• Fashion + Beauty

    The World’s Most Coveted Carryalls

    • Aug 24, 2017

    • By:Emma Reynolds

    Even if you don’t take them out the door with you every day, each intricately stitched and sourced purse is a coveted carryall no matter how often you use it. They know no season, they know no era, they know no fad. These designer bags, timeless and elegant, are the investments of a lifetime.

     

    Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collection

     

     

    In 1965, Audrey Hepburn asked Louis Vuitton to create a smaller version of the iconic Keepall bag that was first released in the 1930s, which resulted in the creation of the Speedy. Since then, the Speedy has been recreated in different sizes and prints and remains one of the most iconic shapes in the brand’s history. Louis Vuitton’s recent collaboration with contemporary artist Jeff Koons saw the Speedy 30 come to life in a new way. Koons brought imagery from his Gazing Ball paintings — a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters — to a range of Louis Vuitton products, including the Speedy 30, the Keepall and the Neverfull. His collection features interpretations of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Titian’s Mars, Venus, and Cupid, Peter Paul Rubens’ The Tiger Hunt, Fragonard’s Girl With Dog and Vincent Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield With Cypresses. Available at Louis Vuitton retailers and LouisVuitton.com, from $2,800 to $4,000

     

     

    Hermès Verrou Chaine Mini

     

     

    Since 1837, Hermès has been offering world-class leather goods for lifestyle and home, as well as perfume, jewelry, watches and ready-to- wear. This French high-fashion luxury goods manufacturer, best known for the Birkin bag, sets its sights high this season with the Verrou Chaine Mini. The evening bag features a long. palladium-coated chain strap and is formed with clean lines and a bold clasp. It’s available in a variety of colors and skins: goatskin, Doblis calfskin and alligator. Available at Hermès Retailers, $8,000

     

    Chanel Gabrielle Bag

     

    Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was an advocate for women, and Chanel’s spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection honors that with the latest Gabrielle bag. Drawing from a futuristic spirit with a touch of classic Coco, the bag is elegant while honoring the timeless tradition of Chanel. Both practical and eye-catching, it’s designed to be worn in three different ways and comes in a variety of colors, sizes and textures. Available at Chanel Retailers and Chanel.com, $3,100

     

     

    Goyard Saint Louis Tote

     

     

    The colorful, eye-catching pieces from the French trunk and leather-goods maker Goyard have become a novelty to own. What’s so timeless about Goyard is its ability to borrow from the past and make it an elegant statement of the modern era. The most iconic piece, the Saint Louis tote, is fabricated from Goyardine canvas with leather detail and an interior pouch. Available at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, Chicago, $1,560