June 18 is National Splurge Day – yes, a real holiday invented by self-titled ‘America’s premier eventologist’ Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, as an excuse to treat yourself without any of the guilt. Here at MyBag, we don’t believe you need an excuse to treat yourself – after all, our beautiful bags and accessories on MyBag.com are investment, must-have pieces, so it would be wrong not to make a purchase now and then.

With that in mind, we’re looking at some of the most expensive bags you could buy if you really wanted to take advantage of this holiday and make a splurge.

Hermès Himalayan crocodile Birkin bag


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First up, we have the Hermès Himalayan crocodile Birkin bag at a whopping $432,000. Made of Nilo crocodile, it comes with 18-carat white gold hardware encrusted in white diamonds, and is the rarest (and most expensive) Birkin ever made.

Gucci Soft Stirrup Crocodile Shoulder Bag


This Gucci bag is made from a soft blue crocodile skin, and comes complete with suede lining and antique gold hardware. At $32,500, it’s a lot less expensive than the crocodile Birkin but it would still be a big splurge!

Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag


Priced at $30,000, the quilted Marc Jacobs Carolyn Crocodile Handbag is made from purple crocodile skin, and is one of the most sought-after items from the fashion line.

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse


Topping our list is the 1001 Nights Diamond Purse by Mouawad, priced at a cool $3.8 million. In 2010, it made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s most valuable handbag, and it doesn’t take long to see why. Handcrafted from 18-carat gold and 4,517 diamonds, it took ten craftsmen four months to make.


Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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