3 Timeless Designer Bags To Own
Those that happened to stop by our #sosodailyfleamarket at the office in Vienna this past Thursday, or have been shopping my closet via Instagram, may have noticed that I have drastically cleaned out my closet, including a lot of designer pieces that I spent a lot of money on at one point. Why? Because I am determined to declutter/organize my life, home and work this year. Remember my personal goals for 2018?
declutter: I love our apartment, but I haven’t really been happy here for the past year. That’s because there is so much stuff everywhere! The space is not small but it is definitely not big. For a while I was desperately looking for a new home, instead of simply tackling the problem by it’s root. I need to declutter. Big time!
And because I have realized that a few timeless pieces can go a long way… Which brings me to today’s post: 3 timeless designer bags to own (and worth splurging on).
While cleaning out my closet last week, I found it surprisingly (actually, shockingly) easy to say good-bye to a few of my bags. Shockingly? Yes! Because I consider myself to be a “smart” shopper. I love to take advantage of sales and usually don’t just spend my money randomly, but on things I am 100% convinced that I will love for a long time. Or so I thought. Turns out that love and lifetime are not always the same. Even though I absolutely loved every single designer bag I owned at some point – or still do – I realized that quite a few of them are definitely not timeless. So what are my personal top 3 timeless designer bags?
- Chanel Classic Flap Bag: I think it is safe to say, that the flap bag by Chanel is an icon in the bag world. It has been around for many years and I can’t imagine it ever not being a desired bag. Especially in a timeless black, it is suitable for all occasions. No matter if you are looking to wear it with jeans and an oversized sweater or out to dinner – it is elegant, cool, goes with everything and comes in various sizes. I personally have the medium flap in lambskin with silver hardware.
- Fendi Peek-A-Boo: This one is not a bag I own (yet), but currently comes in first place on my wishlist. Personally, the shape reminds me a bit of the Hermes Kelly bag. I love the boxy look, shorter top-handle and option of dressing up the bag with an eye-catching strap. Even though the bag has only been around for 10 years (first released in 2008) the tote is praised for both its function and sophistication – practical and elegant. In terms of color, I love the black but would personally go for a beige/off-white or taupe.
- Louis Vuitton Noé Bucket Bag: “the Noé is the second oldest Louis Vuitton bag. Its birth date of 1932 places itself at the start of an exceptional decade that saw the creation of other Louis Vuitton icons: the Speedy, the Alma and the Keepall.”
Designed to hold 5 bottles of champagne (love!), this bucket bag has been around for many years, long before black bucket bags became a thing! I was lucky enough to score my Noé second hand a few years ago. Not only was it a steal in terms of price, but turns out, the bag was actually made in France in 1995. A real vintage gem!