(Last Updated On: January 19, 2016)
Ladies find love in the most lavish of things. Any slave to fashion realizes that a good outfit is totally destroyed without a good bag. Purses are a fashion statement. They are additionally a status statement and bits of art. Designer bags come in all shapes and sizes and obviously at different costs.
Purses are not just portable daily suitcases. Purses, to a lot, are more of an art form. In the world of luxury, you cannot go anywhere but up. As the wealthy get wealthier, the poor keep on shopping at Wal-Mart. The rich have the power to gather up whatever it is they love. There are lots of purse collectors over the planet that has some of the rarest and most wanted handbags of all time. With a variety of materials, gems, colours and sizes, each of these bags are one of a kind, exclusive and astronomically costly. The following list is not just made up of the most costly purses, but the most exclusive ones.
Warning: the next article contains beautiful stuff that most people will never have the ability to buy. Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness has not look at these bags.
12. Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag: $52,500
Despite the fact that it is not the most esthetically pleasing of Louis Vuitton’s bags, this piece is iconic to the brand. This turned into a status bag in 2007 at the time Beyonce was seen rocking it. The thought, design and story behind the purse are what makes it one of a kind purse. Fourteen Louis Vuitton bags were sliced up and sewn together to make it (sort of a shame), which is part of the reason they are so expensive.
On the other hand, what truly makes these bags elite is that just five were available for sale in North America and twenty-four went at a bargain around the world. This is truly an exceptional piece of art and an unbelievable piece to add to any purse lover’s collection.
11. Hermes Graphite Crocodile Bag: $85,000
Hermes is famous for its luxurious items; belts, ties, scarves, bags and more. This particular bag is truly amazing. The dark brown crocodile material is gleaming and captivating, giving this bag a demeanor of luxury and style, and in addition an obvious “status.”
This is one of Hermes’ most exclusive and extravagant items and it is truly something extraordinary. The quality is exceptional and purse collectors around the globe endeavor to get a hold of it. It is both unique and classic, obnoxious and modest, this pack is truly shocking, a fantasy bag for lots of fashionistas. Despite the fact that this bag is kind of unattainable to most, numerous collectors find them at auctions, at a pleasant cost of around 85 grand.
10. Leiber Precious Rose: $92,000
This costly piece is a girly girl’s dream clutch! This mind blowing clutch is made with 1,016 diamonds that signify a total of 42.56 carats, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmalines. Can you say bling bling?
There is really a “wow” factor to this bag! But if you are interested in purchasing it, you can’t and probably will not have the ability to be able to. This bag is so exclusive that one a single bag was made and sold even before it was released. Even though it is next to impossible to track who bought this special piece, we can assume it went to a rich person. Let us hope this gem is in a safe home!
9. Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch: $100,000
Lana Marks bags have always been famous for being seen on red carpet events. Helen Miren, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet and lots more A-list celebrities have all been spotted wearing her creation. The Cleopatra clutch is very different from her other creations.
In 2012, this exclusive handbag made its debut at the Academy Awards with actresses Li BingBing and Janet McTeer. The exquisitely crafted bag is crafted with exotic leather and studded with diamonds. Also, this clutch is set in an 18-carat white gold frame and is numbered and signed. Since this purse was a limited edition, it is really difficult to get a hold of one of these beauties, even if you have the cash to buy one.
8. Hermes Matte crocodile Birkin Bag: $120,000
We see Hermes again (This isn’t the last time either.) As we said before, Hermes is truly iconic for their extravagant products, especially their handbags. This specific bag is one of their more unique prices. Authentic crocodile skin is used for the body of the bag. What makes this different from the Hermes Graphite Crocodile Bag is that it has a clasp 30 centimetres long which is covered in diamonds. A total of 10 carats of white diamonds are used on this purse. This is seen as one of the most rare and sought after bags on the planet.
7. Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag: $150,000
Louis Vuitton has by far the most original and unique ideas when making handbags. The urban satchel is made of the planet’s top quality Italian leather. This unique collectible is hand crafted with carefully chosen “urban charms” also known as trash. This iconic and symbolic purse is really an artwork.
