Most Kenyan closets are full of unused cheap handbags, a clear indication of impulse shopping among women.
Well, instead of getting you buried alive with tens or hundreds of cheap handbags, whose true quality and cost show up in the most awkward places; as the zips become faulty, the leather peels off or worse still the sling comes off, why not invest in one or two handbags with awesome quality?
Elite brands dominate the luxurious handbag market with household names such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada and Chanel still holding on to their place.
A great handbag is to a woman as a great shoe is to a man in the fashion world. To make it easier for you to invest in the right handbag we give you a least 10 best and most luxurious handbag designs and brands according to Biltmore Jewelry that will easily do the talking for you.
The fame of this fashion house is clear in the high market demand it’s hefty price tags notwithstanding.
Matte Crocodile Biking Bag, named after English-French actor cum singer Jane Birkin, is Hermes most expensive handbag to this very date selling at least 120,000 dollars.
Hermes also sells Himalayan crocodile Birkin at 432,000 dollars recorded as the most expensive Birkin ever offered for sale.
Hermes exterior is crafted from genuine crocodile leather and embellished with a diamond clasp of the 10-carat diamond set on a bed made of white gold.
Chanel handbags have been a must-have for most classy celebrities and corporate women for a number of decades. These handbags have been dotted in royal weddings, Golden Globes, Grammys, movie premiers and all significant events where fashion is expected.
This Italian luxury fashion house was established in the year 1925 and is most popular for its “baguette” common as B handbags.
Fendi’s bags are available in black crocodile leather, white lambskin amongst other designs. A Fendi’s bag sells for a whopping 28,000 dollars.
Louis Vuitton is a French household name that can never miss in a list of luxurious handbags as it is a symbol of class and elegance since it was launched in 1854.
Globally, the brand value of Louis Vuitton handbags is estimated to be 25.9 billion dollars with great sellers such as the Noé common as the bucket bag which sells for 1,440 dollars, Raindrop Besace which is designed as waterproof costing approximately 2,000 dollars and the Petite Malle which goes for 34,000 dollars.
Louis Vuitton is hence one of the most expensive and best handbag brands in the world.
Marc Jacobs’ immense success is relatively credited to a special creation, the Carolyn Crocodile handbag made with purple crocodile skin, which cost 50,000 dollars.
The Carolyn Crocodile handbag has managed to pull high-end shoppers despite the heavy price tag given its great quality.
American fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, started his own line of fashion accessories after a successful career with fashion giant Louis Vuitton.
Marc was ranked amongst top fashion designers in the world while working at Louis Vuitton. His business line has grown to over 200 retail stores in 80 countries across the World.
Mouawad, a privately-owned Swiss and Emirate luxury goods company, prides of a 1001 Nights Diamond Purse. The purse is made up of 18 karat gold and is coated with over 4,500 diamonds.
It is one of the most expensive and best designer handbags that Mouawad makes and sells at 3.8 million dollars, for a single bag.
The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse earned a place in the Guinness World Records for being the most valuable handbag in the world in 2010.
Hilde Palladino, the Norwegian designer, became famous after releasing the Gadino Bag into the market in 2001.
Crafted from a white crocodile’s skin, the luxurious bags have 39 diamonds placed strategically on the clasps and are purely from white gold. Today,
Hilde Palladino handbags are among the most expensive in the globe and are only available in high-end boutiques such as Harvey Nichols and Bergdorf Goodman.
Founded in Paris in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent is still a very popular luxury fashion brand.
Famous for their long-lasting handbag designs, Yves Saint Laurent handbags are a smell of luxury that only the rich with great affluence can experiences and appreciate.
Their notable pieces include the Classic Duffle 24 that sells at 2,990 dollars; the Muse Bag that sells at 18,990 dollars and is availed in two sizes; and the Monogram SL Chain Wallet that retails for 1,490 dollars.
Valentino is not only famous in the clothing industry but has also managed to cut itself a great share of the market in the bags world.
Valentino luxury handbags are availed in bold neon and neutral colors that go well with a majority of outfits.
Valentino’s most notable pieces include my Rockstud Tote which costs approximately 2,595 dollars. The bag is exquisitely crafted out of a crocodile’s skin and prides of a very high demand.
Started by the Prada brothers, Mario and Martino, as a leather goods shop, Prada is now a big brand and a force to reckon with in the handbags market.
At the Milan Fashion Week this year, Prada exhibited its Spring and Summer handbag collection. The great pieces were embroidered by glittering crystals of various shapes and sizes.