Treat Yourself: Luxury Bags Worth Splurging On

Bag it up.
20 February 2023

Wellness is a hot topic these days and while there are a ton of different rituals and practices that help us find mental fortitude, nothing beats good ‘ol retail therapy. 

Yes, that’s right – shopping. In this day and age, no one can judge you based on your coping mechanisms, as long as you have the means to do so. Hence, for the rest of February, let’s take care of ourselves and incorporate some joy into our lives with these luxury bags that are worth splurging on. 

Versace’s Repeat Hobo Bag

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Revitalised archival designs are some of the most sought after in fashion and this one from Versace’s early 2000s vault is a must-have. The updated look includes the Medusa emblems, zip hardware and a half moon shape that is all the rage. The Repeat comes in two sizes – the regular and the mini – and in an array of colours such as white, black, silver, orange and purple. As well as funkier colourways and textures with fringe details and crystal-encrusted exterior. 

Gucci’s Jackie 1961

Yet another archival bag that deserves all the praise. The Jackie 1961 is a timeless classic – don’t take our word for it, take it from the stylish First Lady Jackie Kennedy whom the bag was named after. It’s the perfect everyday bag that fits all the essentials you will possibly need from your phone to your car keys. The demure yet structured silhouette also amps up any look while exuding boss babe energy. 

Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama’s Metal Dots Capucine MM

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We can’t talk about luxury bags without mentioning this legendary collaboration. This is the second time that the famous Japanese artist has worked with the French fashion house and the success speaks for itself. With over 400 pieces, the entire collection is a spectacle to behold and owning one is much like owning a piece of art history itself. Of course, our favourite pick would be the Capucine with metal dots as it sits wonderfully between femininity and masculinity.

Prada’s Moon Padded Nappa-leather Bag

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There’s something about a plushy bag that makes us want it even more. Perhaps, it is the cuteness or the sheer comfort of it hanging on our shoulders. Regardless, this padded bag is innovative yet simple at the same time, which makes it so easy to match with any fit you could possibly have in your wardrobe. Also, who could say no to the classic tor-sun-ton triangle logo and leather keychain as embellishments on the bag.

Bottega Veneta’s Sardine

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There is something so nuanced and chic about this bag and the reason lies in its handle. While it may look understated upon first sight, the sardine-inspired shape is crafted by the hands of artisans with engraved markings that make each piece that much more unique. Of course, the Bottega signature intrecciato leather made of lambskin makes the bag even more luxurious. 

Dior Bobby East-West Bag

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Dior has a lineup of iconic bags such as the D-Joy, the saddle and book tote but the Bobby has our hearts and wallets. The Bobby is elegant yet sporty at the same time, thanks to the different handle styles that enable it to be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody. The bag has a suede interior, which adds a supple element of refinery and the gold hardware makes it feel and look opulent. 

Fendi’s Sequin Baguette

Photo Credit: Fendi

Speaking of iconic bags worth splurging on, the sequin Baguette is on every fashionista’s wish-list. Not only is the bag steeped in pop culture history, it is a powerful statement piece that elevates any outfit from drab to fab in seconds. The embroidered large and small sequins bring multifaceted dimensions and textures that speaks volumes about one’s personal style – fun, eclectic and adventurous. 

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