8 Iconic Bags And What They Say About The Owner- Part Three
At last! The final installment of our series on iconic handbags and what they say about their owners. Now that we’ve concluded the series, please share what your favorite bag is and let us know if the description fits your personality.
About the Bag: Dubbed the original “IT bag,” Fendi’s iconic Baguette is salivated over just as much as its carb-laden counterpart. The satin-touch, lambskin leather bag was born in 1977 and, while loved back in the ’70s, was hurdled even further into fame thanks to Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Because the bag comes in over 1000 variations, it’s been a favorite for a wide variety of women.
Celebs Who Carry It: Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Hudgens, Mischa Barton
What it Says About You: The Baguette gets its name for its detachable strap that lets you slip the purse under your arm as you’d carry a French Baguette. Its ability to transform quickly — for convenience’s sake — speaks to the wearer’s personality, as well. Women who choose the Fendi Baguette fuse practicality with glamour and have a sense of style that’s eternally classic. They are rarely loud or pushy, but instead let their strength of character speak for itself.
About the Bag: When Louis Vuitton decided to make the leap from luxury luggage to fine handbags, there was quite a bit of risk involved. The payoff was great, though, as was demonstrated by the Speedy’s smashingly successful debut in 1932. The bag is considered the smaller version of Vuitton’s Keepall travel bag and was created specifically with weekend getaways in mind.
Celebs Who Carry It: Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hillary Duff
What it Says About You: Audrey Hepburn helped make the Speedy a household name. Because the bag is associated with a timeless woman like Hepburn, you can bet the wearer strives to epitomize that kind of grace and aplomb, as well. Keep in mind, though, that the Speedy is consistently being reinvented and, as such, appeals to the modern women of today’s society. Women who own the Speedy are likely very in tune with pop culture.
About the Bag: With minimal bells and whistles and a buttery leather exterior that comes in an assortment of hues, the Prada Saffiano makes for one divine handbag. Though quiet in terms of adornments, it stands out for that very reason. Its clean lines and streamlined design is nothing short of chic.
Celebs Who Carry It: Miranda Kerr, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba
What it Says About You: Women who own the Prada Saffiano most likely live an active lifestyle full of meetings (of both the pleasure or business variety). They value order and simplicity above most things and believe that life is about worthwhile experiences. Owners of the Saffiano aren’t afraid to splurge every once in a while, but doing so usually isn’t common practice.
Want one of these bags, but are afraid of the price tags? Rent one at Bag, Borrow or Steal. Alternatively, purchase from a brick and mortar — or online — consignment shop that resells authentic, upscale merchandise.
By Wendy Rose Gould
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