Kim Kardashian’s albino crocodile Birkin costs more than $120K: fab or fug?


Here are some photos of Kim Kardashian out and about this week in Beverly Hills. She was actually coming out of the same dermatologist’s office that she went to earlier this week. What’s going on with her skin? Kim has been open about her struggles psoriasis before, maybe she’s having a flare up or something?

Anyway, Kim’s dermy issues aside, that’s not the point of this story. The point of this story is her ensemble. She finally took off the ill-advised black capri leggings and she’s donned a nude onesie, which is from Kanye West’s Yeezy + Adidas line. Which is terrible, and very reminscent of full-body Spanx and/or wearing a onesie made of pantyhose. I don’t really have an issue with the oversized army jacket, although the lucite stripper heels are kind of awful. But the biggest ticket item of this ensemble is the purse. According to People:

That small bag slung over her arm so nonchalantly may look like no big deal, but in fact, it’s an extremely rare, no longer in production 30cm Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin made from albino crocodiles. Just to put into perspective what that means exactly, the last one of these bad boys to sell at auction was 5cm smaller than Kim’s and sold for $121,875. We think we may have just discovered where all that debt Kanye’s in came from.

[From People]

It’s kind of funny AND terrible. It’s funny because Kanye is all “I’m $53 million in debt because of my dreams, y’all, FREE YEEZYS FOR THE PEOPLE” and Kim is all, “Yeah, I totally spent $150,000 on a purse I’m only going to carry once every two years.” I also find it totally shocking that A) there are albino crocodiles and B) those albino crocodiles are desirable for their skin, for purses. Of course it’s a gorgeous purse, but it would be just as gorgeous (if not more so) if it was just regular leather treated to look like albino crocodile. And while I love a good luxury handbag, I would never, ever spend that kind of money on a PURSE. I mean, $121,000 to $150,000? ON A PURSE. No.



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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Obscene. I know it’s her money, but spending that kind of money on a handbag is just revolting to me.

    • vava says:


    • Kate says:

      I came here to say just that. Regardless of how it looks, spending that kind of money on an accessory is disgusting. Things like this are why I roll my eyes when celebrities begin to talk about income inequality and poverty. They have such great wealth and power they could be putting behind the causes but instead they just want to “speak out” without acting.

    • Shambles says:

      And a handbag that she’s only using to cover the camel toe produced by her husband’s terrible clothing, at that. Maybe she should have invested the money in helping him design non-crotch-hugging onesies instead of buying that poor crocodile.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Shambles! That was the very first thought I had: It’s to cover her camel toe in that pantyhose-looking onesie…because a camel toe is sooooo much more, uh, CAMEL-Y if it’s in a fleshy tone.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        It’s literally camel. And begs the question – if Kim won’t invest in Kanye, why should anybody else?

      • Kitten says:

        LOL. $150,000 to hide her vadge-wedgie.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        I find the price obscene but if it covers up her nasty then morality aside its a win for humanity.

      • Katy says:

        That’s exactly what she is doing!! She revolting on sooooooooooooo many levels.

      • Michelle says:

        +100 It’s not a camel toe, it’s a full-on Moose Knuckle!!!

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        It is obscene spending that money, especially on the hide of an animal that should be considered protected at least. Granted if you go to the American South there are alligators and crocs everywhere (mostly in the Everglades, which means they are protected). As for there resurgence, that could be attributed to their protected status. They once were endangered, not completely sure what their current status is.
        How rare would endangered crocs/alligators be?
        That’s it. I have always been borderline about the Kardashians-they are everywhere, too, but I think I will actively avoid them from now on.
        I know it’s a cliché, but that money could have helped so many people. The K’s + Kanye have no concept of that.

    • JudyK says:

      Obscene is the only word for it. So sick of the self-obsessed, self-indulgent vapidness.

    • Alex says:

      revolting and its an animal. Just nope

      • crtb says:

        I more offended that this rare animal was killed than the price.
        Does anyone in this family give to charity?

      • lisa says:

        @crtb – dont they launder their money i mean donate to that church PMK invented?

      • love scandal says:

        @saras: fanny pack means something entirely different in the UK I am laughing my head off right now. Thanks, thanks and thanks again. Lol.

