Handbags That Stand the Test of Time

As of late, we have been noticing how many covetable bags have returned from the past. From Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite Gucci bag (the eponymous Jackie 1961) to Prada’s candy-colored nylon purses from the early aughts, summer’s brightest highlights in the bag market are archival pieces made new again. As with anything in fashion, everything comes back to relive their glory somewhere on the timeline. People are looking at different ways to invest and at this time the best investment is reviving classic pieces for today’s consumer.


To celebrate this resurgence, vogue reached out to, the multi-hyphenate creative director and art director Lucas Lefler. They set off on a weekend away at the Grand Hotel, a legendary Michigan resort known for its quaint charm (a 1980 romantic-fantasy drama named Somewhere in Time was even filmed there), to photograph the following story together. It turns out this hotel was the perfect location for these vintage-inspired pieces. The result was timeless perfection. 

Fendi’s now-signature Baguette bag first launched in 1997 as a “manifesto of individuality,” according to Silvia Venturini Fendi. 

Chanel is a house filled with iconic handbags, including this, a younger sibling to the 2.55 handbag first created in 1955 by Gabrielle Chanel because “she needed it herself.”

Gucci’s Jackie 1961 is the newest incarnation of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite bag.

Prada’s colorful nylon mini bag from the early 2000s last year, they are reliving their glory days being as big of a hit as they were 20 years ago. 

Celine’s double C Triomphe clasp is referenced from the 1973 house logo and inspired by Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. 

Shop till you drop

Shop the above icons, a 70s bag from coach, a Dior bag named after Christian Dior’s beloved pet dog Bobby, and a Vivier bag made famous by French actor Catherine Deneuve. 

Source: Vogue


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