The Fanciest “It” Bags that Wealthy Women Carry as Status Symbols
I read a lot, and in every book I read, either chick-lit, non-fiction or just on blogs, I keep running into the same “It” bag names over and over again.
In light of this month’s shopping extravaganza, these are purses and bags that wealthy women carry, and in numerous colours, shapes and sizes. It’s pretty much women who make it their business to collect all of them.
All the prices are approximate and in USD.
CHANEL BOY BAG – $7500
Apparently rare and a purse coveted by many. It looks like a boy’s bag, and is like a more modern, tougher version of their ladylike classic.
HERMÈS BIRKIN BAG – $20,000 to $100,000
Specifically, the black crocodile bag because it is the most rare and most expensive of all the leathers. I think it looks terrible in this leather but, what do I know? I’m not wealthy. 🙂
CÉLINE PHANTOM LUGGAGE BAG – $3000
I think this bag is hideous. It looks like a monkey face and I know a mother who carries one and I think it looks so ugly.
JUDITH LEIBER CRYSTAL CLUTCHES – $7000
They’re too small to carry anything but some pills, but apparently wealthy women pop drugs like candy in the books I read.
BOTTEGA VENETA WOVEN LEATHER BAG $1500 – $3000
On my lust list, because I hear it is soft and so incredibly chic with its woven leather.
MANSUR GAVRIEL BAGS – $700
I don’t get the hype, I guess the red inside is what draws everyone to the bag? Very much like the Louboutin heels with their flashy red sole. Anyway, it is just a bag.
This one is a bucket bag, the other version is a tote ($600)
PRADA SATCHEL IN SAFFIANO LEATHER BAG – $2500
This would be on my lust list if I could get it under $200, but they retail for way more. It’s a nice, simple work bag, lots of compartments.
CHANEL QUILTED FLAP BAG – $3000 – $7000
The iconic, most classic of all the bags. They come in various sizes, and look like a quilt. Not my bag. Pun intended 😉
PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 SATCHEL BAG – $1000
Ahhh YES. THE PS1. It looks great, casual, not at all flashy, and did I mention that I found one thrifted?! I forgot to list it in one of my roundups.
LOUIS VUITTON NEVERFULL BAG – $1700
I really hate the LV print, and I think it looks ostentatious and kind of terrible. Every time I see an LV print, I think it’s fake, so there you go.
I’d rather carry a plain grocery cloth bag than one of these.