Would you EVER part with €40K for a… bag?

Look, we enjoy a pay-day splurge as much as the next gal. But there's a big different between dropping a cheeky €100 on a much coveted and considered piece… and parting with tens of thousands all for a single item. 

And while a well-nurtured handbag-obsession is the prerogative of any otherwise sound-minded individual, we just can't imagine – EVER! – forking out €40,000 on what ultimately amounts to a fancy sack. Even fashionist Kylie Jenner sticks to the likes of the Celine trapeze, which will set you back a more reasonable (in celebrity terms anyway) €3,000.

Still, this season pretty much every high-end designer has a range of luxury leather goods that cost eye-watering amounts.

There is, for example, a black crocodile backpack from The Row – the brand founded by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in 2006 – featuring a top handle, adjustable shoulder straps, and a drawstring fastening. The former child-actresses have previously defended their price-points, and their collections are selling: late last year in LA they opening their first store.

The Row crocodile backpack costs €39,550


Those in the market for something a little more affordable could opt for Gucci's grey tote, a steal at €28,000. Made from crocodile skin and calf leather, it is handcrafted in Italy and is described as "a true heirloom piece", as well as something that "looks chic with everything from tailoring to casual weekend outfits". Indeed. 

Snap up this Gucci totes for €28,000


Or what about another twist on crocodile skin: Bottega Veneta has its own Roma tote complete with three suede-lined compartments. It fastens with a stylish padlock and key, a feature which apparently is "perfect for keeping valuables safe and organised". The cost?  €25,800.

For €25,800, pick up this item from Bottega Veneta


Alternatively, inject a splash of colour into your wardrobe with a Saint Laurent 'sac du jour' in blush rose. For €23,500 you too can make this "timeless investment". Made from crocodile leather (what else) there is also a soft leather lining and subtle gold-toned branding and padlock.

Saint Laurent has this bag on offer for €23,500


Finally, check out Fendi's take on the crocodile tote (we're sensing a pattern here). Made in Italy, the cobalt blue shade is certainly striking. It has plenty of space for your daily essentials and an optional shoulder strap. The bag is finished with polished silver detail on the edges, and will set you back €22,000.

For €22,000, this Fendi bag can be yours