26 Most Expensive Handbags From World-Renowned Brands

An expensive bag is not just a style accessory – it is also a worthwhile investment.

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A woman can never have enough bags. Some of the most expensive handbags are more than just an accessory. They represent who you are and your lifestyle.

The most luxurious and exquisite handbags steal the show when it comes to styling an outfit. So, if you need to revamp your expensive handbag collection, you are in the right place. Fill your wardrobe with the most exotic and decadent handbags from world-renowned brands that cater to fashionistas like you.

Scroll down to take a look and feast your eyes on the rarest and most expensive luxury designer handbags in the world. Swipe up!

26 Most Expensive Handbags In The World

1. Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag

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This rare bag drew its inspiration from a few of the most epic romance tales in the world. This magnificent beauty contains 4,517 diamonds. To be precise, 105 yellow, 56 pink, and 4,365 colorless diamonds with a total weight of 381.92 carats.

A group of 10 highly skilled artisans sat together for about 8,800 hours to create this stunning bag. The Guinness Book of World Records certified this bag as the most expensive and valuable handbag in the world. The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag was designed by the world-famous jeweler, Robert Mouawad at a whopping price of $3.8 million.

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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag is inspired by the Middle Eastern’s most romantic tale of One Thousand and One Nights, which was filled with romance and fantasy.

2. Hermès Kelly Rose Gold

Hermes Kelly Rose Gold is the most expensive luxury handbag
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This luxury handbag is designed by none other than the iconic fashion house, Hermès, in collaboration with designer and jeweler, Pierre Hardy. This stunning detailed handbag mimics crocodile leather, and every ounce of it is made with solid rose gold. The Hermès Kelly Rose Gold contains around 1,160 diamonds.

Only 12 of these handbags are made, and they come in three varieties. The size of the bag is pretty small, and it might be difficult to even keep a pair of sunglasses in it. The net worth of this designer bag is $2 million.

3. Hermès Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag

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Hermès is one of the world’s most luxurious brands in the world. They never fail to make their mark with the kind of stunning, artistic, yet luxurious pieces they create. The Hermès Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag is strikingly unique and sophisticated, and no one has seen another of its kind. It is a limited-edition bag that is designed and crafted from scratch by Japanese designer, Ginza Tanaka.

It is made entirely out of platinum. This luxury handbag is encrusted with 2,000 shimmering diamonds. The bag can also be used as a clutch for style and convenience. It is worth $1.9 million.

Expert Fashion Stylist, Eleonora Fiano, sheds some light on the world of luxury handbags and consumer psychology, “Owning a luxury handbag has always represented the consumer’s desire to be part of an exclusive market category. Handbags are definitely the accessories that immediately jump out and allow those who look to categorize people into a certain consumer segment. Many brands have found their fortunes and base their biggest revenues on iconic handbags, capable of selling the dream to those who would do anything to own them.”

4. Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch

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The Cleopatra Clutch was originally designed for A-list celebrities attending the Academy Awards. It was designed by a small highly skilled group of artisans in Northern Italy. This stylish bag is adorned with beautiful rare gems, such as natural pink diamonds, blue diamonds, and other precious stones.

Its beauty lies in the details. The gems have been cut to perfection and placed perfectly to look nothing but stunning. This luxurious designer handbag costs$ 400,000.

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The Cleopatra clutch was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s regal role in 1963’s “Cleopatra” and the clutch bag also represented powerful women, exquisite jewels, and adornment.

5. Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin

Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin is an expensive designer handbag
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The exotic Hermès Himalaya Birkin Bag is the holy grail of handbags. This handbag is considered to be one of the rarest in the world. This is all due to the unique blend of design with superlative fabric materials.

The Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin bag has a gradation that strongly resembles the majestic and gorgeous snow-capped Himalayas. This designer handbag is the ultimate expression of artistry that costs £379,000.

6. Fuchsia Diamond Studded Hermès Birkin

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Hermès Birkin bags seem to be competing with the perfection that they define themselves with. This fuchsia bag sparkles as soon as you lay your eyes on it. This extravagant designer bag is crafted with 18-karat white gold and diamonds.

This handbag is so stunning and beautiful, and the white gold and the shimmer just prep it up all the more. The Fuchsia Diamond Studded Hermès bag is priced at HK$1.72 million.

7. Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rogue H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin Bag

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This handbag is yet another phenomenal creation of Hermès and is among the priciest handbags humankind has ever seen. The official name of this designer masterpiece, Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin bag, says it all.

It is all things luxurious and everything that makes us hustle harder to dream of owning these designer classics. The red beauty stands out in the crowd and attracts and demands attention. It is priced at $203,150.

