The Most Expensive Handbags You Can Buy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • Permalink • 

--Guest Post By Simon

Some people are willing to spend a small fortune on purchasing one of the biggest symbols of status for woman all over the world. No, we are not talking cars, real estate or even jewelry, but we are talking about owning an ‘it’ bag.

The handbag is seen as an extension of the individuals wearing, so if the one wearing it is extremely rich and popular, shouldn’t the bag reflect that? We’re not sure how this argument is valid, but hundreds of celebrities and socialites thrive on wearing the most expensive designer bags available.

Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel - $150,000

Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel

This bag is what some might call anti-art; the bag is entirely structured with found objects or otherwise referred to as junk. But it is exactly what makes the Louis Vuitton designer bag so rare and unique and therefore expensive. The Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel bag, consisting of candy wrappers, cigarette packets, band-aids, water bottles and even tea bags will cost you around $150,000.

If you thought you might be able to get a hold of one for your private collection, you will have to bribe some owners, since there was only twelve made, and they were all booked before the bag was released. The ad campaign for the Louis Vuitton Satchel featured one of the Olsen twins, Ashley. For some this bag might look like something your 3-year-old daughter created, but real fashionistas and socialites will understand the worth and status associated with such a bag.

Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag - $260,150

Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag

When it comes to being classic and stylish, Chanel will always make the list, and the list of most expensive and beautiful handbags, is no exception. The Chanel Diamond Forever Classic handbag is combination of practicality and luxury. The beautiful design consists of over 334 diamonds encrusting the white alligator skin purse. The handbag also features over 18 carats of white gold on its timeless shape. With only 13 of these unique creations available in the world, the hefty price tag of $260,150 is probably not something that the average struggling actress could afford.

Hermes Birkin by Ginza Tanaka Bag - $1.9 million

Hermes Birkin by Ginza Tanaka Bag

The Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag is probably one of the ‘youngest’ most expensive handbags to purchase. This unique Hermes Birkin bag was designed by Japense designer Ginza Tanaka back in 2008, but has since secured its place as the second most expensive handbag in the world.

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian own one of the crocodile leather creations, and David Beckham bought his lovely wife Victoria Beckham a luxurious Hermes bag a few years back. But, this bag is much different than a regular Birkin. The bag itself is made out of platinum and has over 2,000 diamonds that can be removed from the bag to feature as a necklace or bracelet. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and in this case the Hermes Bag is the best friend ever. Hermes bags come in a variety of designs, but this particular one will break bank at $1.9 million. How is that for expensive?!

Lana Marks ‘Queen’ Cleopatra Bag - $250,000

Lana Marks Queen Cleopatra Bag

One of the most expensive designer bags is known as the Cleopatra handbag. What makes this handbag so spectacular is the fact that the company only creates one per year. The Lana Marks Cleopatra bag is made out of white alligator skin and the ‘Queen’ bag is encrusted with diamonds, valued at around $250,000.

This exclusive bag’s design is extremely classy and the fact that it’s so rare adds to the ‘It’ bag quality. Other Cleopatra bags from Lana Marks can be bought for the price of $100,000. Every year the handbag or clutch will look a bit different. Other years featured, for example, metallic silver alligator skin encrusted with black and white diamonds. One can just image what these vintage bags could sell for in the future.

1001 Nights Diamond Purse - $3.8 million

1001 Nights Diamond Purse

Taking the number one spot of Most Expensive Handbag is the 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. This is definitely not the type of bag to go shopping with, but if you had to make statement; this would be it.

The purse, designed by The House of Mouawad in Dubai consists of over four thousand colorless diamonds, fifty six pink diamonds and 105 yellow diamonds, bringing it to a diamond count of 4,500 diamonds. The diamonds in themselves weigh in at 381 karats and it’s is no surprise that the handbag is featured in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive handbag. The bag is designed in the shape of a heart and has a gold chain that can be used as a sling. It took over four months to create. Currently it is valued at $3.8 Million.

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