$300,000 Birkin Bag sets new price record

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$300,000 Birkin Bag Sets New Price Record

By: Amanda Kabbabe/Alyse Barker

Often, it's what's on the inside that counts.

Unless you're purchasing the latest Birkin Bag, in which case it's what's on the outside that counts, since you likely won't have any money left over to actually carry.

The latest Birkin Bag, a matte white Himalaya Niloticus, sold in Hong Kong for more than $300,000.

To put that into perspective, that's more than twice what the average college student pays in private school tuition.

Birkin Bag breaks recordHermès, the maker of the bag, has long been selling the coveted purses at an extravagant price. But the company has never produced one as extravagant as this.

In general, the bags are expensive due to their high demand. Though Hermès has never publicly said how many Birkin bags are produced, it is speculated that only two are made each year.

The Himalaya Niloticus is donned in 18-karat white gold and diamonds, which drove up the price. It is also made of a rare white crocodile skin to simulate the white snowcaps of the Himalayan mountains.

Kanye West is surely kicking himself that he didn't get to the bag first. The white crocodile skin would have made a perfect blank canvas for daughter North to paint on... again.

Whether you carry a Birkin Bag or not, you shouldn't leave the house without these items in your purse:

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$300,000 Birkin Bag sets new price record

Sephora Seeing Double Compact Mirror, $12

For those crucial moments when you need to check your teeth or eyeliner, this is the compact mirror you need.

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kate spade new york moments of genius journal, $24

Keep your grocery lists and mental notes all in one place, plus be able to rip out a page here and there when someone inevitably needs a sheet of paper.

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Le Pen Bright Pens, Set of 4, $7.95

Leave a note or sign the bill in color. Let your personality shine through.

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Kleenex Facial Tissue, Wallet Size, 3 pack, $1.59

Whether you've got a runny nose, are having an emotion moment or need to throw away a piece of gum, these wallet sized tissues are going to be your best friends.

L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream, $12

For the colder months, hand cream is an absolute must.

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bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 Minereal Shield Daily Prep Lotion, 1.35 oz, $30

And for the warmer months, you can't leave the house without a decent SPF.

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Oral-B Glide 3D White Floss Picks, $3.49

Never worry about stray food in your teeth again!

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kate spade new york one in a million business card holder, $30

Not one to ever miss a networking opportunity, carry your business cards in this stylish card holder.

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Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hand Sanitizer, 2 oz, $13

Germs, begone! But without that harsh scent and all the chemicals.

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Tory Burch Robinson Mini Wallet, $135

You don't always need to lug your giant wallet everywhere with you, but it's important to always have cash on hand for emergency situations. Store it in this cute little mini wallet.

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bareMinerals READY To Go Complexion Perfect Travel Palette, $34

Touch up your makeup before after-work drinks with this travel makeup kit by bareMinerals.

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Blue Diamond 100-Calorie Grab and Go Bags, Pack of 32, $21.22

Need a snack? Reach for something healthy and satisfying like almonds and your body will thank you.

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