What swanky cars are to men is perhaps what designer bags are to women – there is no such thing as too expensive or too extravagant when it comes to splurging on them! In fact, to reaffirm and reinstate your ‘celebrity’ status, there are some designer pieces that are absolutely sacrosanct. Hermès, Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and more – you can’t join the A-list clique if you don’t possess these babies. Needless to say, they are all exorbitantly priced. But that’s not all. Some of these pieces are limited editions, reserved only for specific clients (read elite and famous) while others have years of waiting. So, for us lesser mortals, these bags are basically stuff that dreams are made of, not turning into reality any time soon!
Well, it is almost impossible to keep up with the Kardashians! Their obsession for all things fancy and extravagant is well known, so it comes as little surprise that Kim is also the proud owner of some of the most pricey handbags in the world. The ante is, of course, further upped if you’re married to Kanye West – Kanye had reportedly gifted Kim a hand-painted Hermès Birkin bag that cost about $1.3 million (₹8 crore!!!) for Christmas a few years ago. Yup, take a moment to let that sink in.
On home turf, Ms Kapoor is another celebrity with an enviable handbag collection. Known to posses an array of expensive designer bags, she has everything from Bvlgari, Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo to Chloe, Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermès and more – multiple pieces from most of the brands, and each meant to set you back by a couple of lakhs if not more! Her black Hermes Kelly Bag, for instance, is said to cost approximately ₹8.5 lakh!
There are lots of perks that come with being Posh Spice turned fashion designer and, of course, Mrs David Beckham! And owning bags that are worth millions of dollars is one of them.While Victoria possesses almost all designer bags imaginable, she is especially known for her Hermès collection of more than 100, in all possible colours. With one of the most expensive bags from the brand sold for as much as ₹24 crores, the pieces are often seen as huge investments by fashionistas. So much so, that just getting your hands on a Hermès bag requires being placed on a waiting list for several years! From bags made of exotic crocodile skin to ostrich leather, she can be spotted carrying numerous Hermès bags, reportedly worth more than $50,000 each. In fact, the ostrich leather bag is said to be more than $150,000 – that’s about ₹96 lakh!
Ms. Padukone’s handbag collection is as stunning as the actress herself. From Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton to Céline, Prada, Hermès (but of course!), Tod, Ralph Lauren and many, many more! Again, most of these bags cost lakhs of rupees, but if your paycheque is as fat as hers, the indulgence is well-deserved. For regular folks, most of them are ‘wishful thinking’ but hey, it doesn’t cost to look and lust after them, right? Our favourites are her Gucci Dionysus that costs about ₹1.8 lakh, and Gucci Sylvie that is priced at about ₹2.3 lakhs.
Reel royalty married to real royalty – the result will obviously be all things lavish and exorbitant! The star is another Indian celeb to boast a massive collection of designer handbags. Her Hèrmes Birkin is said to have cost approximately ₹12.6 lakh. Her Chanel Black Quilted crossbody bag will leave a hole of about ₹3.2 lakh in your pocket. Other names that feature in her collection include Givenchy, Balenciaga and Gucci.