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While trends come and go naturally, designer handbags have long been a sought-after investment for connoisseurs. Certain decades in particular have worshiped at the foot of the It bag – just think of the conveyor belt made of paddingtons, saddlebags and logo baguettes that dominated the thoughties – and yet it has a rich and illustrious history that dates back to the early 20th century with people like Hermès and Louis Vuitton.
The past few years may have been characterized by a slight indifference to the power of the wallet, but the tides are changing and the It-Bag has seen a major revival in the past 12 months, with a number of designer bags the elusive It earned status. Just look at Jacquemus’s Le Chiquito mini bag, which Lyst generated over 12,500 monthly searches at the end of last year. And who can forget the monopoly of the Bottega fashion week with the brand's oversized leather pouch that adorns the arms of the biggest power players in the industry?
Me? I bought my first designer bag in 2017 (a Hortensia converter if you're wondering) and it was a big deal. After all, most of us won't buy many of them in our lives. For this reason, I wanted to create an edit of designer bags in which you want to invest your hard earned money. Of course, there is no limit on the price tags for designer bags, but everyone has their own budget and specifications. I tried to be as informative as possible and report on both practicability and aesthetics while incorporating a number of price points.
Whether you want to spoil someone for a big birthday or celebrate a graduation, scroll down and be inspired by the ultimate instant buy now wear forever bags from Celine, Gucci and Mulberry.
Boasting rights: The Loewe hammock bag was originally designed by Spanish artist Vicente Vela in 1970 and updated when Jonathan Anderson arrived in 2013. It has become a trademark in the brand's oeuvre. Style Notes: The style is available in multiple colors, but the tan iteration is ideal for both work and the weekend. It looks fabulous with my simple jeans-jacket combination IMO. PS: My jacket is from H & M, jeans from Marks and Spencer and boots from Essen. Practical points: With two upper handles, an adjustable shoulder strap and hidden sides with zip, this is an extremely versatile piece. The interior is easily accessible even for important moments. Bragging rights: If you're looking for something that has a little more cult insta appeal, you can't go wrong with Wandler. His pieces may be at the lower end of the price range, but they are certainly not lacking in premium appeal. Style Notes: The Georgia shoulder bag from the brand is a very cool variant of the trendy baguette bag with its mock croc finish. In combination with a nice top-and-jeans outfit for cocktails on Friday evening, it looks best. Practical points: The dimensions are compact, but still ideal for the essentials. Think of the phone, wallet, keys and lip balm. It also has a shoulder strap for on the go, which is always a plus in my book. Bragging rights: Chloé's C-bag is one of the latest additions to the brand's famous range, and it's safe to say that its C-embellishment has won the hearts of the fashion crowd. Style notes: Classic, elegant and subtle. This is a chic option for those who want something more polished for work. You can wear the shoulder strap on the tube and then just use the top handle at evening events. Practical points: Many fell for the Mini C iterations, but I like the practical proportions of the shoulder bag. The top handle and longer strap are satisfactorily thick and sturdy, and the interior is generous. Boasting Rights: An Entertaining Fact: The 16 was designed by Hedi Slimane on the first day of his arrival at Celine and includes references to the brand's 1960s designs, such as the cut-off flap and top handle. A classic in the making. Style notes: While I am wearing it as a crossbody in the photo, this bag was probably held by the top handle and carried with polished individual parts. It is one of those pieces that is loved by 30 year olds as much as by 70 year olds. Practical points: The interior has two inner compartments and a middle zip bag. This is ideal for those who find cave-like simple subjects somewhat unwieldy. Bragging rights: The Leighton is a new member of the Mulberry family of bags and combines the trademarks of the brand with contemporary details such as the casual silhouette and the chain strap. Style Notes: The brand describes the Leighton as a "day-to-evening bag", and I think that's pretty expensive. It may not be something you grab on a Saturday night, but if you go straight from work, it will be a dream. Practical points: The small size is available in four colors, so you can decide how neutral or meaningful you want to be. I love the richness of the oxblood hue that goes with so many outfits. It comes with an upper handle, two removable shoulder straps and a soft, spacious interior. Bragging rights: The double-F logo that Karl Lagerfeld created in 1981 is scattered throughout Fendi's latest collection, including on the Kan shoulder bag. An ode to the king of contemporary fashion. Style Notes: This is exactly what I want to take with me on the way to an elegant dinner or party. Wear it with the shortened strap with a slip dress and heels or opt for a more reserved look with the crossbody option. Practical points: With its soft leather body, it is actually less stiff than it looks. You can't overfill it (thanks to the closure), of course, but it happily goes with everything you need for an evening. Bragging rights: Under the creative eye of Alessandro Michele, Gucci's bizarre versatility and penchant for retro surfaces have made it one of the hottest brands in the industry. Michele's accessory designs ushered in a new era for the brand and proved to be a hit with fashion editors and the general public alike. Style Notes: With its colors and design inspired by the 70s, this crossbody is just right for me. I would highlight his retro undertones at the weekend with flared jeans, a turtleneck and a teddy coat. Practicality Points: While it is a bit narrower than some of the other styles in this summary, this crossbody offers many throw-in points. It also comes with two inner compartments and a zipper. Bragging rights: This bag is fresh from the press and is expected to be a top seller for Mulberry this season. With the Bayswater Postman & # 39; s Lock, this is a modern reinterpretation of the brand's legendary bag. Style Notes: It is currently only available in red and amber online, but I immediately decided on the versatile black iteration. I prefer to use the bag as a clutch, so I'll add it to a party suit ensemble this festive season. Practical points: this small bag may look modest, but is actually pretty clever. You can wear it as a crossbody during the day, then remove the strap at night and put your hand under