If you’re intrigued by expensive accessories, then look no further as we have compiled a list of the 15 most expensive designer belts.
Belts are one essential accessory that can be overlooked but they are perfect for adding a bit of glam. Some famous brands have gone to the next level by creating the most extravagant belts they can.
For example, the title of the most expensive belt in the world goes to Stuart Hughes, who created a custom-made Gucci diamond belt with 250 g of platinum, sold at a staggering price of $256,970! However, as this belt was a one-of-a-kind piece, it’s not available anymore, unfortunately.
Apart from the famous example we’ve given above, there have been many more instances where artists have come up with their own twists on designer belts. However, as many of these belts are either limited-edition or only done a single time, we didn’t want to include them in our list.
Our top 15 list includes belts that are for sale right now, plus we’ve only included each brand a maximum of three times – otherwise the entire list would just consist of Chanel, Hermès, and Dolce & Gabbana!
Additionally, we’ve excluded corset belts and belt bags in the list and just honed in on more traditional-style belts. So on that note, let’s explore the most expensive belts you can buy for all you belt lovers.
15 Most Expensive designer belts On The Market
1. Bohlin Diamond and Ruby Buckle and Alligator Belt – $29,000
This striking belt really makes a statement with the alligator leather belt and oversized, statement buckle. The buckle and hardware are crafted from sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold, then hand set with round brilliant diamonds and rubies!
The belt was made in the late 20th century by the American custom accessories brand Edward H Bohlin, who was inspired by the Old West in his designs and crafted accessories for some of the biggest Hollywood film stars – making this belt a must-have in your collection.
2. Hermès Mini Athena belt buckle & Reversible leather strap – $20,735
Hermès is the creator of some of the best designer leather goods and is best known for incredibly iconic handbags.
The Hermès Mini Athena belt buckle & Reversible leather strap is available in many different variations, but we love this edition, with a swift and Epsom leather belt and white gold dainty Athena belt buckle.
The buckle has been set with white diamonds to add an extra little sparkle and glamour to your look.
3. Hermès Black “Collier de Chien” Belt – $20,592
You may have seen the Collier De Chien motif throughout Hermès jewelry and smaller leather goods, just like this beautiful vintage Hermès Black “Collier de Chien” Belt from the 1960s.
The black leather belt features gleaming gold hardware, including studded plaques, a gold hoop, and an adjustable twist lock panel instead of a traditional buckle. The neutral colors will suit a wide range of outfits and add a high-fashion, eye-catching touch to any look.
4. Chanel Vintage Runway Rhinestone Double Strand CC Belt – $15,920
Add a pop of color and a little extra sparkle to your outfit with Chanel Runway Rhinestone Double Strand CC Diamond Belt!
This belt is from a 1995 runway collection and crafted from yellow gold links, which each hold a different colored rhinestone gem – so gorgeous!
The double strands ensure a statement look, while the belt chain is finished with a bold rhinestone CC logo for that classic Chanel look. You can’t beat adding a little vintage 90s glam to your wardrobe.
5. Cartier “Byzantine” Belt – $11,760
Cartier belts are just as stunning as their jewelry, as you can see with this totally unique Cartier “Byzantine” Belt! This belt, which can also transform into a statement necklace, is crafted from 24-carat yellow gold sterling silver and made up of links of concentric squares to create the super rare Byzantine design.
The belt is from the 1970s and would be a great vintage addition and investment piece to any luxury fashion collection.
6. Chanel Gold Metal Reptile Charm Chain Link Waist Belt – $11,460
This Chanel Faux Pearl Gold Metal Reptile Charm Chain Link Waist Belt will add an eye-catching touch to any outfit for a super chic look.
This belt is from 1991 with that classic retro look and has been crafted from gold-tone metal and finished with shimmering white faux pearls to add a touch of sophistication to the quirky design.
The waist belt is made up of links of gold wriggling reptiles and is finished with an adorable tiny reptile at the end of the hook and loop closure.
