How Much Does A Hermes Birkin Bag Cost? The Same As 32,500 Pints of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, That's How Much

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Comes With Baggage Founder Lori Levine shows off her one-of-a-kind orange Hermès Birkin at the Comes With Baggage Fashion Editor Preview on May 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Comes With Baggage)
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Previously on #RichKids of Beverly Hills, Dorothy Wang announced she had purchased a "breakup Birkin." As if the self-proclaimed #funemployed and #fabuluxe cast member needed another five-figure handbag. In season one of #RKOBH, Wang explained the cost of the elusive, Hermès Birkin: "The entry-level Birkin is probably around $10,000 and the crocodile or alligator is $60,000." Well, at least I'm a little more comfortable knowing that Wang has probably only spent five figures on each of her countless Birkins. Did I just say that? I mean, as a freelance writer, I can't imagine dropping $10,000 for a handbag, let alone doing that multiple times. But after browsing eBay, I've found plenty of Birkins going for over $100,000, with the most-expensive ones right now selling for $140,000. 

You might be wondering what makes these bags so expensive in the first place. Well one thing's for sure: you're definitely paying for the name. But Ms. Wang also provided some insight as to the range of costs. Your basic-bitch-Birkin will at least be completely leather, but the better, or rarer, the skin, the higher the cost. So those six-figure bags are definitely made from unicorn hide and sewn together with wood-nymph hair. Oh they're not? Ugh, okay, maybe I don't get it.

In any case, here are some options for what you can buy instead of those entry-level, crocodile, and mythical-creature Birkin bags.

1. Entry-Level Birkin

Estimated $10,000

Or... 12 Pairs of Louboutins 

Christian Louboutin New Simple Pump, $775

A new pair of Loubs every month for a year? #RichKid Morgan would totally approve. 

Or... 285 YSL Lipsticks

YSL Rouge Volupté, $35, sephora.com

They don't even make that many colors. Your backups could have backups. 

Or... 1,428 Chipotle Burritos 

And you thought a Chanel Boy Bag would feed you for a long time

2. Crocodile Birkin

Estimated $60,000

Or... 2 Toyota Camry XLEs With Leather Interior 

Toyota Camry XLE with Leather Package, $28,330, toyota.com

Two cars, guys. TWO CARS. 

Or... 10 Large Classic Flap Chanel Bags

Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag, $6,000

Because why have one iconic handbag when you can have 10?

Or... 200 iPhone 6 Pluses 

iPhone 6 Plus 16GB, $299, apple.com

One for each of your contacts. And maybe your contacts' contacts.

3. Rare Birkin

Estimated $130,000

Or... An Ocean-Front Condo in Myrtle Beach, SC

A two bed/two bath home or a handbag? Let me get back to you on that one...

Or... 13 Entry-Level Birkins

Well, because sadly, it's come to that.

Or... 342 Pairs of Tom Ford Sunglasses

Tom Ford Alicia Soft Round Sunglasses, $380

That's almost a new pair everyday for a whole year.

Or... 32,500 Pints of Ben & Jerry's 

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That's one pint a day for the next 89 years. AKA a lifetime of happiness.

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