Category: Handbags

The Accordion Bag by Chanel
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The Accordion Bag by Chanel

The Accordion Bag by Chanel: the elegance of the quilted 2.55 meets the gussets of the traditional instrument from Hamburg. Chanel’s Métiers d’Art runway took place in the same German port town where Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born. More than six decades later, he’s making a triumphant return. The creative director is celebrating the greatest...

Dior Lady Art, the Second Collection
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Dior Lady Art, the Second Collection

Dior introduced the Lady Art project in November 2016 at Art Basel Miami. This iconic bag, first bequeathed to Princess Diana on a visit to Paris, would be revisited by a number of renowned artists. The fine arts have long been at the heart of Dior’s creations – Monsieur Dior counted a number of friends in his inner circle...

The Louis Vuitton’s Trunk
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The Louis Vuitton’s Trunk

Big travelers knew that Louis Vuitton had the power to create a unique object to accompany them on their adventures. In 1905, the brand created a trunk-bed for Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza’s expedition into the Congo; in 1962, it was a teacase for the Maharajah of Baroda, while in 1939, a trunk-desk was made for...

Dover Street Market: On-Point and Non-Conformist Fashion
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Dover Street Market: On-Point and Non-Conformist Fashion

Opened in London in 2004, the Dover Street Market surprised shoppers right off the bat with its selection of unpretentious luxury pieces mixed with the work of a few unknown designers. “In the beginning, we approached four people: Hedi [Slimane], Raf [Simons], Alber [Elbaz], and Azzedine [Alaïa],” recalls Adrian Joffe. The four all accepted to...

The Tod’s Gommino Spring/Summer 2017: A True Must
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The Tod’s Gommino Spring/Summer 2017: A True Must

Tod’s has gradually established itself as the centennial brand of last century. With their workshops currently overseeing design, Tod’s is centering their Spring/Summer 2017 collection on the “Double T” bag, the cornerstone piece in the Fall/Winter 2017 campaign, and on the iconic Gomminos. The brand is placing a timeless lifestyle at the heart of their...

Bamboo, an Iconic Gucci Code
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Bamboo, an Iconic Gucci Code

It was at the end of WWII, in the year 1947 to be precise, that Italy faced a shortage of foreign materials. Guccio Gucci was thus forced to experiment with new solutions. To create the handles for his handbags, but also to replace their leather, he turned towards new materials in the luxury universe like...

The Kelly Bag by Hermès
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The Kelly Bag by Hermès

956: during a public outing, barely even in her car, Grace Kelly was trying to protect her budding pregnancy from the avid lenses of the paparazzi – and it was thanks to a Hermès bag that she was able to do it. Soon, the photo would make it around the world; this was but an...