Gone are the days when handbags were seen as mere accessories that women used to carry their essentials. Today, women around the world are consumed with the desire to own the most luxurious handbags to create their own style statement.
The reason brands like Gucci, Chanel and Hermès even make handbags is because women make sensational and breathtaking appearances in a ballroom of magnificence. These handbags feature high quality craftsmanship and the finest materials and come in designs that would later become iconic style moments across the globe.
Below are some of the most high-end luxury handbags the brands have ever made.
- Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag
This incredibly beautiful bag is nothing less than a fairy tale brought to life. It contains 4,517 diamonds. To be precise, 105 yellow diamonds, 56 pink and 4,365 colorless diamonds for a total weight of 381.92 carats. This bag was designed by a band of 10 extremely crafty craftsmen after 8,800 hours of work. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag, designed by world renowned jeweler, Robert Mouawad, is the most expensive and valuable handbag in the world. It is priced at $3.8 million.
- Hermès Kelly Rose Gold
Hermès offers you an outrageously stylish bag designed by the fashion brand in collaboration with designer and jeweler Pierre Hardy. The handbag features intricate details mimicking crocodile leather, while being crafted in solid rose gold. The Hermès Kelly Rose Gold contains approximately 1,160 diamonds. A rare sight to behold, indeed, the piece only comes in three varieties, and there are only 12 of these handbags ever made. The price tag of this designer bag says $2 million.
- Hermès Birkin Ginza Tanaka bag
Another stunning appearance from the Hermès brand in a variety of rare pieces they create is the Hermès Birkin Ginza Tanaka bag. The handbag is outrageously unconventional, designed and crafted from scratch by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. It is made of platinum and is encrusted with 2,000 sparkling diamonds. And it’s worth $1.9 million.
- Clutch Cleopatra Lana Marks
The Cleopatra clutch was made with the intention of serving Oscar attendees with an artistic accessory. A group of skilled artisans from northern Italy designed the bag and embellished it with rare gemstones, such as natural pink diamonds, blue diamonds and other precious stones. This luxury designer handbag costs $400,000.
- Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin
This is a one of a kind Hermès Himalaya Birkin bag. Very limited pieces of this design have ever been created. The reason is its exclusive blend of design with superlative fabric materials. The Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin Bag looks like nothing less than a shard resembling the snowy Himalayas. This designer handbag costs £379,000.
- Hermès Birkin studded with fuchsia diamonds
Hermès never seems to fail in the eyes of A-listers, as the brand is constantly trying to challenge its own style cues. The fuchsia bag is a shimmering piece crafted in 18-carat white gold and diamonds. The Hermès Birkin Fuchsia Diamond Studded bag is priced at HK$1.72 million.
- Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rogue
As its name suggests, the Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin bag is the pride of the luxury designer brand. Adorned with the head fading to red, the piece draws all eyes to it and is priced at $203,150.
- Urban satchel Louis Vuitton bag
Louis Vuitton is not far behind in making one of the most expensive handbags in the world. And the Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton bag has been making headlines for years. The bag has a quirky feel with packaging and trash attached to it, while keeping the urban element alive. The price tag for this LV beauty reads ￡125,000.
- Leiber Precious Rose
The Leiber Precious Rose stands out with its reputation as one of the most luxurious handbags with its remarkable design. The piece is adorned with 1,106 diamonds, 1,169 sapphires and 800 tourmalines, becoming one of the most expensive fashion accessories. The Leiber Precious Rose is priced at $92,000.
- Fendi Selleria bag
Fendi has its own avant-garde quality of vibrant colors, details that blink and miss you as well as exceptional use of fabrics. And the Fendi Selleria bag represents the brand in the most mystical way, making it a staple in every luxury wardrobe. It is priced at $38,000.
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