After viral photos of Natasha Poonawalla’s Rs 80 lakh bag, check out the most expensive bag in the world worth Rs 52 crore
Recently, the wife of Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla, socialite and philanthropist Natasha Poonawalla took the internet by storm when photos of her wearing a HermÃ¨s bag went viral on the internet. Well, it was not just any ordinary bag, Hermes is one of the most luxurious bag brands with products worth lakhs and every woman dreams of owing at least one bag from their exquisite collection.
And so, when Natasha Poonawalla was pictured with the limited edition The Birkin Faubourg bag from the Hermes collection, social media users couldn’t help but notice.
Apparently, the limited edition bag costs between Rs 110,000 and Rs 130,000 (around Rs 81 93,625 to Rs 96 83,375). According to testimonies, the 20 cm bag pays homage to the facade of 24 rue de Faubourg Saint HonorÃ© which dates back to the history of the HermÃ¨s store since 1880.
And although the bag costs a huge amount, it is still not the most expensive bag in the world or even nearby.
Yes, you heard right!
The world’s most expensive bag was unveiled in November 2020. And you’ll be surprised to know that it’s not one by HermÃ¨s or Chanel but by a brand you haven’t even heard of.
The world’s most expensive bag was unveiled by Italian luxury handbag brand Boarini Milanesi.
Nicknamed Parva Mea, it cost 6 million euros (around 7.18 million US dollars or Rs 52 crore). Crafted in semi-gloss alligator embellished with 10 white gold butterflies and a paved diamond clasp, the bag was unveiled to raise awareness of the need to protect our oceans, which are increasingly threatened by non-biodegradable plastics.
According to reports, four of the butterflies on the bag are set with diamonds, while three others are set with sapphire and the rest are Paraiba tourmalines – totaling over 130 carats. The design and the gems of the bag are inspired by the sea.
Boarini Milanesi co-founder Matteo Rodolfo Milanesi told the Daily Mail that the bag was a tribute to his father.
Meanwhile, brand co-founder and bag designer Carolina Boarini said: âBlue sapphires represent the depths of the oceans. Paraiba tourmaline reminds us of uncontaminated Caribbean seas, and diamonds refer to the transparency of water when it falls as rain. . “
In the short clip that the brand shared on its Instagram account, they even mentioned that â¬ 800,000 from each bag sold would be donated to rid the marine environments of the world of plastic.
According to reports, the brand will only produce three of the lavish Parva Mea handbags, which require 1,000 hours of work each.
Prior to Parva Mera, Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, worth $ 3.8 million, held the record for the most expensive bag in the world.