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Iconic Fashion Designer History: From Dior to Louis Vuitton


If you're all about unique, on-trend styles while being sustainable and budget-conscious, you're in the right place. In this blog post, we'll take a trip down memory lane, exploring the legendary fashion houses of Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. These iconic brands have shaped the fashion industry in ways you can't even imagine.

Each Creative Director's Work:

  1. Dior - Christian Dior:

Christian Dior, the man who revolutionised post-war fashion, laid the foundation for Dior's timeless elegance. His "New Look" of 1947, featuring cinched waists and full skirts, became an instant sensation. This vintage style is perfect for those who appreciate a touch of classic beauty in their designer handbags.

What they are most known for:
Dior is renowned for its ladylike charm, exquisite craftsmanship, and the iconic "Lady Dior" bag. With its quilted leather & dangling "Dior" charm, it's an epitome of chic that appeals to both vintage connoisseurs and the Instagram generation.

  1. Chanel - Coco Chanel:

Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, the queen of timeless elegance, brought us the little black dress and the ever-classic Chanel suit. Her legacy lives on through Chanel's legendary 2.55 handbag, featuring the iconic interlocking "CC" logo. 
What they are most known for:
Chanel is all about chic simplicity. The 2.55 bag is an emblem of sophistication, effortlessly combining form and function. It's an ideal choice for those looking to make their first designer bag purchase, a true fashion staple and vintage is often the best way to get a handbag given the significant price increases over the past few years. (Which we can source!)

  1. Gucci - Alessandro Michele:

Alessandro Michele, the creative mastermind behind Gucci, has breathed new life into the brand. Known for his eclectic, maximalist approach, he's taken Gucci in a bold, unexpected direction. Think vibrant patterns, embroidered motifs, and a touch of vintage whimsy.
What they are most known for:
Gucci's Dionysus bag is a prime example of Alessandro's genius. With its iconic tiger head closure and eclectic designs, it's a must-have for fashion risk-takers who want to make a statement with their vintage handbag.
  1. Fendi - Karl Lagerfeld:

Karl Lagerfeld's tenure at Fendi was nothing short of iconic. He introduced us to the "Baguette" bag, a small, sleek design carried under the arm like a French baguette. It became a symbol of '90s fashion.
What they are most known for:
The Baguette bag is the epitome of '90s cool. Its compact size and versatility make it a go-to choice for those who appreciate retro vibes and want to elevate their vintage designer handbag collection.
  1. Prada - Miuccia Prada:

Miuccia Prada is all about blending luxury with practicality. She's known for her minimalist, futuristic designs that never compromise on quality. The Prada nylon backpack became a cult favourite in the '90s.
What they are most known for:
The Prada nylon backpack is perfect for those seeking a sustainable touch. It's lightweight, durable, and a statement piece that adds a modern edge to any outfit. One of which we have coming soon!
  1. Louis Vuitton - Nicolas Ghesquière:

Nicolas Ghesquière has brought a fresh, contemporary vibe to Louis Vuitton. His designs merge traditional luxury with a street-style twist. The Petite Malle bag is a standout piece.
What they are most known for:
The Petite Malle bag is a blend of vintage and modern, featuring the classic LV monogram in a compact, trunk-inspired shape. It's the perfect choice for those who want to carry a piece of fashion history.


Whether you're a vintage style enthusiast, a first-time designer bag buyer, or an eco-conscious shopper, there's a piece of fashion history waiting for you. Embrace the elegance, make a statement, and carry a piece of fashion history on your arm!

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