The Best Bags for Autumn 2016

by / Wednesday, 14 September 2016 / Published in Blogs

A new season brings a new crop of accessories, but the best bags are classic styles, ranging from a Princess’s simple purse to a First Lady’s carryall to a television icon’s tiny clutch. Let’s take a look at 5 timeless bags that are perfect for fall and why they never go out of style.

1. Louis Vitton’s Speedy—Originally created to carry champagne back in the 1930s, this is more easily recognized as Audrey Hepburn’s signature bag. Also decorating the arm of Princess Grace of Monaco, the Speedy Bag is still available in several different sizes and all sorts of classic to modern prints and geometrical designs.

2.The Channel 2.55—We all have seen and loved this quilted little number with its iconic chain strap. Originally introduced in 1955, it screams money and taste. Also available in an array of designs and colors, this classic isn’t for the trendy set.

3.The Lady Dior Bag—Created in 1995, this handbag became instantly renowned for high fashioned the moment it graced the arm of Lady Diana. A gift from the First Lady of France, it is said to “pay tribute to a liberated woman, willfully trapped somewhere between myth and modernity,” according to Marion Cotillard, the French actress. Indeed, it is a true classic.

4.The Constance by Gucci—The high-end hobo-style tote carryall first appeared in 1947. Since then, it has accessorized the likes of First Lady Jackie Kennedy and singer Barbra Streisand. This quintessential leather tote, also known as “Jackie’s Bag” is easy to identify with its loose, relaxed shape, Gucci print and H-clasp. An updated version of this classic, the “New Jackie” is also available from the same designer. But for true timelessness, the original is the way to go.

5.The Fendi Baguette. This “it” bag rose to prominence thanks to Sex and the City’s Carry Bradshaw, after initially being largely overlooking following its introduction in 1997. Known for its trademark long, slender shape, short strap and buckled flap, little bag is a status symbol for the fashion minded.

6.Hermes Birkin Bag—This “must have” bag was created when model and actress Jane Birkin, was traveling from Paris to London. While on the trip, she was complaining about her bag to the man who was sitting beside her. As fate would have it, that man was Jean-Louis Dumas, chief-executive of Hermes and this big, beautiful leather bag was born. Once so sought after, it boasted a six-year waiting list! Now it’s the arm-candy of the famous, from singer Victoria Beckham to actress Rachel Zoe.

7.The British Mulberry Alexa Bag—In a fashion world dominated by French designers, this British bag is only a fews years old, but is already a trademark in classic fashion. Inspired by celebrity-of-many-trades Alexa Chung, the Mulberry Alexa was created after Chung was seen with a vintage men’s Mulberry briefcase. This low-key purse comes in many colors and styles to fit any fan’s personal style.

8.Yves Saint Laurent Roady Bag—Another big hobo bag that can hold everything but the kitchen sink, this popular tote was created by Stefano Pilati in 2009, and has been seen in the arms of celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Katy Perry. Made of animal skins like crocodile or ostrich, this bag can be personalized with a selection of handles.

9.The Chloe Paddington Bag—This satchel-style bag was introduced in 2002 and became an instant success. This little bag is an elegant enough to make the transition from the office to the evening. With its signature oversized lock, the Paddington bag is slouchy and soft, made from high-quality leather and large enough to be functional, but small enough to be fashionable.

10.Balenciaga City Bag—This is a black leather motorcycle duffel-style bag that can be customized to suit anyones style and size needs. With its signature leather tassels hanging from the zippers and detachable shoulder strap, this fabulous bag is long on space and style.

So, there you have it. The hottest bags for autumn 2014 and beyond. Remember, the perfect bag can transform any look from dull or wow! in an instant.


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