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14 September, 2018

Five Fantastic Handbags Worth Buying

From carrying our makeup to adding the cherry on top of a jaw-dropping outfit, everyone needs a great bag for one reason or another.

But, with so many great handbags out there it can be hard to find one that works for you without destroying your budget. So, instead of saving up those bingo winnings on why not splash out on this list of the five most iconic handbags that you need to check out.

Chanel 2.55

Originally launched way back in 1955, the 2.55 completely revolutionised the style of bags for the evening of that era by simply adding a small chain strap. Turning a handbag hands-free hadn’t been considered until then and was a big innovation for high-society woman as a fashionable clutch became the must-have item.

Sporting the iconic quilted look that was inspired by 50’s Jockeys and the classic ‘CC’ metallic clasp, this tote continues to be a trend setter.

Gucci Jacki Bag

An interesting fact about the Gucci Jacki is that it was originally named the Constance, but after then president John F Kennedy’s wife Jackie Onassis was spotted with one it was quickly changed to coin in on the popular power couple.

Each bag takes a staggering 13 hours to make and it consists of a simple yet strong piston strap, brown and light beige soft leather and an Italian cotton lining on its inside to protect your valuables.

Louis Vuitton Speedy

Released in 1932, this bag marked Vuitton’s cross over to fashion from his current trend of creating luxury luggage items. This small bag is perfect for trips and comes with a delicate double loop zip and always iconic Vuitton monogram.

A fun fact about this handbag is that its popular tote version was made after a request by the legendary Audrey Hepburn who wanted a smaller bag for travelling.

Hermes Birkin Bag

This tiny tote has become the iconic arm companion for celebs and fashion superstars around the globe. Named after the famous singer Jane Birkin, this bag regularly sells well despite its high price and is even a collectible to many handbag aficionados.

Ranging from lamb to alligator skin and still sporting the iconic single-clasp double loop that’s made it so popular, the Birkin always sells well.

Luella Gisele Bag

Even though it launched in 2002, this relatively fresh faced brand managed to capitalise on the 2002 ‘It Bag Hysteria’ that flared up. Following the trend of the likes of Gucci back in the 1960’s of naming bags after stylish and influential woman of the era, the Gisele’s equestrian style combined with its rich tan leather stole the spotlight in the fashion industry.

The Verdict
So, if you’re looking for a brand-new bag then why not check out some of the iconic totes I mentioned above to nail that new look on your next night out. Some of them may be on the expensive side, but it gives you something to save your cash for!

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