It’s amazing how quickly Nicolas Ghesquiere has changed the aesthetic at Louis Vuitton. It’s one thing to come in to a globally recognized brand after the decade-and-a-half tenure of a legend like Marc Jacobs and put together your own collection with your own quirks; it’s quite another to do that in a way that the industry buys into whole-heartedly, as it seems to with Ghesquiere’s Vuitton.
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Hermès bags are, without question, the hottest accessories on the re-sale market; they hold their value better than anything else (and usually even appreciate), and their highest-of-the-high price tags mean that they’re worth the time of enormous auction houses that have the resources to source them from collectors all over the world.
Sale season is pretty much through, but you wouldn’t know it from the embarrassment of riches that we found when we set out to find this week’s best bag deals. Not only are a ton sought-after brands represented below, but the bags are great–colorful, fun, many of them appropriate for carrying year-round.
Not long ago, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, better known as Mel B or Scary Spice, made an appearance in one of our bi-weekly celebrity bag roundups. Several of you seemed particularly happy to see her (and she looked totally great and was carrying a beautiful bag), so we took that as inspiration to delve a bit deeper into the handbags she’s carried over her long career.
Every now and then, our friends at Moda Operandi and Heritage Auctions get together to make some rare, pre-owned Hermès bags and accessories available at a few clicks of a mouse, and now is one of those times. Through February 16, you can shop a tightly edited collection of accessories from the world’s most exclusive handbag brand.