Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Iconic Bags Named After Iconic Stars

The style makers, the trendsetters, the game changers, the icons of our time. You have to make a glittering splash on the fashion radar in order to have a designer brand name a bag after you. I thought it would be interesting to compare the very stylishly accomplished and modish ladies that each have a famous bag named after them.

Arguably the most famous of all namesake bags, The Hermés Birkin bag is also the most expensive, ranging anywhere from $10 000 to $150 000. The famous leather tote was named after French singer-actress Jane Birkin in 1984.

Lancel designed this bohemian suede and tassel 'Bardot' shoulder bag for 60's French actress Brigitte Bardot. It is said that the design was meant to mimic the curvaceous star.

Jason Wu was inspired by the 'classic-with-a-twist' Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld, and constructed a chic and modern crossbody bag after her. Forming part of his Fall 2012 collection, the leather framed bag retails at $1495.


It was only a matter of time before the world's highest paid supermodel was given her own handbag. Luella conceptualized the pretty and feminine 'Gisele' bag in 2002, along with leather heart motifs, an ode to the stunning Brazilian model.


Another Hermés favourite is the regal 'Kelly' bag, named after exquisite Hollywood actress turned royal princess, Grace Kelly. The design was incepted in 1935, and since then it still remains one of the most eminent bags of all time.

Leaving the last millennium of famous bags behind, there was a new It-Bag named after a new It-Girl. Alexa Chung was honoured with a luxurious leather satchel bag by British brand Mulberry in 2010, which became an instant bestseller at £750 each.



Although the Hermés Constance Bag was not initially named after Jackie O' Kennedy, as soon as she was spotted wearing it in 1969, it was given the nickname, the 'O Bag'. Gucci also designed a bag for the famous 60's fashion icon called the 'Jackie' bag.

A favourite of Lady Diana, the 'Lady Dior' bag by Christian Dior embodies class and refinement with a quilted leather design and metallic charms. Created in 1995, this illustrious top-handle case is still coveted by millions of fashion lovers around the world.


Most recent to join the list is songbird Lana Del Rey. This year Mulberry named a bag after 'Del Rey' with a classic inflated design that will never date. This one will set you back $1250.


Marc Jacobs encapsulated the charm & beauty of Canadian model Jessica Stam with a quilted leather creation in 2006. The 'Stam' bag, which features a brass chain handle strap & quaint vintage design, has been seen under the arms of many a celebrity and retails for about $1275.

Salvatore Ferragamo created the 'Sophia' bag in tribute to the enchanting Italian actress. Its elegant and simple design has become a favourite with many celebrities and Sophia herself. The approximate cost of the medium sized bag is $1690.

Which of these legendary leather keepsakes is on your wish list?
And who do you think the next It-Bag should be named after? 
I'd love to hear your insight...

*All collages by me with pictures via Google Images

92 comments:

Gabriele said...

oh wow, did not even know about these! Only knew about the Alexa chung bag!


xo

Je ne sais quoi said...

WOW this is informative! had no idea *blush*embarrassed* I don't have a favourite bcoz well i love 'em all!
and I keep wondering now of all of the signature handbags and their muses!
thanks doll for an amazing post! indeed it is WOW
xx
nini

Bodil Huisman said...

Great post :) love to see who inspired the designers for their bags, I love all these bags!!

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EstelleFashion said...

Great post ! Cute bag ;)

Have a good night ;)

Nee said...

wow i love this post! it was so interesting to read and to look at the pictures. there were facts i didn't know before. thanks so much for sharing and all those great pictures! love the jessica stam bag!
are you going to do a victorias secret post? since the show is today... but on air the 4th october! i'm so exccited! lots of love xx

Nee said...

sorry 4th december lol

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've coveted an Hermes Constance Bag forever and I do love it's association with Jackie O :)

Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words and support Sam! I truly believe that with experiences like this you just have to make the best of it especially when you realize that nothing can ever be taken for granted. I also hope those most affected will find a way to recover.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Lilli said...

Fantastic post Sam, I love all the ones you posted..they all are onto my wishlist lol! But if I have to choose, my fav are the Birkin, the Stam and the Alexa bags^^ So dreamy! have a nice evening my dearest! big hugs!!:***

Adeola Naomi said...

Great post and bags dear.
I will love to possess the Hermes bags and of course the lovely Alexa bag!
Hope you are in good health and mood dear!

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

My mom has that Alexa Mulberry and it is wow! All other I don't particularly like, I've noticed that I have a problem with new bags, they just do not have that something, they are to serious, to dull for me...MAybe that Jane Brirkin one from the 70ies...Hahahaha like that would cost nothing! Ilina

FRANCESCA said...

love all these bag!!!! *.* I wanna buy them all! ;)
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Beauty Follower said...

MOst of them are just great!

