A handbag is not just a convenient accessory for every day. A well-chosen handbag will be a great addition to your outfit.
Plus, clothing trends can come and go, but quality accessories are forever. And the bag is something that is definitely worth spending money on. There is even an opinion that every woman should not have any doubts when buying herself a new handbag or new shoes. But which bag should you buy? There are many brands in the world that are well known around the world. And in this material we will consider the 20 most famous.
Fashion house Fendi was founded in 1925 by Adele and Eduardo Fendi. Initially, it was a small shop in Rome, where the couple sold leather goods they sewed. In 1932, the first fur products appeared. However, it is possible that the brand would have remained little known if it were not for the designer Karl Lagerfeld who came in 1952. It was he who made the Fendi brand the way it is perceived today.
19. Ralph Lauren
The legendary American fashion brand Ralph Lauren, named after its founder, the famous designer Ralph Lauren, has always been synonymous with high-quality American clothing. It all started with ties, then the range of products was significantly expanded. In the 50 years since it was founded in 1967, the brand has become strongly associated with the American way of life - a kind of embodiment of the American dream.
18. Saint Laurent
Originally known as Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), this brand, which appeared in 1961, received its current name in 2012. Saint Laurent made history by creating some legendary pieces (not to mention the women's Le Smoking tuxedo). Since 1999, the brand has been owned by the Gucci group.
Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy, who managed to create a unique elegant style that immediately appealed to fashionistas. The latter provided the brand with a quick rise and world fame. Since 1987, the brand has been owned by the French holding LVMH. Givenchy left the company he founded in 1995. Subsequently, the collections were created by other designers, such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.
In 1947, designer Christian Dior launched his first collection, creating a leading brand in the couture world. From the very first days of its existence, the brand immediately attracted the closest attention of consumers and the press. Unfortunately, Dior died suddenly in 1957, after which the company was run by other famous fashion designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano. To date, Dior is almost wholly owned by the French holding Groupe Arnault.
Fashion designer Valentino Garavani started his career very young and quickly became famous in the world of high fashion with glamorous red dresses that attract the attention of women all over the world. Valentino has designed dresses for celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, Anne Hathaway, Courteney Cox and Swedish Princess Madeleine. Valentino bags are lesser known than dresses, but still extremely popular.
In 1971, Roger Saul and his mother, Joan, founded a small family business that made leather goods, especially handbags. The products turned out to be so successful that by 1973 the company's first factory was operational. Mulberry has established itself as a brand that symbolizes the British way of life. The company's bags are popular with consumers with a wide variety of needs and preferences.
Chloé is a French luxury fashion house founded in 1952 by Gaby Aguien. The brand is famous for its ready-to-wear clothing (by the way, this concept itself is believed to have been created by Agien), although the accessories produced under it are also very popular. Leading fashion designers often change near the house, and, consequently, the style. But this does not prevent Chloé products from being in demand among celebrities.
Céline is a French leather and luxury brand owned by LVMH since 1996. The company was founded in 1945 by Celine Vipiana, assisted by her husband Richard. Initially, they were engaged in children's shoes. The decision to switch to fashionable women's clothing and accessories was made in 1960. It was then that Céline bags began to be produced.
Chanel is one of the most famous and sought after fashion brands today. Founded in 1910 by fashion designer Coco Chanel, the company (originally a small hat shop) quickly became popular, if not legendary. For a long time, the famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld was in charge of the company.
The French fashion house Hermès International SA has existed since 1837. Initially, he specialized in the production of high-quality riding accessories (this is still reflected in the company logo). Hermès entered the world of fashion gradually, the first samples of clothing and accessories for everyday wear began to appear only at the beginning of the 20th century.
09. Marc Jacobs
Products manufactured under the Marc Jacobs brand are luxury bags, watches, shoes and various accessories. It is believed that its founder, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, has a huge impact on the world of American fashion in general. He presented his first collection under his own brand in 1986. Today, Marc Jacobs International LLC is part of the LVMH holding.
The British fashion house Burberry Group PLC is best known for its accessories and bags. The brand has a long and proud history, starting in 1856 with a small shop opened by Thomas Burberry. The company took up tailoring only in 1880. And in 1924, the famous "Burberry cage" of red, black, white and sand colors first appeared on the brand's products. It can often be seen today on the company's widely popular bags.
07. Tory Burch
This American brand is not yet very popular with our consumers. And no wonder, because designer Tory Barch founded it quite recently - in 2004. Since launch, over 250 Tory Burch stores have opened worldwide. Bags of the same brand are among the very popular, confidently bypassing the products of more famous manufacturers.
It all started in 1993 when fashion designer Kate Spade set out to create the perfect handbag. Initially, only 6 models were presented, which the customers really liked. This is how Kate Spade New York was born. By 2006, her income was already about $ 99 million, and the brand's recognizable bags could be found almost everywhere. Today Kate Spade is also engaged in the production of shoes, accessories and jewelry.
The history of the Italian brand Prada began in 1913, its creator was the designer Mario Prada, who opened a small shop selling bags of his own design. Comfortable and attractive in appearance, they quickly fell in love with customers. By 1970, Prada bags had become a real symbol of luxury and prosperity - they were and remain the basis of the brand. Digging took up the production of clothing and accessories later, starting in 1989.
Looking at the luxurious Coach bags, it's hard to believe that this company began its history as a tiny family workshop in which a few people hand-sewn wallets. It was in 1941. Over the decades, the company has grown into a world-famous manufacturer of luxury accessories. The assortment of bags produced, often decorated with a print made up of the letter “C”, is simply huge.
03 Louis Vuitton
It was bags that became the main products of the Louis Vuitton brand (part of the LVMH holding). And no wonder, because its founder, Louis Vuitton, was a master in the manufacture of chests and suitcases. He founded his own trading house in 1854. Today the company is also engaged in the production of fashionable clothes, perfumes and accessories. But it is the LV monogram handbags that are the dream of many women around the world.
In terms of the number of fashion products sold, this Italian fashion house is second only to the LVMH holding. Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is seen as reinventing the very approach to fashion. And the products produced under it are the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship, famous for their quality and attention to detail. The history of the house began in 1904 with the saddlery workshop of Guccio Gucci.
01. Michael Kors
American designer Michael Kors is engaged in clothes, shoes and accessories that many celebrities wear with pleasure. But it was the bags that brought the Michael Kors brand worldwide fame. In terms of their sales, the company is significantly ahead of all others from this list. According to a 2015 survey, bags from this brand were the most popular fashion trend among teenage girls. The brand itself appeared back in 1981, although the first Michael Kors retail stores began to open only in 2006.