Chanel Shell Purse: Would You Pay $48,000 For A Pearl-Encrusted Bag? (PHOTOS)

05/03/2012 03:26 pm ET

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:

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!)

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