Purses are an almost indispensable part of the wardrobe. They are so much more than something to just store your personal belongings. They can certainly make a fashion statement, and some of them can cost a small fortune. Here are the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
20. Marc Jacobs - Carolyn Crocodile - Value of $25,000
Marc Jacobs has entered the crocodile game as well with this bag. This is an expensive and stylish bag that goes for about $25,000.
19. Nancy Gonzalez Porousus Bag - Value of $30,000
This purse by Nancy Gonzalez is actually made with a rare crocodile skin that is almost perfectly uniform in scale. If you go to buy this one, you can customize the skin, color, and the hardware to match with whatever you want it to. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
18. Fendi B Bag - Value of $33,000
This is a unique Fendi bag that looks exquisite. It is a high-end purse that looks its part. While it might not have diamonds or gold, it has plenty of there components that are sure to catch a few glances. It is made of white lambskin, black crocodile, and several other materials. Just make your choice and place your order. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
17. Fendi Selleria - Value of $38,500
As one of the two bags from Fendi to make this list, the Selleria is a purse that you will want to have. This brand is the maker of some of the most highly sought after bags in the world, and this means that they can be rather expensive. This particularly bag is valued just over $38,000 and features a leather construction is sewn entirely by hand. You will notice the attention that has been paid to every detail, which is why people are willing to pay for the privilege of owning one. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
16. Devi Kroell Alligator Hobo - Value of $42,000
If you like the look of alligator, then you will love the design of this bag by Devi Kroell. Not only is this bag beautiful, but it is quite functional as well. You will find some internal pockets inside the bag that you can store some of your smaller belongs. The bag itself is patterned after a triangle, and the golden color is rather remarkable as well. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
15. Lana Marks Cleopatra - Value of $47,000
This Cleopatra bag by Lana Marks is a bargain at only $47,000 given what you get. This is a clutch that is encrusted in jewels and made of alligator leather. It has some 1500 diamonds surrounding it, many of them black diamonds. It is a unique clutch that will certainly turn more than a few heads when you take it with you to the big gala. Just be careful that it does not walk off with someone else! This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
14. Hilde Palladino Gadino - Value of $53,500
Here is a unique purse that you will be lucky to get your hands on. This might not be as flashy a bag as some of the others on the list, but don’t let that fool you. This one was designed by the famous Norwegian Hilde Palladino. It is a purely white bag that contains roughly 40 diamonds across the foundation of its hardware. The clasps are especially studded in diamonds. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
13. Hermes Geranium Porosus - Value of $55,000
This is one of the ‘cheaper’ Hermes bags on this list, and Geranium Porosus is truly one of a kind. It is a bag unlike any you have ever seen before. It is constructed of a mix of crocodile and Togo leather. Only one was ever made. The bag even comes with its own feet to stand up on when placed on the floor. This makes it mot unique, as does the creative fabrics that form its foundation. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
12. Marc Jacobs Delray - Value of $62,000
Marc Jacobs makes one of two entries on this list with its Delray shoulder bag. It does not come cheap, but its unique color and design will make the price tag well worth it in the end. It is made of a blush-colored leather and comes with a pink overtone throughout. The hardware itself is gold, increasing the value substantially of course. It will not be easy to find, but they are out there if you really want it. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
11. Hermes Geranium Kelly Cut Clutch Bag - Value of $70,000
When you just need something small to head out to the big event with, this clutch by Hermes will do the trick. Of course, you will pay for the privilege. The Geranium Kelly Cut Clutch Bag can set you back as much as $70,000 if you can find it at auction. It is made of Nilo crocodile skin and has Permabrass Hardware constructed into its design. The detailing on the bag is done in rose gold. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
10. Leiber Dandelion Suede Gator - Value of $72,000
This is another colorful bag designed by Leiber. The Dandelion Suede Gator has a value of $72,000 and is fashioned in a bright yellow just like the flower. There are two external pockets built into the design of this purse, making it rather functional as well as stylish. The clasp itself is constructed of an 18-carat gold, which really adds to the stunning ambiance of this purse. It is also a limited edition, as only four were ever made. If you can get your hands on one, you will be a lucky person. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
9. Chanel Croc Biarritz - Value of $74,000
