The most expensive handbag in the world costs more than $3 million! The most expensive Birkin bag is made out of solid rose gold! While the priciest Louis Vuitton bag literally looks like trash!
An expensive designer handbag is to a woman, what an expensive luxury sports car is to a man.
It’s more than just a material object or an accessory…it’s a status symbol!
All Women instinctively know that owning an authentic Birkin bag or a Louis Vuitton bag instantly makes you appear superior to other people, and the funny thing is…
Psychological studies have proven, that both men and women treat you better when you have an expensive designer handbag on your arm.
Whether you buy handbags to display your wealth or simply as a means of self-expression, you will be pleased to know that…
Hermes handbags dominates this list with their most popular bag ever…
The BIRKIN BAG!
Sadly, no YSL bags or any Burberry handbags, have made it onto this top ten list.
All the designer handbags on this list are rare and unique…
Most are limited editions that are generously decorated with diamonds and gold.
Because of this, purchasing these designer handbags is like an investment…
As they only get more valuable over time and can be auctioned off for a much higher price.
Now…let’s get started with our countdown and find out which exquisite beauty listed below, is the most expensive handbag in the world!
Louis Vuitton Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel Bag – $133,400
The Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel Bag carries a price-tag of $133,400 and…
It’s the 10th most expensive handbag in the world.
Designer Yayoi Kusama drew inspiration from the small evening bags that were popular in Western Europe during the 1930’s and crafted this unique Louis Vuitton bag out of gold, black resin and other fine materials.
The Kusama Louis Vuitton Bag is a limited edition, only five pieces were ever created, making it quite rare.
If any owner of this Louis Vuitton bag were to put it up for auction, handbag collectors wouldn’t hesitate to snatch it up for 3 times its current price, it’s the ultimate LV collectible bag.
It also carries the title, as the 2nd most expensive Louis Vuitton bag in the world!
The Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel Bag is the most beautiful Louis Vuitton bag on this list and it’s covered in Kusama’s trademark polka dots.
Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel – $150,000
The 9th most expensive handbag in the world is also…
The most expensive Louis Vuitton bag ever created and fetches a price of $150,000.
The Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel was handcrafted to represent urban life, but many critics blast its unique design, some have even called it, “a nasty pile of rubbish that comes with an extremely nasty price tag.”
This Louis Vuitton bag is made out of the world’s finest Italian leather and is covered in actual rubbish…
Recycled materials such as: used bills, cigarette packs, chewing gum wrappers and water bottles, were glued together, and stitched onto the bag!
Former child-star, Ashley Olsen, sealed a multi-million dollar deal, to promote this controversial Louis Vuitton bag.
Hermes Crocodile Porosus Fuchsia Birkin Bag – $222,000
The Hermes Crocodile Porosus Fuchsia Birkin Bag…
Is the 8th most expensive handbag in the world and is worth $222,000.
This purplish-pink Birkin bag is made out of luxurious crocodile skin.
It features a diamond encrusted clasp and padlock, that were cast out of 18-karat white gold.
The Hermes Fuchsia Birkin bag is set to increase in value over the following years and it’s the 1st Birkin bag entrant on this top ten list.
It’s also the 4th most expensive Birkin bag in the world!
Chanel Diamond Forever Handbag – $261,000
The Chanel Diamond Forever Handbag costs $261,000…
Its hefty price-tag makes it the 7th most expensive handbag in the world.
This Chanel bag was crafted out of very durable crocodile skin and 18-karat white gold.
The Chanel Diamond Forever Handbag is adorned with 334 white diamonds, weighing a total of 3.56 carats!
Its detachable shoulder straps are also made out of 18-karat white gold.
Only 13 of these designer handbags were ever created.
5 of these gorgeous handbags are located in the United States.
Hermes Crocodile Himalayan Birkin Bag – $379,000
This Himalayan Birkin fetched a price of $379,000 during an auction at Christies.
Its astonishing price-tag makes it the 6th most expensive handbag in the world and the 3rd most expensive Birkin bag ever!
