#1 1001 Nights Diamond Purse
The Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is officially the most expensive purse in the world. The $3.8 million price tag landed 1001 Nights a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Mouawad’s purse was crafted by hand with 18 karat gold and 4,517 diamonds.
The Hermes Birkin gold crocodile bag tops our list as one of the most expensive bags ever designed. This luxurious handbag is worth….wait for it… 1.9 million. The bag, fit for a queen, is made from both gold and diamonds.
This bag looks unassuming at first glance but the price tag tells a different story. The straps resemble that of a belt buckle and the wide opening make for easy access to the contents we typically keep in a purse. Rhianna has been known to carry this purse around.
Feel like the Queen of Egypt when you carry around Lana Mark’s Cleopatra Bag worth $250,000. Only one of these purses is created every year by Lana Mark’s. One actress is selected each year to carry Mark’s designs to the red carpet.
The famous Italian designer did it again. He created the most well, um, interesting purse we’ve seen yet. You’d think the handbag isn’t worth much because of the contents of the design including cigarettes, tea bags and old candy wrappers. Ok, now for the price, $150,000.
The Leiber Precious Rose is a one of a kind bag fit for a museum at $92,000. Leiber Precious Rose has 1,016 diamonds, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmalines. Who says money can’t buy happiness?
The Margaret Thatcher Asprey black handbag was worn by the former prime minister herself. The symbol of her power sold for $159,535 at a recent auction. Thatcher wore the bag when she would meet with important leaders, such as former U.S. president, Ronald Regan.
Yep, you read that right. The Olsen twins and designer Damien Hirst teamed up together to create a one of kind backpack…covered in multicolored prescription pills. The bag retails at $55,000.
The Louis Vuitton Tribute patchwork Bag looks humble enough to wear every day. The price tag, however, tells a different story. You can pick up this bag, or a variation of it, for around $42,000.
The Fendi Selleria Bag looks casual enough to us. We can imagine carrying it to brunch with our girlfriends. Once we learned the price, however, we worried it might get stolen. The $38,000 price tag would make us very nervous.
You gotta hand it to Marc Jacob’s. The man sure does know how to make a handbag. He outdid himself with the Carolyn Crocodile Bag, worth $38,000.
Norwegian, Hilde Palladino, designed the Gadino Bag worth $38,470. Palladino placed 38 diamonds within the white gold clasp of this purse. Part of what makes the Gadino so extraordinary is how ordinary it looks upon first glance.
Zac Posen’s “Alexia” bag is as elegant as it is expensive. The purse is a nod from the designer to the 70s decade. The retail price for his first set of handbags….$15,000.
We couldn’t round out a collection of the world’s most expensive purses without adding one from the well-known icon, Prada. The tasteful black bag is worth a whopping $15,090. Maybe we’ll stick to a pair of shoes instead…
Chanel’s “Diamond Forever” classic handbag is made from 334 diamonds. Five out of the 13 of these Chanel handbags are in the U.S. The price tag…..$261,000.