Sometimes, it seems like there's no price ceiling for luxury handbags. Designers just keep turning out consumer favorites in alligator and crocodile, and wealthy shoppers looking to having the newest and most exclusive pieces just keep snapping them up. Like we do every season, we've taken a look around the Internet and found the most mind-bogglingly expensive bags in a variety of sizes, styles and leathers.
These bags are not only the most expensive one a straight price scale; many are notable for high prices for particular sizes or materials. Below, check out what we've found--some of the price tags are totally staggering, even for those of us who are used to the high numbers.
Alaïa Patent Alligator Shoulder Bag
$15,000 via Net-a-Porter
Brands tend to make alligator or crocodile versions of their biggest, most recognizable bags; this one is notable because it's small and demure, but with an exotic It Bag price tag.
Bottega Veneta Lido Medium Woven Tote
$8,650 via Neiman Marcus
This bag doesn't break the five-figure mark like almost everything else on this list, but it's also the only one made out of regular leather and with no embellishment.
Bottega Veneta Roma Crocodile Tote
$29,600 via Net-a-Porter
Of course, it's not just Bottega's regular leather bags that fetch premium prices.
Dolce & Gabbana Swarovski-Embellished Velvet Clutch
$9,495 via Net-a-Porter
This clutch makes up for its lack of leather with extra Swarovski crystals.
Fendi Crocodile Petite 3Jours Tote
$34,000 via Net-a-Porter
Fendi has been making $30k exotics since the days of the Spy Bag, and now the super-cute Petite 3Jours has gotten the treatment.
Givenchy Antigona Crocodile Clutch
$21,000 via Saks
This version of the Antigona Envelope Clutch is brand new for Spring 2015, and its price makes it the second most expensive clutch for sale online.
Givenchy Obsedia Gradient Crocodile Bag
$37,000 via Saks
This bag edges out the crocodile version of the medium Antigona by a mere $10.
Gucci Jackie Soft Crocodile Bucket Bag
$22,000 via Gucci
For the lady who wants her five-figure have to have a casual, weekend look to it.
Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Shiny Crocodilian Clutch
$34,000 via Louis Vuitton
This bag takes the cake for the most expensive clutch, beating out the Antigona by $13,000.
Mark Cross Large Grace Croc Bag
£13,600 (approximately $20,185 USD) via Harrods
It's somewhat risky for smaller brands to take the plunge on five-figure exotic bags, but this one from Mark Cross makes us glad the brand took the risk.
Prada Ostrich Double Tote
$10,900 via Prada
Important reminder: alligator and crocodile are not the only materials that can push a bag into the five-figure field.
Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Alligator Bag
€26,500 (approxmiately $28,781 USD) via mytheresa.com
We suspect this bag would cost more in the US market because of the relatively weak euro, but unfortunately, shipping restrictions prevent mytheresa.com from sending it to US customers.
The Row Crocodile Bucket Bag
$43,253 via MATCHESFASHION.COM
This season's winner, and the only bag on our list to top $40k.
Valentino Tricolor Crocodile Bag
$30,045 via Neiman Marcus
What I want to know is how they decided to tack on the extra $45.
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