Portfolio's Lauren Goldstein Crowe tracked the new Burberry Icon bags - and their new 4-digit prices - this year. She found that as the bag's prices went up, so did their demand. Currently, the Beaton bag retails for $2000, which makes it the most expensive Burberry bag yet. And the bag is sold out of almost every Burberry store in America. Meanwhile, we think the bag is beautiful, but it doesn't stop us dead in our tracks. Which makes us wonder: Is paying an extreme price for a bag a shopper's badge of honor? Or if this same bag retailed at Coach for $395 (or even Burberry for $395), would it fade into the background of branded accessories?