Birkins, Babes, and $80,000 Bags: The Dave Perry-Miller Team Goes Croc Hunting

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Catherine Colombo, Mark Cain, Laurie Montoya

If the streets of Dallas seemed a bit hushed yesterday afternoon, that’s because the Dave Perry-Miller group — that’s Ebby’s high-end luxury real estate division — was hanging down at Heritage Auction Gallery to get first dibs on some rare, exclusive hand-bags that are going off to be auctioned in New York City next month. First Dallas gets a look/see, then Beverly Hills, then back east to the Big A.  The star attraction was an Hermes Himalayan Crocodile Birkin Bag, a rare, light natural croc color, that is expected to bring in $80,000!  (Only two are made per year in the world.)  The bag is so light, it is almost albino in color.  Also on hand a red crocodile Gucci Weekender from the 60’s that was also really valuable as well as retro.

Not to think these agents were taking it too easy: Mark Cain got buzzed by a client and had to leave early: he had someone interested in his brand new listing on 5015 Brookview Road in Bluff View.

And if you wonder what the hec this has to do with houses, well listen up. When you spend $80,000 on a handbag you probably have to insure it so some people keep them on display as art. No kidding. My friend Dr. Linda Burke keeps her Judith Lieber handbags on display in her gorgeous Bluffview home

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