Antonella C'est moi said...

amazing bags kisses

JanM ♥ said...

I love the Mulberry ones!

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Ashley Aspinwall said...

I'm loving the kelly bag!


xo SideSmile,
Ashley

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Ka MI said...

Super interesting post! Love to learn something new re Fashion!

All the Hermes ones are on my top list ;)

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Josie said...

LOVE this post! I always preferred the Kelly over the Birkin but I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want (Spice Girls hehe) is a Del Rey in black, soooo lovely xxx

Sakuranko said...

Really cute bags...

xoxo

vintagelillies said...

Love the Alexa Chung mulberry bag, but all of them are very classic and iconic!

two birds said...

wouldn't it be nice to have a bag named after you? or woudln't it be nice to own one of these bags? i'd take either/or.

sonia de macedo said...

Great post, and seriously nostalgic! I used to have a pale pink Luella, so many years ago now and it was stolen :o( loved that bag. And the Stam makes me want to dust off my blue MJ and use her again!

SDMxx
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blackberryfashion said...

Amazing selection! I dream about Hermes :)

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in.the.jungle.of.fashion. said...

great post!! :D it's so interesting!!
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xx
veronica

Demi Mist said...

Great collections!
If I have to choose, I would say BB's and Gisele's!

fatima said...

I am in love with the Mulberry bag named after Alexa Chung - it's been one of my favorite designers bags for a very long time. I'm only fifteen but as soon as I start owning my own money, it's definitely the first designer bag I'll get my hands on!

Love, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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The Chic Sheet said...

Wow. I never really realized how many there were. Great posting!!!



XX,
Miranda

Cathy said...

Girl, you ALWAYS come up with the most AMAZING post ideas! These collages are so beautiful :) I will always desire a Birkin or a Kelly but my current fave is that Mulberry bag!

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Alessandra said...

I love Hermès!!

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Bree said...

Whoa, I'd love to have a bag named after me! The bags on my wishlist: Grace Kelly's, Alexa Chung's, and Lana Del Rey's. I think Jennifer Lawrence would be the perfect inspiration for a new It-Bag. :D

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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Lucie Srbová said...

I love Dior and Hermes bags! They are awesome. But I simply love almost all abgs:)

Kisses, Lucy:)

Zahra Sandberg said...

wow I didn't know half of the origins of these bags! I personally LOVE the "O" bag by Hermes and the Lady Dior. Great post - as usual!


Zahra

Sabrina said...

Looooove that you took the time to research and put these awesome collages up! I'm a fan of the Del Rey, Alexa, and Jackie O bag--because they're interesting, classic, and chic. Fantastic post! :)

xo,
Sabrina
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Kelly bag all the way! I love the refined look and will own one some day!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Frances Davila said...

What a great post! I really enjoyed reading!


Kisses
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zhanna said...

What a great post. I loved reading the story behind each bag. I didn't know bags were named after celebrities.
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Diana Marks said...

I never knew that so many bags were named after Iconic stars. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Stephanie said...

Love this post! So new and different!

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Sam said...

Interesting post. I didn't know all those bags were named after those people. Love your blog


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VintageDanielle said...

This post is so clever and a wonderful idea. I'm at a tie between Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, and Sophia Loren. Their bags have a classic, vintage, simplistic feel which I adore.

MOSAMUSE said...

such a great post!! a few of these i was unaware of!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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FASHION TALES said...

So true, there's loads of bags named after fashionable ladies, and also remember the Sophia bag and Alexa style I loved as well. Great post Sam! xx/Madison

A Mode World said...

Great post! Very interesting. I learned a lot :) xA

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, very cool post and idea! I love the Hermés Birkin bag in black the most! kisses chris

Allison said...

Loved reading a bit of history behind each bag name! So interesting!
:)
Allison
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Izzy said...

wow interesting feature! didn't know so many handbags were named after these people. Although I really think Princess Diana deserved better- the bag looks a bit tacky and cheap and kind of something like a socialite would be sporting. I really like the Stam and Hermes Kelly bag though- very classic and elegant :)

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BlueNail Girl said...

love this post! <3
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Ember Drake said...

Oh cool - I didn't even know that some of these bags were named after real people! The Mulberry Alexa bag is definitely the main one on my Wish List at the moment!

Em
x

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Wikaa said...

great bags love them all :)

Borjana said...

Wow I want one;)
xx
B.
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miss b said...

I'm a shoe and handbag fan so this is the perfect post for me! I have learnt something too - I didn't know that Sopia Loren had a bag named after her - so stylish and versatile too. I would be happy with one of those or of course a Birkin bag.
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Nee said...

hey Sam:) there are some VS pictures on justjared, just saw them:)
lots of love xx

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely collections of Iconic bags, Sam:)

Daniella said...

