I’m sure you can presume from the title of this post how lengthy it’s going to be, as a result of this, lets get straight
So I always have a craving for new handbags and so earlier today while I was admiring Louis Vuitton’s new collection of plain and studded bucket bags, the Cuir Nuance and the Audace, I decided to start my week’s post with my opinion of top ten handbags that are worth one’s investment.
This definitely isn’t just for ladies though ! The gents should take a cue and create long-lasting memories by gifting their ladies with any of these precious babies.
In no particular order…
#1. The Marc Jacobs Stam Quilted Leather Satchel
I remember when I first heard of this bag in SS3 (high school), my friend Oluchi used to go on and on about it. Loved it instantly then.
Now I’d say its such a classic. Retailing at £898.05, this bag was named after Jessica Stam who needed a large bag for her portfolio.
Available is various colours, its well complimented by the gold detailing. It also has this chilled out-chic-vintage look about it.
#2. Louis Vuitton Speedy 30
LV has loads of way more expensive babies that you may want to choose over this but nah.. I am not even saying just any bag from the Speedy series but the monogram ones! The Alma is doing so well I must say but I’d certainly mention this one above and even the Neverfull before most of its other bags.
Retails at £545.00.
#3. Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag
Need I say more?
#4. The Lady Dior
Born of a desire to create an instantly recognisable bag with a strong identity, Marion Cotillard created this legendary bag in 1994, 2 years later, it was baptised with its name as a tribute to Princess Diana who fell in love with this baby on a trip to Paris.
I am in love (not lust) with this bag. *sigh*…and yes just to be precise again, its the patent one.
Retails at £2,450.
#5. The Hermes Birkin Bag
I doubt I even know the price of this bag, I have read in Forbes that at auctions it could start at $30,000 and go for up to $70,000 . Also doubt you can get it in store cos I remember after them Sex & The City days, I asked at a store for it and was told I had to register or pre-order or something weird like that.
The Herbag Zip Bag, is a pretty number and affordable substitute (£1,490).
#6. The Gucci Jackie Bag
According to Gucci, this bag stands to the enduring allure of graceful sophistication. First created in the 1950s, also handmade, its got some variations with colour, fabric, pattern and even little add-ons like the tassels in this one.
Colloquially referred to as the Jackie O, this bag was inspired by the late Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Retails at £1,730.
#7. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Muse
Not so proud to say this but I was torn between choosing the Muse bag and the Balenciaga Giant bag to make this list. Imagine!
Such a work of art, Stefano Pilati, YSL’s creative director say his inspiration came from Picasso’s painted narratives about women-his wives as well as his muses.
Retails between £856 and £1,441.
#8. Mulberry The Bayswater Bag
Precisely the textured-leather ones, this tote is an update of the British brand’s classic bag.
Such a refined product, the bayswater is so elegant and big enough to carry all your bits in such a chic way.
Retails at £1,100.
#9. Alexander McQueen Knucklebox/Skull Clutches
What a gorgeous piece. Other brands have openly replicated this clutch. Even when replicated by other brands, it take nothing from either brands, still gorgeous and a huge statement piece.
Not for the weak I must say, this ‘it’ purse retails between £1,200 and £2,200.
#10. Prada Gaufre Lambskin Leather Tote
The classic bag herself. To be honest I almost did not have this bag on this list as I was seriously considering Fendi but no no no.. The brand itself Prada wouldn’t have that. This bag is one of those with a huger celebrity following which also have that quality to transcend from season to season.
Another characteristic is that they are produced in limited edition quantities with varying gorgeous fabrics and sometimes even a wooden outer frame.
Finally I would want to add that the Safiano might just be one to watch later in the future as its doing really good.
The Gaufre retails for about £1,375.
A lot of people make a fuss about how expensive designer stuff are compared t its cost.. This post isn’t really for them because I do not even want to go into explaining how much these brands have invested in their names yada yada yada..
So yeah, get investing and experience whatever lifestyle you’ve chosen as you do so.
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