Bags are not just a practical accessory. It can be a collector’s item, a symbol of the era, or the only model of its kind. From world famous fashion houses to niche brands, we at Joy-pup will go through the list of the most expensive bags in the world.
The elegant Mouawad 1001 Nights heart-shaped clutch is worth an incredible $3.8 million. The accessory is made of 18 carat gold and covered with more than 4,500 diamonds. Due to the astronomical cost, this model in 2010 earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive bag in the world.
The world-famous fashion house Chanel released exclusive Diamond Forever Tote bags in 2008 for $261,000. Only 13 unique bags were made from matte white alligator leather. The logo clasp is set with 334 diamonds set in 18k white gold. Chanel has long been among the elite brands on the market and even mid-range handbags are very expensive. The latest Lego models are valued at almost 7,000 euros.
This brand is known for creating leather bags that are available in 150 patterns and shapes and 100 different shades. Once a year, the brand releases the famous Cleopatra clutch, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in the movie Cleopatra. Each time in a new design and color, and it is most often chosen by celebrities at the Oscar ceremony. The accessory, made especially for Chinese actress Li Bingbing, cost $400,000. An American alligator leather clutch with a handwritten font is set with pink diamonds and rose gold. The front outline was hand-lined with white diamonds and white gold. Each of these handbags can be made in only five copies. After the release of the original version, the Cleopatra clutch is sold to private customers and is a collector’s item.
The Gadino purse, crafted in white crocodile skin, costs $38,470. White diamonds and white gold on the clasp are what makes this designer bag expensive. She is part of the fashion line of a little-known fashion designer from Norway, Hilda Palladino. However, her designs are worn by Hollywood celebrities and European royalty.
Designer Judith Leiber founded her company in 1963. The brand is known for its glamorous clutches embellished with crystals and precious stones. They are most popular among the first ladies of different countries. Each model is made by hand, the process lasts up to 5 days. The brand’s most expensive model, the $92,000 Precious Rose, is one of a kind. This rose-shaped creation is encrusted with 1106 diamonds, 1169 sapphires and 800 tourmalines.
The famous Italian fashion house Prada has existed since 1913. Her bags are always on top, and their design becomes more and more interesting every year. The models of this fashion brand have practically no competitors.
Luxury fashion house Fendi has been around since 1925 and is best known for its baguette bag. These stylish bags are made from white lambskin, black crocodile leather and other materials. The cost of some “baguettes” reaches $28,000. The brand’s most expensive model is the Fendi Selleria Bag with a price tag of $38,000. The high price is due to the expensive and rare material of manufacture – sable and chinchilla leather.
The exclusive Carolyn Crocodile bag raised the image of this brand very highly. It costs $38,000 and is made of lilac-dyed crocodile skin. The luxurious Carolyn Crocodile is still considered the most popular fashion accessory that this brand has entered the market with. The exterior of the bag is quilted, while the interior is segmented with leather trim.
This French fashion house has been a symbol of class and elegance for more than two centuries. From the $2,000 waterproof Raindrop Besace to the $55,000 New Age Traveler to the $55,000 phone cable backpack, the brand caters to the tastes of just about every customer. But one of the most expensive bags of the Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton brand with a price of $150,000 is made not from exclusive materials, but from urban waste – cigarette packs, plastic bottles and cups, candy wrappers, plasters.
It is almost impossible to get a bag model of this fashion brand. Despite astronomical bag prices, the waiting list is full for the next 10 years, with only a lucky few on it. The famous Hermès Matte Crocodile Birkin bag, named after the actress and singer Jane Birkin, costs $120,000. The luxurious Birkin bag is made of crocodile skin and adorned with 10-carat diamonds that lie on a white gold cushion. But this is not the most expensive model from Hermès:
- Diamond Himalaya Birkin – $400,000
- Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1,9 million
- The Sac Bijou Birkin – $2 million.
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