Ten Luxurious (and Expensive) Handbags

Posted in: Bags and Purses, Fashion, Fine Retailers- Aug 21, 2010 No Comments

Inspired by yesterday’s post about Gucci’s Limited Edition Sukey Tote Bag, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of the most expensive designer handbags. Typically, the more exotic the material, the more expensive the designer handbag will be, especially if only few bags are made. First up on the list are Gucci handbags.

Gucci Handbags

Gucci Handbag Tote in Brown Crocodile Gucci Tote in Brown Crocodile Leather
Measuring 16.5″L x 5.5″ W x 16.1″ H, this Gucci tote in stunning brown crocodile leather will become the envy of your friends.  The Gucci tote bag features dark nickle hardware, double straps, side naps, bottom feet, three compartments with center zip-top closure, inner zip pocket, and pockets for you cell phone and pda device.

Price: $29,900

Gucci Handbag - Crocodile Sukey ToteGucci Sukey Tote in Chocolate Crocodile Leather

The popular cut and style of Gucci’s Sukey Tote bags has inspired Gucci to design the bag with a rich chocolaty crocodile shell and a signature golden double G logo charm. No wonder women have an obsession with designer bags. This Gucci tote bag is amazing! The bag measures 16.9″ L x 5.9″ W x 11.8″ H, and features light gold hardware, double handles with 7.5″ drop, tab snap closure and side snaps, and an inside zip pocket.

Price: $13,000

Exotic Gucci Handbag in Grey Crocodile LeatherExotic Gucci Handbag in Grey Crocodile Leather

Grey crocodile leather has never looked so good. Its edgy style and the juxtaposition of the bamboo and polished nickle details make a stunning combination. This Gucci handbag measures 14.2″ L x 6.3″ W x 8.7″ H, and features a bamboo handle with 5″ drop, two detachable shoulder strips in plain leather and braided leather with metal chain (17.7″ drop), flap and bamboo turn-lock closure, inside mirror, and inside zip and snap pockets.
Price: $15,500

Continue reading to see all the designer handbags featured on this list.

Prada Handbags

Prada Handbag in Black Nappa LeatherPrada Handbag in Black Gaufre Nappa Leather
The striking Prada handbag in black gaufre napper leather is definitely eye catching, thanks to the stark contrast between the handbag and the gold plated hardware.  Measuring 14.8″ L x 4.7″ W x 8.6″ H, this Prada handbag is constructed with a zip closure, two internal pockets, and a double handle with detachable shoulder strap. This Prada handbag is also available in ice (a taupe-ish color) and golden brown.

Price: $2,450

Prada Handbag in Saffiano Calf LeatherPrada Handbag in Saffiano Calf Leather

Sleek and refined, this handbag is for those of you with a love for minimalist style. Also available in black, the Saffiano calf leather Prada handbag features a double handle, gold plated hardware, zipper closure, and a Prada logo lining. This Prada handbag measures 13.4″ L x 3.5″ W x 8.6″ H.

Price: $1,495

Bottega Veneta Handbags

Bottega Veneta Handbag in Green Crocodile LeatherBottega Veneta Handbag in Green Crocodile Leather

This exceptional Bottega Veneta handbag in green, hand treated crocodile leather boasts a simple silhouette and a roomy interior. The leather shoulder strap is purposely cut short so the handbag fits snugly beneath the arm. The bag measures 16.8″ L x 3.1″ W x 17.6″ H.

Price: $35,000

Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch HandbagBottega Veneta Knot Clutch Handbag

This Bottega Veneta Knot clutch handbag is the most unique designer handbag on the list. Adorned in gold pyrite scarabs, the silver oxidized Knot clutch is the most whimsical interpretation of Bottega Venata’s most popular clutch handbag. The Knot clutch is lined with suede and measures 6.6″ L x 2.3″ W x 4.1″ H.

Price: $8,000

Balenciaga Handbag

Balenciaga Handbag in Vintage Patchwork LambskinBalenciaga Handbag in Vintage Patchwork Lambskin

Here’s an eccentric designer handbag by Balenciaga available in two colors: blue (as shown) and beige. Crafted in Italy using soft vintage lambskin, the multi-colored swatches are stitched together to look like patchwork. The Balenciaga handbag features hand stitched handles with a 4.3″ drop, removable shoulder strap with an 8.2″ drop, zippered front pocket, leather framed hand mirror, and an interior pocket with Balenciaga engraved plaque. The handbag measures 15″ L x 5.5″ W x 9.4″ H.

Price: $2,345

Hermes Handbags

Hermes Victoria II Tote BagHermes Victoria II Tote Bag

This brightly colored Hermes Taurillon Clemence leather tote bag (also available in black or brown), will surely set your designer handbag above all the rest. Measuring 13.8″ L x 6.7″ W x 9″ H, the spacious canvas lined interior can hold quite a bit.

Price: $4,500

Hermes Picotin Lock Leather BagHermes Picotin Lock Leather Bag
Last but not least on this list is the Hermes Picotin Lock Bag in bleu jean taurillon clemence leather features silver and palladium hardware. Without any interior dividers or pockets, this is the perfect handbag to use as a day bag when going shopping or going out to the beach. The color of the bag is probably my favorite part. The large Hermes tote bag measures 10.2″ L x 8.5″ W x 10.4″ H.

Price: $2,950

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