the front strap to create a clutch. Genius. Bragging rights: Celine has returned to his roots with this shopper made from a classic Triomphe canvas from the archive. Sure to become a Hedi Slimane staple. Style Notes: Although I call it a shopper, I would certainly not use it for the weekly Sainsbury's trip. On long-haul flights, it would look so chic with neutral knitted items. Everything fits from your paperback to your beauty kit. Practicality points: As one of the larger styles on the list, due to its oversized proportions, this is as practical as you can expect from designer pocket inserts. I also like that the strap is long enough to be carried on the shoulder. Bragging rights: a new day, a new walker. The Corsa has a distinctive silhouette that stands out from the crowd, especially when it's made from woven bast and leather. A fashion insider favorite. Style notes: One of my colleagues has this bag in light blue and uses it for both work and play. I think it looks best without a shoulder strap to show off the unusual silhouette of the bag, and it is worn with elegant pairings like a midi skirt and a turtleneck. Practical points: One thing to keep in mind is that this bag doesn't come with a zipper, which could put some people off. However, it has a magnetic clasp that is safer than you think. Bragging rights: Named after the famous outdoor swimming pond in London, it undoubtedly stands out from the many rectangular offers. It's fair to say that I haven't counted the number of times I've seen Hampstead on Instagram. Style Notes: This is exactly what you need if you want to add personality to an everyday outfit. A typical example: my favorite jeans-cream-jacket combination is increased immediately when you add the Hampstead in light blue. Practicality points: As so often, this style sacrifices practicality a little with its unusual shape. However, I can install the essentials (i.e. phone, wallet and key) because the drawstring allows for an extension. Bragging rights: Bottega's recent rise to fame is nothing short of marvelous, and the brand's accessories were practically on every arm at Fashion Week. It's almost impossible to get hold of one of the brand's coveted accessories, but this minimalist number is still available – for now. Style notes: Like all accessories of the brand, this canvas bag has a minimalist design that complements a number of different outfits. While it would definitely complement a neutral suit, I think it would look best at home with a white linen dress in a hot climate. Practical points: At 36.8 centimeters, this is much longer than most designs in this processing. However, it is quite narrow on the inside and therefore not suitable for bulky items. Boasting Rights: The Puzzle is the first all-new bag that Jonathan Anderson designed for the home and has become a sought-after accessory. This iteration is a colorful alternative to the original neutral offerings of the puzzle. Style Notes: Described by the brand as "contemporary silhouette with extreme tactility and maximum benefit", the puzzle offers everything you could want from a designer investment. It would be fabulous for traveling with a zip opening and back pocket, but I also love the idea of wearing it as an oversized clutch. Practical points: This style offers top marks in the practical camp due to its thick shoulder strap, the spacious interior and the additional pockets. It also looks great with the shoulder strap. Bragging rights: The Ophidia bag is made from Gucci's signature canvas with monogram printing, a coated material known for its low environmental impact. Style Notes: The preppy monogrammed look is definitely making a comeback this season and gives every outfit a traditional touch. I can't get enough of the chain strap that feels appropriately retro in combination with the classic print. Practical points: This style is equipped with a secure magnetic closure and has two compartments inside. The structured leather construction does not allow it to expand so well, but it is perfect as an evening or day trip bag in London. Bragging rights: The Triomphe is a new bag with the original Céline logo, created in 1971 by founder Céline Vipiana. This style was discovered on countless celebrities, including Angelina Jolie and Lucy Boynton. Style Notes: This small bag is a classic in production and has already been at the top of the brand's bestseller list. It comes in a rainbow of colors, but this bright green number caught my eye thanks to its backward mood. A dream for a cocktail dress code. Practical points: In terms of size, this largely corresponds to the expectations of a conventional rectangular crossbody. With a size of 18.5 x 14 x 6 cm, it is relatively stiff, but fits in more than your average box coupling. Bragging rights: This Stella McCartney logo bag reflects the designer's commitment to sustainability and animal welfare and is made from the brand's typical synthetic leather and lined with yellow imitation suede. Style Notes: This is the type of bag I want to take with me anywhere, from work to weekend to vacation and shopping. It would also be useful for a flight as it easily fits the extra travel items like a book or water bottle. Practical points: This bag can be carried over the shoulder or over the body and comes with an attached internal wallet. It has everything you need. It is sure to be a real workhorse in your wardrobe. Boasting Rights: Inspired by artist William de Morgan (a British ceramist known for his tile designs), Loewe's latest collection was an instant hit. With elaborate embroidery and bizarre animal and nature motifs, every product in the line is sure to become a collector's item. Style Notes: I usually go for slimmed-down styles when it comes to accessories, but this distinctive puzzle bag is the exception to the rule. It's an unusual combination of a modern silhouette and historical embroidery, but it works completely. Practical points: Like the larger puzzle bag mentioned above, this iteration has the same practical appeal, but on a smaller scale, which may make it less ideal for travel, but better for shopping or general everyday use. Bragging rights: Riccardo Tisci was a much-discussed name last year when he revived the legendary British brand. While he certainly messed things up with more youthful motifs, he also offered many odes to Burberry's classic designs, as can be seen in this cube bag. Style Notes: This small bag is available in classic black, but with its strong proportions and unadorned finish it offers a punch. It is ideal for all seasons and will look just as good in five years as it does now. Practical points: The zipper opening is a bit stiff, but once you're inside, the cube design means it fits so well. This is another fashion chameleon that can adapt to different contexts, be it with an elegant shirt dress and boots or a weekend pair of jeans and sweaters. 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