If you are into handbags and fashion, names, such as Birkin, Murakami or Muse, probably make your heart race – these are some of the most coveted handbags in the world. And most pricey, too. However, it does not stop women from purchasing these iconic fashion items, which are always in vogue. If you want to know more about the most famous and desirable handbags in the world, check our list of classics.
Hermes Birkin bag
Without a doubt, the most famous handbag in the world. Until April 2010, when the waiting list was annulled, the Birkin bag had the longest waiting list in the history of fashion – up to 6 years of waiting for your own Birkin model with a starting price of $7,000! It is also one of the most recognizable handmade bags in the world, despite the fact that it has no visible logos. It is so popular that it was featured in TV (e.g. Sex in the City), it has its own Wikipedia page and is an absolute must-have for every celebrity, who considers herself to be a real Fasionista. So what makes the Birkin bag so special? First and foremost, the bag is handcrafted by the best artisans in France. Each bag can be personalized, so you might end up having a unique, one of a kind Birkin bag no-one else has. It is highly functional and looks absolutely gorgeous. The bag is named after Jane Birkin, for whom it was designed.
Louis Vuitton Murakami
There are many models of Louis Vuitton handbags and evening bags, which are very popular among customers, but Murakami is special for one particular reason: it was developed in a close cooperation between the brand and Takashi Murakami, a renowned Japanese artist. The result is a handbag featuring a redesigned, colorful Louis Vuitton logo. Despite its price, the bag was an immediate commercial success and is still one of the most popular Louis Vuitton handbags.
This is the handbag, which started the craze called “It” bag. Despite the fact, that the bag is too small to fit anything else other than the most needed necessities, Fendi’s Baguette made it big, really big! It is a handbag, which almost always sells out, regardless of the color and the type of material used to create it. The price of the bag, starting at $1,500, not only did not prevent the Baguette from gaining more popularity, but it might have helped in the process, by making the bag a real symbol of status and fashion taste.
The Muse is yet another classic handbag, which is loved by celebrities (Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba to name the very few from a large group of YSL fans). The most characteristic features of the Muse bag are long handles and the half-moon shape of the bag. The Muse was released in 2006 by YSL and became a hit overnight. Despite 8 years passing and a launch of a new version of the bag called Muse II, the original handbag always sells out and is still as popular, as it was a few years back.
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