Christmas Features 2017 

Stylish alternatives

Stylish alternatives

For many years, Investors Chronicle has been interested in alternative investments. These often take the shape of wine, art and cars. It’s a well-trodden path, and one that contains few surprises for seasoned investors, but a headline in March this year sparked our interest all over again. A report titled “A Hermes Birkin is a better investment than stocks or gold” made for interesting reading. A study by Baghunter – an online marketplace for buying and selling luxury handbags – revealed that the famous Birkin bag produced by the French leather company had far outperformed both the S&P 500 and the price of gold in the past 35 years.

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