Brace yourselves because this might shock you! Some luxury designer handbags cost more than your car! Yes, you read that correctly. Just imagine the oodles and oodles of excess wealth someone might have to afford such dare we say-luxury.
Below is the list of the world’s most expensive handbags of 2019. Oh, and
Hermès doesn’t make it to the top of the list, even though it does dominate the list.
The fifth most expensive handbag has a cult following among celebrities who love parading it on the red carpet. The Lana Marks’ Cleopatra Clutch isn’t your average bag; it costs from anywhere to $100,000 to $400,000. The astronomical price tag might be due to its rarity because every year only one new Cleopatra Clutch is released. Each bag varies in color and design.
To date, Chinese singer and actress Li Bingbing is the proud owner of the world’s most expensive Cleopatra Clutch. Lana Marks and Li Bingbing’s stylist specially designed the American alligator leather bag, which is adorned with 1,500 white diamonds that amount to 40 karats, to match a specific gown. That is not enough; pink diamonds and pink gold were also used to write the actor’s name on the top.
As the name suggests, the Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre Bag has a twisted, chain ball design owing largely to its anchor-shaped chain links which are laden with 1,160 pieces of stunning diamonds. The over the top price is accredited to a number of factors. First of all, it’s Hermes; secondly, expensive material has been used, and last but certainly not the least it’s Pierre Hardy-designed collectible out of which only three of these were created.
This Birkin bag is not your average bag (let’s face it none of these are), because it has detachable parts that can be worn as accessories.
Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka has designed the stunning bag. This Hermes Birkin handbag was created from platinum and holds 2,000 diamonds on its outer shell and is encrusted with a pear-shaped 8-karat stone centerpiece that can be separated to wear as a brooch.
Designed to look like crocodile leather, this stunningly small and luxurious handbag made out of solid rose gold was created by Hermes in partnership with jeweler Pierce Hardy.
The handbag comes dotted with 1,160 diamonds, and it took two years to create, and only 12 with three alternatives were ever produced.
The most expensive bag in the world is the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. The bag’s record has remained untouched in the Guinness Books of World Records since 2011-Wowza. This is a stunning 18-karat gold heart-shaped handbag, produced by artisans who spent 8,800 hours-worth of the labor of love. It comes adorned with 4,517 diamonds, comprised of 106 yellow diamonds, 57 pink diamonds, and 4,366 colorless diamonds.