Handbags are definitely one of my favourite accessories. After years of trial and error, Ive realised, they can really change the whole outfit game. Most of the time, I wear regular high-street clothes and accessories, however I have a whole collection of designer handbags that come to my rescue when I just cannot figure how to make my drab outfit shine.
Since I came to understand the importance of beautiful designer handbags, I have invested in a few but lusted after many more. Handbags keep evolving and one can get similar designs from different designers, and sometimes at a lower price. However there are a few classic pieces that will stay beyond eternity.
Prada, Cervo Satchel
I have had a long standing obsession with Prada. I have invested in one of their tote’s but this one is definitely on my bucket list ! The warm caramel and the luxe gold hardware, is to die for. That feeling when chocolate melts in your mouth.
Bottega Venetta, Intrecciato Leather Tote
Unlike most designer handbags, this brand has no “in your face” logo, but the intricate woven pattern, that over the years, has become the subtle kind go logo itself. What I love about Bottega, is the elegance in simplicity.
Chanel, Classic Chanel 2.55
Chanel is the undisputed fashion king/queen of the world. This bag, regardless how many try to imitate, can never be replaced by any other.
In the 1920s, Coco Chanel became tired of having to carry her handbags in her arms and decided to design a handbag that freed up her hands. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags she added thin straps and introduced the resulting design to the market in 1929. After her successful comeback to the fashion industry in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag, for the modern woman. The resulting design was called 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955.
Dior, Lady Dior
Very aptly put by French actress Marion Cotillard, “The ‘Lady Dior’ pays tribute to a liberated woman, wilfully trapped somewhere between myth and modernity, eternally rendered and re-rendered by some of the world’s best known artists, sculptors and photographers.”
This is a MUST-HAVE, ladies!
Hermès, The Birkin
Who doesn’t want this?! The Hermès Birkin bag is a handbag by Hermēs, handmade in leather and named after actress and singer Jane Birkin. Its prices range from $7,400 to $150,000. The bags are distributed to boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities, making sure exclusivity exists.
Celine, Luggage Tote (Tri color)
Not considered a classic, however in my little handbag world, it is for sure a timeless piece. Perfect for long distance meetings, VIP meetings and business days. This handbag creates the perfect blend between sassy and suave.
Balenciaga, Motorcylce Bag
This is definitely the next one that I am going to invest in. It does not only have an affordable price tag, but also very durable, spacious and very fitting with my new favourite rock chic style. The tassels, fringes and the zip detail just make it all the more desirable.
Louis Vuitton, Speedy
Who would’ve thought back in 1930’s that a handbag used for carrying champagne would grow on to become the IT bag of every fashionistas world. Audrey Hepburn was the one, responsible for its overnight stardom.
This, by far is the most commonly used handbag and also has the maximum number of fakes going around the world. However, this still remains to be one of my favourites.
YSL, Chyc Clutch
This isn’t one of the classic, iconic, timeless piece; However it is definitely a part of my bucket-list. It helps to break the monotony of owning a Dior and Classic Chanel clutch.
Do tell me which of these handbags made it to your bucket list?! 😀