Top 10 Most Expensive Handbags of 2021
Handbags are the most favorite accessory of every woman. You surely will agree that no matter how many handbags you already have you will never mind adding a few more. Perhaps you must have spent up to a few hundred dollars to add a good-looking branded bag to your collection but do you know there are bags worth thousands and millions as well. You will not likely spend as much on a handbag but there certainly is no harm learning about these 10 most expensive handbags in the world.
List of top 10 most expensive handbags 2021:
1. Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 Million
2. Hermes Kelly Rose Gold – $2 Million
3. Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.9 Million
4. Hermes Chaine’d Ancre Bag – $1.4 Million
5. Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch – $400,000
6. Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin – $379,000
7. Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000
8. Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Hermes Birkin – $222,000
9. Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag – $203,150
10. Blue Crocodile Hermes Birkin Handbag – $150,000
Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 Million
Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is still the priciest handbag in the whole world, with its record remaining untouched in the Guinness Books of World Records since 2011. This is to be expected from the Emirati luxury goods company, which holds five Guinness World Records for some of the most expensive items in the world.
This includes the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, a handcrafted 18-karat gold heart-shaped handbag, created by artisans who dedicated 8,800 hours worth of labor of love. It comes adorned with a total of 4,517 diamonds, comprised of 105 yellow diamonds, 56 pink diamonds, and 4,356 colorless diamonds. This one-off luxury item was put for sale last year at Christie’s auction preview in Hong Kong.
Hermes Kelly Rose Gold – $2 Million
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Designed by Hermes in collaboration with jeweler and shoe designer Pierre Hardy, this Hermes Kelly is made out of solid rose gold dotted with a total of 1160 diamonds. The bag (bag bracelet?) can be carried conventionally or worn with the handles around the wrist as a sort of bangle. After a few minutes of imagining, I guess I can see how the body of the “bag” might hang from the wrist without looking too awkward.
This isn’t just a piece of jewelry, though. Hardy molded the rose gold to look like crocodile leather, and the flap closure actually works, although the bag is too small to hold even a pair of sunglasses. Total manufacturing time on the pieces (yes, there are four styles that will be made three times each, for a total of 12 bags, according to the Financial Times) was two years.
Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.9 Million
Hermes planned to make a Birkin bag with Ginza Tanaka. This famous Japanese designer, and what they together created is nothing less than breathtaking. The bag is created using platinum, which anyway is a very costly material, and it also has 2000 diamonds that you can see shining in the outer shell. Furthermore, the bag has a diamond sling that you can remove and use as a necklace or bracelet. A pear-shaped stone of 8 karats, a centerpiece diamond, sits right at the front and you can remove it and wear it like a brooch. This bag is made of expensive platinum and diamonds and serves so many purposes. Also, the second most expensive handbags of 2020.
Hermes Chaine’d Ancre Bag – $1.4 Million
True to its name, the Hermes Chaine d’ Ancre Bag carries an intricate, prison-like design due to its anchor-shaped chain links which are encrusted with 1,160 pieces of diamonds. The high price can be attributed not only to its expensive materials but also to being a Pierre Hardy-designed collectible as only three of these were created.
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Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag – $400,000
This costly handbag is a favorite amongst celebrities walking the red carpet. Generally, just a single Cleopatra bag is created every year and every bag looks different in terms of color and design. Until now, Li Bingbing, a Chinese singer, and actress owns the costliest Cleopatra clutch, with stylists and Lina Marks especially creating the American alligator leather which has 1,600 diamonds of 40 karats to match her beautiful gown. Pink gold and pink diamonds were also used to help write Li Bingbing’s name.
Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin – $379,000
Himalaya Birkin bags are expensive for good reason. Not only is it made from Niloticus crocodiles, but it takes tons of hours for the dyeing process alone to lighten the hue of the material. The subtler the coloration, the more difficult it is to craft the bag. The Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin is designed to evoke images of the majestic Himalayan mountains, which have rich browns from its mountains and white as cloud snow-capped tops. Sprinkle in a few diamonds and you now have one of the most expensive bags the world has ever seen.
The most recent Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin came with over 240 diamonds encrusted on its 18-karat gold shell. It was sold during an auction at Christie's in Hong Kong, beating 2016’s $300,108-priced Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin.
Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000
Nothing ever can beat the classic and this is what this handbag stands for. It is made using fine leather and has 334 diamonds, totaling to 3.65 carats. The shoulder straps of this bag are made from white gold, and all this is available for a price of $261,000. Just 13 of these have ever been created and 5 of them are in the US.
Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Hermes Birkin – $222,000
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Hermes Birkin bags seem to be in a competition of its own, as it manages to beat its own records for priciest handbags sold. This Fuchsia-colored Hermes Birkin bag will sparkle on your eyes on first sight with its 18-carat white gold and diamonds. This shiny bag fetched a price of $1.72 million Hong Kong dollars during an auction of Christie’s in Hong Kong back in 2015.
Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag – $203,150
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Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag with Solid 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware
The official name of the handbag, Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag with 18K White Gold & Diamond Hardware, fully explains why this handbag remains on the list of priciest handbags mankind has ever seen. This red-colored Birkin Bag broke records several years ago for being the most expensive handbag sold at public auction, with an anonymous collector winning the bidding at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
Blue Crocodile Hermes Birkin Handbag – $150,000
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The story behind Hermes Birkin bags is quite simple, with English actress Jane Birkin’s belongings crashing down after her straw bag failed her. The chief executive of Hermes, Jean-Louis Dumas, was with Birkin by chance during the incident, and he was inspired to create unique, fashionable, and sturdy handbags while having a convenient design to help solve women’s struggles. Since then, Hermes Birkins have become one of the most established and recognizable luxury brands sought after by millions of people.
This blue crocodile Hermes Birkin handbag managed to crack our top 10 list, fetching a whopping £125,000 during the first-ever Christie’s dedicated handbag sale in Mayfair, London. With this, it managed to smash European records for a priciest handbag sold, Thousands of online bidders tried to get their hands on this Birkin handbag with white gold and 18-karat diamonds, with an anonymous buyer taking this prized possession.
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