It is impossible for most women and men to afford luxury handbags from elite designers. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, and many other high-end brands have seen their handbags benefit handsomely in their style.

Fashionistas can choose from a variety of styles and designs of these handbags. Any event is enhanced by some of the world’s most extravagant bags and accessories. Many handbag brands and styles are available, making it hard to settle on a preference or decide which one to buy.

Described below are the world’s best and most luxurious handbag companies and brands, including:

Hermès

hermes expensive bags collection

Despite its high price tags, people are attracted to this megastar fashion house because of its popularity. Jane Birkin, the singer and actress from England-France, is the inspiration for Hermès’ Matte Crocodile Biking Bag.

This bag costs at least $120,000, making it the most expensive handbag ever. Some Birkins are more rare, such as the Hermès Himalayan crocodile Birkin, which is valued at $432,000, making it the most expensive  Birkin ever offered for sale.

As a symbol of wealth, prosperity, and prestige, Hermès’s iconic signature has become a symbol of class and success. Birkin’s exterior isn’t just made of crocodile leather. Furthermore, a 10-carat diamond clasp is also set on a white gold bed and is composed of diamonds.

Founded Year- 1837

Website- https://www.hermes.com/us/en/

Founder – Thierry Hermès

Popular Products –

  • Hermès Birkin Bag
  • Hermès Kelly Bag
  • Hermès Constance Bag
  • Hermès Birkin Bag

Chanel

This list of the best and most luxurious designer handbags should not be complete without Chanel, a world-renowned high-end luxury brand. Chanel has always followed celebrities at important awards shows, such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, film premieres, and other events where beauty is on display.

Founded Year- 1910

Website- https://www.chanel.com/us/

Founder- Coco Chanel

Popular Products-

  • Chanel Classic
  • Chanel Boy
  • Chanel Grand Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Gabrielle
  • Chanel Gabrielle Backpack

Fendi

Established in 1925, Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion company best known for its  B handbags. There are a variety of styles and colors available for these stylish arm candies, which cost about $28,000. White lambskin, black crocodile leather, and more are available.

Founded Year- 1925

Website- https://www.fendi.com/us/

Founder- Adele and Edoardo Fendi

Popular Products-

  • Fendi Baguette
  • Fendi Mon Tresor
  • Fendi Peekaboo
  • Fendi Karligraphy

Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton, a legendary brand that everyone loves, is on this list for obvious reasons. Since its introduction in 1854, this French fashion brand has been an icon of elegance and beauty. Louis Vuitton’s handbags have a global brand value of $25.9 billion. Brands like this one are customized to suit the tastes of individuals, including others.

Louis Vuitton bags typically cost between $1000-$5000

Noah or the bucket bag retails for $ 1,440; Raindrop Besace is a waterproof style costing about $ 2,000; and Petite Malle was a start-up design that eventually replaced Marc Jacobs, costing $34,000. Louis Vuitton is considered one of the most expensive and best handbag brands in the world.

Founded Year- 1854

Website- https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/homepage

Founder- Louis Vuitton

Popular Products-

  • Louis Vuitton Speedy
  • Louis Vuitton Alma
  • Louis Vuitton Petite Boite Chapeau

Marc Jacobs

A huge part of Marc Jacobs’ fame and success stems from his exclusive handbag made from purple crocodile skin, the Carolyn Crocodile, which costs  $50,000. Despite its high price point, consumers continue to seek out elegant, high-quality pieces.

Having successfully served Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs has started his own fashion accessory line and is now regarded as one of the finest fashion designers in the world. 

His brand has expanded to more than 200 speciality stores in 80 countries around the world. On the other hand, the Delray, an attractive gold-toned purse, costs around $2,000 and is made from pink leather.

Founded Year- 1984

Website- https://www.marcjacobs.com/

Founder- Marc Jacobs

Popular Products-

  • The Marc Jacobs Small Traveler Canvas Tote
  • The Marc Jacobs The Snapshot Leather Crossbody Bag
  • THE MARC JACOBS Leather Crossbody Bag
  • THE MARC JACOBS Snapshot Crossbody Bag
  • The Marc Jacobs Mini Traveler Leather Tote

Mouawad

The Mouawad Group is owned by Swiss and Emirati companies. One of its most expensive luxury handbags is the 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, made of 18-karat gold and embossed with more than 4,500 diamonds, which costs $3.8 million. Guinness World Records recognized the 1001 Nights Diamond Purse as the world’s most expensive handbag in 2010.

Founded Year- 1890

Website- https://www.mouawad.com/

Founder- David Mouawad

Popular Products-

  • THE MOUAWAD 1001 NIGHTS DIAMOND PURSE

Hilde Palladino

The Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino became a household name after the Gadino Bag was unveiled in 2001. The luxury product is made from white crocodile skin and has 39 carefully mounted diamonds on the pure white gold clasps.

Today, Hilde Palladino bags are numbered among the most luxurious handbags globally. They are available in high-end boutiques such as Bergdorf Goodman and Harvey Nichols.

Founded Year- 2001

Website- http://hspalladino.com/en/author/hilpal/

Founder- Hilde Palladino

Popular Products-

  • Gadino Bag by Hilde Palladino

Yves Saint Laurent

In the prominent list, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), founded in Paris in 1961, remains an immensely successful luxury fashion name. They are known for their iconic handbag designs that spell luxury like no other.

Some of their most beloved products include the Muse Bag, which costs $18,990 and available in two sizes. The Classic Duffle 24 sold for $2,990, and the Monogram SL Chain Wallet sold for $1,490.

Founded Year- 1961

Website- https://www.ysl.com/

Founder- Yves Saint Laurent

Popular Products-

  • The LouLou
  • The Lou
  • The Kate
  • The Becky
  • The Jamie

Valentino

A well-known brand in the clothing industry, Valentino has also made its mark in its handbag industry. The sheer appearance of the brand’s tag has everybody and their mothers flocking to get their hands on their latest and most iconic products.

Their luxurious handbags come in neutral and vibrant neon colors to appeal to the likes of any fashionista. Valentino’s My Rockstud Tote, worth about $2,595, is beautifully made from crocodile skin and is growing in demand every day.

Founded Year- 1960

Website- https://www.valentino.com/

Founder- Valentino

Popular Products-

  • Valentino The Rockstud textured-leather shoulder bag
  • Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoulder bag
  • Valentino The Rockstud quilted leather shoulder bag
  • Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike shoulder bag
  • Valentino The Rockstud logo-printed quilted leather shoulder bag

Prada

Started in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leather goods store, Prada is now one of luxury brands’ well-known names. Their handbags are considered an elite luxury accessory, with the designs of Prada getting better with each passing year.

At Milan Fashion Week 2018, Prada displayed its Spring and Summer handbag range, often embellished with shiny crystals in all shapes and sizes.

Founded Year- 1913

Website- https://www.prada.com/

Founder- Mario Prada

Popular Products-

  • Prada Promenade
  • Prada Cahier
  • Prada Pionnière
  • Prada Galleria
  • Prada Etiquette