A bag is one of the fashion items that a woman must always have and can never get enough of. A slight tweak in the design will send women rushing to the mall to buy the latest in fashion. One bag alone cannot do it because the color must always match the rest of her outfit. A different bag is required for casual meetings and for formal affairs, for daytime gatherings and evening parties, for shopping and for cocktails. In other words, there is a unique bag that is suitable for every occasion and gathering.
This is why bags are always popular and in demand. Here now is a list of the top 10 most popular high-end bags women desire for 2013.
10. Alexander Wang – $1,252
Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer known as the creative director of Balenciaga. He attended Parsons in New York City when he was 18. He launched his own eponymous fashion label a couple of years later. He then presented a complete line of women’s ready-to-wear collection in 2007. Wang received a lot of praise and acclaim from critics for it. He then launched his handbag collection in 2008 after winning the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund. Best known for his stud-bottomed bowling bag, Wang has gone minimalist with a stylish and sophisticated shoulder/tote/clutch bag.
9. Louis Vuitton – $1,343
Louis Vuitton has always been synonymous with style and class. The venerable fashion brand has been around since 1854 with products ranging from its classic luxury trunks to shoes, timepieces, jewelry, accessories and even books. Marc Jacobs is its artistic director and the company has released the Petit Noe, a new version of the Champagne bag that first came out in 1932. The drawstring duffel bag comes in several different colors.
8. Prada – $1,356
Prada S.p.A. is a fashion label from Italy. Established in 1913 by Mario Prada, it specializes in luxury goods for both sexes, creating items such as ready-to-wear clothes, leather accessories, fashion accessories, shoes, luggage and fragrances. The company has a range of bags made of saffiano leather. It recently added a pochette style that has a slick shoulder number with leather and chain strap. It also has a classy monochrome color scheme.
7. Miu Miu – $1,587
Miu Miu is named after Miuccia Prada, who established the high fashion brand in 1993. It specializes in women’s clothing and accessories. It has branches in more than 50 locations all over the world. The brand is popular for its quirky satchels and tote bags. It also has a nice white bag made of cracked leather, which is considered a key fabric right now.
6. Maison Martin Margiela – $1,738
Maison Martin Margiela is a fashion designer from Belgium. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he worked for Jean Paul Gaultier in the 1980’s. He then became the creative director of the women’s line of Hermes in 1997, staying in the position until 2003. Its androgynous and low-key tote bag is very practical, with chrome handles or shoulder strap and a zipper that opens the entire circumference of the bag.
5. Dolce & Gabbana – $1,858
Dolce & Gabbana is a luxury fashion house from Italy. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana established the company in 1985. The company won the Woolmark Award in 1991, the most feminine flavor of the year in 1993, and the Oscar for best male perfume in 1996. It has a structured shape compact raffia bucket bag available in a variety of colors, although the black version is perhaps the safest because of its classy look.
4. Givenchy – $1,860
Givenchy is a luxury brand of clothing from France known for its clothing, accessories, fragrances and cosmetics. Hubert de Givenchy established the fashion house in 1952. Louis Vuitton owns the company, and Givenchy is now the second largest apparel division of Louis Vuitton after Christian Dior. The pale blue version of its popular Lucrezia bag has a snakeskin motif and detachable shoulder strap.
3. Chanel – $2,313
Chanel S.A. is a privately held high fashion house based in France. The company specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, as well as luxury goods and fashion accessories. The brand is known for its elegant and simple designs. Among its more famous celebrity endorsers are Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tautou and Keira Knightley. The late Marilyn Monroe also used to wear the creations of this fashion house. The company is probably best known for a trio of items, namely the little black dress, the perfume No. 5 de Chanel, and the Chanel Suit. It does, however, have a line of bags as well. It came out with an upgrade to the classic quilted bag called 2.55. The bag is huge and looks like a giant ring when worn over the shoulder, but it has been re-sized to make it more convenient in a much smaller size.
2. Mulberry – $2,393
Mulberry is a fashion company based in England. It is popular for its leather goods, especially its line of women’s handbags. Roger Saul established the company in 1971 in Somerset, and it quickly became known as a British lifestyle brand. It has produced hugely popular bags like the Alexa Chung. The company is always on the lookout for key trends in the market, and they have come out with the Willow bag that has a pistachio shade. It also has a detachable pocket that can double as a clutch.
1. Celine – $2,871
Celine is a luxury fashion house based in France. Celine Vipiana established the company in 1945, though Louis Vuitton now owns the brand. It originally specialized in customized children’s shoes, before it expanded into women’s shoes and accessories. Michael Kors served as its creative director in 1997, making him the company’s first designer for women’s ready-to-wear clothing. It has come out with a yellow and black minimalist trapeze bag that offers a lot of space inside.
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