The Evolution of Modern Designer Bags
They say behind every successful woman is a painstakingly organized handbag. Meticulously curated to fit all her essentials, a woman’s handbag has come a long way from a utilitarian sack to the architectural, ergonomic pieces that they carry around today with absolute style. Traces of hand-held carryalls can be found back to the Stone Age, but the buzz around designer bags was created by Louis Vuitton. With the inception of train travel, luggage from Louis Vuitton became an absolute must-have for the crème de la crème of the early Nineteen hundreds.
Fashion is far more than just aesthetics and fanfare-it is a reflection of the zeitgeist. As women started entering the workforce, they carried large handbags like the Boulevard Bag or even briefcases to hold all their daily essentials. The handbag survived and adapted to everything- war in the 1940s, the rise of the bohemian subculture in the ‘60s, the disco era of the ‘70s and ‘80s. In 1981, as Jane Birkin struggled to fit her belongings in the straw tote bag that she was carrying, the future of the ‘It’ bag was being paved. The Hermès CEO who was sitting next to her on the flight named the iconic Birkin bag after her. The Hermès Birkin is a socialite-approved compartmentalized bag that has since gained a cult status owing to the exclusive buzz that has been spun around it.
As the fervor for designer collections grew, brands started venturing out into the accessories market. Balenciaga, Balmain, Saint Laurent and many more- every heritage house developed their own versions of the ‘It’ bag. What started off mainly as word of mouth and excited scream-inducing marketing, soon found it’s rightful place on social media. Instagram is responsible for helping upcoming pieces by boutique designers gain cult status. Designer handbags from Wandler, KASSL Editions, Staud and more are some must-have Instagram stars that rose up the ranks.
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Everyday Essentials: Shop designer handbags for women online
Bags are primally functional accessories. Designer bags make sure your favorite utilitarian pieces are crafted from the finest of fabrications and have a lengthened shelf life, while also making you look extremely chic. Totes, Purses, Shoppers, Sling bags, etc. are everyday styles that are curated and crafted to fit the needs of the contemporary woman.
Whatever your definition of ‘everyday essentials’ may be, there is a designer bag for you out there. Need to pack your laptop, wallet, keys, makeup and shuttle between meetings? Wandler’s classic edits are exactly what you should look at. Need to tote around a small bag while shopping for groceries? Try Dries van Noten’s padded bags to marry comfort with understated style. Saint Laurent’s Cassandra Monogram bag is perfect to perch on your elbow while you run errands- no matter how mundane or fabulous they are. Want to make a statement with a mini bag that can perfectly house the absolute essentials- your Airpods and a card case? Jacquemus’s Le Chiquito has your back. Balenciaga’s Wallets and Card Cases are perfect to slip into your pocket or throw around in a tote when you’re on-the-go.
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A Smart Sartorial Investment: Luxury Designer Bags Collection Online
Bags are the one part of the fashion industry where the fit doesn’t matter. You could belong to any body type, worrying about the adaptability of bags in never an issue. Investing in designer bags is will not only maintain but also increase the value of the piece, wearability never being a concern.
Heritage luxury houses have devised their own iconic bags that will definitely be worth breaking the bank for. Saint Laurent’s classic renditions are perfect to tote around anywhere. Crafted with refined sensibilities, Saint Laurent bags are truly a no brainer investment in luxury fashion. Balenciaga’s designer handbags are designed with the brand’s quintessential ironic humour and pop culture references. Chloé's designer bags are impeccably crafted into fashion forward pieces like the Chloé C styles and the Darryl bags.
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