We’re always on the lookout for bags that push the normal bounds of what consumers are generally expected to pay for a handbag on the Internet, and now we’ve got a promising entrant into that arms race. The Maison Ullens Crocodile Tote, which is billed as an ultra-luxe weekender for very fancy travel needs, will set you back a whopping $56,100. (If that’s too fancy for you, the black version is $60,085.)
If you’ve never heard of Maison Ullens, we’ll forgive you–I hadn’t until this bag and some other beautifully French travel options (most at regular fancy-bag prices) popped up for pre-order at Moda Operandi. The brand is French, but that’s more or less all I can tell from its relatively sparse website, which doesn’t offer much in the way of a brand history or heritage pitch on why you should pay this much for its bags, as most of the designers who want to sell at this price level do.
Thinking about spending this much money on a bag, let alone one from an relatively unknown brand, frankly makes me feel a bit nauseous. Moda Operandi tends to pick its brands very, very carefully, though, so if you’ve got stacks of cash sitting around your house instead of furniture and you’re bored, then sure, why not? Since it’s a pre-order, you’ll only have to cough up $28,000 and change beforehand.
It’s worth noting that the sale includes the same bag in leather, plus several other lovely pieces, in the $2,000-$3,000 price range we’re all used to.
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