    • Hellohello says:

      Way to support illegal trafficking of rare animals. Dumb ho

    • Wren says:

      But this is what rich people do and have done since before money was invented. It’s always obscene because that’s the point, it’s a status symbol. Status symbols are what they are for the explicit reason that they are impractical and obscene things that absolutely nobody actually NEEDS.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Sort of, but not to this extreme. There was a time when such wasteful extravagance was seen as vulgar and being “showy” was frowned upon. Granted, there have probably been more times when it was smiled upon or considered cool. I don’t mind rich people buying nice, luxurious things. I just cringe at something this ridiculous. It’s a handbag. It doesn’t do anything but carry your phone, wallet and keys. It’s not worth that much money. At some point, no matter how much money I had, I think I would just say no, that’s gross.

    • robynsing says:

      ANYONE carrying these bags should be tossed off a cliff with the bag

    • jessica says:

      So disgusting i think donating that money to an animal shelter or st judes or a million other charities would be a much better way to use that anount of money…what a pig

    • DEB says:

      Especially from a company that breeds the animals solely to be turned into handbags. It’s beyond vile and she condones it. Turns my stomach.

    • Wood Dragon says:

      Obscene use of money. Obscene murder of another sentient being just to use its skin.

    • enuff said says:

      I want that jacket!!

      I thought that bag was beautiful before i read what it was! Just sad…

  2. cannibell says:

    “Oh, let’s see. I can buy a house or a purse….decisions, decisions,” said no practical middle-class person ever.

    • manda says:

      I often think how just one of their shopping trips (or even a portion of one!) could pay off my student loans, and it makes me sick to my stomach that it will take me like 30 years to pay those off (mortgage on my brain) and to them it would be like nothing at all. BUT, I also know I’m in pretty good shape compared to lots of other people, so I try to count my blessings

      • SJO says:

        It would bother me less if they contributed something meaningful instead of actively bringing pop culture down to the lowest common denominator. And yet, we here commenting are adding to the fringes of her paycheck just by clicking.

    • Janie says:

      I think her choice is clear? She lives with mommy and doesn’t own a home. I could care less what they both say about renovations, it’s simply not true. This is house number 3 or 4 in a row that they will never live in. If he says 53million in debt, you can guarantee it’s much more. I’m sick of the whole trashy bunch. The arrogance of these two is appalling and pathetic. My 3 cents… (Inflation), lol!

    • Dani says:

      $150k is just a down payment on a house where I am 🙁 nevertheless I would rather a down payment than a small purse I could barely fit my wallet in to.

      • Lizzie McGuire says:

        A nice, new house of 3bed, 2.5 bath here is $200k, so how can I trick Kim K into buying me a house? Should I tell her that it’ll make her look skinny or that Anna Wintour will have her in the cover of Vogue if she does?

      • Wood Dragon says:

        Where we want to move, that amount of money could get a really nice stretch of land and still have money left to build a really, really nice mid-century modern inspired house of my dreams.

    • JFresh says:

      It’s not for any middle class person anywhere. It’s for the daughter of a corrupt Uzbeki parliamentarians, the girlfriends of any given Russian billionaire or well-connected Afghani politician… etc. Giving it to Kim as a promo item is a brilliant advertising strategy.

      • BrandyAlexander says:

        I’ve actually read several times that Hermes is one of the few big ticket designers that does not give away their items for promo. She actually had to pay for that bag. It’s still ridiculous, but I take comfort in the fact that it wasn’t just given to her like everything else in her life is.

        Also – Jane Birken asked for them to take her name of the bags that are made out of crocodiles, so I think it should be called something else.

      • MrsK says:

        I’m pretty sure she bought it, and possibly even as a used bag. I don’t think they made more than a handful, literally. How many flawless albino crocodiles can there be?

        I’ve heard about two – one belonged to Posh Spice, the other was encrusted with diamonds after purchase and is most likely hiding in plain sight in some former Soviet republic, or in the Gulf, or Brunei.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if she bought it off Posh Spice.

        And 121,000 sounds low. This bag – and the other two or three like it – will fetch higher and higher prices as they (literally) change hands. It’s probably worth closer to 250,000 by now. She won’t keep it for long but only those who follow this market very closely will know where it will appear next. These bags are usually bought and sold very discreetly.

        The market niche that trades in these items is insane. Clinically and metaphorically.