7. Chanel Gold Iconic Logo CC Runway Rare Belt – $10,920
If you love vintage Chanel, then you really need this Chanel Gold Iconic Logo CC Runway Rare Belt in your life.
This belt is the same design that was seen during the 1993 Printemps Collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, and features a thick leather belt that has been embellished with oversized gold CC logos.
The front of the belt includes an extra draped leather threaded chain, again finished with a CC logo for an attention-grabbing look.
8. Cartier “Jackie O” Belt in 24 Karat Gold Vermeil – $8,960
This chunky chain Cartier belt became an iconic accessory when it was worn by Jackie Kennedy Onassis in 1969 when she was on holiday in Capri and so is a totally irresistible piece you need in your wardrobe!
The belt is made up of twenty 24-carat gold-plated textured discs to create a strikingly beautiful belt. We love that this belt can also be worn as a necklace too – so versatile!
9. Chanel Vintage Gold Chain Belt with Black Leather Buckle – $8,750
This Chanel Vintage Gold Chain Belt has a quintessentially Chanel look and will add a touch of high-fashion glamour to any minimalist look.
The belt is from the late 1980s and is crafted from two layers of 24-carat gold plated twisted links then finished with a black leather buckle, with a Chanel CC logo in the center.
Vintage Chanel is always a great investment and this belt would make a great heirloom piece in your family.
10. Christian Dior by John Galliano Swarovski crystal logo belt – $7,722
John Galliano was the creative director of Christian Dior from 1997 to 2011 and became known for unique and Avant-Garde fashion collections that caught the eye of fashion editors and customers all over the world.
This attention-grabbing Dior Swarovski crystal logo belt is just one piece by John Galliano that was a part of the Spring Summer 2003 collection and is comprised of a thick white leather belt, a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Dior brand name sitting on the front, and chains draping from the belt.
11. Chanel Gold-mesh Multi Strand Chain CC Logo Belt – $6,920
This Chanel Multi Strand Chain Tortoise CC Logo Belt is pulled from the Spring 1997 collection and has a gorgeous vintage look.
This belt has a more sleek and sophisticated look than some of the bolder Chanel belts we have looked at, with five strands of gold mesh strands and finished with a rich brown tortoiseshell belt buckle and a CC logo in the center. This belt would look incredible over a dress or skirt to add a touch of chic Chanel.
12. Hermès Constance Matte Porosus Crocodile Belt – $6,749
The Hermès Constance Matte Porosus Crocodile belt features the classic Hermès H buckle in a gleaming gold plated metal with a matte Porosus crocodile skin belt.
The Vert Titan color of the crocodile leather is a stunning alternative to black or navy and perfectly accentuates the gold buckle. We love the oversized silhouette of this belt that really makes a statement and is a now discontinued size.
The Constance belt is also available in a variety of different colors and finishes, which you can browse on 1st Dibs.
13. Chanel Lucky Charm Leather Chain Belt – $6,716
The 1990s were a fantastic time for striking Chanel belts, as you can see from this Chanel Lucky Charm Chain Belt which is from 1994.
The belt itself is made from a leather threaded gold chain, similar to the chain you see on most Chanel handbags, and then has been decorated with motifs of the French fashion house, including mini gold bags, perfumes, shoes, camellias, and the number 5.
Style around the waist or wrap around the neck for a stunning look!
14. Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor rhinestone belt – $6,245
As one of the big names in the fashion world known for its extravagant designs, it is no surprise that D&G has created this fun, brightly colored Rhinestone Waist Belt.
The actual belt is made from gold-plated brass, while rhinestones decorate the belt in all different colors – adding some cheer to any outfit. The belt clasps together at the back and would add sophistication to an evening dress for a luxurious look.
15. Iconic Chanel Address Logo Plate Link Belt – $5,597
This Chanel Address Logo Plate Link Belt has a quintessentially 1990s look, with chunky plaque links and a CC logo at the end.
Each of the gleaming gold metal plates features a part of the Chanel Rue Cambon address of the CC logo in striking black for a unique and eye-catching look. This incredible and unusual belt is a great investment piece if you just adore vintage Chanel.
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