Handbags and purses are among the most important accessories that are used by women to increase their beauty, to be fashionable and to accessorize what they wear. They are offered in various designs to suit the occasions on which they are carried. Bags are not just used as elegant pieces of accessories as they are also functional and help women to carry the necessary items that they may need while being outside their homes. Handbags and purses are available at different prices that vary according to the materials that are used. There are some bags that are offered to women at high prices and this is because they are of famous brands or they may be encrusted with diamonds which make them luxurious and costly for many women. To discover more about these bags, their brands and prices, take a look at the following top 10 most expensive women’s bags.
10. Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag – $38,000
It is one of the most popular and elegant bags that were presented by Marc Jacobs. It is quilted, made of purple crocodile skin, has interior pockets in addition to separators.
9. Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino – $38,470
It was designed by Hilde Palladino who is a Norwegian designer. The bag is made of crocodile skin and its clasps are made of white gold and encrusted with 39 white diamonds.
8. LV Tribute Patchwork Bag – $42,000
It is really catchy with its unique and unprecedented design that features a collection of small bags. There are twenty bags of this design and they can be found in Louis Vuitton stores that spread in Europe and Asia. The four bags which were offered in the United States have already been sold.
7. Leiber Precious Rose Bag – $92,000
It takes the shape of a magnificent flower which is encrusted with diamonds to be more fascinating. The bag is adorned with 1,016 diamonds which are 42.56 carats in addition to 800 tourmalines and 1,196 pink sapphires to make this bag cost $92,000. Getting this bag is difficult not because of its price, but because there is just one not more.
6. Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag – $120,000
This bag is named after Jane Birkin who is a British singer and actress. The bag is made of crocodile skin and the clasps are encrusted with white diamonds which are 10 carats. If you want to get this bag at a lower price, then you can purchase one of the versions that are offered for just $5000.
5. Urban Satchel Louie Vuitton Bag – $150,000
It is a collection of all types of urban junk as it is made out of water bottle, band-aid, cigarette packets, tea bags and more types of urban junk. Such trash costs $150,000, so why do not you do this bag on your own and save its money.
4. Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag – $250,000
There is just one Cleopatra clutch that is produced every year by Lana Marks for retail. These clutches differ in their designs and this one is made of alligator skin in the metallic silver color. The clasp of the clutch is made of 18-karat white gold which is encrusted with 1,500 black and white diamonds. Every year, there is just one star who is given the chance to carry one of these handmade clutches which are adorned with diamonds. Helen Mirren is one of those stars and she carried one of the clutches that are made by Lana Marks in 2007 at the Academy Awards.
3. The Chanel “Diamond Forever” Classic Handbag – $261,000
It is a classic handbag that is encrusted with 334 diamonds totaling 3.65 carats. The shoulder straps are made of white gold and the bag is available in just 13 copies that can be found in different countries around the world. 5 of these 13 bags are offered in the United States only.
2. The Hermes Birkin bag created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka – $1.9 million
It is made of platinum and is encrusted with more than 2,000 diamonds. The diamond strap that is attached to this bag can be used as a bracelet or turned into a necklace as the strap can be easily removed. In addition to the 2,000 diamonds, there is also a pear-shaped diamond which is 8 carats and can also be removed to be used alone. The bag was sold in 2008 for just $1.9 million to be the second most expensive bag in the world.
1. The Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 million
It is the most expensive handbag in the world and is officially certified by Guinness World Records. This magnificent purse that takes the shape of heart is handmade and was crafted by 10 professional artisans who needed 8,800 hours to completely finis it. The purse is made of 18kt gold and is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds including 56 pink diamonds, 105 in the yellow color and 4,356 colorless diamonds. The total weight of the diamond is approximately 381.92 carats.