The Most Expensive Handbags 

Heather Agarwal
Updated June 14, 2019 3.6k votes 1k voters 261.1k views 24 items

Ah, the handbag: The indispensable accessory that holds every single thing you need to survive the apocalypse! From the most famous handbag designers in the world - like Hermes, Fendi, and Chanel - come the most expensive purses ever and they could be yours... for a price.

What are the most expensive handbags? Expensive handbags are a staple for fashionistas - but some are definitely pricier than others. Made by some of the most famous brands and designers, the most expensive handbags can easily run into the thousands... even the tens of thousands and yes - the millions! Read on to learn more about some of the most expensive handbags ever. And start saving your pennies. Or $100 bills. You'll need them if you want one of these in your closet.

After you are finished voting on the most expensive handbags, go ahead and check out the hottest celebrity handbags as well!

Hermes: Ginza Tanaka Birkin Bag
Hermes: Ginza Tanaka Bir... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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This bag comes with a diamond sling that can be worn as a bracelet or necklace, thus making it one of the most expensive two-in-one pieces of all time. (It's $1.9 million). For this beautiful piece Hermes partnered with iconic Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. The bag is quite an expensive take on the traditional Birkin, combining platinum, 2,000 diamonds, and a pear-shaped 8-karat stone that can also be removed and worn as a brooch. 
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Chanel: Diamond Forever Bag
Chanel: Diamond Forever ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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Chanel bags are definitely pricey - even the lowest-priced bags run well into the hundreds of dollars. But they're nothing compared to the famed designer's "Diamond Forever" purse. This bag, which retails for $261,000, features more than 3.5 carats of diamonds. Oh, and the hardware? White gold.
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Hermes: Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag
Hermes: Matte Crocodile ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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The Birkin: is it the "Holy Grail" of all handbags? For many, yes. Yes it is. The Birkin typically costs around $20k, but if you really want to splurge, go for the Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag. At a mere $120,000, it's much less expensive than Chanel's Diamond Forever. A bargain! The 10 carats of diamonds encrusted on the Birkin's hardware certainly add a nice bit of bling.
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Hermes: Special Order Horseshoe
Hermes: Special Order Ho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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This beautiful bag defines color blocking. The starting bid on this bag at the 900-Lot Heritage Auctions Holiday Luxury Auction took place in Dallas, Texas was $7000. It ended up going for $35,000.  
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