10 timeless handbags worth the investment ǀ Justine Leconte

10 timeless handbags worth the investment ǀ Justine Leconte

Hi everyone, it’s Justine. Let’s say you want to invest in a premium,
high-end or luxury handbag. Maybe 🙂 Given the price, of course, you
want to make sure you are getting the “right one”, which means a bag that won’t go
out of trend, that’s good quality and a bag that will retain its value over time. Because in the handbag market, it’s important
to also look at the re-sell value. I have made a selection of 10 handbags that
fulfil ALL these criteria. And for each one, I will tell you why I think
it is a good investment piece. 1. Hermès Kelly
Let’s start with the crème de la crème des handbags: every designer, including myself,
dreams of creating a bag that successful and that aspirational. It’s the Kelly by Hermès. It’s also a very smart re-branding story…
because it actually wasn’t called Kelly when it launched. It was created in 1930 by Robert Dumas and
only became famous in 1956, when actress Grace Kelly, freshly engaged to the Prince of Monaco
but already pregnant, hid her baby bump behind her handbag… and paparazzi got the photo. Then Hermès re-named the bag after her – which
was an extremely smart move. The bag itself is hand-made by one single
person, who needs up to 25 hours: it includes 36 leather pieces + all the studs and the
padlock. It is sewn backwards and then turned upside
down. The result is a very clean bag on the outside. When looking at it, I couldn’t say when
the bag was designed – which typically means that the design is timeless. But there is a catch: the bag is not available
for sale – unless you know someone who gets you onto
the waiting list. But even celebrities who know someone must
pay the full price. You CAN buy it second-hand: the price varies
depending on the size, leather and style, but it is safe to say that a Kelly starts
at a price over 10,000$, up from around 8,000-9,000$ 3 years ago. Yes, the Kelly gains value over time. So if you manage to get one, take great care
of it, keep it 20 years & you’ll actually make money doing so. 2. Hermès Birkin
The Birkin was created in 1984 for Jane Birkin: she stumbled upon Jean-Louis Dumas (who was
the new creative director at Hermès) in a plane and complained that she couldn’t find
a purse in which her baby’s bottles would fit. He must have said something like “hold my
champagne” and created a new bag, which can fit a lot: it was deeper, more supple
than any bag on the market at that time & you could expend the sides. The bag was named after Jane Birkin, she receives
royalties for it, which go to charity. And Hermès got the perfect story for their
bag. The bag is not advertised. No one knows how many they produce per year. It’s all about exclusivity. How to get a Birkin? You can’t, unless you have already purchased
one in the past. It’s like the story of the chicken and the
egg: which one was here first? On the second-hand market, the Birkin even
beats the Kelly, and its worth grows even faster each year. Victoria Beckham reportedly owns over 100
Hermès bags, for a total value of over $2 Mio. and counting. It is much smarter than to invest in stocks,
actually. The pink Birkin on that photo, alone, cost
$150,000. 3. Chanel 2.55
When this one came out, designed by Gabrielle Chanel, in February 1955 (2nd month of 1955,
hence the name), it was quite a sensation. Until then all purses, at least for chic ladies,
had to be carried. Now this is a bag that you could wear on your
shoulder: how practical! The quilted surface, now a Chanel symbol,
was inspired by horse-riding apparel. But the Double-C logo that appears on this
bag today wasn’t there in the initial version: it was added by Karl Lagerfeld in the 80’s. The strap was in metal only. Now it is made of metal and leather. And it has 2 flaps: when you open the top
flap, there is a second one underneath, to prevent things from falling out. Let’s talk about inflation for a minute,
shall we? In 1955, the bag retailed for $220. Now it costs between $4000 and $6500. So I hope that your mother or your grand-mother
got one in the 50’s… But if not: the worth of this bag keeps rising
so it is still a good investment piece, even if you buy it new. 4. Louis Vuitton Speedy
Vuitton used to make only travel bags and suitcases. For a long time, they didn’t make handbags. In 1956, Audrey Hepburn asked for a smaller
version of the KeepAll travel bag. Being a major actress has it perks and so
she got her handbag – made “for everyday use”. The bag is made in coated canvas, waterproof. Normally coated fabrics were extremely stiff,
not good for purses. But Vuitton found a way to make a more supple
coating. The original Speedy was 30cm long. Now it also exists in 25, 35 and 40cm. It had a checkerboard pattern, but the bag
was copied so much that Vuitton introduced a monogram pattern, harder to copy – for
a while – because it is more detailed. Now counterfeiters caught up and they can
reproduce the monogram as well… The Speedy has been declined in multiple colors
and Vuitton initiated the current collaborative way of working: when a house partners with
another designer who re-designs an iconic piece in his own aesthetics. The simple Speedy 25 without strap starts
at exactly 1000$, and second-hand you can find one for around 600$. It is more affordable than other famous handbags
because it is mostly canvas with just a bit of leather. 5. Céline luggage tote
