List of Expensive Luxury Designer Handbag Brands

Check out our rankings of the most popular expensive handbag brands in the world. You’ll also find relevant shopping links here.

Updated on November 18th, 2021
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Our Ranking of the Brands

This list consists of 12 brands.

  1. 1 Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton is the most sought after luxury handbag brand in the world. You can buy these handbags brand new from one of the brand’s many boutiques or at the official online store. I don’t think they allow other online stores to sell them. You’ll find great pre-owned selections at onlien stores like Farfetch though. Google Search Popularity: 66% Instagram Popularity: 46.3m Price Range: $695 – $57.780 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Louis Vuitton Handbag Screenshot
  2. 2 Gucci I believe Gucci is the second most popular luxury handbag brand in the world. It is more popular in search than Louis Vuitton, but when considering that Gucci also is equally famous for its designer clothing, shoes, and more I think the number 2 spot is pretty accurate. Google Search Popularity: 100% Instagram Popularity: 46.2m Price Range: $750 – $35.000 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Gucci Handbag Screenshot
  3. 3 Hermès This is an iconic luxury brand. It has made two of the most sought after handbags called Birkin and Kelly. The Birkin bags can sell for over $240.000 in the second-hand market. Google Search Popularity: 68% Instagram Popularity: 11.2m Price Range: $730 – $242.550 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farefetch Farefetch Official Store Official Store Hermès Handbag Screenshot
  4. 4 Chanel Chanel is one of the mo famous luxury brands in the world. It has the most followed Instagram account. Keep in mind that Chanel is famous for more than handbags though. The brand also has selections of jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrances, makeup, and skincare. I don’t think you can buy new Chanel handbags online. There are lots of pre-owned ones for sale on the web though. Google Search Popularity: 75% Instagram Popularity: 47.3m Price Range: $1.425 – $43.730 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Chanel Handbag Screenshot
  5. 5 Prada Prada is an Italian fashion house that was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. This is one of the most popular brands in this list. You can buy Prada handbags at online stores like Farfetch and the official online store. Google Search Popularity: 36% Instagram Popularity: 27.8m Price Range: $950 – $9.000 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Official Store Official Store Prada Handbag Screenshot
  6. 6 Saint Laurent Saint Laurent is also known as Yves Saint Laurent and YSL. This is a French luxury fashion house that was founded in 1962. It is now owned by Kering which also owns other high-end brands like Gucci and Balenciaga. Google Search Popularity: 20% Instagram Popularity: 9.6m Price Range: $545 – $4.965 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Saint Laurent Handbag Screenshot
  7. 7 Fendi Fendi is an Italian luxury brand that was founded in 1925. It started out as a fur and leather store in Rome. In 2018 Fendi had 3,000 employees and 215 boutiques. Google Search Popularity: 14% Instagram Popularity: 18m Price Range: $1.190 – $38.000 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Fendi Handbag Screenshot
  8. 8 Givenchy Givenchy is a top French luxury brand. It was founded in 1952 by the designer Hubert de Givenchy. The brand is now owned by the luxury conglomerate LVMH which also owns brands like Louis Vuitton. Google Search Popularity: 9% Instagram Popularity: 14.8m Price Range: $850 – $4.890 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Givenchy Handbag Screenshot
  9. 9 Valentino Valentino is an Italian fashion house that was founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani. The brand is both known as just Valentino and as Valentino Garvani. When Googling, people are using just Valentino. For some reason, the selection of women’s handbags from this brand is really bad at Farfetch. At least at the time of writing this. For men, there are lots too choose from though. Google Search Popularity: 29% Instagram Popularity: 1.9m Price Range: $1.190 – $4.890 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Valentino Handbag Screenshot
  10. 10 Balenciaga Balenciaga is a top luxury fashion brand. While its handbags don’t quite reach up in price as high as some of the alternatives in this list it is still an expensive and exclusive brand. Google Search Popularity: 21% Instagram Popularity: 12.2m Price Range: $675 – $3.350 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Balenciaga Handbag Screenshot
  11. 11 Burberry Burberry is a British luxury fashion brand. It was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. Burberry was family-owned until 1955. Today, Burry is part of the London Stock Exchange and the FTSE 100 index. There are around 60 Burberry boutiques around the world. The selection of handbags from this brand at Farfetch is not that great, but the official store has plenty. This is not a super-expensive brand. Still, I feel it qualifies as a luxury brand. Google Search Popularity: 23% Instagram Popularity: 18.5m Price Range: $910 – $3.650 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Official Store Burberry Handbag Screenshot
  12. 12 Mulberry Mulberry is a fashion house founded in Great Britain in 1971. This brand is not quite as popular as the other in this list and the prices for Mulberry handbags are also quite affordable. Google Search Popularity: 9% Instagram Popularity: 701k Price Range: $425 – $2.075 Sponsored: Online Shopping Links Farfetch Farfetch Official Store Mulberry Handbag Screenshot
That’s it. Those are our picks as the best expensive handbag brands!

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About This List

We have used Google Trends to measure search popularity and we’ve gotten the Instagram follower count straight from Instagram itself.

The popularity measures (green meters) are all relative to each other. This means that there will always be one brand in the list that have 100% search popularity and 100% Instagram popularity. The lesser popular brands will have a percentage of that.

Keep in mind that one exponentially more popular brand can make other really popular brands look like they are not. They still are – just not in comparison with that one.

The price meters are also relative. All meters start from 0 on the left-hand side.