Chanel’s vintage Classic Flap, with its curved front panel and wide bordered quilting, is as iconic as it is fashion forward–a true classic style with enough of a twist to always appear fresh and different. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld & produced from 1989 through the mid-90s, this style was a core classic of the brand,…
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Everyone’s go-to bag at the turn of the millennium is making its comeback as the staple bag of the off-duty supermodel. Enter: Prada Nylon. Check out the ways our favorite influencers are styling theirs.
The house of Louis Vuitton is widely recognized for its impressive track record of limited edition styles (we’re looking at you, artist collabs!), but the equally as impressive collection of special order pieces don’t share the same notoriety. Reason being? Many people are unaware special orders are part of Louis Vuitton’s offering.
We are lucky enough to have acquired two iconic maxi flap bags that were featured on Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel 1993 runway and perfectly embody the collection’s ethos: a Tweed & Faux Fur Maxi Flap and a Crushed Velvet Whipstitch Maxi Flap. two classic styles embellished with details that are anything but ordinary.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are looking back at Chanel’s feminist-themed Spring 2015 runway show. One of the higher end bags in this collection is a hand painted newsprint flap bag, covered in feminist slogans. This limited edition runway piece was only available for a select few to purchase—and we are lucky enough to have one in brand-new condition with plastic still on its hardware.
The Hermes ‘Quelle Idole,’ more popularly known as Kelly Doll, was designed and produced in 2000 by Jean-Louis Dumas himself. This limited edition style has since been discontinued, but it pops back up from time to time for boutique openings, brand celebrations, and (very rarely) on the resale market. From a thematic standpoint, the Kelly Doll bag signifies Hermes’ sense of play, which underscores everything they do as a company.
Few bags have transitioned from ‘trend’ to ‘icon’ the way the Fendi Baguette has. The silhouette was first introduced by Fendi in 1997 when Silvia Venturini Fendi was tasked with creating a “practical bag” for women. Her idea was simple: create an effortless, functional bag with a short strap to allow women freedom of movement. After the Baguette’s release, the Fendi family wasn’t prepared for the response it would soon garner. (Leave it to the Creative Director of a matriarchal brand to know exactly what women want…) The Baguette amassed a vast fanbase and quickly became known as the first ever “It” bag.
By women, for women. To kick off Women’s History Month, we are celebrating Fendi, and the women behind the matriarchal Roman luxury house. After Edoardo Fendi and his wife, Adele Casagrande established the brand in 1925, the luxury label was soon passed on to their five daughters, Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla, and Alda. These women are responsible for turning Fendi into the revolutionary brand it is today.
Good things come in small packages. Recently, in fact, the mentality surrounding mini designer accessories has been the smaller the better. Ever since Jacquemus debuted ‘Le Sac Chiquito’ on his Spring/Summer 2018 runway, the fashion community has been enamored by the micro bag trend. (Some have even tested the limits… like Lizzo at the American Music Awards.) While undeniably fashionable, mini bags are not the most practical handbag option—especially if you can’t fit your phone, wallet, or keys inside. Rather, the pieces used to organize the contents inside your bag, like coin purses, card holders, and petite pouches, are the most useful items in the mini department.
Why look at a piece of art when you could be wearing it instead? Surrealist and classical art prints and appliques have been spotted all over the fashion scene recently, most notably in the form of Vivienne Westwood corsets inspired by oil paintings, and Louis Vuitton pieces made in collaboration with various artists. This week in London, Kendall Jenner effortlessly brought the wearable art trend to life with a two-piece Jean Paul Gaultier set that she purchased from WGACA. Kendall’s mesh ensemble is a classic JPG style, and one that we carry in many prints and patterns. The swirling butterfly print on Kendall’s mesh separate set is particularly artistic, and coupled with the fact that she wore this look to an art gallery show, it seems to be an intentional choice.