I’m a fan of Phoebe Philo, who was the creative director of Céline but unfortunately, not
anymore. She designed several handbags that are absolutely
timeless, timeless was almost her aesthetics, she was brilliant at it: one of them is the
luggage bag from 2010. You see cotton totes everywhere, supermarkets
gift you totes to put your groceries. The Céline bag elevates the tote to a luxury
item. It has a masculine, business touch but with
a twinkle in the eye because it looks like a face where the zipper is the mouth. It is spacious, your laptop fits in, it’s
perfect for a city lifestyle. New it currently costs between 2700 and 4000$,
depending on the size you choose. You can get one on the second-hand market
for under 1000$. Note that Céline switched designers: the
new one isn’t as celebrated as Phoebe Philo… so when the switch happened, everything she
designed for Céline rose in worth overnight. It’s a common phenomenon so if you are looking
for an investment piece, be on the look-out for brands that are changing designers soon. 6. Longchamp Le Pliage
This bag is a total best-seller, designed in 1993 by Philippe Cassegrain. The secret here is the marketing: they advertise
a lot in the press, they collaborate with celebrities like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung
to create special editions of this bag… it has already been declined in over 150 colors
or prints. It is cheaper than other famous bags because
it is made mostly in nylon. The point of it is that you can fold it like
an envelope, to turn it into a mini-handbag for the evening – so it’s 2 handbags in
one and it’s perfect for a young woman who wants to get a famous handbag but can’t
yet afford Vuitton and Co. It starts at 145$ for a new bag. Longchamp has a leather version too, special
editions and many more-expensive bags but this one is really their entry level products…
that still feels premium. 7. Dior Lady Dior
In 1995, princess Diana came to France on a state visit and the wife of President Chirac
wanted to gift Diana a special handbag for the occasion. The bag “Lady Dior” was created and named
after “Lady Di”, as we call her in French. Afterwards, Diana was seen with several different
variations of the bag, which means she really loved it, and the bag became closely associated
to her image. The bag exists in multiple “basic colors”,
which hold their value over time. And then there are all the special editions
which, if you pick wisely, even gain a lot of value over time. On average, the Lady Dior has increased in
value by 14% between 2014 and 2016. I believe the trend is the same up to 2019. And the house Dior keeps increasing the price
of the new bags, like Chanel. So get a Lady Dior… and just wait. 8. Prada Backpack
Designed by Miuccia Prada in 1984, inspired by military backpacks, I think it is quite
easy to notice when looking at it. This backpack represents everything Prada
stands for: utility, practically, nomadism, elegance. The closures have been declined in endless
colors and textures but the shape has remained the same over time. This bag retails for 1100€. For me, that’s a timeless design. It works with an 80’s wardrobe, with grunge,
with normcore, with a minimalistic wardrobe, etc. Since the bag came out, all backpack brands
have been copying it. Over and over again. Look at the hipsters in Berlin, right now,
and you’ll see many backpacks that look pretty similar to this one. 9. Stella McCartney Falabella
This is one of my personal favorites: launched by Stella McCartney in 2010. It was the time of the mega shopper bags,
as seen on Paris Hilton at that time. Women would carry a small purse + a big bag
like this, where everything fits. But the brand was smart enough to decline
the bag in several sizes and colors, so that it survived the trend and established itself
as a classic. It’s one of the first high-end designer
bags which is completely vegan. The hardware is a special development and
the bag is sewn to the chain. Great design detail, simple cut, timeless. The bag retails between 700 and 1200$, depending
on the size. Sometimes less if there is a sale and you’re
quick. You can get it second-hand for 500 to 800$
so it holds its value pretty well. 10. Givenchy Antigona
This bag is a bit under the radar. Though it is a classic and a perfect business
bag. It’s a mix of masculine and feminine aesthetics,
it comes in 3 sizes, it has the name and the quality of the house Givenchy behind it, which
is a good guarantee when talking about investment pieces. It retails between 1300 to 2500$ new. And even the smallest one still costs over
1000$ if you get it second-hand. That’s one of these high-quality bags that
hasn’t been trending or made famous by someone famous – but it is being produced since
2011 and it holds its value. I think it’s a great investment piece. The prices I mentioned for all the bags will
vary over time – mostly upwards. I have linked everything in the description
below, for you to see the current prices, new AND second-hand. Basically, the more you wait, the more you
pay. So it makes sense to try to spot a future
best-seller right when it launches, before its price starts to increase and before the
designer changes. I hope you enjoyed this video? Thumbs up if you did, thank you! In the comments, today, I’d like to ask
you this: how does your ideal handbag look like? What should should it do? What should it bear? – Thanks you! I will see you soon in a new video! Take care!