What makes the Himalayan Birkin Bag so rare and special? Well…its made from the skin of Niloticus crocodiles.
And its hues are meant to represent the Himalayan landscape with its brown snow-capped mountains.
Apart from being crafted out of top quality crocodile leather, the Himalayan Birkin Bag also features over 240 diamonds and 18-karat white gold.
The bag’s pad lock was cast out of 68.4 grams of solid white gold and 40 white diamonds cover the lock’s entire surface.
Due to the huge popularity of the Himalayan Birkin Bag, Hermes decided to create a much cheaper version of this gorgeous handbag and its price starts at just under $6,000.
Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch – $400,000
The Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch is the 5th most expensive handbag on this top ten list and the most priciest one costs $400,000.
Lana Marks crafts only one Cleopatra bag each year, adding to its rarity and exclusivity.
Many famous A-list celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Sarah Jessica Parker and Charlize Theron…
Have all appeared with a Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch in their hands, while they walk the red carpet.
Each Cleopatra bag looks different in color and design, but they do share some similarities…
They are all made from metallic-silver alligator skin and their 18-karat gold clasps are all encrusted with thousands of precious diamonds.
Chaine d’Ancre Hermes Bag – $1.4 Million
We pass the 1 million dollar mark with the Chaine d’Ancre Hermes Bag.
This Hermes bag is the 4th most expensive handbag in the world and was designed by Pierre Hardy.
Only 3 of these Hermes handbags were made, instantly making them collectibles!
The Chaine d’Ancre Hermes Bag has intricate anchor-shaped chain links made out of solid white gold, that’s adorned with 1,160 diamonds weighing a total of 33 carats.
The most priciest Chaine d’Ancre Hermes Bag has an astronomical price-tag of $1.4 Million!
Hermes Ginza Tanaka Birkin Bag – $1.9 Million
Priced at a jaw-dropping $1.9 million, the Ginza Tanaka Birkin Bag is the 3rd most expensive handbag in the world.
Japanese designer, Ginza Tanaka, crafted this Hermes Birkin bag out of pure platinum, a costly precious metal!
This stunning platinum handbag is adorned with 2,000 diamonds…
And features a huge pear-shaped diamond that can be detached, and worn as a brooch.
The diamond studded sling is also detachable and can be worn as an accessory in the form of a necklace or bracelet!
This Ginza Tanaka designed Hermes bag is the 2nd most expensive Birkin bag in the world.
Hermes Kelly Rose Gold Birkin Bag – $2 Million
Another Pierce Hardy design makes it onto this top ten list…
This time it’s the Kelly Rose Gold Birkin Bag and its the most expensive Birkin bag in the world!
Hermes and jeweler Pierce Hardy, took almost 2 years to create this divinely opulent handbag, out of solid rose gold!
This Birkin bag was crafted to resemble crocodile leather and has 1,160 diamonds adorned on its body.
Its chain which is also made from solid rose gold, is covered in 11,000 glittering diamonds!
The Kelly Rose Gold Birkin Bag is the 2nd most expensive handbag on our list and carries a price-tag of $2 million.
Only two of these Hermes bags are available on the market.
Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 Million
The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse costs an eye-watering $3.8 million!
It has been the most expensive handbag in the world since 2011, when it was officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, as the most expensive purse in the world!
The House of Mouawad, an Emirati luxury goods company, were responsible for designing and creating this heart-shaped purse.
This 18-karat gold purse is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds (colorless, pink and yellow), weighing a total of 381.92 carats!
10 skilled jewelers dedicated close to 9,000 hours of hard-work into creating this one-off luxury piece.
The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is likely to remain the most expensive purse in the world for quite some time, as the other entrants on this list don’t even come close to knocking it off its pedestal, and dethroning it as the most expensive handbag in the world.
If you had the money to spare…which designer handbag on this list would you consider buying and why?
Also, what are your thoughts on the Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel?
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