Chanel is back with the $74,000 Cros Biarritz bag. This is an oversized bag fashioned in black and created with the finest crocodile skin. It sizable interior means you can carry your entire line of cosmetics, and then some inside. There were only eight of these ever made in the world, so you will be lucky if you can find one and be able to purchase. That makes it a more than limited edition, which means that the value is only likely to increase over time. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
8. Hermes Fuchsia Diamond Encrusted Crocodile Skin Birkin Bag - Value of $82,000
Surprise, but Hermes is back on the list with this Fuchsia Diamond Encrusted Crocodile bag. It was just sold at an auction for $82,000 so you know that it is quite valuable. It is also a unique color, so it will make you stand out in a crowd. The crocodile skin is exquisite and really gives it a nice texture. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
7. Leiber Precious Rose - Value of $95,000
As you can imagine, this purse is unique because it is fashioned after a purple rose. This will give you quite a lot of bling and people will take notice when you have this bag with you. There are some 42 carats of jewels included with this bag, many of them diamonds. Among those jewels are also pink sapphires and some tiny tourmalines. All of this combines to give the purse its pink Sade and shapes it into a flower. The interesting this about this bag is that only one was ever made and it is currently valued at $95,000. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
6. Hermes Special Order horseshoe - Value of $107,000
This is a most unique looking bag, one again designed by Hermes. It is obviously a limited edition, and you will have to wait some time to get one. They are typically now only available at auction. It is a colorful bag that features color blocking. One of the bags recently sold at a Heritage Auctions Holiday Luxury Auction and sold for $107,000. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
5. Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag - Value of $120,000
Hermes comes in at number five on the list as well with yet another crocodile firkin bag. This one will be in the collection of many who enjoy a black color built around the finest of material available. While many Hermes bags will sell for $20,000, this one is extra special so it goes up to $120,000. There are roughly 10 carats of diamonds that are placed on this bag, so be sure to go easy on it. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
4. Chanel Diamond Forever Bag - Value of $261,000
The name of this bag by Chanel says it all. You will see diamonds in all of the right places. Long-time lovers of Chanel know that their bags do not come cheap, but this one is priced much higher than any of the others. The bag has a retail value of over $260,000 because it contains more than 3 and a half carats of diamond alone. As if that were enough, Chanel has also patterned this bag with White Gold. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
3. Hermes Himalayan Crocodile Birkin Bag - Value of $432,000
Hermes once again appears on the list with is Himalayan Crocodile Bag. This purse looks unique and it is arguably the most sought after in the Hermes collection. The purse itself is comprised on one part Nilo crocodile skin, while the other part is fashioned after white gold. You will also find a section of the purse is encrusted in diamonds. This puts the value of the bag at $432,200 and we are just getting started. The color of the bag alone is unique, taking hours to perfect for each one. It is meant to look just like the Himalayan mountains. The hardware itself is studied out in white diamonds. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
2. Hermes Ginza Tanaka Birkin Bag - Value of $1.9 Million
With the Ginza Tanaka Birkin Bag, you will get a sling that is covered in diamonds. This can actually double as either a bracelet or necklace. This makes the versatile purse even more valuable, putting it at second place on our list. It is a two in one piece that was designed in conjunction with Ginza Tanka, a famous Japanese designer. It is based on a traditional Birkin pattern and contains platinum, some 2,000 diamonds, and an eight carat stone that is in the shape of a pear. This can actually be removed and turned into a brooch quite easily. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world.
1. House of Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse - Value of 3.8 Million
With a value more than some small towns in the world, this is one purse that is bound to make a statement. The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse by House of Mouawad will set you back an estimated $3.8 million. Even if you could afford it, you might have a difficult time finding one. This is officially the most expensive purse ever designed, and the Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that. It is constructed of 18 karats solid gold and contains more than 4,500 diamonds. This puts it on the list of the 20 most expensive purses in the world. So, there you have it. These are the 20 most expensive purses in the world at the current time. Do you own any of them? Which would you like to have, and which do you think should be included on the list? You can also dream here a bit as well!
Written by Liz Flynn
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