Hi Same,

This is a really great post, very interesting indeed. I new about some of these bags but not all and I always find dates really interesting, like the Birkin was named later then I presumed. I think the Jason Wu Daphne bag is super sweet. :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

ASparklyHanger said...

what a great post!i really enjoyed it!
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Bravoe Runway said...

My dream is to own the Kelly bag, it has been the bag I've aleays wanted! I also have a jackie bag from gucci as well!

Carolyna said...

I dream about Grace Kelly bag :-)

Jayme and Mendi said...

The Alexa Chung Mulberry is so pretty and the Marc Jacobs Stam bag is a classic! Would love to have them both! :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Itchy Edgy said...

Love love love Jason Wu bag! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog dear! Xx

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eQ said...

Alexa and Daphne - DEFINITELY THE BEST :)) Great article, so inspiring :)



Energiq

Katie Frank said...

this post is awesome, yay. you are so full of ideas!
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Melissa said...

I really like the Alexa Chung and Lana del Rey bags a lot.

<3 Melissa
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Mira said...

I love all these amazing bags. Sadly they are way out of my price league but a girl can dream <3
xo

glamDevils

The Sweetest Thing said...

Lady Dior is my favourite!!;)

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I love the Mulberry's Alexa bag, great shape and comes in great colors!!!
Best Regards
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ewelinakwiecien said...

Like your blog :)

wanna follow each other?
xxx

Elle Sees said...

I want any of those hermes bags! I don't mind who they're named after ;)

Nicole Hedges said...

Such cute bags I love like all of them! :)

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

My favorite bag of all times is my Lady Dior. A close second is MJ's Stam bag.... LOVE the oversized kiss-lock closure! But a while back I decided I need to quit buying stuff for "someone else's" life style, therefore I have managed to hold off from adding it to the pile sitting in the closet in dust bags waiting to become vintage ;) But who knows the perfect one may cross my path one day.....
Lovely post as always hun.

S said...

Hermes's Kelly and Constance are my dreams!!!
xxx
S

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I'm a Lady Dior girl! Loved princess Diana! I knew about Dior and Hermes, but not the rest so this was very interesting Sam.
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Ivana said...

Sam, this is such a fantastic idea! All these bags are so iconic, and will forever be chic! I'm completely obsessed with Kelly and BB bag, but I wouldn't say no to any of these pieces :)

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Punctuation Mark said...

thats when you truly achive Icon Status... love them all!

Aleksandra said...

The Birkin bag in black is perfect :)

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Kashaya said...

All of these are perfect but most of all I want a Birkin!

kcomekarolina said...

this is so fab!



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K.
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Sootjeelina said...

I love the white Daphne-bag! She's one of my favorite models too

xo Sootjeelina

Miu said...

None of them is on my wishlist, but I like the bags named after Brigitte Bardot and Giselle Bündchen.

Fashion-Bridge said...

All the bags are beyond fabulous. But my favourite was, is and always will be Hermes Kelly bag. It's as timeless, chic and elegant as a lady it was named after - Grace Kelly, a style icon.

Xx

Alexandra

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Jennifer said...

I didn't know so many icons had bags named after them!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Sandra Leiva said...

Birkin...<3 <3 <3
My favourite bag ever! :D

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I adore all the Hermes bags but the Alexa Chung bag is one that I need to add to my collection!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Fantastic post Sam, I had no idea about some of these!! I think I'd have to go for the classics - love the Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, ooh and the Mulberry Alexa of course!!

Have a fantastic weekend dear, hope it's lots of fun!

Tyne Swedish said...

This is a fantastic post doll! I love the different images and I feel like I just learned something so thank you for that. I also wanted to thank you for your comment on my latest fiction friday post. The first post was last friday and there are 3 more coming up so stay tuned every friday! They go live at 6am EST.

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Elisabeth said...

I long for Mulberry's Alexa Bag. I think Audrey Hepburn should have her own bag.

xxx
E from Helsinki
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I didn't know the Constance bag was named after Jackie O. This is a great post--very different and interesting.

Jacy said...

Wow, I had no idea there were so many! I would absolutely die if I ever somehow stumbled across an Hermes Birkin Bag...they are just absolutely iconic and so beautiful.

~Jacy

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Shahrzād said...

My favorite: Grace Kelly, Kennedy and Sophia Lauren! So chic and classy!
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ronelle said...

Amazing post Sam! I had no idea there were so many stars who inspired bags. Has me thinking of what sort of bag would represent me.... I'm thinking a cheeky lil clutch ;)

Mona said...

I love these pags. i need them all :)

Francesca Rose said...

I'd love a bag named after me!
I think they are all wonderful but the Mulberry Alexa will always be my favourite :-)

Francesca xo
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Karolina Usień said...

great post !!
very nice blog *.*