Elizabeth Taylor’s belongings are always being sold for extravagant prices, but this latest sale will appeal to you travelers: her massive collection of classic Louis Vuitton luggage (including a hat box) earned over $245,000 in total. Yup, the woman who owned over 200 bags (which she kept color-coded in her closet) liked to indulge her travel style, along with everything else in her life.
$150-million worth of Taylor’s luxury items recently went on sale, hosted by Christie’s. Which made us wonder, what is the world’s most expensive luggage?
According to Forbes, Louis Vuitton takes the cake, even without Taylor’s influence. An armoire trunk, wardrobe trunk, steamer trunk, four matching suitcases, a hat box, cruiser bag and a jewelry case will just cost you $601,340 USD. Pfft, no big deal. Other runner-ups include Henk Luggage, which will end up costing you upwards of $20,000 for one piece.
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Coach, Kenneth Cole, Swiss Army, and Tumi are also pretty high up there, although brands like Swiss Army and Tumi tend to focus more on functionality than style. Coach and Louis Vuitton are obviously more concerned with fashion, but that doesn’t mean you won’t score some pretty durable digs. Can they survive a plane crash? Maybe!
Feels kinda like you’d be setting yourself up for theft though, right? Carrying around bags that cost more than an average person’s mortgage? And can you really trust that they'll treat your bags right if you check-in luggage? Yeah, we'd be nervous too.