It's no secret, ladies just love their handbags! An unofficial third appendage for most women, purses and girls are two things that literally go hand in hand. That being said, these items can get extremely pricey! While plenty of women can't afford to drop a house payment on a single pocketbook, many others will jump at the chance to empty their wallets for the perfect purse. What's more, with the value of many handbags being so high, purses have actually become an investment of sorts as their resale value typically remains fairly comparable. That being said, feel free to peruse the following facts on the top 5 most expensive bags available in 2015… but, please try not to touch anything.
5. The Chanel Diamond Forever Bag
Staying quite true to its name, this swanky Chanel bag is literally made of gold and diamonds. With only 13 made in total, each bag is composed of 334 diamonds as well as 18 carats worth of white gold. A simple, yet dazzling bag, this is the type of bag that belong in every purse connoisseur's collection. Nevertheless, for the $250,000 it costs, make sure you have a mansion to bring it home to!
4. The Hermes Chaine d'Ancre Bag
On another level entirely, this Hermes purse is like an abstract artwork that you can reach out and grab. Crafted by using studded white gold, chain linked pieces accented with 1,160 diamonds, this heavy handbag carries an equally hefty price tag. Only 3 of these fabulous bags were made, but with the $1.4 million price tag, it's doubtful that they'll be sold-out anytime soon…
3. The Hermes Rose Gold Crocodile OR Diamond Birkin Bag
Yet another entry from the popular luxury brand Hermes, this purse comes in 2 different styles. The crocodile one includes an interwoven chain that is covered with approximately 11,000 diamonds, while the rose gold model is a scaly, crocodile-like creation adorned with 1,160 diamonds. No matter which one you choose, be sure to bring your wallet. This $1.9 million handbag certainly won't be getting walked out on good looks alone!
2. The Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag
OK, clearly Hermes is known for their fierce, fab, and insanely expensive bags. Nearly the most expensive bag in the world, this purse comes complete with a removable strap that doubles as a wearable piece of jewelry. What's more, there is also an 8 carat pear diamond that can be removed and worn as jewelry as well. Not so fast, unless you can cough up the $1.9 million it costs, you won't be wearing anything but a sad face as this purse is removed from your clutches.
1. The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse
Speaking of clutches, the top most expensive bag of the world is oddly not much bigger than clutch size. Currently the Guinness Book of Records' title holder for world's most expensive bag, this intricately crafted, heart-shaped purse is sure to steal yours. It took approximately 9,000 man hours to construct, but with 4517 embedded into it, with the help of 10 expert crafters, that sounds about right! Either way, the $3.8 million price tag just sounds wrong to me. Then again, having the income to afford such a luxury item certainly has a nice ring to it!
Now that we've seen some of the most luxurious bags in the world, feel free to use this list as something to aspire to… or just as a justification for buying your own version of fancy, yet, considerably less expensive handbags.