When we recently wrote about the cost of Hermès Birkin bags, we could see a huge amount of interest. Many of us are astounded at just how pricey these beautifully crafted pieces can be, but if money was no object, then an expensive arm-candy investment—and they are very often a real investment, accruing value over time—is not a bad way to spend, oh, the same amount as a deposit for a house.
The quality craftsmanship, hours put into production, fabric and fastenings (often sourced from across the globe) all contribute to a bag's price. A history, celebrity association, fashion folklore, notable collaboration and availability can also contribute toward a designer bag being worth more than any non-believer would ever be able to imagine.
From the £50k Chanel minaudière to a £92k tote with cognac diamonds on the clasp, here are the most extravagant and expensive designer bags on the planet.
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