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12 Most Expensive Handbags in History


Most women can appreciate a well made designer handbag, but can you imagine paying millions for a single bag? Well a bag such as this exists, as well as several other select handbags with price tags that will make you gasp. Some of the most expensive bags in the world are more than the average person makes in a year, and range from thousands of dollars to millions. These handbags are more than just a tool to carry daily stuff. Some of these purses were even designed as multifunctional, with straps and chains serving as high end jewelry, and were all made by some of the most reputable brand names in the fashion industry. To see just how expensive the world of expensive accessories can be, check out this list of the 11 most expensive handbags the history of fashion.
Carolyn Crocodile Handbag by Marc Jacobs: $30,000
One of the most popular handbags designed by Marc Jacobs, the Carolyn Crocodile handbag is made of luxurious purple crocodile skin.

Selleria Bag by Fendi: $38,000
The price tag on this bag is high because of its design featuring chinchilla and sable, two of the most expensive and rarest animal skins.


Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino: $38,470
This bag is encrusted with 39 white diamonds surrounded by white gold clasps, and was made by Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino.

Tribute Patchwork Bag by Louis Vuitton: $42,000
With 20 ever put into production, this extremely rare bag was created as a tribute to LV and includes 15 various Louis Vuitton designs and patterns.

Precious Rose by Leiber: $92,000
There is only one Leiber Precious Rose in existence in the entire world, making it one of the most exclusive bags in history. It boasts 1,015 diamonds, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmaline gemstones, all encased in 18-cara white gold.

Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag by Hermes: $120,000
Inspired by French actress Jane Birkin, this bag is made of crocodile skin and 10 carats of white diamonds on its clasp.


Urban Satchel Bag by Louis Vuitton: $150,000
This bag may not everyone’s style but the price makes it inaccessible to most, and features different pieces of trash that is meant to reflect an urban lifestyle.

Cleopatra Bag by Lana Marks: $250,000
Only put into production once a year, this rare bag boasts 1500 black and white diamonds and metallic silver alligator skin.


Forever Classic Bag by Chanel Diamond: $261,000
Only 13 of these bags have ever been made, with a design featuring white gold straps and 334 diamonds set in white gold.

Rose Gold Kelly Bag by Hermes: $1.5 Million
Partly designed by jeweler Pierre Hardy, this bag was designed to be thought of as a piece of jewelry, and features 1150 diamonds and rose gold crocodile skin.


Platinum Hermes Birkin Bag: $1.9 Million
Made with all 100 % platinum material, this bag was designed by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, it is dripping with 2,000 diamonds and a focal 8-carate heart shaped centerpiece diamond. The strap and diamond are both removable and can be worn as a necklace or bracelet.

The 1001 Nights Diamond Bag by House of Mouawad: $3.8 Million
As recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, the heart shaped 1001 Nights Diamond Bag is undeniably the most expensive handbag in the world. Requiring a staggering 8,800 hours of very skilled labor to complete, this bag features 4,517 diamonds for a total of 381.92 carats.