World’s Most Expensive Handbags
Fashion never comes with a budget because there’s nothing that can stop a girl from getting something she likes, not even a price tag! When it comes to handbags, the more the merrier is the rule for prices, because an expensive handbag does have the quality, practicality and looks that more often than not justify the hefty tag.
Have a look at our picks of some of the most expensive bags these days. You’ll have to save quite a few pennies, or better still, a few $100 notes to be able to land one of these in your closet.
1. Hermes Matte Crocodile Berkin Bag
At a whopping price of $120,000, this bag is an epitome of extravagance. It has been named after the French singer Jane Birkin and has 10 carats of white diamonds studded on its clasp. Made of real crocodile skin, this bag is definitely a catch!
2. Cleopatra Clutch by Lana Marks
The unique thing about this purse is that Marks produces only one each year for retail. No wonder these come at a price of more than $100,000, at times $400,000. These clutches have been sported by several celebrities at major events such as the Oscars. This year, Janet Mc’Teer and Li Bingbing were the chosen ones for this luxurious bag, with Bingbing’s bag made in metallic silver tinted alligator skin. The 18-carot gold front flap and 1,600 hand paved diamonds may explain its price, but it’s the purse’s symbolic status image that’s worth a fortune.
3. Diamond Forever by Chanel
This is another one the base of which is made of alligator skin. The tote has Chanel’s iconic ‘Cs’ encrusted with 334 diamonds and is set in 18-carat white gold. Even the detachable strap of this purse is made of an 18-carat gold chain. Wondering the price of this bag, dubbed a collector’s item, is? Well, it retails at a staggering price of $261,000.
4. Leiber Precious Rose Bag
Valued at $92,000, this is a product handcrafted by designer Judith Leiber and, as suggested by its name, is in the shape of a rose. Its pink color is the result of 1,169 pink sapphires, which are complement by other gems like tourmalines and diamonds. But you’ll be awed by the singular most striking thing about this bag – only one piece was made, which was sold even before it was launched.
5. 1001 Nights Diamond Purse
This heart-shaped prized purse has beaten all when it comes to the retail price. At $3.8 million, this purse by the House of Mouawad has been rightly named the world’s most expensive purse. And you guessed it; it has got 4,517 diamonds encrusted all over it. 10 artisans, four months and 1,100 hours are all behind the creation of this exquisite purse!
Looking at the prices of these bags, one can surely say that purses and bags can never be too expensive!