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10 Most Expensive Handbags in the World- From Hermès to Mouawad

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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 Million

Taking its inspiration from one of the world’s most epic tales of romance, intrigue, and fantasy, the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink, and 4,356 colourless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. This bejewelled masterpiece was hand-crafted by ten highly skilled artisans working for a total of 8,800 hours. In 2010 the Guinness World Records certified the piece as the most valuable handbag in the world.

Hermès Kelly Rose Gold Crocodile Bag– $2 Million

French luxury brand Hermès in collaboration with shoe designer and jeweller Pierre Hardy, Hermès released this bag which is made out of solid rose gold moulded to resemble a crocodile leather and encrusted with a total of 1,160 diamonds which sold for $ 2 Million.

Originally called ‘Sac à dépêches’, this bag would go on to achieve worldwide recognition 20 years later, when in 1956 Princess Grace Kelly used her ‘Sac à dépêches’ to shield her baby bump from the paparazzi. In an early instance of what might today be described as ‘viral marketing’, Hermès received so many requests for ‘The Kelly Bag’, as it became immediately known, that it was renamed in honour of the princess.

Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.4 Million

Japanese designer Ginza Tanake made the body for this Hermes Birkin bag with 100% platinum, which is such a hard material to work with which makes it unique from the get go. As if this wasn’t fascinating enough, she adorned it with 2,ooo diamonds which equals a whopping  164 carats and an 8 carat pear shaped shimmering diamond. Both the strap and the 8 carat diamond  can be detached and used separately.

Chained’d Ancre Bag – $1.4 Million

For the 2012 ”  Hermes Haute Bijouterie” collection, jeweller Pierre Hardy wanted to pay tribute to Hermes bags. It features several white gold studs which were strategically placed all over the bag and it was encrusted with 1,160 pieces of diamonds. The diamonds have a combined weight of 33.94 carats. The chain used to create this bag was worked on for 2 years. The Hermes Haute Bijouterie collection are collectable items because there are only three pieces made.

Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch – $400,000

The Cleopatra Clutch or famously known as The Oscar “It” bag was originally designed for A-List stars attending the Academy Awards, and  handcrafted in northern Italy by highly skilled artisans. Lana Marks produces only one Cleopatra bag every year, made of metallic silver alligator skin and a clasp with 1,500 black and white diamonds in 18-carat white gold. Some of her clutches are named after A list celebrities who have dorned her clutches on red carpets for years – Helen Mirren Cleopatra Clutch, Kate Winslet Cleopatra Clutch, Angelina Jolie Cleopatra Clutch and many others.

Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Birkin – $379,000

This 35cm Himalayan Birkin is possibly the rarest and most desirable handbag in the world. This bag features a subtle coloration, done in Nilo Crocodile, that is meant to evoke images of the majestic Himalayan mountains. This dyeing process takes many painstaking hours to complete, as the lighter the hue, the more difficult the process. That coloration is paired perfectly with Palladium Hardware.. Niloticus crocodile skin is created by polishing the spots with agate for a “Lisse Finish” to the leather of crocodile originating from Africa. Niloticus means Nile River.

The take-home-price of that Himalaya, which boasted 18 karat gold buckles and strap loops encrusted with 205 diamonds, According to Christie’s, there is currently a six-year waiting list to acquire a new Himalaya Birkin bag, which takes at least 48 hours to create.

Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000

The deluxe version of this classic Chanel bag appeared with 13 pieces to this limited edition collection. The ‘Diamond Forever”  Handbag is made of milky matte white alligator leather featuring a CC turn lock closure replete with a dazzling 334 diamonds mounted in 18K White Gold hardware totalling in weight at an astonishing 3.56 carats. Chanel has made only 13 of these bags.

This is the bag that shook the luxury world in 2008 when it was announced that Chanel would release a limited edition series of classic flap bags,” said Diane D’Amato, Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage Auctions. “These bags were dubbed the ‘Diamond Forever’ bags and this auction gives collectors an eminently rare opportunity.”

Fuchsia Diamond-Studded Hermes Birkin – $222,000

The Birkin by Hermès is one of the world’s most popular bags. In 2015, this hot pink bag with 18 karat gold and diamond elements was sold at auction by an anonymous seller from Hong Kong. Created from authentic crocodile leather and dyed a perfect shade of fuchsia pink, the record-breaking  Hermès Birkin bag features diamond-studded embellishments and 18K white gold hardware.

Hermès Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30 cm Birkin Bag – $203,150

Crocodile Birkin with its diamond-encrusted hardware is one of the most elusive and expensive collector’s items in the world. This blue crocodile Hermes Birkin handbag managed to crack our top 10 list, fetching a whopping £125,000 during the first-ever Christie’s dedicated handbag sale in Mayfair, London. With this, it managed to smash European records for the priciest handbag sold, Thousands of online bidders tried to get their hands on this Birkin handbag with white gold and 18-karat diamonds, with an anonymous buyer taking this prized possession.