8. Blue Crocodile Hermès Birkin Bag

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This blue crocodile Hermès bag is downright exotic. The color of the blue is just perfection. It has become one of the world’s most famous and most luxurious designer handbags that women swear by.

This Blue Crocodile Hermès Birkin bag is among the top 10 pricey luxury handbags in the world, priced at a whopping £150,000.

9. Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag

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The Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag is one of the most expensive LV bags that has ironically been drowning in controversies. Let’s be real. This bag is not something anyone could flaunt.

It has an unusual style of wrappers and trash attached to it. But the idea behind this invention is what kept the bag going, i.e., the urban lifestyle. The bag is priced at £125,000.

10. Leiber Precious Rose

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It is a matter of fact that this designer artistic handbag is still one of the most expensive bags. The Leiber Precious Rose is the only one of its kind, making it all the more unique.

This lavish creation has 1,106 diamonds, 1,169 sapphires, and 800 tourmalines that make it one of the world’s priciest accessories. The Leiber Precious Rose is priced at $92,000.

11. Fendi Selleria Bag

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Something about this brand gives us a feeling of awe and wonder. Its bright colors, intricate details, and even the exquisite fabric are all that the bag stands for. It all feels so specially crafted, just for you.

The Fendi Selleria Bag is no different, yet at the same time, very different. Its unique craftsmanship and attention to detail make it stand out as a classic must-have designer handbag. It is priced at $38,000.

12. Gadino Bag By Hilde Palladino

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The Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino at first seems to be very ordinary and nothing different. But if you look closely, you’d notice the array of white diamonds placed in its clasps. The white diamonds and the white gold is all that make this designer bag expensive. The price of this opulent bag is $38,470.

13. Hermès Alligator Constance

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The timeless Hermès Alligator Constance is made from exotic alligator skin. This very factor makes it exciting, appealing, and also very rich. The palladium hardware accentuates this Constance bag, thus giving it a timeless appeal. It measures up to 18cm and is priced at $13,200.

14. The Row Margaux Alligator Top Handle Bag

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The Row Margaux Alligator Top Handle bag is fancy and exclusive in its own way. It has a structured top handle made with alligator skin that encompasses an interior shoulder strap and side panels. It is spacious and has a toggle closure. This bag looks super fashionable and is priced at £41,400,00.

15. Moreau Paris Diligence Crocodile Satchel

The Moreau Pairs Diligence Crocodile Satchel features a large slip pocket and two small side pockets. The handles are covered with crocodile skin, making the look of the bag impressive. This designer handbag is made in France, and its price is $44,000.

16. Gucci Zumi Crocodile Medium Top Handle Bag

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This bag was introduced in the evocative theater setting. The Gucci Zumi Crocodile Medium Top Handle Bag has three interior gussets with a centered zip compartment. Its green color gives it a bold look as the leather enhances its appeal. This designer Gucci handbag is made in Italy and costs AU$ 48,800.

17. Thom Browne 3-Strap Small Crocodile Leather Bag

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The Thom Browne 3-Strap Crocodile Leather Bag is a small black shoulder bag with three varied leather straps made out of crocodile skin. It has a small top handle that looks very chic. The price of this extravagant designer handbag is $19,890.

18. Chanel Alligator Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag

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The Chanel Alligator Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag is made of authentic alligator skin. It is accentuated with a gold-toned signature turnkey and chain-link strap. The strap has been designed in such a way that it would look good if you use one chain or both. It also has a rear slip pocket that makes the bag look very urban. The bag is priced at $28, 250.

When we talk about luxury handbags, the names Hermès, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton pop up in our minds. Fiano explains the reasons why people desire them. She says, “Among Hermès bags of desire, it is impossible not to mention the Kelly and the Birkin. On the other hand, as far as Louis Vuitton is concerned, limited editions or collabs fall into the category of highly valued handbags, which trigger even more of the FOMO mechanism in the consumer, who must have them at all costs. Often, what makes these types of bags even more expensive is definitely the careful craftsmanship and expensive materials. All these features create exclusivity and increase the desire to buy them in the consumer who can afford to invest any amount of money to grab these unique and priceless accessories.”

19. Chanel Pearl Lego Brick Clutch

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This stunning Chanel clutch is crafted smoothly with solid black plexiglass and decorative blocks. The exterior features of this extravagant designer bag have pearl embellishments and a Boy CC push-button clasp feature.

The long pearl shoulder strap is crossbody length. The inside of the bag is leathered with a zipper pocket that makes it stylish and classy. This Chanel bag costs $12,000.

20. Tom Ford Tara Small T Clasp Alligator Shoulder Bag

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Tom Ford is one of the most renowned designers of his era. The Tom Ford Tara Small T Clasp Alligator Shoulder Bag completely redefines luxury for the 21st century. Its beauty lies in the fabric used. This designer shoulder bag costs $15,500.

