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Socialite Jamie Chua reveals she had to sell bags from her Hermès Birkin collection to ‘feed her children’

Jamie Chua sold her Birkin bags

Singapore socialite Jamie Chua revealed a low point in her life during a recent interview on the “Pass the Power with Paige Parker” podcast.

Divorce woes: In the Sept. 20 episode titled “Beyond the Birkins,” the 47-year-old mother of two touched upon the struggles she experienced during her high-profile divorce battle with her multi-millionaire former husband, Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca, in 2010.

Hong Kong Buyer Sets Record After Buying the Most Expensive Bag in History for $300,000

A Hong Kong collector has set a fashion record after bidding for “arguably the rarest, most spectacular, and most jaw-dropping Birkin to ever be made” at Christie’s Auction house on Monday.

The Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin, which was designed in 2008, is encrusted with 245 diamonds and an 18-karat white gold clasp. The purse itself is crafted from the skin of an almost-albino pale crocodile specially bred for Hermès to give it a “white Himalaya” color.