We're big fans of high fashion here at HuffPost Style. (Obviously.) But even we're having a hard time wrapping our heads around the price of this whimsical Chanel bag.
Part of Chanel's spring 2012 collection -- remember, the show where Florence Welch serenaded the crowd from a giant oyster? -- the shell-shaped minaudieres would make the perfect bag for a beach wedding or a fancy Hamptons gala. (The gym, not so much.)
But as the girls at Purse Blog discovered, the resin version of the Chanel clutch sells for $33,000. And the special version that's covered in real pearls? That one will set you back $48,000.
After we picked our jaws up off the floor, we decided to figure out what OTHER bags you could get for $48,000:
- 2,824 Forever 21 woven straw clutches, at $17 each.
- 814 nautical themed Nine West tote bags, on sale for $59 each.
- 38 super-trendy Chloe Marcie bags at $1295.
- 6 legendary Hermes Birkin bags, assuming cost of $7,000 each.
Hmm. While your bag is quite cute, Chanel, we don't think we'll be slapping our Visas down for this one any time soon.
Check out the devastatingly expensive bag below, and below, see some OTHER really pricey clutches shaped like inanimate objects. (Yes, there are plenty!)
Judith Leiber Cupcake Purse
$4,295 (Judith Leiber photo)
Kate Spade Romeo & Juliet Book Clutch
$325 (Kate Spade photo)
Temperley London Golden Apple Purse
$678 (Temperley London photo)
Azumi and David Leather Shoe Pouch
$411 (Azumi and David photo)
Natalia Brilli Skull Purse
$995 (Natalia Brilli photo)
Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower Crystal Clutch
$4,714 (Timmy Woods photo)
Jeremy Scott Underwear Clutch
$424 (Jeremy Scott photo)
James Piatt Pursuader Purse
$379 (James Piatt photo)
Judith Leiber Crystal Eggplant Minaudiere
$3,995 (Judith Leiber photo)