Bags and Bags and Bags, Oh My!!!!
By V Lynne Smith
Whoever said you can’t buy happiness has obviously never shopped for a fabulous handbag. A woman’s handbag is more than just a place to carry her “things”. Today’s handbags make a statement about the woman carrying the handbag. It’s another way to complete a carefully crafted ensemble. It’s your pop of color that brightens your mood. Let’s face it your handbag is a reflection of YOU!
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite handbag brands that will leave you breathless.
Coach has been around for over 75 years and has always been synonymous with high quality, accessible luxury. In recent years the Coach brand lost some of its allure due to the departure of Reed Krakoff, it’s former Creative Director. Increased competition from brands such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade also put pressure on the Coach brand. Fast forward to 2017 with Stuart Vevers, as the new Executive Creative Director, Coach is making noise once again, in the ultra-competitive luxury handbag market.
Gucci has always been a leader in pure luxury since it was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. The brand has seen a number of changes through the years in leadership via various acquisitions. Gucci has continued to focus on its enviable reputation for having the finest Italian craftsmanship, while remaining relevant to the times. The latest offering from Gucci represent a very modern approach to design and a willingness to experiment with various colors and textures.
The wildly popular Valentino Rockstud shoe which debuted 2010, has become a Rock Star among all shoe divas everywhere, with an almost a cult-like following. So it was only natural that Valentino created a bag to match. The brand has managed to make his design into its own signature mix of edgy and ladylike. You can rock this bag any way you choose from uptown chic to casually cool. Valentino’s Rockstud handbag collection has become a classic in its own right.
The signature Intrecciato weave of a Bottega Veneta handbag makes this brand one of my all-time favorites. “When your own initials are enough” is the philosophy behind Bottega Veneta. The exceptional craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and intricate details speak for themselves. Bottega Veneta always manages to create beautifully crafted handbags while exploring new ideas but never straying too far from the quality found in each handbag.
So go out there and buy yourself an amazing handbag that’s a reflection of YOU!! Trust me you’ll be glad you did.