Boarini Milanesi, a luxury Bags & Luggage manufacturing brand based in Bologna, Italy has come with the world’s most expensive handbag. The luxurious piece of accessory is priced at £5.3million and has been created to protect our oceans. According to the makers, the most expensive handbag is designed to raise awareness of the need to protect our seas from non-biodegradable plastic pollution.
The design of the handbag is inspired from the ocean and is crafted from semi-shiny alligator skin. Moreover, the luxury bag is embellished with 10 white gold butterflies. Besides that, these butterflies are further decorated with diamonds, sapphires and rare Paraiba tourmalines. Also, it comes with a diamond pave clasp as well. According to co-founder and designer Carolina Boarini, the choice of these luxury items are associated with the sea. The Blue sapphires represents the depths of the ocean and the Paraiba tourmaline depicts uncontaminated Caribbean seas. Furthermore, the diamonds reflects the transparency of water when it fall in the form of rain.
The Italian luxury brand will be producing just three of these lavish Parva Mea bags. Each handbag requires about 1,000 hours of hard work for completion. Boarini Milanesi has committed to donate 800 thousand Euros (about $969,000) from the sale for cleaning the oceans. Matteo Rodolfo Milanesi, co-founder of the brand stated that the bag is tribute to his father and is inspired by their memories of the sea. He reflected on the past that how his father use to collect plastic bottles and bags floating in the sea.
Currently, the Guinness World Record for the most expensive handbag is held by the heart-shaped Mouawad 1001 Nights diamond purse. Crafted from 18k gold and embellished with 4,517 diamonds, it is valued at US $3.8 million.