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Top Ten Most Expensive Women's Handbags

Most Expensive Women's Handbags in the World

Top Ten Most Expensive Bags and Purses You Can Buy!

First a request, please don't forget to vote in the survey below for your favorite bag from the list. I have been quite surprised to see which one most people like the most!

Also, don't forget to checkout the video, which has slightly different prices for the bags, as we here have never actually bought one of these bags, we can't vouch for the prices. Suffice to say that you are going to need to be extremely free and easy with your cash (or with someone else's) to get yourself one of them. We know that women love handbags, bags and purses but just why they love them so much is more difficult to fathom. It can't be genetic, as, strange as it may seem, handbags have only been around for about 150 years. The handbag fashion only really started in the late nineteenth century and it was not until around 1920 that handbags or bags became an essential item of a woman's wardrobe!

Louis Vuitton was the first manufacturer of "designer bags" and since he started it all off plenty of others have jumped on the designer bag bandwagon, no doubt seeing a good opportunity to make a lot of money by turning what should be just an ordinary utilitarian article into a prized object of fantasies and dreams. Why is a designer bag so expensive ? well, why not ? If people are willing to pay ever-increasing amounts of money for a bag to carry stuff about in, then why deprive them of that God-given right ?

Designer Handbags are Expensive - But Just How Expensive are the Most Expensive Designer Bags ?

The following is the list of the top ten most expensive womens handbags - which I obtained by scouring the Internet and piecing together the evidence. Check them out then rush off and buy one (well something similar anyway) !

Most Expensive Women's Handbags Nos. 1 - 6


Top Ten Most Expensive Designer Handbags in Photo Nos. 1 - 6

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag

Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag

Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag

Chanel Diamond Forever Classic Bag

Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch accompanied by Helen Mirren

Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch accompanied by Helen Mirren

Louie Vuitton Urban Satchel Tote

Louie Vuitton Urban Satchel Tote

Hermes Birkin Crocodile Bag

Hermes Birkin Crocodile Bag

1. The Mouawad's 1001 Nights Diamond Purse - $3.8 million

Officially certified by Guinness World Records the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is now the most expensive designer handbag in the world at $3.8 million. The heart-shaped purse is handcrafted from 18kt gold and has 4,517 diamonds (4,356 colorless, 105 yellow, 56 pink) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. It was made by ten artisans who worked on it for a total of 8,800 hours.

2. The Hermes Birkin bag created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka - $1.9 million

This Hermes bags was apparently sold in 2008 for around $1.9 million. It is made of platinum and has over 2,000 diamonds. It is also versatile, so that in addition to being a handbag you can also use the diamond strap as a necklace or bracelet by removing it from the bag. The bag itself has an 8-carat pear shaped shimmering diamond that can also be used separately

3. The Chanel "Diamond Forever" Classic Handbag - $261,000

The "Diamond Forever" classic handbag boasts 334 diamonds for a total of 3.56 carats, in 18-carat white gold. The shoulder straps are also made from white gold. There are only 13 available worldwide, with five of them being in the USA.

4. Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag - $250,000

Lana Marks produces one Cleopatra clutch for retail each year. The one in the picture is made of metallic silver alligator skin and a clasp with 1,500 black and white diamonds in 18-carat white gold. Helen Mirren wore the $250,000 Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch at the 2007 Academy Awards. Lana only allows one star per year to carry her handmade diamond studded designs down the crimson carpet. How snooty is that ?

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