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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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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