100 thoughts on “10 timeless handbags worth the investment ǀ Justine Leconte

  1. Hi everyone! Did you notice the lipstick on my teeth? Yes, me too 😭 So let's move on to another subject… What do you expect from a good handbag: Size? Features? Material? Secret pockets? etc. Thanks a lot for your opinion!

  2. Qt please. Your first tip is to get a bag that will be considered as a Best Seller, but how do I know that this new release will be a hit? Thx

  3. Can someone help me to get my head around this. I have never owned a high end handbag, rather I have one or two bags at a time and I use them until they are worn or damaged and then I replace them. What I want to understand is if you are paying $2000+ for a handbag, do these bags not wear just as readily as the cheaper ones? Sure, they may be better quality and last a little longer but leather wears and metal trimmings get scratched regardless of quality. I can only see this working as an "investment" if you are not actually using the bag (or at least using it very rarely), having it more as a collectors item rather than a practical piece of apparel, otherwise will it not wear out sooner or later just like any other bag? Genuinely trying to understand.

  4. Dear Justine, what a nice video! I do perfectly agree with you regarding the 2 forever beautiful Hermés bags, the Chanel 2.55 and the Givenchy Antigona! It's a mystery for me as well why this bag has not the huge success that for example the Louis Vuitton (which I really can't stand anymore…) has! The shape is nearly perfect and the leather/colours fantastic! Anyway: I was lucky and could borrow (many years ago) two of those marvelous bags from my mother (Hermés Birkin and Chanel). Unfortunately thiefs came in overnight and…bags went with them…like many other things. Anyway I think it's important to use a nice and elegant style, even without designer bags. By the way: the Longchamp is very nice, affordable and ideal for travelling. Best regards from Rome/Italy

  5. Sorry: I forgot to ask if you like Pradas bag called "Galleria": a friend of mine has one and it's really wonderful. The shape reminds in a certain sense the Hermés Birkin, but with different details. Absolutely beautiful, elegant, timeless. Bye, L.

  6. I cannot afford luxury bags, never owned one. I buy average priced bags, all of them have to be black and quite large to carry all my things.

  7. Loved this video! I would like to own a highly functional bag. I love bags like Dagne Dover's signature totes and Tumi's Sheryl business tote. I also love this upcoming ethical Indian startup – Chiaroscuro. I really like the fact that each bag is handmade by a single artisan. This is their website-https://chiaroscuro.in. But I also have a question- Is there a disadvantage of using cotton lining instead of the common polyester? As this brand uses cotton lining. I would like to know your thoughts on this brand.

  8. Kelly hands down is my Holly Grail. I bought mine pre-loved (in tan or Gold as per Hermes) on my 45th birthday and I would love another one in black on my 50th soon.

  9. Hi Justine, great video as always!! Love your energy and knowledge 🙂 A couple of questions for you, where and how should one resell their designer bags? What are the things one needs to know to resell at an optimal price?

  10. I like easy access to all my things. I’ve always had a north/ west style, think I’d like a east/west medium bag. I’m petite so big bags look like a bowling bag on me. A comfortable shoulder strap that stays on my shoulder and a beautiful modern design is nice as well.😉

  11. I prefer an all leather black bag. I tend to carry one bag for a very long time and I don't swap out bags very often. I also purchase my bags second hand.

  12. Nice video, but it keeps me thinking about the salary of those workers, the sewers are usually the ones with worse salaries in those kind of companies, but these bags are so crazily expensives.

