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Carrie Bradshaw’s Iconic “Sex and the City ”Tutu Sold at Auction for a Whopping $52K — and It Originally Cost $5!

The skirt was out-earned only by dresses worn by Princess Diana and Grace Kelly, which each sold for $325,000

<p>Collection Christophel/Home Box Office/New Line Cinema</p> Carrie wearing her iconic tutu skirt in 2008

Collection Christophel/Home Box Office/New Line Cinema

Carrie wearing her iconic tutu skirt in 2008's 'Sex and the City.'

One of the most iconic (and inexpensive!) pieces of Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic wardrobe just sold for $52,000!

The skirt that Sarah Jessica Parker wears in the opening credits of Sex and the City was one of many iconic items included in Julien’s Auctions' Unstoppable: Signature Styles Iconic Women In Fashion auction.

It was also one of the biggest earners in the Jan. 18 auction, which featured items spanning “from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today's trendsetting celebrities and influencers."

The tulle skirt — a white, three-tier tutu with a satin waistband — was topped only by a velvet cocktail dress worn by Princess Diana and the Givenchy ensemble Grace Kelly wore to meet President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, both of which sold for $325,000.

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The winning bid on Carrie’s skirt was one of the most auction's shocking, as it was estimated to sell for $8,000 to $12,000 — and SATC costume designer Patricia Field sourced the piece for just $5 before the HBO series’ 1998 premiere.

<p>Collection Christophel/Home Box Office/New Line Cinema</p> Carrie Bradshaw's iconic tutu skirt.

Collection Christophel/Home Box Office/New Line Cinema

Carrie Bradshaw's iconic tutu skirt.

Field originally planned to style Carrie in a spring 1998 Marc Jacobs runway dress, but ultimately decided to go with something more timeless for the opening credits, per the Julien’s Auctions website.

After rummaging through a $5 bin in Manhattan’s Garment District, she found the skirt and — with Parker’s stamp of approval — the iconic tutu became a critical part of not only SATC history, but also fashion history.

And, because of the nature of the opening credits sequence, in which Carrie — and her iconic tutu — gets splashed by a passing bus, the auctioned-off skirt is just one of five that were used on SATC. (And Parker owns one of them!)

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The tutu makes another appearance in the 2008 SATC film as Carrie gives friends Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) a closet clean-out fashion show.

As the chic squad bands together to decide which items the fashionista should keep or toss, the tulle number earns a unanimous “keep.”

<p>Hulton Archive/Getty</p> The cast of 'Sex And The City.'

Hulton Archive/Getty

The cast of 'Sex And The City.'

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Also up for bidding were an autographed SATC cast photo, which sold for $1,170, and Carrie’s laptop, which raked in $12,700.

The fashion-focused auction also featured items worn by icons like Whitney Houston, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Elle Woods’ chihuahua from Legally Blonde.

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