Designer Marc Jacobs has built an empire that boasts highly popular fragrances, accessories, jewelry, and clothing. One of the most sought after items from Marc Jacobs is the brand's handbags. While most cost several hundred to a thousand or so dollars, a select few are worth many times more. They are made of the finest quality, are sought out by wealthy individuals that include celebrities and are often times limited in production.
Here are five of the most expensive Marc Jacobs handbags ever released.
5. Medium Incognito Leather Satchel - $2,300
This is one of the many chic and sophisticated Marc Jacob handbags, and it's beautiful and versatile. It can easily fit in at the office and then be used on the weekend. The Medium Incognito Leather Satchel features a modern shape, gleaming metallic hardware, calfskin leather, and rolled top handles. A detachable crossbody strap makes it an option for those who don't want to use shorter handles. It has a two way zip closure as well as metal feet to keep the bag protected when it's sitting on any surface. One of the distinctive features of this purse is its hanging padlock, which is a nice decorative touch to the design.
Inside the purse is a variety of wall and zippered pockets to keep all of its contents organized. Plenty of interior space means that everyone from students to moms and businesswomen on the go will have the room they need to tote along all of their essentials. The Medium Incognito Leather Satchel is available in a range of colors including black, white, and a gorgeous pink peony.
4. American Flag Sequin Python Shoulder Bag - $3,300
Stars, stripes, and glitz are what this bag is about. It's one of the few Marc Jacobs handbags available that's covered in sequins. The small shoulder bag has an American flag motif, but it's not at all a straight laced interpretation of the country's iconic symbol. The stripes wary in width and wave about, plus the stars aren't perfectly aligned and are instead scattered. Still, those design elements are what gives this bag its unique character and style.
The strap of the American Flag Sequin Python Shoulder Bag is blue and made of crocodile leather. A gold buckle adorns the front of the bag, and gold toned hardware holds the straps on the sides. Opening the front buckle of the purse reveals its interior, which has no pockets, is modestly sized, and lined in richly colored solid fabric. This would be a great bag to have to add some fun and whimsy to any wardrobe, but the limited edition piece is in short supply.
3. Framed Silk Moire Bag - $4,900
The Framed Silk Moire Bag is a statement piece that's filled with intricate details and great style. The body of the bag is black with a textured facade, and surrounding it is an artistic golden frame with a single handle, which looks like an over-sized belt buckle and is embellished with studs, gems, and bobbles that sparkle. The frame has its own decorative motif that makes its stand out.
This isn't one of those Marc Jacobs handbags that you pick up to take on a casual outing, to a work meeting, or even a casual brunch. It's a high end fashion accessory that would look smashing with a formal gown or at an upscale event. The Framed Silk Moire Bag also has a vintage flair and a 1920s inspired profile. Running along the top of it is an assortment of hand embroidered sequins, and a kiss-style lock on the inside keeps any contents placed within this bag secure.
2. Ostrich Trouble Bag - $10,000
One of the more popular handbag collections to come from Marc Jacobs in recent years has been the Trouble Bag. These particular bags are available in an assortment of colors, sizes, and materials, but the most expensive of the bunch thus far has been the Ostrich Trouble Bag. Whereas a Trouble bag made of leather would normally cost less than $4,000, this one tops $10,000 due to being made of exotic ostrich leather.
This iteration of the purse is also more limited in number than the standard Trouble collection -- exclusivity tends to jack up the price of designer accessories. The roomy shoulder bag is comprised of 100% ostrich leather, which gives it a refined and distinctive texture and appearance.
The Italian made purse also features a gold circle lock closure at the front, adjustable double chain strap with a gold tone, and accordion panels on the side. Inside the purse are folding sections to make organization a cinch. This isn't a purse for everyone because of its high price tag and unique composition, but those who can splurge to snag one will definitely net themselves a bag worthy of becoming a collector's piece.
1. Carolyn Crocodile Handbag - $38,000
The bag listed above is definitely expensive -- you can buy several used cars with $10,000. However, the most expensive Marc Jocob's handbags is one of the brand's most highly sought after: the Carolyn Crocodile Handbag. It has tons of admirers and those with the means to get it are quick to buy one, even though it costs a hefty $38,000. Like the Ostrich Trouble Bag, part of the reason the Carolyn Crocodile Handbag is so expensive is because it's made of exotic leather. In this case, the leather is crocodile that's been dyed a fabulous shade of purple.
Those who crave exclusivity and a bag that few others have tend to like the Carolyn, and a number of celebrities and fashion influencers have been seen with one. Outside of the well-monied crowd it's rare to see this handbag, and that's part of its allure. When Marc Jacobs came out with the Carolyn Crocodile Handbag it propelled the brand to a higher status -- not many handbag makers dare to come out with products that so few of the masses can afford in order to set itself apart.
Anyone who doubted whether Marc Jacobs handbags were considered high fashion or not put those questions to rest once this purse came out. In addition to purple crocodile leather, the handbag has a highly efficient segmented pocket system inside and a wealth of fine details.
Written by Garrett Parker
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