It Costs How Much?! Christina Hendricks Carries a $23,980 Purse

08/21/2012 at 12:15 PM ET

Christina Hendricks PurseBrian Lindensmith/Splash News Online

Christina Hendricks carried a $23,980 purse while out and about in Beverly Hills on Monday. And what did she pair with the exorbitantly priced black-and-silver “Isabella” Farbod Barsum tote? Oh, just a pair of jeans and a frayed shirt.

Since this is one of the most expensive bags we’ve ever laid our eyes on, you’d think it would have a 24-karat gold zipper and diamond studs or something … but it’s actually kind of regular looking.

The star’s alligator-skin arm candy costs more than some people’s annual salary. So that got us thinking over here at StyleWatch — what would we spend 24 grand on if we had to blow it all at once?

Here’s what we came up with: Pay our rent for the entire year; Rent a water bungalow in Bali; Buy 40 pairs of Christian Louboutins; Lease a Bentley for a year; Feed a small country.

But just because we think spending that much money on something that carries your keys, wallet, phone and sunglasses is kind of wacky, doesn’t mean everyone agrees with us. Tell us: Would you spend that much money on a bag if you could?

–Jennifer Cress


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Cheryl McCormack on

I would pay for my kids to go to school. Or even pay for my rent for a year.

erica on

ummm. no. But the company probably gave her the bag for free

Edie on

No, but then again only movie stars, etc. make that kind of money & then again, they probably got it for free advertising. Oh well, the life-styles of the rich & famous…

Jessica on

I’m not going to lie. If I could own a Hermes, heck yes I would spend that much money on a handbag. But being practical and realistic I barely make enough money to pay for rent and utilities so with that much money I would buy an air conditioner and pay rent for a year and pay off some bills. Oh the life of the wealthy……….sigh

Blondie on

This young woman bought this purse “in the alley” in downtown L.A.

Km on

That isn’t a very expensive bag at all in comparison to the Hermes Birkin bags that many celebrities carry around. Some of the Birkin bags reach close to $100,000 so this is almost cheap.

theddmvtimes on

I would pay off my student loans and buy my mom a house! And yes, you can buy a house for 24k in Detroit.

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