Heart Evangelista meets Jamie Chua, famous Hermes collector

by Myrna Fernando
Feb 11, 2019
<p>Heart Evangelista came to see Jamie Chua in Singapore. The latter is famous for owning one of the largest Hermes bag collections in the world.</p>
PHOTO/S: @iamhearte on Instagram

Guess who Heart Evangelista had an afternoon tea with over the weekend? Singaporean socialite Jamie Chua.

The two ladies posted on Instagram the same photo with similar captions.

Heart wrote, "It was so lovely to see you."

Jamie remarked, "It’s so good to see you in Singapore!"

Meeting Jamie is every fashionista's dream.

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The 45-year-old entrepreneur has a 700-square-foot, fingerprint-protected closet, where she keeps over 200 Hermes bags.

Her most prized possession is a Himalayan Crocodile Birkin (3rd row from top, 2nd from right), which has "245 diamonds."

She also has a smaller version.

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Touted as the "Holy Grail" in any any bag collection, it has broken auction records twice, according to TheFashionLaw.com.

In June 2017, a three-year-old Himalayan Crocodile Birkin was sold for $380,000 (PHP19.8M*) at Christie's Auctions & Private Sales in Hong Kong.

In May 2016, an eight-year-old Himalayan Crocodile Birkin was sold for $300,168 (PHP15.7M*).

(*Based on today's currency exchange rate)

Jamie also owns a Himalayan Kelly, which is said to be the "rarest in the world."

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Heart herself has an impressive collection of Hermes bags.

Both ladies are also friends with Michael Coste, head of the French brand's client relations.

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<p>Heart Evangelista came to see Jamie Chua in Singapore. The latter is famous for owning one of the largest Hermes bag collections in the world.</p>
PHOTO/S: @iamhearte on Instagram
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