Blue Crocodile Hermes Birkin Handbag – $150,000

Unlike the other bags in this list, this bag is not designed with diamonds and features silvery-white palladium hardware which is a very rare and lustrous white metals which adds value to bags like this. Not that it’s stopping bidders from snatching it up at a record- setting price.

 

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Here’s why Sophie Turner’s ethereal wedding gown should be called a masterpiece

Sophie Turner’s wedding gown’s details will leave you stunned – read on…

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got married in Sarrians, France on June 29. The wedding was an intimate affair with close friends and family. And while it all looked a dreamy affair, the Game of Thrones actress made headlines for her ethereal wedding gown.

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The wedding gown Sophie wore was by Louis Vuitton. Let us tell you, the 23-year-old is a brand ambassador of the fashion label. The customised bridal gown wasn’t less than a masterpiece, according to the reports; it took more than 350 hours to put the ensemble together. And it took 1,050 hours for 10 embroiderers to embellish the 14 meters of tulle for the dress, each panel was embellished with 100,800 crystal and white beads.

Well, why wouldn’t such a detailed piece make headlines? Sophie looked worth million bucks! Let us know your thoughts on the look and the gown in the comments below. Also, stay tuned to CineBlitz for latest updates.

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Nita Ambani’s Hermes bag’s whopping price will leave you jaw dropped – read on

The bag that Nita Ambani carried while partying with Karisma Kapoor and Kareena kapoor Khan is a rare Hermes Birkin Himalayan Bag, find out its cost inside…

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Ambanis are one of the richest families in the world and they don’t just have their control over Mumbai here, but also on the country till some extents. Be it their high-end ceremonies and gifts for the people or the arm candies Nita Ambani carries, they literally give everybody a run for their money in India.

Recently, Nita Ambani had a small get together with the Kapoor sisters – Karisma and Kareena in London. While they were together, Karisma took to her Instagram and posted their picture together and what we observed there, was Nita Ambani’s Hermes Birkin Himalaya Bag.

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Wonderful afternoon ❤️❤️ #londondiaries🇬🇧

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Hermes is one of those luxury brands who sell the most expensive bags and Mrs Ambani’s bag wasn’t the regular one. It was one of the rare Birkins which is made up of Himalayan Nico Crocodile’s skin and is known for its mattifying effect. Wait, it doesn’t end here, the bag has the hardware of 18K gold and tiny diamonds all over it.

 

These bags are not sold in their stores but are always put on auctions. According to the reports, Nita Ambani bought this bag in 2018 for USD 300,322 which is INR 2,07,33,500 approx. Very few people won these bags in the world like the Jenners, Victoria Beckham and Nita Ambani is one of them.

Let us know what you think about her bag, comment in the section below and stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Alia, Kareena, Ananya: 9 Bollywood celebs who wore blazer-suits in a whole new way

Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam K Ahuja, Ananya Panday, Kangana Ranaut, Parineeti Chopra, Karisma Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Katrina Kaif have given us quirky ways to dress up in a blazer-suit

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Power-dressing has always been quite a hit with our B-Town actresses, who’ve time and again experimented with androgynous clothing like suits. Their styles spell sass as they put their fashionable best forward. Our Bollywood fashionistas have shown that suits and blazers are not just formal wear anymore, as they have smartly sported them with a twist, upping the glamour game – whether it’s for airport outings or red carpet events. Here are some of our favourite looks of our B-Towners, who slayed suits in all new ways. Check them out…

# Alia Bhatt: Alia wore this suit for Gully Boy promotions in Delhi and the off-shoulders sleeves changed the face of the whole pant-suit!

 

# Kareena Kapoor Khan: Kareena recently made her television debut with Dance India Dance season 7 and she nailed this style in a purple suit with cuts that accentuated her waist.

 

# Sonam K Ahuja: How could she not be on this list, right? Sonam is often seen acing the boss-woman look, but this one is our favourite. She wore this peach suit with a belt bag on the waist at an award show recently.

 

# Ananya Panday: Ananya Panday wore this printed short-suit for the promotions of her debut film Student of the Year 2 and we totally love it.

 

# Kangana Ranaut: Kangana wore this pant-suit at Cannes Film Festival 2019 with a plunging neckline and rhinestone embellishments all over, making heads turn and jaws drop.

 

# Parineeti Chopra: Parineeti recently posted a picture of her airport look on her Instagram, where she wore this pastel sea-blue colour blazer with a pair of denim and a t-shirt. She paired up her look with similar blue-coloured heels and it was a very well-styled smart casual look!

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A little proper, a little fun! 🥎

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# Karisma Kapoor: Karisma recently attended Sonam’s birthday bash sporting this checkered red and purple suit with baggy pants and she looked super-cool!

 

# Sonakshi Sinha: Sonakshi’s sequinned pant-suit with blue and white stripes was everything glitz and glamour!

 

# Katrina Kaif: Katrina wore this wine-red blazer-suit with a waist-coat beneath. The suit was backless that added sizzle to her look.

These are some of our favourite looks in blazer-suits. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below and also stay tuned to CineBlitz for latest updates on Bollywood and fashion.

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