$ 1 million in designer handbags stolen from South Florida store

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The owner of the handbag store, Only Authentics, said some of the bags were valued at over $ 100,000 each.

PALM BEACH, Florida – More than a dozen one-of-a-kind Hermes handbags valued at around $ 1 million were stolen in a robbery at a South Florida store.

The unique luxury bags were swept away when the window they were displayed in was smashed in the middle of the night earlier this month in the Worth Avenue luxury shopping district in Palm Beach, Florida.

The owner of the handbag store, Only Authentics, said some of the bags were valued at over $ 100,000 each. Store owner Virgil Rogers said the incident happened on the night of December 14.

On its website, the Only Authentics boutique calls itself “the world’s most trusted independent retailer of Hermès and Chanel handbags and accessories.”

The store carries a wide variety of designer handbags including style, color and price, including the popular Hermes bags, the Kelly and the Birkin.

A store employee told the Palm Beach Post that eight Birkins and five Kellys were stolen, the most expensive being a 16-inch green crocodile skin Kelly priced at $ 89,000 and a 32-cm Bosphorus Green Birkin priced at $ 110,000.

10 Andrea Chu of Tampa Bay contributed to this report.

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