    • raincoaster says:

      Even if she’s trying to be fashionable (with that Novelty Hooker ensemble) Birkins are very five years ago anyway.

  3. Crocuta says:

    Animal cruelty and all aside, I personally think purses and clothes with animal skin prints look tacky, and even though they can be this expensive, they are still cheap-looking. So always extremely fug, never fab.

    • Josephine says:

      While I do think there are handbags that look expensive, this one looks like you could pick it up at one of those mall stores that sells inexpensive jewelry and handbags.

      • Petee says:

        I don’t get why everyone want’s or wanted the Birkin bag.It really isn’t that great looking and it doesn’t seem very functionable .On another note Kim just look’s bad and unhappy.Also why is she not with Kanye and her mother for the fashion show’s Kendall is doing right now?I saw the pictures and he look’s absolutely miserable.It look’s like kris is is making him watch his p’s and q’s and keeping him on a short leash.

      • Dani says:

        It’s not about the way it looks. Birkin, back then, used to signify ‘class’ and ‘wealth’, and only the richest of the rich had them. But now, since every little peeon has a reality show and makes 3 figures per episode, they’ve just become tacky and the woman who the bag is named after wishes to no longer be associated with it.

      • Chem says:

        Hermes makes artisanal accessories, that’s why they are so expensive and beautiful.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Petee, I believe the point is that other rich people know immediately what you’ve spent on the bag. I only know them from Gilmore Girls and this site, but if I ever saw a Birkin I’d probably assume it was a knockoff from T.J. Maxx.

        However, while I object to all leather, and rare creature leather even more so, I don’t care if people spend what amounts to pocket change on themselves. I’m sure what I spend on frills would seem exhorbitant to people earning 8 cents an hour in Disney sweatshops. It’s their vapid, pointless existence that makes the Kardashians fair game for criticism.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Same here. I’m not a fan of animal prints in any fashion. IMO it cheapens a look.

      I love my designer handbags, but after all the celeb ‘it’ bag crap with the Birkin the last few years, the shine has really gone off that bag. Despite it’s price tag, I don’t really see it as a luxury item anymore.

      • PinaColada says:

        +1 I strongly dislike animal prints, real or fake. I’m also disgusted by her killing animals for one-time bragging appearances. They really are completely selfish people, aren’t they? Gross.

    • Mia V. says:

      I actually find Birkins so tacky, it should be a luxe item, but all the crapy celebrities have it, so it’s not luxury anymore.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Gross in every way. But I expect nothing less from her.

  5. Jules says:


  6. Karen says:

    Victoria Beckham has that exact bag too. She actually has multiple crocodile Hermes bags. It’s a status symbol.

    Now that Posh & Becks are no longer chav-tastic. Maybe Kimye is trying to take their crown. She’s already got the deep V dresses, questionable outfits, and pap walks down to a science.

  7. Me2 says:

    Srsly, her hairline is getting close to T. Guidices. Hair extensions are gonna leave her bald!!!! LOL

  8. Patricia says:

    If there’s any Karma then one of her children will puke on that bag today.

    I just woke up to my toddler puking all over everything. This is why I can’t have nice things. Kim lives in fantasy land. What mother of a toddler and an infant carries a bag like this? Oh right, a mother who spends more time at Dr. offices planning her next nip and tuck than with her children.

    • swak says:

      Hope your toddler feels better soon! Good luck today. It’s so hard when a little one is sick.

    • Wren says:

      I’m sure my mom said the same. I got the stomach flu so often as a kid she actually had designated recepticales for th purpose. She actually had me trained pretty well after awhile.

  9. laura says:

    disgusting. Poor crocodile.

  10. manda says:

    I personally think it’s cool looking, but such a shame that some poor, genetic-lottery-losing croc had to have it’s skin removed, probably while it was still breathing, so this bish can have a little purse. Or any rich bish for that matter.

    And yes, to the person who mentioned “purse or house?”, the way that family spends money galls me. It’s theirs, they have the right, but do they do anything philanthropic at all? I never hear about it if they do

    • Brittney B. says:

      Thank you for the reminder that animals are often alive when this torture begins. It’s barbaric enough to prioritize superficial status symbols over life itself — and telling enough to spend, spend, spend without trying to make a difference — but the cruelty of the fur/hide industry is stomach-turning and needs to be called out whenever possible.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I hate Birkins and have never liked them and could care less about its status. Ugly is ugly at 5 dollars or 150,000. I hate furs and now some poor alligator suffered so this ridiculous dolt can prance her tacky self in front of paps.

