The top 10 most expensive handbags in the world as of 2015.
1) Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse ($3.8 Million)
Topping the list is this $3.8 million handbag that also entered the Guinness World Records. It is a bag that does not only cost a lot but also looks extremely expensive, featuring 4517 diamonds upon its body. Reports say that this bag took about 9000 hours to be constructed and the jewels on it were crafted by hand by ten expert crafters.
2) Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag ($1.9 Million)
Made with an excess of platinum and diamonds, this $1.9 million bag is among the most expensive in the world. The bag’s strap that has diamonds is removable and can be worn as jewelry and similarly, there is an 8 carat diamond pear that can also be worn as jewelry.
3) Hermes Rose Gold Crocodile or Diamond Birkin Bag ($1.9 Million)
Among Hermes’ Haute Bijouterie line, this Crocodile Birkin handbag is just as expensive as the Birkin Ginza Tanaka bag. The bag constitutes of an entwining chain that has roughly over 11,000 diamonds set on it. There is also a rose gold model of this bag which features a scaly design and has 1160 diamonds on it.
4) Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre Bag ($1.4 Million)
Not something you would see everyday, this bag by Hermes is as innovative as it expensive. It constitutes of multiple white gold pieces studded all over the body of the bag in a design and 1160 diamonds. The diamonds alone weigh more than 33 carats. The Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre bag took more than two years to create and only three of these bags were made.
5) Chanel Diamond Forever Bag ($250,000)
While its name flaunts diamonds, this bag actually is made up of gold and diamonds. There were only thirteen of these bags made and each bag constitutes of 334 diamonds and 18 carat worth of white gold. Women who love classic yet rare handbags are made to carry this bag.
6) Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch ($250,000)
Inspired by world famous Elizabeth Taylor and made by a designer who initially started the handbag business when she failed to find a suitable bag to match the dress she had decided for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday – this $250,000 clutch has 1500 diamonds and is a mark for exclusivity. Only one clutch is made every year and only one celeb at a time is allowed to carry it at the Oscars.
7) Hermes Red Crocodile Birkin Purse Bag ($203,150)
While only 30 centimeters in length, this tote bag has held the title for being the most expensive bag to have ever been sold at an auction. It features a beautiful reddish croc skin with scales and the buckles it has are made of 18 carat gold and diamonds.
8) Matte Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag ($185,000)
This handbag, while not exclusive (meaning that it comes in good stock available to buy) is definitely exclusive looking. It comes with a sleek black crocodile skin body and clasps adorning 10 carats of white diamonds. A much more affordable yet similar looking bag by Hermes is also available that sells for $5000 for those who cannot afford this Birkin beauty.
9) Louis Vuitton “Urban Satchel” Bag ($150,000)
Made from trash, this bag is something of a wonder to carry. It depicts “urban” culture, featuring hand crafted bits of trash that exhibit the style of streets and fashion. Its made from cigarette boxes, band aids, water bottles and other junks. It is a rare bag and though it is from trash with the name ‘Louis Vuitton’ is already considered high-end.
10) Louis Vuitton Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Bag ($133,430)
A collaboration of Louis Vuitton and renowned Japanese contemporary artist, Yayoi Kasuma, made a line of handbags and other products that were sold by Selfridges London. This jewel pumpkin bag is one from that collection and it features a unique shape, and a polka dot and line design. It also has a long golden chain to hang it on your shoulder and a black interior.