The Perfect History of Must-Have Handbags (according to Vogue Magazine)

Thu 15 Jan

A great handbag is like a best friend – always there beside you on your best and worst days.

As we kick off the New Year, Vogue Magazine has again launched the ‘It Bag of the Year’ promotion – casting a critical eye over the most beautiful offerings that will be swinging by our sides in the months to come.

Meanwhile, as a tribute to the best of bags across the ages, the style bible has taken a look at some of the best for the last 80 years.





NAME: Kelly
DOB: circa 1935, renamed circa 1956


Photo: Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images




NAME: Jackie
DOB: 1950s


Photo: David McGough/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images



Christian Dior

NAME: Lady Dior, a.k.a. the Princess Bag
DOB: 1995


Photo:​ Tim Graham/Getty Images




NAME: Baguette
DOB: 1997


Photo:​ REX USA


Marc Jacobs

NAME: Stam
DOB: 2005


Photo:​ Foc Kan/WireImage




NAME: Luggage Tote
DOB: 2009


Photo:​ REX/Beverly News


Has this got you dreaming of more? Check out the entire gallery via the link below.