a small car, it has since been touted by fashion press as an ‘investment’ piece – an item that will remain in style for years, if not decades. Certainly, the Birkin is proof of this, with waiting lists of up to three years.

A spokeswoman for Hermès explained that the lengthy production times were due to a combination of the advanced craftsmanship involved in making the bag, and the limited availability of particular colours or skins.