10 Most Expensive Handbag Brands in the World
No woman will ever say “I have enough bags, I do not need any more.” Women can never have enough handbags. Fashion bags in India and abroad are absolutely in rage. Fashion handbags are available in a wide spectrum of colors, designs and brands.
Let’s have a look at the Top 10 Expensive Handbags in the World
#1 Louis Vuitton
It’s obvious to see this brand on the top. This French house of fashion has been the symbol of class and elegance for over two centuries. The brand value of Louis Vuitton is close to $25.9 billion.
This high-end handbag brand is always seen among A-listers. From its Raindrop Besace, a waterproof bag that costs almost $2,000 to New Age Traveler, a backpack with lots of phone cables costing $26,000, this brand has been able to satisfy taste of every individual.
This company is more popular in creating master art pieces in jewelries and fashion accessories. This company was established in 1891 and its headquarters is set-up in Geneva, Middle East and Dubai.
The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, which is made up of 18 karat gold and encrusted with more than 4,500 diamonds ranks second in our edition. This bejeweled purse costs $3.8 million, thereby earning a place in Guinness World Records in 2010 for being the most valuable handbag in the world.
The Matte Crocodile Biking Bag named after actor-singer, Jane Birkin is the most expensive piece from this brand, costing $120,000.
This iconic bag has become the symbol of wealth and status, as its price is set in a five-figure range. Apart from being crafted from crocodile leather, the bag is adorned with a diamond studded clasp – 10 carats of diamonds are set on a bed made of white gold.
Did You Know?
Recently, around 16000 fake Hermmes handbags were seized from a Riverside warehouse in Canada and were destroyed by the officials? The penalty for dealing with counterfeit handbags claiming them to be real is about $210 million!
Chanel definitely cannot skip this list! This brand has always accompanied celebs to The Oscars, movie premiers and all significant events where fashion can be boasted off. Coco Chanel launched her brand in 1909 and continues to be counted among the top 10 luxury brands in the world.
While Tote bags are meant to be regular and affordable, Chanel changed the entire concept by launching its exclusive Diamond Forever Tote bag, pricing $261,000. In 2007, Forbes had described it as one of the costliest handbags in the market.
Interesting Fact about the Diamond Forever Tote bag
Made up of matte-finish crocodile leather, only 13 limited Chanel totes were made featuring the brand’s signature clasps. Each clasp was embedded with 334 diamonds worth 3.56 carats, set on 18-carat white gold.
#5 Marc Jacobs
This brand was made famous by its exclusive creation - Carolyn Crocodile handbag, costing $50,000. This hefty price has never swayed the customers from nabbing this exquisite bag. Made with purple crocodile skin, this quilted Carolyn bag is one of his most popular accessories launched so far.
After successfully serving Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs started his own line of fashion accessories and ranks among the top most fashion designers in the world. His business expanses over 200 retail stores in 80 countries across the globe.
The Delray, an impressive pink leather bag with gold hardware costing $2,000 is another popular creation from the same label
If one has to talk about Italian Luxury Fashion Handbags, then Fendi has to be on the list. This luxury Italian fashion house was established in 1925 and is best known for its “baguette” or B handbags. These stylish handbags are available in white lambskin, black crocodile and a variety of other designs, costing around $28,000 each.
A popular bag from this luxury brand is the Fendi Selleria Bag. The bag might look extremely simple at first but its uniqueness lies in its material – Roman calf and lush deer skin, the two most expensive animal skins in the world.
#7 Judith Leiber
This is another expensive brand in the world of handbags. The designer hails from Hungary and she started her company in 1963. Soon it became renowned in Europe and gradually all over the world. The First Ladies of different countries are among her elite clients. This brand is famous in creating bejeweled bags adorned with crystals and gems.
The Precious Rose bag is one of its most luxury creations so far, made with 42 carats of a combination of jewels including diamonds, tourmaline and sapphires. This piece of luxury costs more than a whooping price of $90,000!
Prada is not a new name when we talk about expensive and luxury brand labels. This Italian fashion house was established in 1913. While handbags of this brand are considered to be the most elite fashion accessory, it has also been producing a wide range of products including clothing, jewelries, perfumes, footwear and watches.
Prada designs get better with each passing year. At Milan Fashion Week, early this year, Prada exhibited its Spring/Summer collection that were mostly about crystals of different shapes on sizes.
#9 Hilde Palladino
This Gadino Bag made from white crocodile skin has 39 diamonds very strategically placed on the clasps purely made from white gold! This splendid design is created by Hilde Palladino, a Norwegian Designer. The designer who debuted in 2001, has already made her mark among the top few luxury brands for bags. Her bags are now regularly listed among the most expensive bags in the world and are seen in all high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Harvey Nichols.
An Interesting Fact
Palladino has taken a stand against the corruption of cheap labor in some developing countries. Hence her designs are usually conceived in Italy.
#10 Lana Marks
Alligator, Crocodile, Ostrich and Lizard are the skins that Lana. J Marks, the CEO of Lana Marks designs her handbags with. About 150 styles in 100 colour variants are available for most celebrities who love donning their looks with stylish bags of this brand.
Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, Charlize Theron, Helen Miren and Elizabeth Taylor have been loyal customers to Lana Marks.
Charlize Theron had the honor to walk the red carpet with a $100,000 timeless Lana Marks Cleopatra clutch which was embellished with 1500 fully faceted and cut black and white diamonds set in 18 carat white gold. A group of 5 European artisans were utilized to complete this marvelous piece of art.
What did Lana Marks have to say about this?
“When stylist Cindy Evans and Charlize Theron gave us the thumbs up I was so overwhelmed and excited. This challenging and luxurious design is the most fabulous evening bag I have ever created, a handbag of a lifetime. It was such a challenge setting the diamonds in my signature contour on the front flap and the 90 degree angle where the clutch closes. It required the fastidious efforts of my most skilled artisans.”