24 Most Expensive Handbags From World-Renowned Brands

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

By Pratima AtiPratima Ati  • 

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!

24 Most Expensive Handbags In The World

1. Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Bag

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This 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.

Did You Know?
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

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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 luxury pieces they create. The Hermès Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag is strikingly unique, 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.

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. The 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.

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

5. Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin

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The exotic Hermès Himalaya Birkin Bag is the holy grail of handbags. This handbag is considered to be one among 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 HermèsBirkin

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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 designer bag is crafted with18-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 creation has 1,106 diamonds, 1,169 sapphires, and 800 tourmalines that make it one among 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 makes this designer bag expensive. The price of this 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

The Row Margaux Alligator top handle bag is an expensive fancy handbag

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

15. Moreau Paris Diligence Crocodile Satchel

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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 designer handbag is $19,890.

18. Chanel Alligator Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag

Chanel Alligator classic jumbo double flap bag is an expensive classic handbag

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The Chanel Alligator Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag is made of authentic alligator skin. It is accentuated with 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.

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 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

Tom Ford Tara Small T-clasp Alligator bag is an expensive shoulder handbag

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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 of 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 $261,000.

The world’s most expensive handbags are a class apart from the regular fast fashion and even luxury 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 designs are as varied and far-reaching as money can make and buy. Made by big names like Hermes, Lana Marks, Pierre Hardy, Robert Mouawad, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, these bags look dreamy and are a motivation to hustle!

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.

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