By Dawn Wood
Whether you know her as Posh Spice from one of the biggest 90’s girl groups on the planet, David Beckham’s beloved wife and partner in crime or more recently, for the success she has enjoyed as a high fashion designer, Victoria Beckham really is a wealthy woman who has enjoyed the luxuries that her road to fame has brought her.
Victoria has actually had her fair share of negative publicity during her time in the public eye which just goes to show that fame doesn’t buy everything in life. However, one thing money can buy is the world’s most expensive SHOES… and lots of them in Victoria’s case! Even back in her glory days as one fifth of the Spice Girls, Victoria acquired her aptly fitting nickname, ‘posh spice’ because of her glamorous looks, ladylike attitude and penchant for her now infamous collection of Gucci LBD’s (little black dresses).
Yes, this is a lady who has shared a life-long love affair with fashion, so much so that she would even go on to become a worldwide phenomenon with her very own fashion house later on down the line. In particular, Victoria’s addiction to shoes and hand bags has raised a few eye brows over the decades, but underneath she is simply one rich woman with impeccable taste – and what’s wrong with that? Anybody who loves designer labels as much as Victoria does, has worked hard and who has the cash flow to be able to splash out on those luxuries deserves to be able to do just that.
Despite her regular retail therapy trips to various designer boutiques, Victoria also makes it her priority to give back to charity. Most recently she donated a rather large collection of her designer shoes to the British Red Cross in aid of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines.
Now inevitably if you earn as much money as Victoria Beckham does in a year, over time you’re going to want something to show for that. Aside from her stunning and down-to-earth family, it’s safe to say that her second love lends itself to an extensive fashion collection, and a closet that is most definitely worth taking a peek at. This is a business woman who knows what she wants and goes out of her way to get it, and this is a trait to be admired.
So let’s look into some of Victoria’s most extravagantly expensive purchases which she has either bought or received as gifts during her expensive lifetime. There’s an endless list to choose from but here are our highlights…
Top 5 Expensive Pieces in Victoria’s Closet
1. Victoria’s Original Engagement Ring, $525,000
Back when Victoria’s footballer husband David proposed to her during the summer of 1999, the world could not have asked for a more perfectly matched couple. Their wedding inevitably attracted a lot of media coverage, not just because their relationship took the press by storm but also because of Victoria’s sophisticated engagement ring. Bought as a gift for his wife, David declared his love for wife Victoria with a beautiful pink diamond ring. This platinum piece of jewelry is no ordinary engagement ring, setting David back a pricey $571,882 in cost for one ring alone! Made up of 0.8 carat pink diamond along with 4.15 carat rose-cut white diamonds, this is without a doubt one of Victoria’s most expensive jewelry items to date, and rightly so.
2. Hermes ‘Silver Himalayan’ Birkin Bag, $80,000
Stated on a U.S. financial website, Victoria is said to have a Hermes Birkin bag collection worth a whopping £1.5 million in British currency, proving that she is in fact a bag lady but a stylish one at that! Never one to settle for anything less than luxurious, the most expensive Birkin bag from Victoria’s collection has to be her Silver Himilayan style which comes studded with three-carat diamond detailing. This extravagant piece of hand bag heaven is one of just 3 in the world made exclusively by the French fashion house, making Victoria’s edition one of the most coveted styles in fashion history. A truly rare piece of iconography and at just 35cm in size, this muted grey Birkin bag was hand-crafted using authentic crocodile skin with palladium hardware detailing (that’s a silvery-white precious metal).
3. Gold and Platinum iPhone, $36,203
With digital technology trends constantly updating, it’s only natural that Victoria would want to invest in a customized 24-carat gold and platinum version of the iPhone. Hand created by elite gadget designer, Stuart Hughes, we think Victoria’s solid gold cell device would make any iPhone lover green with envy. These days technology is much more than a means to be able to converse with your loved ones, it matters greatly how the exterior of your smart phone looks as well. So what do you buy if you’re the fashion-conscious woman who has everything? You buy yourself a genuine gold iPhone accessory of course.
4. Charcoal Grey Miu Miu Pleated Wool Coat, $2,490
Victoria wore her charcoal grey Miu Miu overcoat during a shopping trip last Autumn whilst out enjoying family time. She has said previously that she loves to shop online at Net-a-Porter which is no doubt where this quality designer piece was purchased from. In terms of Victoria’s casual coats, this is one of her more expensive options to wear during the day and quite simply, we love the pleated wool finish. This prestige coat also features double-breasted buttons and black leather trims making it the go-to choice for smart casual dressing.
5. ‘Maggie’ Black and Tan Christian Louboutin Stilettos, $930
Despite her trouble with bunions over the years, Victoria always puts fashion before pain! Known for wearing her towering designer stilettos, these Christian Louboutins are definitely among her trophy items. Sporting a 5 and a half inch platform and in the region of $930 at Barney’s, Victoria’s black and tan suede shoes with gold detailing are worth every penny. This is a fashion-conscious woman who lives for looking good with one of her most famous quotes being, “I can’t concentrate in flats!” Enough said.