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A purse may be useful for carrying cash, wallets, and other valuables. But who would ever dream of spending a ton of money on one? This list will go over the top ten most expensive purses ever sold in the world.
What would the most expensive purse in the world look like? That depends on the design. Every purse will go over the materials included and the price it went for.
You’d be surprised by how much the price was at the time it was sold. Let’s get started with the list below.
1. Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse
The first purse is the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. This was the most expensive being sold at $3.8 million. That’s because it was made with 18kt gold and thousands of diamonds.
This included more than 4500 regular diamonds, 105 yellow diamonds, 56 pink diamonds, and over 4300 colorless diamonds. They say diamonds are forever – but this purse might just forever be the most expensive of them all.
The purse is the most expensive according to the Guinness Book of World Records. At this point, it would be hard to beat. This might just be the rarest purse in the world with all that gold and diamonds included.
2. Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag
This handbag was valued at $20000. This handbag contains 18-karat white gold hardware and over 200 diamonds. It also had rare Himalayan croc skin with coloring that matches the snow-covered mountains with the same name.
Eventually, the purse went for $379000. This Hermes Birkin Bag isn’t the only one we have included on the list. Yet, the brand is no stranger to selling the most expensive purses in the world. This purse in particular looks like it could have sold for much more than its value.
It’s quite a great looking handbag for anyone looking for that boost in status. Heads might turn (or even double take) when you’re walking past people carrying this purse.
3. Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka
This bag was also designed by Hermes. This one fetched $1.9 million. It is made of platinum and also has over 2000 diamonds encrusted.
There’s also a clasp made from an 8kt diamond. Further proof that diamonds may be the one thing that makes purses like this command a high price. The French brand is known for having a very high value retention for their Birkin bags including this one in particular.
Hermes is among one of the rare designer brands in the world. One more reason why these purses command high prices in the six or seven figures. Not everyone can buy a Birkin bag.
In fact, there may be a limited supply of them worldwide. So if you have the money to buy one, get it while the getting is good.
4. Chanel Diamond Forever Bag
Chanel is a worldwide brand that is known for high-end fashion. So it comes as no surprise that they’ve created a very valuable handbag. This one is made from white crocodile leather and 334 diamonds.
What makes these interesting is that there have been 13 ever made. Thus, it is one of the rarest purses in the world. So rare that one was sold as high as $261000.
Chanel Diamond Forever Bags may be sold from one person to another. Or it may be auctioned off in the future. Either way, the price for this bag might increase over the years.
For rare purses, they have the potential to multiple in value. It would come as no surprise that this could surpass double its value in the future. Keep your eye out for this purse in the future and when one will be sold.
5. Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch
Made from metallic silver alligator skin and 1500 white diamonds set in 18kt gold, this purse went for a cool $400000. It was said to be created for ‘China’s First Lady’. Lana Marks herself has designed several purses for famous clients including the late Princess Diana.
Lana Marks purses use high-end exotic leathers, making them very valuable for anyone looking for a very expensive purse. This may not be the last time a Lana Marks-designed purse will ever be sold at this price. With a famous clientele, a purse connected to the Marks name may command a higher price in a future auction.
Were it not for Lana Marks to be invited to a birthday bash of one of England’s most famous royals, this purse probably would have never existed. Lana Marks aims to create the most extraordinary things in exotic leathers for the world’s most important people.
6. Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Hermes Birkin
This is the third Hermes Birkin purse on the list. Which goes to show you that they have a knack for creating high-end purses that can net a fortune. This Hermes Birkin is on sale for $222000.
It’s made from fuchsia-colored crocodile skin and embellished with diamonds and 18kt white gold. At one point, it also sold at an auction for approximately $1.72 million in Hong Kong. The fuchsia coloring makes this pop out.
You might be catching eyes walking past someone with a purse of this shade of color. For the price that it’s going for, you have to wonder when it can be sold higher. It seems like a steal of a deal for a purse that went for well over a million dollars several years ago.
7. Hermes Chaine d’Ancre Bag
This next Hermes bag sold for $1.4 million. This Chaine d’Ancre Bag is made from white gold and has well over 1160 diamonds. The name is translated as ‘Anchor Chain’.
The purse itself certainly looks like a pile of chains. Aside from the materials, the reason for its high price is its availability. Only three of these purses were ever made.
If you are looking for a million-dollar rare purse with the most interesting design there is, there’s no looking past this one. Even if there were more made, the price will still be ridiculously high.
It might never dip down below the million dollar mark simply because of all the materials being used.
8. Blue Crocodile Hermes Birkin Handbag
Another Hermes Birkin Handbag, another thousands of dollars. Of course, let’s not forget the recurring theme – the croc skin material. This one in particular is colored in a dark blue shade.
This may be one of the sturdiest or luxury purses on the market. And it is one of the reasons why the Hermes Birkin handbags are one of the most popular brands among high society. His one sold for $150000 at a handbag sale in London.
It ended up being one of the priciest purses sold in the continent of Europe. With so many bids, only one buyer got lucky and made off like a bandit. Included in this purse is white gold and 18-karat diamonds.
Whoever bought this purse got one heck of a deal. We won’t be surprised if this Hermes Birkin Handbag goes for a lot more in the future when the mystery buyer decides to sell it for a profit.
9. Hermes Kelly Rose Gold
Talk about a golden opportunity to snag a purse like this. This crocodile leather purse is made with solid rose gold. Along with it are 1160 diamonds.
There were only 12 purses made and in three variants – all made within two years. Because of its rarity and materials, you might not be surprised at the price tag. One was valued at $2 million.
It’s a small bag that dwarfs all the other purses. If you are looking for something with small enough compartment space and cash to burn, this just might be one of those purses that can replace a bracelet.
10. Leiber Precious Rose
The design of the purse is a rose bud. This was made with 18-karat white gold, over 1000 diamonds and pink sapphires, and over 800 tourmalines. This Austrian-made purse sold for $92000.
It is the least expensive on the list. But the design itself is worth more than that. This is yet another purse that is small in size.
Yet, it commands a ton in terms of the price tag. If you are looking for that bedazzled design in a purse, this one just might be the closest that you can get. If you can’t get the six figure price tag purses, this one might just be good enough.
These ten purses are amongst the most expensive in the world. You might find yourself amazed by all the designs and dazzling designs. The gold and diamonds will make it all stand out with all the glitz and glamour.
You may never find purses like this given the limited number being made. One thing is for sure – the less number there is, the higher the price tag might be. Match it with the expensive materials it has and it’s a purse that might just be worth more than gold or silver. Or any other precious piece of jewelry.