Top Ten Most Expensive Women's Handbags
Most Expensive Women's Handbags in the World
Top Ten Most Expensive Bags and Purses You Can Buy!
First a request, please don't forget to vote in the survey below for your favorite bag from the list. I have been quite surprised to see which one most people like the most!
Also, don't forget to checkout the video, which has slightly different prices for the bags, as we here have never actually bought one of these bags, we can't vouch for the prices. Suffice to say that you are going to need to be extremely free and easy with your cash (or with someone else's) to get yourself one of them. We know that women love handbags, bags and purses but just why they love them so much is more difficult to fathom. It can't be genetic, as, strange as it may seem, handbags have only been around for about 150 years. The handbag fashion only really started in the late nineteenth century and it was not until around 1920 that handbags or bags became an essential item of a woman's wardrobe!
Louis Vuitton was the first manufacturer of "designer bags" and since he started it all off plenty of others have jumped on the designer bag bandwagon, no doubt seeing a good opportunity to make a lot of money by turning what should be just an ordinary utilitarian article into a prized object of fantasies and dreams. Why is a designer bag so expensive ? well, why not ? If people are willing to pay ever-increasing amounts of money for a bag to carry stuff about in, then why deprive them of that God-given right ?
Designer Handbags are Expensive - But Just How Expensive are the Most Expensive Designer Bags ?
The following is the list of the top ten most expensive womens handbags - which I obtained by scouring the Internet and piecing together the evidence. Check them out then rush off and buy one (well something similar anyway) !
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Top Ten Most Expensive Designer Handbags in Photo Nos. 1 - 6
1. The Mouawad's 1001 Nights Diamond Purse - $3.8 million
Officially certified by Guinness World Records the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is now the most expensive designer handbag in the world at $3.8 million. The heart-shaped purse is handcrafted from 18kt gold and has 4,517 diamonds (4,356 colorless, 105 yellow, 56 pink) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. It was made by ten artisans who worked on it for a total of 8,800 hours.
2. The Hermes Birkin bag created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka - $1.9 million
This Hermes bags was apparently sold in 2008 for around $1.9 million. It is made of platinum and has over 2,000 diamonds. It is also versatile, so that in addition to being a handbag you can also use the diamond strap as a necklace or bracelet by removing it from the bag. The bag itself has an 8-carat pear shaped shimmering diamond that can also be used separately
3. The Chanel "Diamond Forever" Classic Handbag - $261,000
The "Diamond Forever" classic handbag boasts 334 diamonds for a total of 3.56 carats, in 18-carat white gold. The shoulder straps are also made from white gold. There are only 13 available worldwide, with five of them being in the USA.
4. Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag - $250,000
Lana Marks produces one Cleopatra clutch for retail each year. The one in the picture is made of metallic silver alligator skin and a clasp with 1,500 black and white diamonds in 18-carat white gold. Helen Mirren wore the $250,000 Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch at the 2007 Academy Awards. Lana only allows one star per year to carry her handmade diamond studded designs down the crimson carpet. How snooty is that ?
5. Urban Satchel Louie Vuitton Bag - $150,000
The Louie Vuitton Urban Satchel Bag is created from all sorts of urban junk e.g. cigarette packets, water bottle, tea bags and band aid. Apparently this handbag doesn't actually exist and was put together as a spoof by an artist who I believe is called 14 (apologies if I spelt her name wrong) - and who resides here - http://galleryoftheabsurd.typepad.com/14/2007/03/the_worlds_most.html - if it doesn't exist then it should and at a $150,000 a throw I think she should make a few more, who knows someone may have $150,000 looking for a home?
6. Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag - $120,000
Named after British singer/actress Jane Birkin. The clasp of this tote boasts 10 carats of white diamonds. The bag itself is made of crocodile. You can get cheaper versions sarting at around $5000
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Most Expensive Womens Handbags in the World Nos. 7 - 10
7. Leiber Precious Rose Bag - $92,000
The Precious Rose is in the shape of a perfect flower, the bag has 1,016 diamonds totaling 42.56 carats, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmalines. There is only one available in the world.
8. LV Tribute Patchwork Bag - $42,000
Twenty are available in Louis Vuitton stores in Europe and Asia but the 4 in the USA have already been sold.
9. Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino - $38,470
This crocodile Gadino Bag from Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino has 39 white diamonds strategically placed in clasps of white gold.
10A. Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag - $38,000
One of Marcj Jacobs' most popular bags despite the hefty price tag. Purple crocodile skin, quilted with interior pockets and separators.
10B. Fendi Selleria Bag - $38,000
Can be made to order with sable and chinchilla, two of the world's rarest and most expensive animal skins. Big enough to accommodate a wallet, keys, cellphone and makeup bag.
So there you have it. A fine collection of beautiful bags, except one, and I wish you luck in your quest to buy one or to get someone else to buy you one ! If you are looking for something slightly less expensive then remember that - the Hermes Birkin bag starts at only $5000 !
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