Most Expensive Handbags Brands to Date

It's no secret that women love their handbags, but the real question is, to what end?  These bags are not cheap and many women spend really good money on them.  Some of these handbags are so expensive, they get their own seat at dinner. Below is a quick overview of the most expensive designer purses on the market today. 

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Thom Browne

Thom Browne started his career with Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren.  He spent several years working with Ralph Lauren’s line Club Monaco before launching his own label in 2003.  His most popular designers were largely among the women’s luxury handbags sections made of leather.  Browne collections typically range between $700 to $12,000.  It has since been acquired by Ermenegildo Zenga an Italian luxury fashion house largely known for menswear.


Yves Saint Laurent was launched as YSL with Pierre Berge.  YSL has been attributed with combined classic luxury fashion feels with more modern design.  This brand also creates other unique fashion designs that include their iconic women’s tuxedos and thigh-high boots.  This unique fashion sense is also found in their handbag collections as well.  YSL bag prices range from $1,000 to $4,000.


Coco Chanel is the found of the Chanel brand. It was established in France in 1910. Chanel handbags are considered universal icon of luxury. The Chanel Flap bag is the most well know of all of the lines of purse. They have a quilted look with the double C logo as well as the Mademoiselle Lock. There are some Chanel handbags that retail for over $260,000. This is the most expensive handbag brand in the world. Purse from Chanel range from $4,000 to $8,000.


The Fashion house of Hermès was found in 1837 as a Luxury French label. The Hermes Birkin handbag is no stranger to a list of this type. Their most expensive handbag is the Matte Crocodile Biking Bag.  This handbag costs $120,000 making it the most expensive handbag that is produced by the Hermes brand. This bag has become a huge sign of wealth.  I mean if you can drop someone's yearly salary on a bag, naturally you are some kind of wealthy.  Hermès bags prices range from $2,000 to $12,000.

Hilde Palladino

Hilde Palladino is a Norwegian fashion designer. Her was introduced in 2001. Palladino has since made her mark as one of the world's top handbag designers. These handbags can be found in high-end stores all over the world. They have a price tag of $38,000.  

Lana Marks

Lana Marks hit the fashion scene with here now Iconic hot pink alligator lunchbox purse. Marks uses a large variety of reptile skins in her designs. These bag are also some of the highest-priced in the world. One bag can go for $250,000. That is like carrying around a house. There are over 150 different designer styles and they come in more than 100 colors. This Lana Marks purse are a favorite of Elizabeth Taylor.  Bag prices range from $3,000 to $20,000.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is one of the top brands in fashion. This French designer has been making billions of dollars selling their handbags all over the globe. This French brand was conceived in 1896. The most famous bag is its LV monogram. Most of the most famous bags in the world came from Louis Vuitton. There are some many handbags there is something for every taste but not every budget. Louis Vuitton Bag prices range from $2,000 to $6,000.


Mulberry bag

Mulberry was founded in 1971 by Roger Saul. This is a United Kingdom based brand. Mulberry's most Iconic design is its tree logo. Initially, the brand only created belts and buckles but in 1979, its first handbags were created. Mulberry's most popular design line is the Bayswater. The brand's prices range from $800 to $3,000.

Oscar de la Renta

Before Oscar de la Renta became his own, he worked with Cristobal Balenciaga as an apprentice. He launched his own label in 1965. His designs were of luxury silk prints and ruffles. Oscar de la Renta bags range from $1,000 to $10,000.


Mario Prada originally created this Luxury brand in Italy of 1913. It was not until 1978, when his granddaughter Miuccia Prada took over the company in 1978 did the label reach true luxury status. The Brandy Top Handle bag is currently the most expensive bags on the Prada line. Prada bag prices range from $600 to $5,000.


The Céline luxury brand was created by Céline and Richard Vipiana in 1945. This French brand was added to the LVMH (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) in 1996. Céline's most expensive bag is the Céline Phantom tote bag. Céline purse retail from $1,100 to $8,000.

Proenza Schouler

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez launched their first collection of Proenza Schouler in 2002. The designers named the collection after their mothers. They are know for high quality detailing with a youth feel. This design aesthetic as make Proenza Schouler brand out to be more of an everyday Luxury brand. Proenza Schouler prices range from $1,000 to $3,000.

These are some of the hottest luxury bag designers on the market, which are also considered to be the most expensive handbags in the world. The have many different style and choices to go along with their more bolder conceptions.   I would like to say any woman or man owning any of these handbags, congratulation you earned it.  For the rest of us, it's coming soon!