When you rock a Louis Vuitton handbag, you’re not just wearing a stylish item, you’re holding an investment! LV started in Paris in 1854 and since its founding, it has become a global empire with revenues worth over $10 billion per year.
Although, the average Louis Vuitton handbag is still considered high-end – there are a select few bags that have record-breaking price tags. Keep reading for the most expensive Louis Vuitton handbags in the world!
5) The Patchwork Louis Vuitton Handbag $45,800
Critics have called this interesting bag ‘the most hideous bag ever’ but style icons, Rihanna and Beyoncé beg to differ! The bag was designed by Marc Jacobs in 2007 and consists of an amalgamation of 15 other Louis Vuitton handbags, cut up and combined into patchwork perfection.
Additionally, the brand only ever released 24 bags – which explains its hefty price tag. Rare handbags with expensive materials often price higher than the average tote you find at Louis Vuitton stores. Currently, this bag is valued at $45,800 (R733 243)!
Because the two dozen purses sold so quickly, the only way to get one now is to pay even more for the purse at auction, private sale or through second-hand retailers like Luxity!
4) Crocodile Lady Bag PM $54,500
Yes, the crocodile Lady Bag looks like your everyday handbag, however, looks can be deceiving because this purse is currently listed at $54,500 (R861 912,04). What makes it so costly is the fact that it’s covered in beautiful exotic crocodile leather. However, if you opt to forgo the croc skin you can get the bag for thousands of dollars less.
3) Coquille d’Oeuf Minaudiere $101,000
Albeit small, this little Louis Vuitton purse carries a hefty price tag at $101,000 (R1 597 304,89) and it’s not difficult to see why. The Coquille d’Oeuf Minaudiere handbag is a piece of art. Its beautiful cream colour comes from 12,500 small pieces of eggshell, expertly placed to form an exquisite mosaic. Although this exclusive purse is not made of expensive material, it’s the fact that the Coquille d’Oeuf Minaudiere took over 600 hours to make which warrants its high price tag.
2) Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel Bag $133,400
Designed by Yayoi Kusama, the LV Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel is a limited edition beauty made out of pure gold, black resin and some of the world’s finest metal. To add to the exclusivity, only 5 Jewel bags were ever made. The special edition Pumpkin Minaudiere was sold in store for $133, 400 (R 2 079 512,58), however, collectors are likely to pay even more for it today!
The pumpkin-shaped clutch was inspired by 1930s miniature evening bags and is covered with Kusama’s trademark polka dots. The handbag looks refreshingly different from most LV bags yet still manages to retain an element of class and refinement.
1) The Urban Satchel $150,000
Although the Louis Vuitton Urban Satchel does resemble the patchwork bag, it received even more criticism. Why? Because let’s be honest, it looks like the inside of a bin! Which is not far off, because the Urban Satchel is made of recycled items such as water bottles, cigarette packs and chewing gum wrappers along with the world’s finest Italian leather.
However, we love that the Urban Satchel bag is handcrafted to represent urban life and sustainable.
If you’re looking to add to your designer bag collection or even just starting your investment in the wonderful world of luxury accessories, then see our online store now! Luxity stocks the most exclusive pre-owned purses at an affordable price.