The Most Expensive Handbags 

Heather Agarwal
Updated June 14, 2019 3.6k votes 1k voters 261.9k 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!

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Hermes: Special Order Horseshoe
Hermes: Special Order Ho... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Hermes: Fuchsia Diamond-Encrusted Crocodile Skin Birkin Bag
Hermes: Fuchsia Diamond-... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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This Fuchsia Diamond-Encrusted Crocodile Skin Birkin Bag just became the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction at  £146,000, which equates to $226,555.50 US. An anonymous phone bidder snapped it up during a Christie's international handbags and accessories auction in Hong Kong. 
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Leiber: Precious Rose
Leiber: Precious Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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Want to get more bling for your bucks? Check out Leiber's Precious Rose handbag. This tiny little thing features more than 42 carats of jewels, including diamonds (of course), pink sapphires and tiny tourmalines, giving it a lovely pink shade, all in the shape of a positively perfect flower. If you want this, know it's the ONLY one - so if you drop the $92,000 to get it, at least you know you won't see anyone else carrying it.
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Chanel: Croc Biarritz
Chanel: Croc Biarritz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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If you were willing to drop $43,150 on this oversized black crocodile skin tote, you would have been one of only eight in the world to own it. 
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