By Lewis Findley on Oct 16, 2019 11:38:00 AM
It's Time to Accessorise
The feeling of a new bag is always a good one.
Whether it's a city break, daily life or just for special occasions, handbags are an accessory which speak a thousand words.
But what do you look for in a handbag? Is it prestige? Quality? Functionality? Space? Price? Comfort? Design? Or something else?
Well, inside our luxury handbag auctions, there are an array of brands to discover and they represent some of the most desired brands on the market.
Take a look at the brands that you can bid, win and love in auction and why they could be a fantastic way to take your accessories game to the next level!
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Fendi are no stranger to attracting attention. After all, they did hold a fashion show on the great wall of China.
You can watch the video here! The History of Fendi.
As a fashion house, they are risk takers and are not afraid to be bold. Their controversial relationship with fur has polarised the fashion world and wider community.
Their handbags carry this endeavour of risk taking and it's led to iconic creations such as the baguette bag, a symbol of the Minimalist style of the '90s.
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Chanel has masterminded countless revolutions in fashion.
The visionary behind them was Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. An icon of the fashion world, she rejected conventions at the time and created fashion in her image.
This image resonated with women who felt liberated and from there, Chanel went from strength to strength which you can explore in our spotlight: The History of Chanel.
Building on their success from clothing, they started to design handbags and created one of the most famous bags in the world.
The 2.55 contained a strap which freed the wearer and debuted in 1955.
They say that if you've never owned a Chanel product, you've owned something inspired by her.
Despite being founded towards the tail end of the '70s, their impact on the world of fashion is absolute.
Gianni Versace is responsible for an array of the designs that caught the world's breath.
His ability to forge a close bond with some of the biggest musicians in the world such as Elton John, Michael Jackson and more got everyone wanting a piece of Versace.
Despite his tragic passing in the '90s, his sister, Donatella, steered the brand into the new millennium with a dress that inspired the creation of Google Images!
Their products are renowned for their eye-catching design and this has spilled into their accessories too!
Check out their story here: The History of Versace.
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Givenchy is a luxury French fashion house who are credited with creating one of the most adored partnerships in the history of fashion and cinema.
It was a young Audrey Hepburn who convinced Hubert de Givenchy to design her wardrobe for her most iconic films such as Breakfast At Tiffanys, Sabrina and more!
Givenchy's attention to detail secured them an array of awards and they continue to create Haute Couture and accessories such as handbags, perfume and more which push the boundaries of fashion.
You can explore the story of Givenchy with our spotlight here: The History of Givenchy.
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Prada are known as the fashion rebels and are renowned for going against the current trends to create what they consider to be fashion.
Check out their story here: The History of Prada.
This endeavour has attracted praise throughout the fashion community and even made them the place to be!
Miuccia Prada, their head designer, always has change on her mind and hit the ground running when she designed the nylon bag.
Intended for the disenfranchised individual, it refreshed the brand who continue to push the boundaries of design.
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Dior is a luxury French fashion house who hit the ground running with their iconic 'New Look' collection.
You can explore more information about this in their story: The History of Dior.
Their passion for Haute Couture designs spilled over into bags and led to an array of famous pieces.
Examples include the Lady Dior Bag, inspired by Princess Diana, and the saddle bag which symbolised the early '00s and got everyone talking about Dior.
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As one of the most talked-about fashion brands in the world, Gucci has the world of fashion at its feet.
Adored by celebrities, their reputation achieved new levels when Jackie Kennedy developed a strong penchant for the fashion house.
Gucci recognised this and named a bag after her. A fitting tribute, the style icon propelled Gucci to a new light.
You can discover more about this in our fashion spotlight: The History of Gucci.
Gucci took this light and used it to transform their brand and modernise it into a present day juggernaut.
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Could Hermès be considered a super luxury brand?
As one of the most exclusive fashion brands in the world, their Birkin bag is one of the most sought-after bags in the world!
Inspired by Jane Birkin, it became iconic after answering the needs of women the world over. Explore the story here: The History of Hermès.
What makes Hermès a unique brand is the fact they create all of their products by hand. This traditional approach is supported by over 180 years of experience.
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The story of Louis Vuitton is fascinating. As a 16-year-old, he arrived in Paris barefoot and embarked on a career as a trunk maker.
After developing his craft, he started his eponymous company and the rest is well documented.
As one of the most recognisable fashion houses in the world, Louis Vuitton has propelled themselves to the forefront of fashion and continue to do so today with no loss of enthusiasm.
You can learn more about their journey here: The History of Louis Vuitton.
Yves Saint Laurent (YSL)
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Since 1961, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) has continued to push design.
Their first collection boasted royalty who were in attendance and the collection went down so well, he was compared to Chanel!
Explore their story here: The History of Yves Saint Laurent.
A remarkable feat, YSL continue to make waves in fashion and illustrated that when they opened Paris Fashion Week in front of the Eiffel Tower.
As far as their designs go, their ethos can be described as defiance.
When it comes to handbags, these brands have created an enviable heritage that's pushed the boundaries of design and written themselves into the history books.
Chanel's innovations, the iconic Dior saddle bag, the Birkin and more are examples of how these brands continue to combine luxury with design to create beautiful bags.
These handbags may feel a million miles away but there's a fantastic collection of luxury handbags in auction and they are only one click away!
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