Have you ever come across any woman saying, ‘I’ve enough bags, I don’t want anymore’? We fear probably not. Because woman can never have enough handbags. Fashion bags in India are always a rage. Handbags are available in all ranges and from almost all brands.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 expensive handbags in the world.
#10 Lana Marks
Although we’ve placed this brand at 10th position, this handbag brand is considered to be one of the most expensive labels in fashion accessories. The brand is popular in designing leather bags, which are now available in 150 styles in 100 different shades.
The brand is widely popular among Hollywood celebrities. It has been favorites among celebs like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron. It was also the favorite of Helen Miren and Elizabeth Taylor.
Apart from Eli Saab and Valentino gowns, the actresses were also seen with Lana Marks clutches. Charlize Theron had the honor to walk the red carpet with a $100,000 timeless Lana Marks Cleopatra clutch which was embellished with 1500 fully faceted and cut black and white diamonds set in 18 carat white gold.
Even Angelina Jolie was seen holding a black clutch from the same brand which aptly suited her black Eli Saab gown.
#9 Hilde Palladino
On with the expanse of the world’s most flamboyant handbags comes a bag by a little known designer to the world. The Gadino Bag made from white crocodile skin and 39 diamonds that are placed on the clasps was created by Hilde Palladino the Norwegian designer. The designer who debuted in 2001, have now become one of the favorites among the A-listers for her luxury range of bags.
Her bags are now regularly listed in the most expensive bags in the world and is seen in all high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Harvey Nichols. Her designs are usually conceived in Italy as Palladino has taken a stand against the corruption of cheap labor in some developing countries.
How about a trip around the world, a shopping spree, and traveling first class? Take that or the bag for $38,470.
Prada is not a new name when we consider expensive and luxury brands. This Italian fashion house was established in 1913 and has been producing almost every related to fashion from clothing, jewelries, perfumes, footwear to bags and watches. Its handbags are among its elite range of fashion accessories.
Prada handbags are always in the forefront of fashion. The design gets better with each passing year. Early this year at Milan Fashion Week, Prada exhibited its Spring/Summer Collection, which were mostly about crystals of different sizes and shapes.
Prada launched their newest range of designs, bringing in yellow, blue, purple and black bag with a white flower on the center- and a lot more.
Prada name became a fashion must-have, in mid 1980 and retained its charm simplistic but valuable in recent years past. Once a girl, always a girl Prada.
#7 Judith Leiber
This is another expensive brand in the world of handbags. The designer hails from Hungary and she started her company in 1963. Soon it became a hit Europe and gradually all over the world. The First Ladies of different countries are among her elite clients. This brand is famous in creating bejeweled bags adorned with crystals and gems.
The Precious Rose bag is one of its most luxury creations so far, made up of 42 carats of variety of jewels including diamonds, tourmaline and sapphires. This piece of luxury costs more than $90,000.
If one has to talk about Italian Luxury Fashion in Handbags then Fendi will be one of the labels that click one’s mind. This luxury Italian fashion house was established in 1925 and is best known for its “baguette” or B handbags. These stylish handbags are available in white lambskin, black crocodile and a variety of other designs, costing around $28,000.
Another most popular bag from this luxury brand is the Fendi Selleria Bag. The bag might look extremely simple at first sight in terms of its design but its uniqueness lies in its material. It is made from two of the world’s rarest and most expensive animal skins – Roman calf and lush deer skin, thereby making it an absolute favorite pick for the celebs worldwide.
#5 Marc Jacobs
This brand was made famous by its exclusive creation – Carolyn Crocodile handbag, costing $50,000. Its hefty price has never swayed the customers from nabbing this bag. Made up of purple crocodile skin, this quilted Carolyn bag is one of his most popular accessories so far launched.
The Delray, an impressive pink leather bag with gold hardware costing $2,000 is another popular creation from the same label
How can we skip Chanel, when we’re talking about luxury and fashion. This brand has always accompanied celebs to Oscars, movie premiers and all significant events where fashion can be boasted off. Coco Chanel launched her brand in 1909 and till date it has been counted among top 10 luxury brands in the world.
While Tote bags are meant to be regular and affordable, Chanel changed the entire concept by launching its exclusive Diamond Forever Tote bag, pricing $261,000. In 2007, Forbes had described it as one of the costliest handbags in the market.
Made up of matte-finish crocodile leather, only 13 limited Chanel totes were made featuring the brand’s signature clasps. Each clasp was embedded with 334 diamonds worth 3.56 carats, set on 18-carat white gold.
The Matte Crocodile Biking Bag named after actor-singer Jane Birkin is the most expensive piece from this brand, costing $120,000.
This iconic bag has become the symbol of wealth and status, as its price is set in five-figure range. Apart from being crafted from crocodile leather, the bag is adorned with a diamond studded clasp – 10 carats of diamonds set on a bed of white gold.
Did you know last month around 16000 fake Hermmes handbags were seized from a Riverside warehouse in Canada and were destroyed by the officials? The penalty for dealing with counterfeit handbags claiming them to be real is about $210 million!
This company is more popular in creating masterly art pieces in jewelries and fashion accessories. This company was established in 1891 and its headquarters are set-up in Geneva, Middle East and Dubai.
#1 Louis Vuitton
It’s obvious to see this brand on the top. Actually Louis Vuitton is synonymous with luxury. This French house of fashion has been the symbol of class and elegance for over two centuries. Since 2002, this label has been consistently named as the most valuable year and its brand value is $25.9 billion.
This high-end handbag brand is always seen among A-listers. From its Raindrop Besace, a waterproof bag that costs almost $2,000 to New Age Traveler, a backpack with lots of phone cables costing $55,000, the brand has been able to satisfy taste of every individual.
The recently launched Patchwork costing $42,000 was a huge hit. Even the Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag costing around $150,000 is another expensive bag from the brand. The bag is basically made up of trash and junk items, such as water bottle, tea bags, cigarette packets and band aid. The motive behind this model was to put stress on recycling and Green Environment.
Did you know Marc Jacobs, who was largely associated with Louis Vuitton since 1997, is finally parting ways from LV to focus on his signature business in New York?
Bernard Arnault, the chairman of this luxury conglomerate has officially made it clear that the both the labels have come to a mutual agreement and possibly, Louis Vuitton may take the Marc Jacobs brand public within coming three years. Mr. Arnault had this to say,