Designer bags are beautiful, classic and can be very expensive. Those are facts that we can all agree on. But here are some lesser known facts about your favourite designer bags that you probably didn't know about yet! Use them to wow your friends at dinner next time, or to sound like a total fashionista at the next cocktail party.
The Chanel 2.55 increases in price each year
The classic Chanel flap bag is steadily increasing in price each year. This is due to the heavy demand. Quite logical! Who wouldn't want to own this gorgeous bag? Luckily, the vintage version is just as beautiful and will not cost you as much. We have a wide range of 2.55 bags available in our stores.
Hermès Birkin bags are the most expensive designer bags
Speaking about finances, Birkin bags are the most expensive line of bags. Prices can go up to $120,000. The more exclusive the leather, the more expensive the bag.
A French actress was the inspiration for the Birkin bag
Jane Birkin, met Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, on a flight. She was complaining that she could not find any good handbags and explained to him what she would love to see in the perfect handbag. Not much after, Jean-Louis delivered her the very first Birkin bag, made in her honor.
The most expensive bag in the world costs millions
With a value of $3.8 million, the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse was named as the most expensive handbag in the world by the Guinness World Records 2011. The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18-karat gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink, and 4,356 colorless diamonds) with a total weight of 381.92 carat.
Handbags were initially designed for men
History is very clear about this. Men were the first ones to use handbags for carrying their things around. Priests in Africa were famous for their beaded purses while Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs picture men with pouches. Thank God times have changed!