The 5 Most Expensive Handbags In The World
Posted: Aug 11 2014
Handbag aficionados, it is time to cue the envy swoons. While retailers do offer an appetizing array of wallet-friendly creations, there is no denying the revered existence of the dream handbag. These are the luxurious gems of designer fashion houses, often created with the world’s most precious ingredients, and of course, are the objects of our constant desires (so do not feel alone if you spend your mornings lusting for that Hermes). And, naturally, these handbags come packed with a cool price, and we aren’t talking about a meager $200 tag either (if only). Meet the five most expensive handbags in the world and start preparing your Christmas wishlists now.
1. Chanel Diamond Forever Tote Bag – $261,000
Made out of white alligator skin, 334 diamonds, and 18-carat gold, the Chanel Diamond Forever Tote Bag reigns supreme on the top of the list. Its milky hue and elegant alligator leather texture makes it not only a timeless option, but a versatile (and quite incredible) investment. Whether you pair it up with a monochromatic combo or utilize it to tone down a splashy ensemble, the options are infinite. You’ll be swimming in pure opulence.
2. Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel Bag – $150,000
This designer concoction may spark a sartorial controversy, but the sky-high price tag remains forever absolute. Crafted with various “urban” elements, ranging from gum wrappers to cigarette packs, the Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel Bag is certainly not immune to color and variety. Only two dozens of this eclectic bag were produced, rendering it a rare buy. While the Urban Satchel Bag is a loud cry from its more demure, monogrammed siblings, this splurge is definitely reserved the fashion bravehearts of the world.
3. Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag – $120,000
The epitome of the everyday handbag, the Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag aptly wins spot number three on the list. Named after Jane Birkin, seventies croonster and Mrs. Serge Gainsbourg, this style masterpiece is painted in sleek crocodile skin for a contemporary touch. While this option will certainly fare us better when it comes to complimenting our closet staples, the steep price may be enough to lock us in lust prison for eternity. However, $120k is only a price for true sophistication (and executing that celebrity socialite vibe).
4. Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag – $100,000
Channel your inner Egyptian queen with the number four beauty, the Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag. This clutch (yet, again) boasts alligator skin and black and white diamonds to accordingly meet lavish handbag standards. Its limited edition status makes it even more of a pretty penny, especially since only one Cleopatra is produced a year. We can easily see this precious creation gracing the wrists of A-list actors on the red carpet, or even in your own closet if you happen to have the right amount of cash (and luck).
5. Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Bag – $50,000
At fifty grand, the Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Bag is more likely in our ballpark range (though, to be honest, still more than slightly out of our hungry grasps). Its purple color scheme offers a funky, off-the-beaten-path essence for those who wish to deviate away from the cookie-cutter black handbag. However, we can easily see the Carolyn becoming a springtime hit in the Hamptons, especially when coupled with floral dresses and floppy sun hats. And don’t forget that lemonade (served in a crystal mason jar, of course).