Welcome back to another need to know the list. We offer you an insight into the luxurious world of the rich and famous. Today we will talk about Expensive Handbags. Now a woman’s handbag as a whole universal secret, what she carries inside the handbag gets her through her hectic life and the gentleman would never imagine what’s inside. It’s therefore, no surprise that women are willing to splurge huge amounts of money on a must-have bag. Whether it’s purchased as the season’s trend or one to last through the ages.
There really seems to be no limit as to what women are willing to spend on their bags, with some price tags heading into the millions. Which is why we’ve brought you the low down on some of the most expensive handbags in the world. Juggling a bag worth has many components, from the fabrics used to the brand’s popularity. So, let’s jump right in at number 10 as we present to you the 10 most expensive handbags in the world.
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10: Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag – Price $38,000
The use of exotic skins and fashion has been met with disapproval by many animal rights groups. However, that doesn’t seem to stop people from buying them. This deep purple piece from Marc Jacobs called Caroline, with its intricate clothing and a leather interior is the epitome of luxury. The bag is made with the working woman in mind with separators and extra pockets on it, to provide smooth organization and systemic segregation of contents. No more searching for your mobile out like an enraged Mary Poppins.
9: Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino – Price $38,470
When shopping for a luxury handbag, of course, you’re looking for high-quality fabrics, the Gadino Bag does not disappoint. It’s carefully crafted from crocodile leather for a chic yet durable finish but if that’s not enough to justify the price tag, the bag is finished with white gold and 39 high-quality white diamonds.
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8: LV Tribute Patchwork Bag – Price $42,000
Louis Vuitton, the ultimate power house of luxury and expensive handbags and leather goods. They were created only 20 of these handbags, one of which Beyonce a owns. The bag itself is a coming together of many of LV’s famous bags. Into a quirky yet trendy finished product, not for the faint-hearted and arguably it’s not a timeless classic but incredibly sought after nonetheless.
7: Judith Leiber’s Precious Rose Bag – Price $92,000
Judith Leiber is renowned for crystal-encrusted bags in various shapes and sizes. You may recall Kerry’s Eiffel Tower bag from the “Sex and The City” movie, along with the cupcake bag young lily took to the wedding that didn’t happen. The rose bag was modeled to take on the shape of a rose in full bloom. However, it’s high value comes from the fact that it’s practically covered in precious stones, 1016 diamonds, 812 tourmalines and 1196 pink sapphires to be exact. We wonder if Belle from beauty and the beast with sport this sparkling rose purse.
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6: Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag – Price $120,000
We could not have an ultimate list of luxury and expensive handbags without featuring the Birkin. The Bag was created in honor of British actress Jane Birkin, who embraced Parisian style in every sense of the word. The Birkin is one of the most sought-after handbags, with an absolutely huge waiting list. This particular model is crafted from top grade crocodile leather and features clasp decorated with 10 karat white diamonds.
5: Urban Satchel by Louis Vuitton Bag – Price $150,000
Louis Vuitton makes this list twice and this time it’s with another daring creation. The bag was created by then-chief designer John Galliano after he was inspired by the homeless of Paris. The controversial designer came up with a bag that is made up entirely of trash. It’s composed of derelict items such as water bottles, cigarette packs and chewing gum wrappers. The whole collection was met with some ambivalence due to the impoverished homeless being used as inspiration for such an expensive luxury.
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4: Lana Marks’s Charlize Theron Cleopatra Bag – Price $250,000
We’ve hit the quarter of $1 Million mark and this handbag doesn’t disappoint. Lana Marks’s produces only one Cleopatra clutch a year and each time it differs in fabric and color. This particular Cleopatra clutch was named after Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron. The elegant purse is made of alligator hide in a metallic silver hue and is finished with 18 karat white gold clasp and is encrusted with 1500 black and white diamonds. Forget Charlie’s, give this bag an Oscar.
3: Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – Price $261,000
They say husbands come and go but Chanel is forever and that is certainly the case with Chanel’s Diamond Forever Handbag. The deluxe bag is crafted from fine crocodile leather and adorned with a staggering 334 diamonds totaling 3.65 carats. Even the shoulder straps are fashioned from white gold, justifying the insane price tag. There are only 13 of these and 5 are in the United States. Who knows maybe one day we’ll get to call one your own.
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2: Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – Price $1.9 Million
Back to Hermes for an absolute show stopper. The luxury French brand Hermes decided to create a Birkin bag with iconic Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka at the helm. The stunning bag was fashioned from platinum, a highly luxurious and expensive metal but they didn’t stop there. This bag also forms 2000 diamonds on its outer shell. Now if you thought they would call it a day, there you would be wrong. The bag comes with a diamond sling that can be removed and used as a bracelet or necklace.
In addition to the diamond sling, you can clearly see the centerpiece diamond. A pear-shaped 8 carat stone fits at the front, which can also be removed and worn as a brooch. A bag that comes with its own jewelry, what a genius idea? Well, we’ve made it to the number 1 spot ahead. If those handbags flew you away, you better hold on to something as we reveal to you the most expensive handbags in the world.
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1: Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – Price $3.8 Million
We have to admit this handbag is more diamond than handbag but it’s a show stopper nonetheless. The Guinness book of world records have heralded this handbag as the most expensive handbags in the world and we’re not surprised. This intricate piece of work took 10 skilled professionals over 8800 hours to complete. The bag is made up of 18 karat gold and decorated with an insane amount of bling, 56 pink diamonds, 105 yellow diamonds and 4356 colorless diamonds to be precise. Now a bag like this deserves showing off the most luxurious party imaginable. In the words of Karl Lagerfeld, Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence and show your neighbors you are doing well.
Bonus Fact: Expensive Handbags
Along with Jane Birkin and Charlize Theron, many other actresses that had bags named after them, Hermes also ordered Grace Kelly with the Kelly bag. Mulberry dedicated a bag to model and TV personality Alexa Chung. And Jackie O had the Gucci bag originally called Bouvier, her maiden name, often to be known as the Jackie. What a complete honor to have a bag named after you and by such prestigious fashion houses.
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So, that’s a wrap on our list of 10 Most Expensive Handbags In The World. Well, these bags may only be the stuff of dreams right now. Add them to your bucket list and who knows maybe one day soon you’ll have one yourself or create your own. What’s inside your handbag that nobody would suspect? Let us know in the comments down below. Thank you for spending some time with us.