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Top 7 Most Expensive Louis Vuitton BagsApril 14, 2021 - Handbag Articles
As one of the most luxury brands in the world with the most recognizable monogram prints, Louis Vuitton handbags are infamous and the global brand continues to rake in over $10 billion a year. While their handbag offerings range from in the thousands, a few special and limited edition pieces can go for the tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’re breaking down the most expensive Louis Vuitton bags, and looking at why they command such hefty price tags.
The company got its start in 1854 and was originally most well-known for its luggage.
What are the 7 most expensive Louis Vuitton bags?
- Airplane Travel Bag: $39,900
- Tribute Patchwork Bag: $45,000
- Crocodile Lady Bag PM: $54,500
- Crocodile Skin City Steamer: $55,500
- Louis Vuitton Coquille d’Oeuf Minaudiere: $101,000
- Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel Bag: $133,430
- Urban Satchel: $150,000
1. Airplane Travel Bag: $39,900
Topping the list of the most expensive Louis Vuitton handbags is the Airplane Travel bag that just debuted in the 2021 Fall/Winter Collection. Created by Virgil Abloh, this bag takes Louis Vuitton’s classic monogram to create a literal airplane shape. Many took to social media to discuss how this bag is more expensive than buying an actual airplane.
This bag not out yet, but we look forward to seeing if anyone well-known will soon have this bag on their arm!
2. Tribute Patchwork Bag: $45,500
The Tribute Patchwork bag was designed by Marc Jacobs. This is the earliest of the bags on this list to hit the market back in 2007.
At the time, Marc Jacobs was bringing new life to the brand as Creative Director. His inspiration for this bag was to mesh together fifteen iconic Louis Vuitton bags into one…literally. In true patchwork fashion, fifteen bags were cut up and sewn back together to create this handbag, resulting in an interesting amalgamation of handles, buckles, and zippers.
Critics dubbed it one of the most ‘hideous bags’, but style icons like Rihanna and Beyoncé clamored to get one. With only 24 ever made, this bag is worth more today than its retail price 14 years ago.
3. Crocodile Lady Bag PM: $54,500
While this bag looks more like an everyday bag, it costs more than the average car!
It’s the material that makes its price tag so hefty. Donned in stunning crocodile leather all over, this was the most expensive bag of its kind when it debuted in 2014. It was highly sought after despite the subtle branding the bag has. With so few available, this would be quite the find in the pre-owned market!
4. Crocodile Skin City Steamer: $55,500
A classic bag style got a major upgrade when this beauty came out in a stunning nude-colored crocodile skin. Its availability was limited to a few lucky celebrities and fashion insiders. Luckily this style of bag is still in production, so you can get one of your own in various colors and prints for under $5,000 which all of a sudden sounds very reasonably priced compared to $55,500!
5. Louis Vuitton Coquille d’Oeuf Minaudiere: $101,000
Don’t be fooled by how small this bag is because its price tag is hefty and crosses into the six-figure mark.
It’s a clutch and piece of art all in one as it took over 600 hours to assemble and is made up of over 12,000 pieces of eggshells that were expertly assembled to create this one-of-a-kind bag. While not an exclusive material, the hours put in to create this beauty are what make it such a rare find, even more so coming up next year when it’ll be 10 years since it came out.
6. Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel Bag: $133,430
When art and fashion collide, a bag like the Kusama Pumpkin Minaudiere Jewel bag is born. In an exclusive collaboration with Yayoi Kusama, Kusama’s trademark polka dots are what make this bag more than just a bag. Inspired by the elegant evening bags of the 1930s, this bag is refreshingly unique from any Louis Vuitton bag seen before.
Only five were ever made, making it the ultimate collector’s find comprised of pure gold, black resin, and some of the world’s finest metals. Many critics have called it the ‘holy grail’ of Louis Vuitton bags, and we can see why!
7. Urban Satchel: $150,000
The Urban Satchel is controversial similarly to the Tribute Patchwork bag as it’s an amalgamation of other items. Made of high-quality Italian leather the bag is also made up of recycled water bottles, cigarettes, and chewing gum wrappers, making it an interesting mix of textiles.
The inspiration when it came out in 2008 was to pay homage to sustainability and the urban lifestyle. Icons like Anna Wintour and Victoria Beckham were rumored to have been wanting to purchase it, plus Ashley Olsen signed a multi-million dollar deal to model the bag for advertisements in VOGUE. At a whopping $150,000 this bag tops our list as the most expensive Louis Vuitton bag ever sold.
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