Every fashionable person understands that handbag adds value to the overall image of a classy woman. Handbags are both carried for convenience and to add a touch of allure to an otherwise plain look. In terms of convenience, women use their handbags to keep all their personal effects including; makeup kit, fragrance, car keys, mirrors, hand lotion, mobile phones and important documents. It is because of this that women need durable yet beautiful handbags to avoid losing their valuables. Different handbags are worn to different occasions. Some tiny handbags may cost a fortune compared to their bigger bulky counterparts. These are especially bought for their aesthetic reasons. Women associate the most expensive handbag brands with convenience, authenticity and glamour. Below is a list of top 10 most expensive designer bags that women would do anything to have.
Marc Jacob’s Carolyn Crocodile Bag-$38,000
Marc Jacobs who formerly worked with Louis Vuitton designed this bag. Marc has been a renowned designer in the past years and has managed to open around 200 design outlets in more than 80+ international destinations. He has also received formal fashion design education and has appeared in one of the Hollywood movies as well. The Crocodile bag is popular for its quilt design made using purple crocodile skin. It has inner pockets and separators convenient for ladies.
Hilde Pallladino’s Gadino Bag-$38,470
A Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino designed this bag. It is made of crocodile skin and decorated with 39 white diamond chips encrusted in white gold placed at the lock and clasps of the bag. This bag is said to be the perfect bag for women who want to make a statement with money. Hilde’s bags are known for high-end price tags and do have style as well. This makes Palladino’s bag rank at number 9 our list of top 10 designer bags for women.
Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag- $45,000
Marc Jacobs using pieces cut out from 15 other Louis Vuitton bags designed this bag. Though the fashion housed started making high-end custom products back in 1854, it has yet to introduce one of the ultimate designer bags. With the Tribute Patchwork bag, the result was a fantastic, which was bought immediately it was featured in a fashion show. Critics continued to bash at the bag’s design but this did not stop 24 enthusiastic customers from having theirs custom-made and delivered.
Hermes Black Crocodile Birkin Bag- $64,800
When it comes to fashion or fashion related things to talk about, French designers and fashion houses have to be there. The Crocodile Birkin bag is truly an exquisite treat for any woman and Doyle Company featured this bag in a New York’s auction in 20 April 2005 and it sold. It is made of black crocodile skin with the lock and clasp encrusted with diamonds. This makes it rank at number 7 on our list of top 10 most expensive designer handbags for women in the world.
Leiber Precious Rose Bag- $92,000
Juduth Leiber, a Hungary based designer and fashion house is known for their high-end luxury hand bags across the globe. This bag has an extravagant design of a perfect flower. It is only a single bag and is decorated with1016 diamonds a total of 42.56 carats. It also contains 1,169 sapphires and 800 tourmalines.
Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag- $120,000
This is the second entry by a single fashion house on any of our list of world’s top designer made accessories. This bag is made of crocodile skin and features a clasp decorated with white diamonds a total of 10 carats. The material used is top of the range but for those who do not wish to splurge, the company is selling less expensive versions at around $5,000.
Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag- $250,000
More famous for designing and making clutches than handbags, Lana Marks is originally a South African designer topping our list of world’s most expensive designer bags. Only one Cleopatra bag is produced each year. This specific one is made of a whopping 18-carat white gold and encrusted with 1,500 white and black diamonds. An actress Helen Mirren, who starred in The Queen, had the honor of carrying the bag in the 2007 Academy Awards.
Chanel Classic Diamond Forever Handbag- $261,000
Celebrity actresses in the hit television show Sex and the City have used this bag regularly. It features 334 diamonds that weigh a total of 3.56 carats. The bag includes a shoulder strap and is made of 18-carat white gold.
Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka valued at $1.9 million
Another French fashion house joins our list of top 10 most expensive designer handbags for women in the world. This is both a bag and a jewelry accessory. A Japanese designer Tanaka created it. It is made of platinum and covered with over 2,000 diamonds. The pure diamond strap can be detached from the bag and used as a necklace or bracelet. It also features a pear shaped 8-carat diamond that can be removed to wear as an accessory. 1
The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse worth $3.8 Million
This diamond purse is the most expensive bag in the world. It is heart shaped and covered with gold and diamonds that weigh a total of 381.92 carats. The diamonds are of different colors;4356 colorless, 105 yellow and 56 pink ones. It took10 people and 8,800 man hours to complete this bag.