Quote:I may be mistaken here, but I don't think the average Kelly or Birkin bag costs anywhere near $30K. A female friend said that plain calfskin ones start around $5K, and go up to about $12-15K for alligator (and the bags are all essentially MTM, since you request size, leather type, etc.). Special requests, like diamond inlays or Hermes silk scarf linings, would obviously drive up the price. Maybe the $30K was for a vintage bag with uniqe features? I'm not denying the skill of Hermes's craftspeople, nor am I saying I'd enjoy paying that much for a handbag. Then again, I don't particularly want to shell out $5K for RTW Kiton suits or $30K for a Patek. But that's my preference.