    • S says:

      Hermes actually monitors their suppliers very closely to ensure humane treatment of the animals. It’s one of the reasons their stuff costs so much; they don’t half arse it.
      That bag was probably bought at a store and would cost significantly less than the auction price. They cost that much because of rarity and craftsmanship.

  11. NewWester says:

    If Kim hair was blond, I would have sworn I was looking at a photo of Amber. Is Kim trying to copy Amber’s look?

    • Petee says:

      I thought the same thing too!Her body,face, everything.All she need’s is short blonde hair.

    • strah says:

      I had the same thought! At first glance she looks just like Amber Rose. I’m sure all involved would find the humor in this… oh, nevermind.

    • Wren says:

      I think you’ve touched on who the inspiration was for that hideous line of pantyhose spanxwear. Except Amber always appears to be comfortable in her crazy tight clothes while Kim is perpetually a miserable mess.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Yes she is copying and morphing into Kanye’s lost love. Sick on so many fronts.

  12. crab says:

    You know what really pisses me off is that the crocodile is a rare albino and they killed it to make a freaking purse and she bought it!! I hate that family and everything they stand for!!

  13. lower-case deb says:

    didn’t a lot of people treat purses like these as wearable investments?

    i stumbled across a Christie’s (or Sotheby’s? one of them anyway) auction for “pre-loved” bags (i guess it’s a fancy-schmancy arty auctionhouse word for second-hand). and they cost a lot! some are even more expensive than jewellery or paintings! i guess some people think better a functional “art” than something to hang on walls nobody sees?

    perhaps when one day Kanye is too broke to float anymore, they’ll sell of Kim’s Hermesses… maybe some Kardashifans will pay a premium on top of it too.

  14. The Original Mia says:

    Tacky like its owner. I will give her props for covering her crotch and what is probably the mother of all camel toes.

    • Lala says:

      Kim is the mother of all camel toes. She is always covering her stomach or camel toe with either her purse or pulling on one side of her coat towards her mid section. She is disgusting for having that purse made from an animal. Expecting nothing good from this moose.

  15. Tifygodess24 says:

    More money than sense.
    In reality she exemplifies everything that’s wrong with this country. Excess, greed, narcissism, and so on. It’s so hard to believe that this woman (and family) has made millions upon millions because we love a train wreck. We all bought into it in one way or another. It’s sad we reward bad behavior way too often in our society.

  16. Manjit says:

    The saying “more money than sense” was created just for people like this. That an albino crocodile was killed to create a handbag just makes my heart ache.

  17. karen says:

    Is she wearing high heeled jelly shoes or are those exquisite lucite heels ?? Hmmm, wonder if Michael K at Dlisted can clear this up, as he is first and foremost authority on exquisite lucite heels.

    ALSO, that handbag is shameful and grotesque.

    • Lama Bean says:

      You beat me to it! I was just about to say those are Jellies! That’s my vote. Too dowdy to be stripper platforms.

  18. Zip says:

    I see no difference in killing a crocodile to make a handbag out of it or killing a cow. It’s disgusting either way. Each of those living being look much better when they are alive. Carrying around something dead that some people call a status symbol just makes you look f*cking stupid, heartless and tacky.

  19. Louisa says:

    While I agree that it’s totally ridiculous, this bag is absolutely everywhere and every woman with a smidge of wealth has one so I’m surprised that it is news that Kim has one. There was a diamond encrusted Himalayan that sold for an obscene amount which was all over the news so I guess unless you pay attention and are in touch with the highly affluent community you wouldn’t notice it. But seriously this is not news at all hahaha

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      So that makes it ok? Comments like this are funny to me. Think about it Kim is in the spotlight ALL. THE. TIME. so that’s why she is being made the example of. People understand that other wealthy women carry bags like this, but will anyone pay attention if some Joan from CT carried the bag or Kim K? Exactly.

