Even though it seems like handbags get more and more expensive every season, there's at least a bit of evidence that prices are leveling out at some levels of the market. Rare Hermès Birkins may be selling for ever-higher prices, but the most expensive bags from brands like Fendi, Givenchy and The Row seem to have cooled down.
We track a variety of ultra-luxury categories in stock at online retailers every season, including exotic and heavily embellished bags, and not only have prices in those categories leveled off, but fewer bags in those categories are finding their ways onto the websites of large online retailers. That may indicate a stagnation in consumer interest in the US, a desire by brands to keep those rare bags from seeming too common or both.
Whatever the reason, you can check out this season's most expensive pieces below.