There has been an obvious shift in accessory designing this past couple of years. Various high fashion houses are introducing new signature handbag collections that are quickly setting a trend for celebrities and fashionistas. These creations are in their initial releases, straight from the runway, and with no over-exposure on social media – providing you with a sense of exclusivity. This 2018, watch out for the fresh breed of designer bags that are worth saving for.
Introduced during Dior’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, the J’adior bag was the first to be curated by new creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. The stunning yet casual piece is a true testament to Chiuri’s style. It comes in three styles, all embellished with the gold-plated J’adior motif on the front flap. Starting at $2,750.00 (USD), this bag is a must-have for every social media fashion icon. Celine Dion, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lily Collins are only some of the celebrities who are obsessed with this Dior bag.
There is something for every fashionista on this list, and for those who prefer to keep it classy and toned down, the Gabrielle Hobo Bag is a worthy investment. Chanel launched their new line Gabrielle earlier this year with a range of accessories and a new fragrance. The hobo bag is a signature item from that range, with its quilted fabric and chain strap that embody the brand’s take on relaxed, urban travel. Kristen Stewart and Lily Allen are often seen sporting this sophisticated piece.
Sophie Hulme Albion Tote
For many luxury bag buyers, quality is the top factor to consider. After all, if you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a single piece, you might as well go for something that you’re sure you can use for the many years to come. British designer Sophie Hulme is well-known for her creations that can stand the test of time. Launched in the Spring/Summer 2016, her Albion box bag wasn’t just crafted to look magnificent on the arms of models, but it also increases its value over time.
The bag features saddlery leather that looks better as it ages and palladium plated brass, which is virtually impossible to break. Hulme uses only the finest materials sourced in Europe. Each bag she makes is 100 percent handstitched. If you buy one this 2018, it will look even better come 2022. Gigi Hadid, Kate Hudson, and Samantha Cameron swear by the tote’s quality.
When it was announced last year, the Chloe Nile was extremely in-demand that it quickly got sold out on Matches Fashion, My Theresa.com, Net-a-Porter, and Chloe’s own site. With its appealing boho design, it is little wonder that the Nile is so popular. It’s a breath of fresh air compared to the common vintage themes of other bags. Every boho fashion lover needs this little trendy piece in their closet.
Miu Miu Dahlia
If you see Adriana Lima, Taylor Swift, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajowski strutting the same bag, that already speaks volumes about its “IT” factor. Miu Miu’s Dalhia has been seen on the arms of no end of models and trendsetters, making it one of the most pictured handbags of last year. If there is anything worth bragging on Instagram, we tell you it’s this one. The Dalhia is fun, young, stylish, and easy to recognize.
If there’s only one bag you have to buy, consider the DK88. This is for women who love to keep their bags forever. Burberry’s take on this gorgeous handbag is as timeless as their trench coat. Although it was only released recently, it has already attracted the attention of the likes of Kate Hudson and Naomi Campbell. Be sure to hold on to yours because its value could increase a lot more in a few decades.
This bag has been released in more styles and colorways than we can keep track of since it first graced the catwalk in 2016. The clever thing about this bag is that it looks new and fresh yet still stays true to Gucci’s signature design. The constant embellishment and color updates make the Sylvie such a trendy thing to have. It’s perfect for the sophisticate who wants to add an edge to her style.
Fendi Dot Com
For years, the Fendi baguette reined over the fashion scene, but the over the previous seasons the Dotcom is gaining popularity that is too hard to stop now. Unlike other Fendi bags, Dotcom’s simple design makes it versatile and timeless. Busy women who wear their bags from day to night will definitely favor this fashionable piece.
Alexander McQueen Legend
You won’t often find new bag releases from the Alexander McQueen fashion house, but when you do, it’s meant to be iconic and top-of-the-line. Those who like an understated modern style will love the Legend. Amber Heard, Hillary Clinton, and Karlie Kloss have been spotted with this stunning piece.
Saint Laurent Sac du Jour
While Sac du Jour literally means “bag of the day,” the Hedi Slimane creation is more like the accessory of the decade. With Angelina Jolie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Biel, and Nicole Richie owning one, its chic and luxurious style could be at par to the Hermes Birkin. The Sac du Jour is now a part of Saint Laurent’s Permanent Collection and will come in new color updates each season.
Some bags will never go out of style. The likes of Chanel 2.55 and Hermes Birkin have been favorites in the luxury fashion scene that there is no doubt women will continue to buy them for years to come. However, there is a new generation of bags that we spot on the arms of models and celebrities. These “it” bags make for a great investment piece, not just an accessory to be seen with. In fact, some of the most popular styles we know today are said to increase in value the longer you own them.
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