We all know that women cannot live a day without their handbags. They could very well be considered as the second best friend to girls after diamonds. Famous designers leave every woman on this planet wishing that, one day, their dressing will be completed by a true treasure like one of their glamorous handbags. Today’s society is defined by tags. So when you think about elegance and refinement, you think about Armani, Dolce, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli or Louis Vuitton. These are just a few of the names that have made their way to the top in the fashion world. So, as this is a very important subject in every lady’s life, we’ve put together a list of the most expensive bags created so far.
1001 Nights Diamond Purse
Breaking all the rules of normality and taking pole position in our list is the “1001 Nights Diamond Purse” created by The House of Mouawad in Dubai. Not only has it set the Guinness World of Records in 2010 for being the most expensive handbag ranked to 3,8 million dollars but also it has shocked the female imagination throughout the rainbow of diamonds it is represented by.
The design contains a total of 4,500 diamonds from which 4,356 are colorless diamonds, 105 yellow diamonds and 56 are pink. “To create this bejeweled masterpiece required the skills of 10 craftsmen working continuously over a period of four months and for a total of 1,100 hours” said Fred Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad. The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18 carat gold, has a gold chain that can be used as a cling.
The Hermes Birkin
Number two on the market is the amazing creation of Ginza Tanaka worth 1,63 million dollars. The Japanese designer is not as known as other fashion houses, but he proved that imagination and taste can surclass fame. “The Hermes Birkin”, Ginza created is actually a purse made out of platinum, which we know it’s a very precious metal. To that, he added no less than 2,000 diamonds.
What makes this purse spectacular,other than it’s value, is the fact that it’s chain can be detached and worn as a necklace and the pear shaped decoration placed in front of the purse may be worn as a pendant or a brooch.
The Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Handbag
We know that luxury and elegance wear famous brands, that’s why on the third place we find Chanel’s “Diamond Forever” handbag worth 261.000 dollars.
With a classic design just as the name suggests, Chanel’s creation is adorned with 3.56 carats make up of 334 diamonds, 18 carat white gold hardware, and white alligator skin. A true diamond feast don’t you think?
Cleopatra clutch, created by Lana Marks
Number four in our list is represented by the 250,000 dollars “Cleopatra clutch” created by Lana Marks. It is a symbol of wealth due to its high price but also because there is only one bag produced per year.
The stunning white clutch is encrusted with dazzling diamonds set on white alligator skin leather.
Margaret Tatcher, created by Asprey
Last but not least, we have the “Margaret Tatcher” 159,536 dollars handbag created by Asprey. Margaret Thatcher was rarely seen without a trusty handbag hanging off her arm, and more often than not her accessory of choice was the simple black Asprey rectangular leather number.
This bag was a representation of power to the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom which she wore every time she used to head for a significant conference.
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So these were some ultra stylish and expensive purses and handbags that have made their way to the top in the fashion world. No woman will ever say “I have enough bags, I don’t need anymore”, the question is which one are you drooling over today?