This unique idea and avant-garde thinking caused buzz all over the fashion industry in 2008. With one fourteen crafted on the planet, they are all created with different “urban charms” and handcrafted in different ways, allowing each of them to be technically one of a kind. This is the most exclusive bag in Louis Vuitton, and it is next to impossible to get your hands on one.
6. Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag: $261,000
Who doesn’t love a Chanel bag? The exclusivity, status and of course quality behind a Chanel purse is breathtaking. The Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag is probably the most beautiful crafted Chanel bag ever. In 2007, this bag launched and quickly became one of the most coveted bags on the planet. With only thirteen available in the world, this bag is really exclusive. Crafted with 334 diamonds, white alligator skin and 18-carat white gold, this purse will cost you a good sum of cash. It’s really a masterpiece for the iconic brand, and is an wonderful piece of art that the only word that can describe it is elite.
5. The Exceptional Collection Rouge H Porosus Crocodile Handbag: $1.9 million
Part of Hermes’ Exceptional Collection, this bag is really costly. Made with authentic crocodile skin, this specific red is made less frequently than most of their handbags. Developed in 2011, this bag consists of 18-carat white gold detailing and numerous diamonds, making it an incredible statement price. Many people have bought this bag at many auctions to different collectors at different prices, the highest being purchased at $1.9 million. Collectors know this is a rare piece that is difficult to get your hands on. This specific bag is a fan favourite of lots of fashion lovers and purse so many women desire to have.
4. Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag: $1.9 million
In 2008, the Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka was made by a person named Ginza Tanaka, a Japanese designer. This really unique bag is made out of platinum and is covered by 2,000 diamonds, which explains why the price tag is more than a million dollars.
A fun fact about this bag is that it includes a stunning diamond strap that can be used as a bracelet or necklace, by just removing it from the bag! To add to this, the 8-carat-pear-shaped diamond can be used separate from the bag too. Hermes lovers and bag collectors over the planet know the value and meaning behind a bag like this.
3. Hermes Rose Gold Crocodile or Diamond Birkin and Kelly Bag – $1.9 million
Unlike Hermes’ other products, this bag is almost a bracelet because of its miniature size (a pair of sunglasses can’t even if in this purse). Designed by Pierre Hardy, these bags were created as part of Hermes’ Haute Bijouterie collection. Two different types of these bags were created; one is made of intertwining chains covered in 11,000 diamonds, and the second type is a rose gold version of famous Kelly bag which is crafted with crocodile scales and 1,160 diamonds. This one of a kind piece is the embodiment of luxury, offered to only the most elite customers. With two types of this breathtaking and exclusive handbag, is really desired by any purse collector.
2. The Hermes Chaine d’Ancre: $2 million
Another creation from Hermes’ Haute Bijouterie collection made by the talented Pierre Hardy. This really talented designer provided a one of a kind look and experience for this specific bag. With lots of white gold studs on the outside and a total of 1,160 diamonds, which add up to 33.94 carats, this purse is something out of the ordinary. This specific design took Hardy more than two years to make and the bag was only produced three times, making it rare and exclusive (and expensive, of course). There is no handbag that can be compared to the Chaine d’Ancre and it is a dream for any bag collector to even see one.
1. Mouawad 1001 Night Diamond Purse: $3.8 million
This is the planet’s most valuable purse at an outstanding $3.8 million… WOW! This heart-shaped handbag is handcrafted from 18-carat gold and a total of 4,517 diamonds, which includes 4,356 colorless, 105 yellow and 56 pink, for a grand total of 381.92 carats.
The incredibly complicated craftsmanship of the purse is not the only thing this powerhouse designer created. Mouawad is also the designer behind the $11 million fantasy bra from Victoria’s Secret. The two are found in the Guiness Book of World Records and are pretty much impossible to beat. This is maybe the most exclusive and iconic bag any collector can have in their possesion.