Women (me not being an exception) are very passionate about designer handbags and understanding our fascination for these luxury products isn’t such a complicated thing. A beautiful purse has the ability of defining your look. It complements your style and it accommodates all your essential lady stuff throughout the day. Some designer bags are more popular than others, but there are a few that have stirred the interest of the whole world. Find out what these are and the most interesting facts about their price, design and origins.
- The Chanel 2.55 bag gets more expensive by the day.
Who can resist to the charm of the iconic Chanel 2.55 double flap bag? This surprisingly stylish and versatile purse is an all times classic, and probably one of the most famous models on the globe. Because the demand for this bag increases continuously, it gets more expensive each year. If you are a fan, experts advise you to get it now and not wait until next year when its price will increase even more. At the moment, the Chanel 2.55 classic medium costs $4,900.
- Hermes has the most expensive handbags in the world.
Hermes is one of the priciest brands in the world. The price for one of its purses varies between $10,000 and $120,000. That’s a lot for a bag, no matter how rich you are. Hanna Handbags tells us a little secret about its secret- the key of the high price and demand for Hermes handbags is its extravagant selection of fabrics: calfskin, ostrich, alligator skin and luxurious details.
- A French actress was the muse for the Hermes Birkin.
The Hermes Birkin bag was inspired by Jane Birkin, a beautiful and famous French actress, who made it clear to the company that they needed a more extravagant and pricy approach. This story is actually very interesting. Supposedly, Jane Birkin sat next to the president of Hermes on a flight and she told him about the poor offer of handbags available in stores. This is how the Birkin collection was born and with it, a new trend of over-priced luxury handbags took off.
- Most of Louis Vuitton Speedy bags are made from canvas.
Louis Vuitton is certainly very different than the other countless luxury designers out there. We don’t know why, but this very popular brand is not a very big fan of leather purses. The company prefers to design most of its LV Speedy bags from a very durable and classy looking canvas. Louis Vuitton uses leather only for crafting the handles and trim of the Speedy purses.
- Louis Vuitton Speedy was Audrey Hepburn’s favorite bag.
Movie stars are the biggest promoters of designer handbags and we are used seeing our favorite celebrities carrying around very expensive luxury purses. If you love Audrey Hepburn’s movie and her classy style then you will probably be very interested about the fact that she was a huge fan of Louis Vuitton Speedy handbags. She was photographed wearing this style many times.
Now I’ve noticed that I tend to go for designer bags rather than any other bag more and more. It could be due to my age, which is why I prefer sustainable pieces or simply to the fact that I’m living in this blog-o-sphere where I’m surrounded by high end labels all the time and the more I see some bags the more I love them. At the moment I am in love with the Chloe collection. How about you? What’s your fav designer when it comes to bags? Curious about your thoughts!