Ten Most Expensive Handbags

Most Expensive Handbags and Purses in the World

Which are the Most Expensive Bags and Purses in the World ?

Louis Vuitton was the first manufacturer of "designer bags" and he created a fashion that has been with us ever since. I consider anything over $1,000 to be expensive for a handbag but some people are willing to pay tens of thousands or millions. So just in case you have a few thousand dollars to spare here are the top ten most expensive handbags ever sold.

Top 10 Most Expensive Women's Handbags

1. The Mouawad's 1001 Nights Diamond Purse - $3.8 million
Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse
The new and official most expensive handbag in the world - the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. The purse is handcrafted from 18kt gold with 4,517 diamonds (4,356 colorless, 105 yellow, 56 pink) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. Made by 10 artisans who worked on it for a total of 8,800 hours.

2. The Hermes Birkin bag created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka - $1.9 million

This bag was sold in 2008 for around $1.9 million made of platinum with over 2,000 diamonds. In addition to being a handbag you can also use the diamond strap as a necklace or bracelet. The bag has an 8-carat pear shaped diamond that can also be used separately

3. The Chanel "Diamond Forever" Classic Handbag - $261,000
The "Diamond Forever" handbag has 334 diamonds for a total of 3.56 carats, in 18-carat white gold. The shoulder straps are also made from white gold. There are only 13 available worldwide.

4. Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag - $250,000
Lana Marks produces one Cleopatra clutch for retail each year. The one in the picture is made of metallic silver alligator skin and a clasp with 1,500 black and white diamonds in 18-carat white gold. Lana only allows one star each year to carry her handmade diamond studded designs down the red carpet.

5. Urban Satchel Louie Vuitton Bag - $150,000
The Louie Vuitton Urban Satchel Bag is created from all sorts of urban junk but it doesn't actually exist, it was put together as a spoof by an artist called 14 ?

6. Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag - $120,000
Named after British singer/actress Jane Birkin. The clasp of this tote boasts 10 carats of white diamonds. The bag itself is made of crocodile. You can get cheaper versions sarting at around $5000

7. Leiber Precious Rose Bag - $92,000
The Precious Rose is in the shape of a perfect flower, - 1,016 diamonds totaling 42.56 carats, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmalines.
8. LV Tribute Patchwork Bag - $42,000
20 are available in Louis Vuitton stores in Europe and Asia but the 4 in the USA have already been sold.
9. Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino - $38,470
This crocodile Gadino Bag from designer Hilde Palladino has 39 white diamonds in clasps of white gold.
10. Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag - $38,000
One of Marc Jacobs' most popular bags. Purple crocodile skin, quilted with interior pockets and separators.