Victoria Beckham doesn't exactly shy away from excess. The former Spice Girl didn't earn the nickname "Posh" for nothing! It took serious dedication to shopping for couture clothes, shoes and, most importantly, bags. Hermès Birkin bags, to be exact.

The Big Money reports that Posh owns around 100 of the exclusive and pricey purses, a collection worth possibly $2 million. Bag prices range from approximately $6,000 to over $100,000, depending on the materials used. Exotic animal skins, like saltwater crocodile, up the price significantly, as do embellishments on the hardware (a crocodile Birkin with roughly 10 carats of diamonds sold at auction for $120,000).

Victoria Beckhams Birkin Bags

    Victoria Beckham shops with her son and, of course, a gorgeous blue Birkin, large enough to hold plenty of toys and snacks. Hey, if she's going to drop that kind of cash on a handbag, it should at least be useful, right?

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    Victoria Beckham arrives at Heathrow Airport wearing a polka dot Mac coat and basic black bag. You know, if an Hermes handbag can be considered basic.

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    England football players' wives and girlfriends depart to Cologne for England's match against Sweden on June 20, 2006. Is she wearing shorts? A skirt? Who cares? She's got it covered with her fabulous bag.

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    Victoria Beckham and youngest son Cruz leave their hotel in Paris. Posh's chic, layered look should fit right in with the city's style.

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    Victoria Beckham at the Farmer's Market on June 15, 2008. Because, you know, who doesn't take a ridiculously pricey designer bag to buy fresh cut flowers and veggies?

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    Victoria Beckham arrives to Heathrow airport dressed to impress. As always.

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    Victoria Beckham shops at Fred Segal in Santa Monice and then heads to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, where she meets Katie Holmes and daughter Suri for dinner at the Bungalow. Just another day in the life of Posh, and, of course, another Birkin.

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    Victoria Beckham uses her bag to brighten up an otherwise neutral ensemble at the airport.

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    Victoria Beckham, rocking a black tipped french manicure, arrives at Los Angeles International Airport to fly back to England with Melanie Brown (Mel B) to work on a new Spice Girls single and a television commercial. No surprise here -- the bag is a perfect match for the dress, but we can probably guess which cost more.

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    Posh sports a bright, 1960's-style dress while toting a hot pink ostrich Hermes Birkin purse. Victoria is trailed by several assistants who carry her luggage, block photographers, and escort her through security. Ever wonder what Mrs. Beckham carries in that expensive luggage of hers? Now we know: More expensive handbags.

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Okay, even if there wasn't a two-year waiting list to get a Birkin, most of us can't afford the price tag. And it's not like the value goes down over time (it's called an investment piece for a reason, people). However, we can dream, and we can gawk. And so can you -- check out the gallery of Posh and her many, many Birkins above!

via Daily Mail