      • Louisa says:

        I’m not saying it’s okay, i’m saying it’s old news. Plus, Hermes treats their exotic animals in the best and most humane ways possible and unlike other designers they seriously pride themselves on it. Evidently they’ve recognized that albino alligators are endangered which is why they’ve stopped using them. All videos of animal cruelty that you may see are NOT associated with Hermes.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah this comment was tame though, compared to what we usually see around here on these types of threads. Honestly, I’m pleasantly surprised at the comments this time because I was expecting the “it’s her money and she can spend it how she wants to!!” people to come out in full-force. Maybe people just hate KK that much LOL.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Yeah, the “it’s their money to spend how they want” concept is logically flawed. Yes, people are entitled to pamper themselves with their own money, but no one is entitled to live without criticism. We all take crap at times from the people in our lives for how we’ve spent our money. And the Kardashians have invited us all into their lives.

  20. realitycheck says:

    The lack of awareness and compassion for these animals really bothers me. I don’t know how in this day and age you can buy something so heinous. Celebrities could make such a difference but choose not to .

  21. Purple Rose says:

    Kim wears the same clothes over and over. She looks hideous. She used to look very classy and sleek back in the day. Now she looks like she doesnt care how she looks. Stop with the coats – the look gets old and means stop covering up your huge ass and weight and start going to the gym and working out then maybe you feel better about yourself and start dressing normal.

  22. Lala says:

    It would be nice if she could donate that kind of money to charity and organizations.

  23. LAK says:

    i’m more offended that she’s carrying a bag made out of an animal that was skinned alive to provide that skin.

    There is a case for leather goods made from cow/sheep/lamb/pig/horse in general, BUT crocodile, snake and fur are the worst. Animal cruelty at it’s worst. skinning an animal alive is beyond any justification no matter how beautiful you think their skin is.

  24. Supes says:

    That is one of the fugliest purses I’ve seen in my life.

    I’ve never seen an albino crocodile. How sad that the first time I see one is when it’s in purse form on KK’s wrist. 🙁

    • Birdix says:

      Next time you come to San Francisco, visit Claude the albino alligator (not croc) at the Cal Academy of Sciences. He’s a beloved centerpiece of the museum, despite spending most of his time just floating around with a (very) toothy grin. They say albino alligators don’t last long in the wild because of their lack of camoflauge, which is why they end up in museums (or handbags if they are unlucky).

  25. burnsie says:

    Why does she go to her derm at night?

    The bag is gross

  26. Gabrielle says:

    She has lost a lot of the baby weight and could look so fab in the right outfit. What makes her think a nude unitard is a good look.

  27. Maum says:

    Speaking of hideous extravagant bags whatever happened to the unique hand painted monstrosity Kanye gave her for her birthday?

    And the one North finger painted?

    • Petee says:

      Would you carry those if you were her?I am sure they are stashed away far back in her closet.

  28. MaxR says:

    Sad a rare crocodile had to die (probably a painful death) to cover Kim’s camel toe. The purse looks so tiny next to her. I wish she would spend the $120K on better clothes or a stylist. sad really.

  29. kri says:

    Why do I think that the dermatologist’s office has a secret underground chamber where they have a full operating theatre ? She probably goes once a week for the works, rather like a classic car. Minus the class, of course. My god….CLEAR SHOES! Oh, no no no. And hey, look who is so awesome that they can carry a dead, genetically-challenged crocodile. I guess it takes alot to cover that camel toe. Really truly sickening. I hope no one forgot that Kanye needs money for those body condom outfits and purses for The Mother of All Camel Toes, so please do NOT go donating to any starving African children or anything crazy. We have to save the Kardashian-Wests!!

  30. MysticBadger says:

    Marie Antoinette….

    Sometimes it doesn’t end so well.

  31. Pandy says:

    I can’t believe that burnt out troya pulls in that kind of dough. Oh where are the red paint cans to dab a splotch onto that fugly bag (and the purse)

  32. may23 says:

    I’m more upset about it obviously being made out of a real (and rare at that) crocodile skin. I don’t reject natural skin-made products but this one serves no real meaningful purpose but bragging. So an animal was killed and skinned for bragging.
    Also, her body shape is completely ruined. She looks like a baloon caught in nude colored stocking.

  33. Duchess of Corolla says:

    Disgusting, vapid, and tacky. Obviously, she has no regard for the beauty of nature, either. Why does this waste of space continue to get so much attention?

