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Famous Designer Bags Named After Iconic Women

Many designer handbags are named after women as a means to celebrate icons and to share their strong and stylish personality. Take a look at some of our favourite designer bags monikered after amazing women.

Versace Madonna Bag

Donatella Versace announced that “Madonna is one of the true icons of Versace." So, it’s only right that the designer crafted a bag that celebrates the best of Versace with the spirit of Madonna.
This stunning iridescent python purse embodies the essence of both luxury ladies, the one who inspired it and the other that designed it. Not to mention, the signature Medusa logo plate celebrates another powerful woman.

Lady Dior

Princess Diana was a leading fashionista in her time. However, it wasn’t until French First Lady, Bernadette Chirac commission Christian Dior to craft a handbag, especially for the princess. Although the handbag wasn’t originally called ‘Lady Dior’, the princess was regularly photographed with it making it a must-have accessory in the 90s. Dior had no choice but to call it the ‘Lady Dior’ bag and satisfy fashionistas worldwide.

Sophia x Salvatore Ferragamo

Sophia Loren is an iconic Italian actress known by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema! Not only was she talented on the silver screen, but a well-known fashionista too. This beauty has a liking for top designer brands like Salvatore Ferragamo. In fact, not only was she a long-time customer of Ferragamo, she became friends with the designer too!
It’s no wonder that Ferragamo crafted a handbag to celebrate the leading lady.

The Stam Bag By Marc Jacobs

In the early 2000s, this Marc Jacobs handbag was a must-have for all fashionista. In fact, demand was so high that the brand was forced to close all waiting lists. Fittingly, just as quickly the Stam bag rose to fame, so did it’s namesake. Marc Jacob’s muse for the bag is famous Canadian model, Jessica Stam. The doll face model was 15th on the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, earning an estimated total of $1.5 million in 12 months.
The Stam handbag represents style, beauty and wealth!

Gucci Bardot Bag

Brigit Bardot was a well-known actress, model and ultimate sex symbol of the ‘60s. The bag’s curvy silhouette and glamorousness is meant to mimic the icon. What’s more, the Gucci Bardot bag also comes in elegant two-tone combinations like black and white and dark brown and beige.

Hermès Birkin Bag

In 1981, English actress and singer, Jane Birkin’s husband ran over her bag with his car - on purpose! The damage would then cause the contents of her bag to fall out constantly. But as fate would have it, two days later Jane happened to be sitting next to Hermès CEO, Jean-Louis Dumas who tells her to buy a bag with pockets. She then replied that when Hermès offers her one, she would wear it. Naturally, Dumas set to design a spacious purse with lots of pockets to fit everything a fashionista needs!
Although this handbag was originally meant to assist an iconic woman rather than embody her spirit, the coveted handbag is now responsible for one of the most influential accessories of all time. Today, waiting lists are impossibly long and prices can reach well into the millions!

Where to Find Authentic Designer Handbags?

A designer handbag is much more than carrying around expensive eye candy, it embraces the strong, feminine spirit and empowers women to feel confident!
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