Women will never have enough handbags. The insatiable desire has probablydriven up its prices, thus making the bags really costly. But don’t say that to awoman, as she will do anything just to get even one of the 10 most expensivehandbag brands in the world.
Prada is an Italian fashion house that specializes in luxury items for both menand women. Mario Prada established the company in 1913. It produces a varietyof accessories, from clothing, cosmetics, fashion accessories and jewelries toperfumes, watches and even wines and spirits. It also has a noted leather collection.The company’s handbags are considered to be some of the most prestigious in theworld, with the price tag amounting to tens of thousands simply because it bears thename of the prestigious fashion house.
9 Lana Marks
Lana Marks is a fashion designer that has an eponymously named brand. The brandspecializes in leather accessories, creating more than 150 styles in 100 differentcolors. Celebrities who have been spotted carrying the brand’s bag include JenniferAniston, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Angelina Jolie, Paris Hiltonand Drew Barrymore. It is best known for the Cleopatra Clutch, a bag that has 1,500diamonds encrusted into it. The bag goes for around $100,000 and has been carriedby the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Helen Mirren.
8 Hilde Palladino
Hilde Palladino is a designer from Norway known for the Gadino bag. Her first bagscame out in 2001. A limited edition version of the bag that features 40 diamondsin the clasp has been regularly included in listings of the most expensive andextravagant handbags in the world. Consistently great reviews and feedbackhave allowed the brand to flourish and it is now getting the attention it deservesfrom shops of all sizes, whether they be the small, independent stores or the bigdepartment stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Harvey Nichols. Her bags are madein Italy as Palladino has taken a stand against the exploitation of cheap labor insome developing countries.
7 Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber is a handbag designer from Hungary. She started her own companyin 1963 and it was distributed in exclusive boutiques around the world. Some of herclients include the First Ladies of different countries. The brand is famous for its bagsthat are covered with crystals and jewels. The Precious Rose is a small bag that has42 carats of a variety of jewels, from diamonds, sapphires and tourmalines. The bagis a one-off and cost more than $90,000. The brand was rated the most prestigiousluxury handbag brand in 2007 and 2008.
6 Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs is a fashion designer from the United States. He has been the CreativeDirector of Louis Vuitton since 1997. He also has his own fashion house that iseponymously named, as well as a diffusion line called Marc by Marc Jacobs. TimeMagazine once considered him as one of the 100 most influential people in theworld. Out Magazine also named him as one of the 50 most powerful gay people inthe United States. He is famous for the Carolyn Crocodile handbag that was worth$50,000 and the Delray, an impressive pink leather bag with gold hardware that sellsfor more than $2,000.
Fendi is a fashion house from Italy known for its luxury merchandise. The MoetHennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. LVMH subsidiary is famous for its baguette-stylehandbags. Edoardo and Adele Fendi established the company in 1925. KarlLagerfeld is the company’s current Creative Director. Fendi is most famous for its B.Bag, a stylish handbag that comes in white lambskin, black crocodile and a varietyof other designs. It retails for almost $28,000. Another famous bag is the Selleria,considered as one of the most sought-after bags in the world. The leather tote bag issewn by hand and is notable for its attention to detail.
Chanel is a fashion brand from France known for its high-end designs. Coco Chanelestablished the company in 1909. Celebrities that have been spotted wearingChanel include Keira Knightley, Audrey Tautou, Nicole Kidman, Vanessa Paradisand Catherine Deneuve. It once released a handbag called the Diamond Forever.The bag features clasps and buckles made of white gold. It is also encrusted withdiamonds that weigh around 3.5 carats. The bag is being sold for $261,000.
Mouawad is a company that designs objects of art, timepieces and jewelries. DavidMouwad established the company in Beirut, Lebanon in 1891. It is now based inGeneva, though it also has headquarters in Dubai in the Middle East. It is mostfamous in the handbag world, however, for the Mouawad 1001 Nights DiamondPurse. The bag is made of 18 karat gold and is encrusted with more than 4,500diamonds. It costs $3.8 million, landing it a spot in the Guinness World Records in2010 for the most valuable handbag in the world.
Hermes is a high-end fashion brand based in Paris. Established in 1837, thecompany is known for the Matte Crocodile Birkin bag. Birkins already cost morethan $20,000, but the Matte Crocodile version features 10 carats of diamonds, thusbloating its price to $120,000.
1 Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton is actually synonymous with the term luxury. The company wasestablished in 1854 and is based in Paris. It has been named the most valuableluxury brand in the world for six straight years starting in 2006. In 2012, the brandwas valued at $25.9 billion. The company sells its products online, in high-enddepartment stores and malls, and in stand-alone boutiques. The company is knownfor handbags like the Raindrop Besace, a waterproof bag that costs almost $2,000and the New Age Traveler, a backpack with lots of phone cables that costs $55,000.It even created a bag made from the materials of 15 different Louis Vuitton bags.Appropriately named the Patchwork, it costs $42,000.