5 Handbags Every Woman Should Own in Her Lifetime
Let’s be honest, collecting handbags is no less than an exciting hobby and can totally be considered an art-form when done correctly. That’s why, before you rush ahead to purchase your next handbag, we’ve put together a list of the 5 classics that we feel should be in every woman’s wardrobe. 1) Louis Vuitton Speedy The Speedy bag forms an integral part of the Louis Vuitton history. The bag was initially manufactured for Audrey Hepburn when she requested Louis Vuitton to turn the popular Keepall travel bag into a smaller daily bag that she could carry around easily. The Speedy has since then become a signature for the brand. ALSO SEE: Tips For Investing In Designer Fashion 2) 2.55 Original Chanel Shoulder Bag Handbag lovers will know that Coco Chanel designed her first handbag in 1929, but due to societal norms at the time, the first bag was hand-carried. She changed handbag history in February 1955 (hence the name 2.55) when she debuted the shoulder-carried version. The 2.55 bag made it acceptable for women of considerable social status to carry a bag on their shoulders. 3) Hermès Birkin The Hermès Birkin is arguably the most sought-after and iconic handbag in the world. Originally designed for actress Jane Birkin, the Birkin is the most desired bag in the world. The Birkin is constructed by a single artisan in one of Hermès ateliers, taking up to 48 hours to make. 4) Louis Vuitton Neverfull The LV Neverfull is a cult favourite and is classified as an icon. The striped interior of this timeless bag is a tribute to Louis Vuitton’s rich history of travel and the canvas of its original trunks. Women tend to carry their lives in their handbags, and the Neverfull fully embraces this attitude towards life. The Neverfull holds everything one needs, making it perfect for both travellings as well as the city. 5) Hermès Kelly The Hermès Kelly bag comes with a rich story behind it. Grace Kelly, known for her fashionable style, notably loved the formerly known, Sac à dépêches bag. This was the original Kelly bag and was then renamed after the Princess. The Princess helped the become a status symbol and it became even more sought after by fashionable women throughout the United States and parts of Europe. Luxity is your number 1 stop for all iconic designer handbags. Let your inner fashionista out by shopping our online store, or visit us at our store in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and Cape Quarter, Cape Town.
Nov 1, 2017