A handbag is a must-have accessory for every modern woman and the 10 most expensive Louis Vuitton handbags always attract attention – even though there are precious few people that can afford them. Still, it seems that every other woman has one of them these days and we aren’t talking about fakes here. Louis Vuitton doesn’t have to be that expensive at all. Even now, you can enter any Louis Vuitton store across the globe and exit the same with a new $1,000 handbag resting upon your shoulder. We are talking new collection here which means that there are cheaper still handbags available for bargain prices (in luxury terms, of course).
If you take a closer look at this list of most expensive handbag brands in the world, you’ll note that the French luxury brand fails to make an appearance there, even though Marc Jacobs was their creative director for nearly 20 years. This further speaks to their relative affordability. However, Louis Vuitton always manages to produce something out of the price range of common mortals. They do make some unique models that instantly warrant exorbitant prices, but mostly they mix things up with materials. This way, identical models can exhibit a price tag gap of more than 1,000 percent. That’s the difference that premium materials can make.
The Louis Vuitton brand was established more than 150 years ago in 1854 by the founder whose name it carries today. Luggage trunks were Louis Vuitton’s only products at the time, and not much has changed during the course of one and a half centuries. Yes, the company has diversified its product range, but handbags (modern-day luggage trunks) still amount to most of Louis Vuitton’s revenue which had surpassed the €30 billion mark in 2014 as shown in company’s annual report. Unlike the first 130 or so years of Luis Vuitton’s family business model, the brand is now a division of a holding company. Since 1987, the establishment of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE conglomerate has dealt in a wide variety of luxury goods including fashion products and alcoholic beverages. It really goes without saying that the conglomerate is a serious powerhouse in the global luxury goods market, and Louis Vuitton’s handbags come with guaranteed quality of materials and craft, together with the highly renowned (and often copied) symbol easily recognizable in all four of the world’s corners.
Our list is based exclusively on current models which include both 2015 and a few of 2016 year pieces. This means that unique, low-output and sold-out bags, like the Patchwork bag produced in 24 copies, won’t be considered. Still, the manufacturer’s web page offers a number of exorbitantly priced articles by itself. You might be surprised, but men’s bags were also taken into account, and one of them actually found its way into this list of 10 most expensive Louis Vuitton handbags.