Handbags by The Minute

If you think the prices are high on these ubiquitous It bags, take a look at the staggering amount of time it takes to stitch them together. We crunch the numbers:

Chanel 2.55 Craftsmen performing 180 different steps spend at least 240 min. on each bag ($1,795)

Chloé Paddington Every meticulously assembled Paddington ($1,935) demands 240 min.

Hermès Birkin The prized Birkin ($6,500 and up) requires at least 4,320 min.

Fendi To You Made of feathers and hand-painted wool, the To You ($3,860) takes from 80,640 to 120,960 min. to complete

Leiber Rattle The Rattle minaudière ($4,995) is hand painted and...

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