  34. Mimz says:

    it’s HIDEOUS

    seriously I hate everything crocodile and snake skin, it looks like the 90s or 00s in a bad way, and I wearing animal’s skin is just tasteless and cruel. But sure, she doesn’t care.
    Maybe she didn’t buy it, maybe it was a gift from Kanye when he was rich.

  35. Lbliss says:

    It looks like a mini Birkin when she holds it by those hips. I like the regular size birkins better, leather of course. You all eat meat right? It’s not just a wasted death with no other purpose than a handbag. Poor croc.

  36. Terri says:

    Never mind the purse – that outfit? Horrendous. How does she pee?

  37. Capepopsie says:

    Two things:
    1) I just wish she would stop going
    Out in her underwear.
    2) I wish that croc could bite back.


  38. NeoCleo says:

    ALBINO crocodiles are gorgeous and VERY RARE. She honors the animal by carrying its hide on her arm.

    What a total @sshole.

  39. word says:

    I bet you she borrowed that just so we can talk about how rich she is. Even the Bentley’s the entire family drives are not owned by them…they are loaned to them for free.

  40. Deedee says:

    While that bag is gorgeous, it looked better on the crocodile. this makes me very sad.

  41. Bread and Circuses says:

    That onesie looks very much like the sort of thing Amber Rose used to wear when she was with Kanye, doesn’t it?

  42. FingerBinger says:

    I like her bag but it’s obscene to spend that much money on it.

  43. Michelle says:

    Can someone enlighten me please?? Do celebrities actually “buy” these crazy expensive accessories (i.e. jewelry, purses, cars, etc.) or are they given to them by the stores with a guarantee that the celebrity will be photographed in public with said item in hopes of creating more business? And…if they actually DO buy these items, are they bought at a discount because of their celebrity status?

    • LAK says:

      Yes, Yes and Yes to all your questions. exceptions Hermes and Chanel. You have to buy full price for those items, no matter who you are.

  44. word says:

    So the real question is why does she keep asking the paps to meet her outside the derm office? There has to be a reason for this. She wants us to talk about something.

  45. megan says:

    That is just appalling. Think of all the “good works” they could do with the money they waste on clothing and accessories. Talk about the 1%.

    Shallow as F.

  46. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    I’m a purse fiend, for lack of any better way to put it but I personally just do not understand the appeal of the Birkin, other than that people seem to believe that money and good taste are synonymous. The Birkin bag is unattractive, in my opinion, but people will pay whatever it costs to own one because it has become a status symbol.

    I’m not surprised that Kim has one that costs this much considering that her mother is famous for having a huge collection of Hermes bags that all cost at least $10,000 a piece. This family is tacky.

    • prettylights says:

      I agree with you about Birkins. A lot of them look way too large and tacky to me, like something I could find in a mall stand for $30. To know that this one was made from a rare beautiful creature and she’s carrying it to cover her damn camel toe is just disgusting. For her to wear it with this outfit too that looks like she’s on the way to her job at a nightclub with the gross bodysuit and clear heels…ugh. She can’t even pay homage to that poor animal by wearing it with something classy. So tacky.

  47. Guesto says:

    I normally avoid Kardashian threads like the plague but this one, I just have to dip into to say that I find the ‘fab or fug?’ reader option – following a headline referring to a bag made from an albino crocodile – just so bewilderingly awful.

    I just don’t get it, the tolerance for the aberrance that is that vile family on here.

  48. G says:

    Just vulgar. The bag too.

  49. Anna says:

    I have a Liz Claiborne bag that looks a lot like this but it only cost $30 and no animals were murdered. I just cannot get past her clear shoes. LMAO

    • me says:

      Those shoes are from her husband’s Yeezy line if I’m not mistaken. I wonder why Kim wasn’t with Kanye during Paris Fashion Week?

  50. Pants says:

    That purse is gorgeous but that price is absurd.

  51. Camille says:

    Ugly bag. And her nose looks smaller than ever, I think she got another nose job.

  52. Andrea says:

    I went to the Hermes store in Paris two years back. When you see these purses in person they are gorgeous. A work of art.. Would I buy one…absolutely. But…unfortunately it doesn’t look like that will be happening unless I win the lottery. You can’t walk off the street and buy these purses, super exclusive. There are a bunch of rules. I have a serious case of purse envy. Urgh… why does it have to be a kardashian. At least Victoria Beckham was a spice girl.

