Hot to trot: Bags to carry now and love forever
It happens swiftly and suddenly: a new shape, a specific colourway or some inexplicable attitude happens to capture the zeitgeist and within moments, a star is born. A handbag is one of the most accessible routes for the majority of fashion's audience and while there are a multitude of offerings in every shape and size imaginable, what is most difficult is to create something that not only captures the moment but is also classic enough to stay loved for decades to come.
Chloé's Paddington, Marc Jacobs' Stam and 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pashli have all had their moment in the sun but have lacked the staying power of some of their ilk (Louis Vuitton's Speedy bag was created in 1965 for actress Audrey Hepburn and till today, remains one of the brand's bestsellers). Here are bags that we think are not just on trend but will also keep your children's children happy.
The Chanel Gabrielle bag
The Gucci Dionysus top handle bag
The Loewe Hammock bag
The Louis Vuitton Petite Malle
The Lady Dior by Christian Dior
The Balenciaga Bazar Shopper