For many women, owning an amazing handbag is something worth sacrificing for. Whether it’s Prada, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, or any of the other top handbag designers, it is a status symbol and a sign of independence. Extravagant? Maybe, but for most women it’s well worth the cost to be able to carry an authentic Valentino, Dolce and Gabanna, or Fendi. With the cost of many handbags far exceeding the $1,000 mark, let’s look at the top 10 most expensive handbags in the world. Ladies, get ready. We’re going to count them down.
- Fendi Selleria Bag $38,000
Made from two of the most expensive and most rare animal skins in the world, chinchilla and sable, this bag is usually made to order. It is large enough to carry a cell phone, keys, makeup bag, and a wallet.
- Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino $38,470
Made by Hilde Palladino, a Norwegian designer, this white bag is made from crocodile and features 39 exquisite white diamonds that are hidden in the white gold clasps.
- Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag $42,000
Unfortunately, the 4 Tribute bags that were available in the USA have already sold. However, there are 20 available in Asia and Europe. This unique bag includes 15 different Louis Vuitton patterns patched into one.
- Leiber Precious Rose Bag $92,000
There is only 1 Precious Rose bag in the entire world, so it’s best not to get your heart set on owning one. It features 800 tourmalines, 1,169 pink sapphires, and 1,016 diamonds (42.56 carats) that are set in 18 carat white gold.
- Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag $120,000
Yet another crocodile bag, this one is black and includes 10 carats of white diamonds in the clasp. It was inspired by Jane Birkin, a French actress. If you really have your heart set on this bag, you can get a cheaper version for around $5,000.
- Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag $150,000
This bag is essentially made of garbage. Seriously! It is a combination of a bunch of urban junk including a flattened water bottle, Band-Aids, cigarette packets, and tea bags.
- Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag $250,000
Only one Cleopatra bag is made each year. Per the designer, this bag made of silver alligator skin with a clasp that includes 1,500 white and black diamonds set in 18 carat gold, can only be used by a celebrity who agrees to carry it at a major red carpet event, such as the Academy Awards.
- Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Handbag $261,000
Only 13 of these gorgeous handbags are available, with 5 in the United States. The bag has shoulder straps made from white gold, as well as 334 diamonds (3.56 carats) in 18 carat white gold.
- The Hermes Birkin Bag by designer Ginza Tanaka $1.9 million
There is only one of these bags in the world. It has more than 2,000 diamonds and is made of platinum. The strap of the bag can be removed from the bag and worn as a diamond bracelet or necklace. There is also an 8 carat pear shaped diamond that can be removed and used separately. So for the price, you get a bag, necklace, bracelet, and separate diamond.
- The Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse $3.8 million
This handcrafted bag has 4,517 diamonds (56 pink, 105 yellow, and 4,356 colorless) with a total carat weight of 381.92. The heart shaped bag is made from 18 carat gold and took more than 8,800 hours to make.