  53. PaulY says:

    $120k for a purse? Her purse cost more than my house, which I’m now just 3 years into paying down. Talk about conspicuous consumption.

  54. Sassy says:

    She’s vile and the purse is vile. Not to mention, there are people struggling and starving in the world and this a$$hole has a purse worth more than most people make in a year or some in a lifetime! When will the K Klan GO FAR FAR AWAY?!

  55. KiddVicious says:

    If I had Kim’s money my closet would be full of Birkin bags. I’m sure to her $150,000 is not a big deal. Seems obscene, but once you hit that level of money it’s the same as buying a $500 bag.

  56. caitlinK says:

    @Louisa: Maybe this is just “old news” (hahaha!) to you, but in fact, it’s far more important than that: it’s a current and persistent topic. Animal cruelty, sadly, is hardly just the latest news, it’s a subject which, for decades, rightly offends, shocks, and horrifies millions of people—and kills a multitude of living creatures. The alligator–as other posters have mentioned–*is* skinned alive (as multiple other animals are) which is a horrifically brutal way to die. And for what? For a *handbag*? Some people argue that fur, in contrast, is necessary to people–or at least, useful–in exceptionally cold climates, which they feel excuses wearing it, and while I completely disagree, there is at least an iota of logic to it. (Or there historically was.) But a handbag!—an expensive little purse that some rich, status obsessed woman is going to carry around to flaunt her wealth–is utterly, revoltingly senseless. Also, no matter how well *you* feel an animal is treated by a specific brand, such treatment is nullified by the fact it is being raised *in captivity* to be violently killed long before it would die its natural death. Besides the mysteriously hilarious fact that you knew about a Kardashian’s handbag before Celebitchy printed a story on it, I fail to see what amuses you about the subject. Because yes, tragically, it IS old–and ongoing— news.

  57. caitlinK says:

    Meant to say: crocodile purse.

  58. Drs. Fixxie says:

    A rare albino croc had to die, wild are not, because some can affort iT, and because it has a Price tag.

    Thank god for animaL planet and national geographic.

    Discusting humans

  59. Fiona says:

    I highly doubt she actually paid for it. Probably had the designer loan it to her OR bought it at a heavily discounted price. I’m so sick if this tacky family and even worse – kendall and Kylie ugh.

  60. Nik says:

    All that money spent and she still looks like a trash pile. That’s what no class trying to feel rich looks like.

  61. Classy and Sassy says:

    Spending that amount of money on a handbag is revolting when it could have made a difference to so many people’s lives in other contexts. Hideous outfit that does her no favours whatsoever and that poor, beautiful croc, having to become an ugly accessory to a truly ugly person.

  62. Gorgonia says:

    Casting aside this bag is made of the skin of a very rare animal (and this is disgusting), Hermes, as a lot of other french luxury brand, send his bags to be assembled in Tuscany (Italy), as in this part of Italy there are some of the best leather artisans. Once, during an interesting Tv show, they interviewed some of these artisans and asked them what is the right price for the bags they produce for these brand. They answered 30/50 € maximun (a little less than 30/50$).

    • S says:

      Hermes does not send its bags to Italy. They are made, by hand, by a single well trained and experienced craftsman, usually taking 10-15 hours each. Even ignoring the cost of the materials (which are also created by craftsman who dye the leather, tan it, check for imperfections) and the stores and salespeople and the need to make a profit, are you seriously saying that these *artists* deserve no more than 3-5 euros per hour? SMH. It’s one thing to say you don’t like it or wouldn’t personally spend the money on it (or don’t have the money for it), but for people who appreciate craftsmanship, who recognize them as artists, who prefer a carefully and creatively handmade good that will last decades to one that was stamped out of a factory by an underpaid worker in east Asia and will get tossed in a landfill in a few years when it falls apart, Hermes is unparalleled.

  63. Dean says:

    I disagree but it’s her money. She didn’t need a bail out like the bankers

  64. na na says:

    Someone needs to educate these people!! a rare creature like an albino crocodile should be protected!! not hacked up and sold to a third rate porn star!! SHAME!!