  13. I don't have a preference to buy luxury bags, but Longchamp Le Pliage is definitely an exception. And I really like that you didn't exclude it because of its price. This show that you truly are an expert in fashion!

  14. Nice video. I looove bags 😍

    I’m originally from Ukraine and we have little local brand here named Bagllet. They produce good quality leather bags. I’m brought their basics bag.

  15. I like minimalism in hand bags, however, sometimes I really like interesting color patterns that are more abstract. I don’t like when brands print their logo all over the item, but minimalist indications of the brand I think are really classy.

  16. Great video. I don't see many people answering your question about preferences, so I will give it a try. My ideal bag is lightweight and without a zillion little pockets and zipped compartments. I find it easier just to have everything in one larger space than to try to remember what I have zipped into what pocket. I hate to rummage. I do, however, like a clip on a cord to put my keys on (inside the bag), and a small outer zipped pocket for my phone, passport, etc.. Also, the possibility to zip or otherwise close the main compartment as a theft or spillage deterrent. If the style can take it, I like little metal feet on the bag to keep it off the floor (if that cannot be avoided). Shoulder bag, easy to keep clean. Slouchy bags often look sloppy to me – and I have a horror of metal and flash and logos. I hope this helps. Enjoying your videos.

  17. My first luxury bag is the Longchamp one, I bought it after I graduated from college. I had it for 5 years and it still look like brand new! I'd say it is really worth the money.

  18. I look at: quality, practicality, diverse with outfits and or seasonal, then last but not least…😔 do I really need it at the price.
    My favorite is not very famous but their quality is impressive. Brighton and they are a California company.

  19. I like fashionable backpacks. I think backpacks are the best for my back because they distribute the weight. I don't like the look of a strap going across my chest, so another reason for a backpack. Additionally I want my hands and arms to be free as I move about. I guess a fannypack would accomplish the same thing. I don't like bags that I have to carry with my hand or over my shoulder. 🙂

  20. Since I am petite I find large bags and fashion styles overwhelm my body frame if they are too big. So, I keep bags sizes to medium (?) size and fashion more tailored. Love your videos and information.Thank you !

  21. The perfect handbag grabs my attention immediately due to it's look. I own 5 of the bags you just showcased and will not depart from them, at least for now. I love all my handbags, approximately 40 handbags. I like to invest in quality. Thank you for your video.

  22. I love a casual everyday hand bag and a nice structured bag yet simple, nothing over the top or fancy. Loved this video, the styles and history. Thank you!

  23. I like bags with good craftsmanship like Valextra Iside – leather lining, understated but elegant, no logo that begs for attention but catches the eye of one who can discern style.

  24. I love my Speedy 30 in Damier and mongram. And for Le Pliage I own so many! p.s. My first authentic Speedy was $600 15 years ago. I do not like anything but the original Le Pliage. They seem to go out of style. I also have to Falabella totes. I love them! I must be able to use it on a daily basis and it must hold a lot of items. I prefer to my Falabellas to my LVs.

  25. I enjoy the simplicity and "barbie doll quality" Of Kate Spade bags. Hers have a 'picnic in the country' quality yet sharp enough to take to the office.

  26. I just don't go for the idea. I would prefer to buy my handbags from local producers, with good quality and good design. And spend the remaining budget on champagne lol

  27. I like a leather bag, very simple, all of the detail in hardware and possibly the texture of the leather. I loathe suede, it never survives well. I want at least two compartments and an open slip pocket large enough for my cell phone. My favorite configuration is a large compartment with a zipper pocket in the center creating two larger compartments and one zippered pocket. I want a top that is secure – it should zip closed or have a flap that folds over and snaps closed (magnetic catch preferred). I want to be able to carry it as a handbag AND as a shoulder bag, so two straps. Leather textures: the lovely strie of LV epi leather, pebbled leather, quilting, embossed croc or alligator. I like whimsical hardware that is a nod to other designs, such as the horse tack inspired hardware from Gucci and the dog-collar inspired hardware from Hermes. I spotted a darling bag a while ago that had a fold-down catch on the front pocket flap modeled after a victorian door knocker. I want practical features such as good quality feet, sturdy zippers, heavily plated hardware. I hate black linings – I can never find anything. My favorite (deceased. unfortunately) bag was a conservative black leather with a luscious bright pink floral print lining that disguised stains beautifully and that provided a light bright high-contrast background so that I could locate everything quickly. I prefer 25 cm to 30 cm wide, and wider than it is tall. Very deep bags swallow wallets, key cases, and cosmetics bags. I admire piped edges or edges with other trims that protect the leather. I am hunting for a handbag now, hence my decided and detailed opinions. Hope this helps! Love your content, I've learned SO much from you!

