The man-bag debacle had my readers all abuzz a few days ago. Since I believing in going all out, let’s just share some equal opportunity extravagance…
I was treading through Lipstick Alley and found this post by missdictator. None, I mean not nay word of this, is me. It is all her….I have to give credit where credit is due…and it saves me so much time (and any info is wrong, blame it on her…)! Today is going to be a crazy busy day for me so, missdictator, you have just given a grown woman a giddy glee of joyful freedom. Thanks!
Note: just for the record, if I ever have $261K personally in my hand and I purchase a Chanel “Diamond Forever” Classic Bag below, that is the official sign of the Apocalypse. If I know the world is coming to an end right before my eyes, I might as well go coo-coo for CoCo (Chanel) Puffs….
THE WORLD’S MOST EXTRAVAGANT HANDBAGS
1. The Chanel “Diamond Forever” Classic Bag $261,000
Debuting in December, the “Diamond Forever” classic bag boasts 334 diamonds totaling 3.56 carats, set in 18-carat white gold hardware. The long shoulder straps are made with the same white gold. Only 13 are available worldwide, and five will be available stateside.
For more information, visit www.chanel.com
2. Hermes matte Crocodile Birkin Bag $120,000
Named after French singer/songwriter Jane Birkin, the bag (pictured here) is like the one sold at auction house Doyle New York. The clasp of this 30-centimeter tote boasts 10 carats of white diamonds. And its body is made of crocodile. There is only available for sale worldwide.
For more information visit www.hermes.com.
3. Lana Marks Cleaopatra Bag $100,000
Each year, Marks produces one Cleopatra clutch for retail. This year’s limited edition (pictured here) is made of metallic silver alligator skin and a clasp encrusted with 1,500 black and white diamond set in 18-carat white gold.
For more information, visit www.lanamarks.com.
4. Leiber Precious Rose $92,000
Made in the shape of a perfect flower, the bag is made with 1,016 diamonds totaling 42.56 carats, 1,169 pink sapphires and 800 tourmalines. If you are inclined to purchase it, you’d better do it quick: There is only one available in the world. For more information, visit www.judithleiber.com.
5. LV Tribute Patchwork Bag $42,000 (Everyone’s Favorite) (me: WHY?!)
Though this tote, made of 15 different Louis Vuitton patterns cut up and reassembled, has gotten mixed media reviews, the four available in U.S. stores have sold out. But 20 are available in Louis Vuitton boutiques throughout Europe and Asia.
For more information, visit www.louisvuitton.com.
6. Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino $38,470
Upon first glance, the crocodile Gadino Bag made by Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino doesn’t appear to be anything special. But look closely and you’ll see the glint of 39 white diamonds strategically placed in clasps made of white gold. It’s little touches like that that give it the same price tag as an SUV.
For more information, visit www.gadino.no.
7. Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag $30,000
Its hefty price tag hasn’t swayed Marc Jacobs fans from nabbing this bag; it is one of his most popular accessories. Made of purple crocodile skin, the quilted Carolyn comes with interior pockets and separators.
For more information, visit www.marcjacobs.com
8. Fendi Selleria Bag $ 38,000
A bag like this one can be made to order with sable and chinchilla, two of the world’s rarest and most luxurious animal skins. It’s far from precious but big enough to accommodate necessities such as a wallet, keys, cellphone and makeup bag.
For more information, visit www.fendi.com.
9.Nancy Gonzalez Porousus Bag $ 30,000
Made with a rare, almost uniformly scaled crocodile skin, the Porousus Bag can be customized by color, skin, size and hardware.
For more information, visit www.bergdorfgoodman.com.
10. Devi Kroell Alligator Hobo $28,990
The softened triangular shaped tote, made of skin with scales of near-uniform size, is large enough to carry even a small laptop. It has internal pockets for added storage.
For more information, visit www.devikroell.com.
11. LEIBER Dandelion Suede Gator Handbag $ 15,000
With yellow a popular spring color, this alligator LEIBER bag is sure to make a splash this season among the bag-obsessed. It comes with two external pockets and a strap as well as a clasp made of 18-carat gold. Only four have been made of this style and are still available.
For more information, visit www.judithleiber.com.
You can find the original article here. Have a fab weekend and keep it strictly stylish!