|By: Darlene B.|
When is a purse too pricey?
In searching for handbags to write about, I recently came across an alligator backpack that retails for $38,500, more than what most of us paid for our first car (and maybe as much as some of us paid for our current car!).
Serious purse lovers know the big guns in the industry like Hermes, Proenza Schouler and Balenciaga regularly put out bags that go for $20,000 and up. So how much is too much to pay for a handbag?
Every woman has her own purse point. That being said, here are three bags that have made it into most of the top ten most expensive handbag lists. These items are not currently for sale, but I did include the official website for each designer so you can check out the new fall lines.
Do you love Chanel? Check this out. There are only thirteen Diamond Forever Classic Bags. Each one features 334 diamonds, totaling 3.56 carats, and an 18-carat white gold frame – and tops off at $261,000.
If you have an extra $150,000 you want to get rid of, you can throw it away on the Urban Satchel. Created and covered with “urban charms,” this LV bag is really just covered in trash. As Seth Meyers would say on SNL, “Really”? Even though it looks like a joke, there are celebrities and fashion icons who are fighting over this thing.
I don’t know any woman who wouldn’t welcome a Hermes bag into her wardrobe. Some styles are more attainable, but the Matte Crocodile Birkin is adorned with ten carats in diamonds and a white gold clasp. The price tag: $120,000.posted: September 30th, 2011
category: Chanel Handbags, Hermes Handbags, Louis Vuitton Bags