  28. Ohhh I wish I could add a photo! My favorite gently loved consignment store, is selling a Louis Vuitton for $1,500.00 “Retails at $2,500”

    I follow them on Instagram and just yesterday I thought, “They have really gone down in quality”
    I guess not… this LV is actually cute. It’s all black if anyone wants to buy it or check it out; go on Instagram cm_overlandpark. I am sure they would be happy to ship!

  29. As I'm working at a preschool, I just use MK, Oroton and Coach bags for my daily bags. After watching your video, I bought Longchamp Le pliage club in navy blue from QVB, Sydney last weekend. I love it!!!! Thanks for your video, Justine

  30. Good closure, that will not scratch (zippers can be scratchy) will fit a lot, but stay in its original form. Both a shoulder strap and a handbag strap and also very important, one that is beautiful.

  31. I don't really care for handbags but this was very interesting. I love knowing the history behind designs. Only now I'm actually looking into buying a handbag but not at that pricepoint 😀 I want something simple and elegant that will also fit my everyday stuff and has a clean shape to it. We'll see if I can find that.

  32. I look for a bag that uses recyclable material or second hand. I love bag that are comfortable throw over the neck and shoulders.

  33. i love your videos! its like a good talk with a good friend, where only she talks 😀 it would be great if you could do more of these videos, more about fashion history.

  34. I need a bag that is medium size – not over 9" hi, 12" wide and 4 1/2 – 5" deep and opens wide at the top so I can easily find what I'm looking for. It should have a lighter color lining so I can see what's in there and have a zipper or a 2-3" fold over top to avoid spilling. The bag should be of light weight leather or a coated fabric to minimize weight. I like a wider shoulder strap to reduce shoulder fatigue and so my hands are free as I usually have my precious Maltese mix, Julien, with me. Is that specific enough?! If you ever find this one please let me know!

  35. Hermes Birkin,you can't buy?😳 Well come to Norway here in Steen&Strøm are exclusive stores like LV ,Gucci, Prada,
    Everyone here can buy exclusive stuff
    BTW I have a Birkin 30 dark red with silver hardware from 2007 for 12k €uros if someone is interested 😊

  36. Great video. I look for quality, timelessness and functionality as well as responsible practices. I also look for discrete branding, I don't want a logo all over what I'm carrying.

  37. Justine I love your content! It's so informative, you obviously have a great knowledge of culture and history and you tie it all together so well.

  38. It makes me very sad that designers can't find other fabrics which don't include animal cruelty in their designs. Fur, leather and wool are not needed in fashion. Glad to see this is slowly changing.

  39. Was it LANCEL that Brigid Bardot designed casual white bag…? Not high end one🙂, but I wanted it so much as a student.It was too heavy when I found it in Europe at last; my back pain…💦how European ladies can handle it I take my hats off🎩.
    After some BRONTIBAYPARIS bags now I use only “la bagagery” waterproof vinyl monogrammed series, that are made in China but under licensed “Japanese” company doing quality control💮. The series has many detachable nylon straps that it can go 3 ways, which is great to adjust and divide the heaviness, you even can have it like back pack in front, having two hand free when it started to rain if you happened to use cane. I get admiring sighs from highest department’s stuffs for the subtleness of colors.AND I am very happy🌹. Bye bye my high end bags…

  40. I commute by bicycle, so I prefer crossbody bags if I'm only carrying my wallet and phone, Though backpacks have my preference. I live in a city, so the contents need to be stored away enough to discourage pickpockets, but not so much that I bother everyone in line at the grocery store while I try to get my wallet out. I don't like deep pockets (too dark, too much searching) I like having multiple pockets so I can organise the contents of the bag. And it needs to be waterproof as it rains a lot here. Also durable and lightweight. And while we're at it, some hammerspace would be great..

  41. My perfect handbag must have enough room to hold several items like a book and a water bottle at least. Is has to be vegan, and needs to have straps so I can wear it on my back.

