The priciest handbags to have ever been sold
Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive handbags. These are collector handbags and much different than our handbags. However, for daily use on vacation, Resort Handbags offer a combination of class, sophistication and functionality. Now, there is a handbag that is perfect for the pool, beach, golf course, tennis court or even a day on the yacht. It is styled for daily use, yet complements any outfit for an evening cocktail party. Resort Handbags is ideal for your next outing. The perfect handbag for your resort lifestyle!
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1. Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3,800,000
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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is currently the most expensive handbag in the world and holds the position in Guinness World Records since 2011. The handcrafted bag is made up of 18-karat gold and features 105 yellow diamonds, 56 pink diamonds, and 4,356 colorless diamonds. It took artisans 8,800 hours to create this masterpiece, which was sold last year at Christie’s auction preview in Hong Kong.
Mouawad is a privately held Swiss and Emirati company that makes and sells jewelry, objects of art, and luxury watches. The firm has headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, with a Middle East headquarters at Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai, as well as locations in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States.
2. Hermes Kelly Rose Gold – $2,000,000
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The luxury brand of Hermes collaborated with jeweller Pierce Hardy, in order to create this unique handbag. It has been crafted to resemble crocodile leather and is made up of solid rose gold. The small, luxurious and stunning bag features 1,160 diamonds. Only 12 of such bags were ever created, which adds up to its worth.
Hermès International S.A., mostly known as Hermès Paris, or just Hermès, is a French luxury manufacturer that was founded in 1837. The company is the second most valuable luxury brand in the world. The French manufacturer ranked 40 in the Brands Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands a few years ago.
3. Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1,400,000
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Hermes Birkin Bag has been designed by the Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka and comes with detachable parts that can also be worn by one to accessorise herself. It is made up of platinum and features 2000 diamonds on its outer shell along with a pear-shaped 8-karat stone as a centerpiece, that can be detached and used as a brooch.
4. Hermes Chaine’d Ancre Bag – $1,400,000
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Featuring a prison-like design, the Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre Bag has its anchor-shaped chain links encrusted with 1,160 pieces of diamonds. What makes it even more expensive is that the fact that it is a Pierre Hardy designed collectible and only 3 of such bags were ever created.
5. Lana Marks’ Cleopatra Clutch – $400,000
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The Cleopatra Clutch by Lana Marks costs between USD 100,000 and 400,000 and is a favorite among high-profile celebrities. What adds up to its worth is the fact that only a single piece of this bag is produced each year that come with new color and design. The most expensive among the handbags is owned by the Chinese actress and singer Li Bingbing. The bag that the celebrity owns features 1,600 white diamonds that amount to 40 karats, to match her gown. To write Li Bingbing’s name, pink diamonds and pink gold were used.
Lana J. Marks started the LANA MARKS brand over 30 years ago with one handbag called the lunchbox in red alligator. Since then, she has built a high-end luxury brand based on style, quality, and unsurpassed luxury. LANA MARKS handbags are most importantly designed by a woman for women, which means the aesthetic is not sacrificed for functionality. We consider our elegant customer on the go and how we can make cutting edge fashion morph with purposeful designs.
6. Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin – $379,000
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Himalaya Birkin bags are made out of Niloticus crocodiles and its dyeing process takes very long which is done to lighten the hue of the material. The handbag’s design evokes images of the Himalayan mountains, featuring the rich brown colours that portray the mountains and white colors, portraying the clouds and snow-capped tops. The most recent Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin handbag was sold during an auction at Christies in Hong Kong, where it fetched $379,000. It featured over 240 diamonds that were encrusted on its 18-karat gold shell.
7. Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000
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This handbag by none other than Chanel is made of fine crocodile leather and features 334 diamonds that weighs 3.56 carats in white gold. The bag looks simple and elegant which comes with an 18-karat gold chain, that can be used as a strap and is detachable. What adds up to its value is the fact that only 13 pieces of this handbag were ever created.
Chanel S.A. is a French privately held company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Coco Chanel. Chanel is a luxury company that focuses on high fashion and ready-made clothes, luxury products, and accessories.
8. Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Hermes Birkin – $222,000
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As the name suggests, this handbag comes in Fuchsia colour and features eye-catching 18-carat white gold and diamonds. It was sold during an auction of Christie’s in Hong Kong in 2015 for 1.72 million Hong Kong dollars.
9. Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag – $203,150
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One of the priciest handbags in the world, the Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag features 18-karat White Gold and Diamond Hardware. It was sold as the most expensive handbag, several years ago at a public auction in Heritage Auctions in Dallas, where an anonymous collector won the bidding.
10. Blue Crocodile Hermes Birkin Handbag – $150,000
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The blue crocodile Hermes Birkin handbag was sold at the first-ever Christie’s Auction that was dedicated for handbags at Mayfair, London. It was bought by an anonymous buyer. The handbag features white gold and 18-karat diamonds.