The “It” Bags of Jetset Babes
There are many I can assure you. As I have approx 10-20 bags listed, I will first present the classic ones that more less “every” Jetset Babe own. Next time I will present the popular bags right now.
Hermès Birkin Bag
Price: £6,000 to £100,000 / $9,600 to $160,440 / €7,100 to €119,000
This bag got named after the singer Jane Birkin since the CEO of Hermès Jean-Louis Dumas sat next to her on a flight in 1984. She complained she couldn’t find a leather bag she liked & from there the Birkin Bag got born. The design itself is based on a bag from 1892, like the original one, Birkin Bag is always hand made which makes it two full days for each bag to get created by it’s artisans.
This bag is a true status symbol for jet setters, with it’s famous 6 year long waiting list and a price tag of $$$$$$$. Depending on material used, the cost range varies between £6,000 to £100,000.
Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag
Price: Depending on size, see example below for the Large Flap bag
The 2.55 Flap bag got released in February 1955 by Coco Chanel (hence the name 2.55) but when Karl Lagerfeld took over as a creative director in 1983, the bag got reissued in it’s original design but with slight changes.
Today I would claim the Chanel 2.55 exist in every Jetset Babes wardrobe. The bag comes in a wide range of colors, either in matte lambskin or caviar finish.
Dior Lady Dior Bag
Price: £1,427 to £2,600 / $1,850 to $3,900 / € 1,700 to €3,100
The story behind the Lady Dior hand bag is actually connected to Britain’s former Princess Diana. Back in September 1995 France´s First Lady Bernadette Chirac gave Diana a Dior stitched leather handbag with a dangling letter charms (apparently, the stitched square pattern on the bag was inspired by the Napoleon III chairs used in Dior’s first ever fashion show in 1947). Diana instantly fell in love with the design and was snapped on various visits toting her bag, the house renamed their bag ‘Lady Dior’ in her honor.
These days the Lady Dior bag comes in many variations and is one of the most popular bags worn by Jetset Babes.
Hermès Kelly Bag
Price: approx £4,500 / approx $8,000 / approx € 5,500
The Kelly was made in the Thirties but became famous in 1956 when a pregnant Princess Grace Kelly used different versions of the bag to cover hide her expanding stomach in a bid to hide her condition from the press. It takes around 18 hours to make a single Kelly bag, and it’s a favorite of many celebrities past and present, including Victoria Beckham, who has a huge collection of Birkins and Kellys.