Women, for some reason we drool over expensive purses. Maybe it’s because the touch of our fingertips against smooth, perfect Italian leather feels so good or maybe there is a special gene in every woman’s DNA that makes us go crazy around purses. Who knows?
If your weakness is an extremely expensive, tailor-made, outrageously beautiful purse, here are my suggestions as to which brand of purse goes hand in hand with your personality.
Nothing screams “expensive” like Hermes. The French luxury company specializes in hand-made leather goods, which is one of the reasons why their purses are rated among the most expensive and probably the most sought after in the world. This brand successfully blends perfection, innate skill and inherent prowess to make the most wanted purse in the world; as I like to call it, the Holy Grail of Bags: the Birkin Bag.
Created in 1982, the Birkin was inspired by actress and singer Jane Birkin who wanted a leather weekend purse which could gather all of her things. Its history is mired in mystery, and there are many stories as to how the purse got its design. The fuzz surrounding the Birkin is all about the purse’s outrageously long waiting lists, as even the wealthiest women in the world have to wait to acquire it.
Yes, the marketing geniuses at Hermes have cleverly found a way to create demand by limiting supply and crafting a statement that says “Look at me, I’ve made it big”. The bag’s classical yet rough contours, its exclusiveness and enormous price tag are perfect for every self-made millionaire fashionista. If you’re the type of girl who’s worked hard to earn her money, you more than deserve this purse.
When it comes to fashion with an edge, Chanel purses have always been on top of the game. Recognizing the need to get women’s hands free, Coco Chanel created a bag with chains, which liberated women’s hands and forever changed the world of purses. Her revolutionary bag, Chanel 2.55 (made in 1955) had the brand’s famous quilting and the two chain straps that made the purse different from any other. Today, the most expensive Chanel bag is worth what you’d spend eating dinner out at 100$ per night for 7 years. You do the math.
Classical glamour is always fun when mixed with edgy parts like chains. This blend made the Chanel purse one of the most iconic celebrity purses in the world. Because of its adaptability to both fit an elegant outfit and a laid-back style, this purse suits bold fashionistas who above all nurture edginess. Think Grace Kelly meets Beyonce and you’ll get the picture.
Lana Marks Purses
When the night comes, classy women will always trade comfort for glamour, and they’ll always go for clutches rather than full rounded purse. A lavish tiny handbag is always welcomed, if not obligatory for a cocktail party. Priced at $100, 000, the Lana Marks Cleopatra clutch feels as if you’re holding a piece of art in your hand – and a pricey one at that. Handcrafted in Italy out of an exotic alligator skin, only one Cleopatra clutch is produced per year. It contains precious metals like pure white or yellow gold, encrusted with precious stones like diamonds. And we all know just how much diamonds are a girl’s best friend, don’t we?
Now, that’s what I call indulging in the wildness of the rich and famous. It’s crazy isn’t it? Extravagant and elegant, this clutch can only be touched by the most influential women in the world. If you’re one of them and want to show off, believe me when I say that the extravaganza of the Lana Marks Cleopatra clutch will put envy into everyone’s eyes.
For ladies guided by “the simpler, the better”, Italian brand Fendi is the epitome of luxury and simplicity. Their most popular is the Fendi Selleria Bag. Don’t get fooled by its understated look, as it’s made from two of the world’s rarest and most expensive animal skins: sable and chinchilla. This absolute favorite pick of celebs around the world is one hundred percent hand cut and sewn. Fendi is all about simplicity with a sporty vibe.
For $38 000 you get your own personal satisfactory simplicity. Isn’t that something? For all of you ladies out there who aim for minimalism and effortless sex appeal, Fendi will satisfy your hunger.
Behind the Purse
Whether you hold a timeless, iconic accessory to show off your wealth, or a simple, elegant leather bag to complement your style, it’s a fact that purses really can tell a lot about a woman. Brand names might be important to an accomplished businesswoman, but not all of them are meant for showing off. As mentioned at the beginning, your right match comes down to which brand bag goes hand in hand with your personality. These flashy purses are extravagant and sometimes even more expensive than they deserve to be, but they are undeniably beautiful.
We are not saying you should blow up your credit cards in order to be considered successful. Nothing is tackier than blindly buying something just because it’s “expensive”. This is why young women who climb the ladder of success, should understand the meaning and history behind their purses.