Designer handbags, the luxury cars of the fashion world, hold dear to the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts alike. Over the last two centuries, the designer handbag landscape has evolved and transformed from the first versions of luggage to coveted, statement-making pieces. And with the increasing desire for classic, timeless pieces, fashion houses are delving into their archive to craft handbags that will be just as loved in 2020, and they would in 1960. Keep scrolling to see iconic designer handbags from the best designer models.
Bottega Veneta Jodie
With all the hype around the brand’s Pouch bag, Bottega Veneta’s newest release of bags and accessories never fails to impress the fashion crowd. The Jodie bag is the latest It-bag release that we believe may have serious staying power. This bag from Bottega Veneta can be viewed as a re-release of the brand’s well-known Hobo bags, however, it would also be correct to view it as a contemporary version of the longstanding classic.
Available in two sizes and three different colours, the bag was named after Jodie Foster, who used Bottega Veneta’s Hobo bags to shield her face from the paparazzi. Crafted in Italy, the bag is woven using the Intrecciato technique and is spacious enough to accommodate your daily must-haves.
Hermès Kelly Bag
While many would argue that the Birkin handbag a must-have classic from Hermes, don’t ignore the Kelly. The Kelly bag has been around for decades and its popularity today is testament to its enduring, classic style. Originally known as Sac-à-Depêches, the bag was officially renamed the Kelly bag in 1977 after the renowned actress Grace Kelly was spotted donning it. Since then, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Victoria Beckham have been spotted with it, making the bag gain much commercial success.
The bag is exclusively crafted, taking up to 25 hours for a single artisan to construct. However, the Hermès Kelly gets better with age, appreciating due to its exclusivity in the marketplace.
Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag
The Louis Vuitton Speedy dates back to the 1930s when it was an homage to the era’s travel revolution. This iconic handbag came into existence when the glamorous film star, Audrey Hepburn, asked the brand to produce a smaller version of the ‘Keepall’ travel bag so it could easily be carried on a day-to-day basis. Once the actress was seen with it, the demand for the bag skyrocketed.
This classic Keepall bag is very popular with women around the world. It comes in different styles, canvas prints, and four sizes – 25, 30, 35, and 40.
Chanel 2.55 Bag
This classic handbag was created in February 1955 (hence the name) by Gabrielle Chanel. It was crafted out of a desire to have a bag that had a classic design and was easy to carry hands-free. The bag was the first of its kind to come with a shoulder strap, leaving women free to do as they please with their hands.
Today the Chanel 2.55 bag is still a household staple. Donned by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively, almost every member of the social elite owns this classic piece.
The quality and attention to craftsmanship make these four bags worth the investment. They can be worn every day, and they last decades making them solid investments. What’s more, their value is projected to rise meaning they could be a valuable addition to your financial portfolio.