  42. You can't count on current trend to continue. I would not call any of these "investment". The prices for all of those and the secrecy (of Hermes) are ridiculous. Some people have more money than brains.
    The Longchamp bag is seriously ugly… hard to imagine that it is even called fashion. Personally I find Vuitton tacky.
    The Dior and the Givenchy are my favourite… but I would not pay that much for a bag.

  43. Thanks for this fashion history lesson! Love it! When I shop for bags, I’m looking for function and style. Although I love many of the bags you listed, I want to make sure each of my designer bags has its own function so I am never not using the bag to the fullest. Next on my shopping list is a Chanel bag but I am trying to decide on a specific size!

  44. Unless the bag was made of gold I can’t understand why women would pay that amount. Children go to bed hungry every night use that money to help a child instead.

  45. Celebrities absolutely get special treatment at Hermes lmao. I mean sure they’re paying full price, but when getting these bags is based on your relationship with the sales associates, being a celebrity will obviously have its benefits. I know regular people who have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on silly Hermes purchases like scarves, jewelry, etc. just to get on their sales associate’s good side, among sending them gifts and other things to entice them to “find” you a Kelly or Birkin. It’s honestly comical the fact that you have to beg a company to spend tens of thousands of dollars on their bag, and even funnier that the majority of it is all in the hands of sales associates making not much more than minimum wage haha.

  46. Jane Birkin doesn't want Hermès to use her name for her bag as long as they kill crocodiles to make it.


  47. I love the handbags of a Danish designer named Pia Ries. Her handbags are very elegant, practical with many places for creditcards phones and other things. All leather in full black or black with colours as accent.

  48. I watched this video and I am actually surprised that I own one of the bags (Longchamp). I did not even know it is considered an iconic pieces, because it is far more affordable compared to the others on that list and actually most people I know who own this bag bought it because it is so light and there was so many colours available

  49. Nice story about Grace Kelly and the Kelly bag. However, Grace Kelly married in April 1956 and Caroline was born in January 1957, nearly exactly nine months after the wedding.

  50. What I seek in bag is that it is light, practical, all with a note of urban style and elegance if that is possible. ^^ That's why I am big fan of backpacks…from a tiny black leather one to a big canvas khaki green 'hipster one'. 🙂 I guess if I were to invest in a luxury one, it would be Prada!

  51. Kelly was pregnant before her wedding? Never knew that.
    I always thought her wedding dress had such an odd shape…..
    Well.. now I know, lol!

  52. When I shop for a handbag, it has to be pretty and stylish. I want a convenient pocket on the outside for my car keys and handy pockets on the inside to organized my stuff.

  53. My very first Lux purse was a find by accident. A 2003, Dior Silk canvas with a swarovski studded clip at one end…talk about bling when the sun hits it. I was in England in a second hand shop in Oxford when I chanced upon it. I thought it was a fake but the price was right for me, $100.00 pounds, and I didn't care, so like a good tourist keeping the English economy going, I snatched it up. In near perfect condition, I did ask the clerk if there was an extra charge for the dust. She glared at me but didn't say anything. Later, back home in Canada, when carrying it in a Mall a lady asked where I got the original from. And I said nope, it is a fake, and she said, nope, it is a original. Then proceeded to point out why. Wondering I did send pictures of it into a internet website that does tell you by close up pics whether it is original or not. And yup it is. Who knew……Thank you Oxford.

  54. OMG!!! My whole life, I have been on the search for the perfect handbag. Back when I was just starting out, post-graduate school, I carried a gardening bag I found in Paris as my purse. It's bucket shaped with two sizes of pockets on the outside and is big enough to hold my computer. I lusted after the LV Bucket Bag and when that was no longer made, the Noe (which I have and love). OK, I'd carry that gardening bag and would pretend it was LV. What I like about that old gardening bag is that it's sturdy, stands upright, allows me to organize my stuff by using the outside pockets, and it's not so big that I can't easily put my hands on things in the main compartment. Plus, the strap is long enough but not too long and because it's textile, doesn't slide down. Thank you for your lovely fashion history lesson. One bag you didn't mention is Hevre Chapelier–I still like their colorful sacs and use the smaller as handbags, particularly in summer. But the last time I was in Paris they had started making some of their bags in China instead of France, how disappointing. Oh, thoughts on Moynat?

  55. I still dont get it. Why is second bag value more? If we need to keep it fine, it means that we have to rarely use it, right? If we rarely use it, then whats the point having bag?

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