21. Stalvey Top-Handle 2.5 Small Alligator Satchel

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The Stalvey Top-Handle 2.5 Small Alligator Satchel is made in the US with polished palladium hardware. The logo has intricate detailing and decorative edges. This designer bag is lined with black lambskin with pockets at the interior. The Stalvey handbag is priced at $13,000.

22. Bottega Veneta Soft Crocodile Loop Hobo Bag

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The Bottega Veneta Soft Crocodile Loop Hobo Bag is a bag that’s got all of our attention. Its sturdy crocodile fabric in such a feminine color has women going gaga over it.  This Bottega Veneta designer handbag costs $23,500.

23. Oscar De La Renta

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Box bags are super smart and trendy. They speak volumes about the urban culture in 2019. This designer piece by Oscar De La Renta is drop-dead stunning. It is small and compact yet makes a statement. The bag costs $9,990.

24. Chanel Diamond Forever Handbag

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Chanel’s Diamond Forever Bag is all things classy, simple, and elegant. The handbag is iconic as it is made of fine crocodile leather encrypted with 334 diamonds in pure white gold and weighs 3.56 carats.

The straps are fancy and exquisite and made out of an 18-carat gold chain that can be detached from the bag. The stunning bold Chanel logo stands out at the buckle. This designer beauty handbag is priced at $261,000.

25. Alexander McQueen Emerald Clutch

This beautiful emerald clutch is beautiful, shiny, and vibrant. The handle is made of Swarovski crystal rings. The hybrid creatures adorning the knuckles were inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s medieval artwork. Plus, this versatile bag comes with a detachable strap that can transform this clutch into a chic shoulder bag for the biggest event. The antique gold finishing adds a beautiful touch of glamor to the bag. This beautiful clutch is priced at $9200.

26. Celine Small 16 Bag

The Celine Small 16 bag is minimalistic, chic, and sophisticated. It is made with high-quality materials such as satinated calfskin and comes with a leather handle and a twist-lock closure. It is a great and ideal addition to any outfit or occasion. The adjustable and removable chain allows it to be worn as a shoulder bag or as a clutch. This bag is priced at $5900.

Infographic: 4 Luxury Handbags That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Are you a luxury handbag enthusiast? Then, you must be delighted to know that there are designers of means who share your love of them and have gone the extra mile to create one-of-a-kind, valuable masterpieces. In the infographic below, we have listed four of the most expensive handbags in the world. Check them out!

4 epic luxurious handbags that can make your jaws drop (infographic)

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The world’s most expensive handbags are a class apart from regular fast fashion and viral social media pieces. Some are crafted entirely with metals and precious stones like diamond, gold, and platinum. In contrast, others are made from rare alligator skin or come studded heavily with precious and semi-precious stones. The premium designs are as varied and far-reaching as money can make and buy. Made by big names like Hermès, Lana Marks, Pierre Hardy, Robert Mouawad, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, these top-of-the-line bags look dreamy and are a motivation to hustle!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns the most expensive bag?

One of the most expensive clutches in the world belongs to Chinese actress and singer Li Bingbing, whose Cleopatra clutch uses 1,600 white diamonds valued at 40 karats. The clutch also has pink diamonds and pink gold was used to engrave her name on it.

Why is the Birkin bag so expensive?

Birkin bags are ‘limited-edition’ bags made up of expensive raw materials such as alligator, cow, lizard, or ostrich leather. They use premium materials along with precious metals to make their bags, making them expensive.

What makes a handbag expensive?

The premium handbags use high-quality fabrics that may be made out of gold-plated hardware or luxurious leather, making these handbags expensive.

How can I tell if a handbag is authentic?

Inspect the quality of the handbag, check if the logo of the brand is the same or slightly different, and find a serial number if they have one. If you find something is off in any of these areas, the bag is not authentic.

Are expensive handbags worth the investment?

While expensive handbags require high investment during purchase, they are generally worth the payment because of their brand name, durability, and use of high-quality materials.

How can I take care of my expensive handbag to ensure its longevity?

Keep your bag away from oily, perfume, or alcohol-based products, keep sharp objects in the pouches to prevent the leather from getting scratched, hang it in a portable handbag hanger when not in use, and keep it away from water to ensure its longevity.

Key Takeaways

  • Luxury handbags have always been a popular choice known for their high-quality, rich craftsmanship, and longevity.
  • A few of the top-most expensive luxury bags include the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag, Fuchsia-Hued Diamond Studded Hermès Birkin, and Gucci Zumi Crocodile Bag.
  • Limited-edition Birkin bags are known for their luxe materials like alligator, ostrich, or lizard leather.

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