While fashion houses continue to innovate and bring us the latest and greatest in handbag designs, they do so at the expense of older models, pulling them from production. Usually, they get the recipe right by tracking sales trends, and/or allowing certain styles to live in infamy as part of limited edition collections. The preloved market; however, has changed the game, offering continued popularity to long gone styles. Though not always easy to come by, these bags are still ready to be loved and brought back into rotation.
Chanel Petit Shopping Tote (PST)
Discontinued in 2015, this style is a roomy and effortless pick from the luxury fashion house. An open compartment offers both a large zip pocket and slip pocket for easy organization. Available in a variety of colors, the Chanel PST is usually constructed with their signature Caviar leather and ranges from silver-tone hardware to gold-tone hardware. Also available on the resale market is the larger rectangular Grand Shopping Tote (GST), and are other variations such as the GST XXL.
Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch
Debuting in 2014, the Eva bag quickly became a cult-favorite with its durability and versatility. Originally the LV Eva was sold with both a removable leather strap for a crossbody style, and a gold-tone chain for a more formal, shoulder bag look. It has become more common to track down the Eva clutch on the secondary market missing the accompanying leather strap. Manufactured in their classic coated canvas, the Eva clutch was offered in Damier Azur, Damier Ebene, and Monogram.
Celine Edge Bag
Introduced as part of their Spring 2013 collection, the Celine Edge Bag is a minimalist design with a crisp professional chic finish. Simply designed, the bag is made with a range of materials, including python or lambskin, in various colorways, and has a single handle for easy carrying. Discontinued in 2015, this coveted model is a rarer find, but can be sourced on the preloved market.
Louis Vuitton Montebello
Added to their long list of coveted bags, the Louis Vuitton Montebello was introduced in late 2015. With the perfect mix of style and functionality, the Monogram Vernis leather offers up extra sophistication with its shined finish. Quintessential LV, the vachetta trim throughout perfectly complements the sleek debossed leather with the clochette, lock, keys, and shoulder strap, for your convenience.
Chloe Elsie Bag
Instantly recognizable by its rotating floral lock, Chloe's Elsie collection debuted in 2013 in a plethora of sizes, silhouettes, materials, and colors. From top handle houndstooth to python crossbody, now only available on the secondary market, the Elsie bag is a rare gem to come by. Modest, yet luxurious, the gold-tone hardware and premium craftsmanship are perfectly paired with the playful functionality and feminine aesthetic.
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