Can a handbag transform your entire outfit? The answer is yes. There is a subtle power in the handbag you carry. An outfit as simple as loose jeans and a tank top goes from casual to effortless with the right handbag, and reissues top the list of most-wanted bags.
The growing interest in capsule wardrobes and conscious shopping has led many people to prioritize quality over quantity. And it’s no coincidence that brands have delved into their archives to revive iconic pieces from the past that have stood the test of time – from the ’90s-inspired Prada Cléo bag has Jackie by Gucci from 1961 (I found the prettiest burgundy one on Vestiaire). Whether you’re interested in an investment to last a lifetime or are looking for a retro silhouette, I’ve found the must-haves and their lookalikes – so keep scrolling.
I love the iconic Dior saddle – I’ve had it for years and it’s one of those gifts that just keeps on giving. What defines the Saddle style is the fold-over flap, the curved shape at the bottom and the “CD” logo. These are the design elements that make this bag an interesting and timeless must-have. Almost every designer and retailer has designed their own version of the satchel. You can definitely afford the orient yourself and I actually have tons of great options for shopping. In fact, there are even good deals, especially on authentic vintage Dior!
The iconic Jackie
In an increasingly technological world, many people are opting for a nostalgic aesthetic reminiscent of decades past. The Jackie is no exception. Boasting a half-moon hobo style silhouette, the Gucci Jackie looks contemporary to this day. With the exception of monogram styles, the Jackie has no obvious logos, making it identifiable only to those in the know. In mini, small and medium, there is a Jackie 1961 bag to accommodate all kinds of everyday essentials. Whether you’re in love with the new season Jackie 1961 or looking to invest in vintage style, there are plenty of great options: from woven raffia to classics we couldn’t live without. Then again, she may be 62 years old, but the 1961 Gucci Jackie doesn’t show her age. It’s cool, it’s classic and it looks so good.
Undeniably one of the most popular bag trends of the moment, a practical must-have for almost every situation in life – and weather-resistant too. We may or may not have gone back to the 90s with these nylon accessories, but I’m not crazy about them. Since Prada launched its first nylon bags in 1984, the brand has strived to prove that practicality and luxury can go hand in hand. Additionally, performance fabrics have their place in the fashion sphere.