The Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is officially certified by Guinness World Records as the most expensive designer handbag in the world with the price of $3.8 million. It is followed by the Hermes Birkin bag created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, that was sold for $1.9 million. Hermès Diamond Birkin Handbag, sold for $122,500 at Heritage Auctions event on December 4th, taking 5th place on the list of Top 5 most expensive women’s handbags (3rd is the Chanel “Diamond Forever” Classic Handbag – $261,000 and 4th is Lana Marks Cleopatra Bag – $250,000).
An amazing 35 cm Diamond Birkin Handbag is made of Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile leather and finished with 18K white gold hardware, and measures 14” Width x 10” Height x 7” Depth. With its price of $122,500, this handbag was leading Dec. 4 Heritage Auctions event in Dallas. The auction brought $3.2+ million as bidders all over the world have struggled for one of 942 pieces which comprise Hermès largest collection ever offered at auction.
Other notable handbags:
$74,500 Shiny Violet Birkin Bag – extremely rare 30 cm bag made of Shiny Violet Porosus Crocodile leather. The interior is finished with Violet Chevre leather and contains one slip pocket and one zip pocket. It features palladium hardware and includes, a lock, key, clochette and dustbag.
$65,500 Nilo Birkin Bag – made with Matte Havana Nilo Crocodile leather and finished with palladium hardware. This 30 cm bag has interiors in Havana chevre leather with one slip pocket and one zip pocket. This bag too is in pristine condition and still has plastic on it’s hardware. It was auctioned with the lock, key, clochette, dustbag and box.
$62,500 HAC Birkin Bag – extremely rare 40 cm Matte Amethyst Porosus Crocodile leather bag is one of the most sought after Birkins in the world. It feature palladium hardware still in it’s plastic. The lovely shade of Amethyst makes this bag one of a kind. The interior has been finished in Amethyst chevre leather. The bag is in pristine condition and comes with the lock, key, clochette and dustbag.
$62,500 Sellier Kelly Bag – made of Shiny Rouge H Caiman Crocodile leather. The Caiman Crocodile leather sets it apart from the other bags featured in the collection. The interior has been finished in Rouge chevre leather and has one zip pocket plus two slip pockets. This 32 cm bag has gold hardware and comes with a shoulder strap, lock, key, clochette and dustbag.