An Hermès bag is surely a better investment than a car

A Himalaya Birkin was sold at auction for a whopping Dh1.4 million, making it the world's most valuable handbag. Courtesy Heritage Auctions
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In reference to your article, Baghunter unveils updated research on the Hermès Birkin: it's a better investment than gold  (July 24), I can confirm that. I lost 90 per cent of my car's worth when I came to sell it nine years later. By contrast, I bought an Hermès 10 years back that is worth 30 per cent more now. Moral of the story: instead of going for an investment policy or a fancy car, I'll buy another Kelly or maybe even an original. One thing is for sure: they retain their value way more than most affordable commodities.

Tanya Milbourne, Abu Dhabi


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