The Princess Diana bag by Lana Marks- A Royal Tale

Lana Marks’ Princess Diana bag was Princess Diana’s favorite and most precious designer bag. The elegant top-handle bag was crafted from the finest American alligator skin and is still dominating the high-end luxury market for handbags.

The royal tale began when Diana visited a retail outlet in Washington and fell in love with Lana’s designs at first sight. Diana requested Lana to design a bag for her, which would ideally be fashionable, iconic, trendy, and able to transcend time. Princess Diana loved the classic staple and she placed an order of 15 more bags in different hues, stating that the bag was ‘tall and slim- just like her’; this is when their friendship began.

The late Princess Diana, pictured with Lana Marks.

Lana Marks designed this Princess Diana Emerald Alligator top-handle handbag on request. The bag showcases gold hardware, embellished with the Lana Marks logo and retails at a starting price of AED 62,000.

“I am looking at the most beautiful handbag imaginable” were the words on a letter sent by Princess Diana to Lana Marks to show how pleased she was with the handbag’s design. The Princess Diana black alligator top-handle bag with gold hardware has a retail price starting from AED 62,000.

In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and to celebrate their friendship, Lana Marks designed a red alligator bag with a diamond-studded heart.

The diamond-studded red alligator contains 3.22 carats of diamonds, fashioned into a heart-shaped lock. This dazzling piece of craftmanship is priced at AED 148,000.

The celebratory Princess Diana bag inspired Lana to add many other stunning and elegant bags to her collection, in different sizes and exotic leathers such as; the ostrich skin, which displayed the same iconic shape. To this day, the Princess Diana bag remains one of Lana Marks’ signature luxury handbags and only a limited number are crafted each year.

Selected pieces of Princess Diana collection are available at Lana Marks’ first flagship store in the UAE at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai.