Investment

Moneybags: is the frock-market the new stock-market?

In June, Christie’s are auctioning the world’s two most expensive designer handbags. They’re both Birkins and their combined value is over a quarter of a million pounds. They’re unique, sure - but those figures are not unheard of. Alexander Fury examines the new market for handbags whose craftsmanship - and price - is seen on a par with works of art. And arguably as tempting an investment.

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