The Top 10 Most Expensive Handbags In The World

  1. Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 Million
  2. Hermès x Pierre Hardy Rose Gold and Diamond Kelly – $2 Million
  3. Hermès Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.4 Million
  4. Hermès Chaine’d Ancre Bag – $1.4 Million
  5. Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch – $400,000
  6. Hermès Niloticus Crocodile Himalayan Birkin – $379,000
  7. Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000
  8. Hermès Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Birkin – $222,000
  9. Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin Bag – $203,150
  10. Hermès Blue Crocodile Birkin Handbag – $150,000

Before you get all frustrated about why anyone would spent $1.4 million on a bag, remember that handbags are artwork.


The World’s Most Valuable Handbags

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 Million

Officially known as the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, this accessory holds the Guinness World Record for being the most valuable handbag ever produced, with an original price of US$3.8 million in 2010.

This handbag was designed by the jeweler Robert Mouawad in 18-karat gold and is encrusted in 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink, and 4,356 colorless diamonds) with a total weight of 381.92 carat. Wow.


Hermès x Pierre Hardy Rose Gold and Diamond Kelly – $2 Million

Hermès x Pierre Hardy Rose Gold and Diamond Kelly – $2 Million

Designed by Hermes in collaboration with jeweler and shoe designer Pierre Hardy, this Hermes Kelly is made out of solid rose gold dotted with a total of 1160 diamonds, and it’ll cost you a cool $2 million.


Hermès Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.4 Million

Designed by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, this Hermes Birkin handbag was fashioned from platinum and carries 2,000 diamonds on its outer shell and features a pear-shaped 8-karat stone centerpiece that can be detached to wear as a brooch.


Hermès Chaine d’ancre Bag – $1.4 Million

Pierre Hardy is the man responsible for this Hermes bag.  Estimated $1.4M, Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre bag is covered with 1,160 diamonds to create a bag made of chains. Total diamond carat weight? 33.94 carats. The Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre Bag is part of the Hermes Haute Bijouterie collection and there are only three pieces made.


Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch – $400,000


Hermès Niloticus Crocodile Himalayan Birkin – $379,000


Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000


Hermès Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Birkin – $222,000


Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin Bag – $203,150


Hermès Blue Crocodile Birkin Handbag – $150,000


Becca Risa Luna

Seattle-based fashion writer and personal essayist. Likes designer handbags, glaring openness, and subtle vulgarity.

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