For a department store like no other in the world, any ol' anniversary celebration just doesn't cut it. Where most companies might be tempted to celebrate 75 or 100 or 120 years in business, Bergdorf Goodman has saved up all its celebratory energy for a singular date befitting a singular store, and this year, its feting its 111th anniversary with a whole host of special goodies, all the way from special shopping bags to custom iPhone cases to limited edition bags, shoes and clothes from some of the world's most sought-after designers. When we heard who would be contributing purses to the effort, we couldn't wait to see how they'd turn out.
The collection recently launched on BergdorfGoodman.com, and with handbags from Gucci, Fendi, Chloe, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Nancy Gonzalez, VBH and Judith Leiber, there are plenty of heavy-hitting limited editions to choose from. Some of them, like the Gucci totes with the Bergdorf facade embossed on the front, are already sold out, but my personal favorites - the Balenciaga convertable tote and the purple Proenza Schouler PS11 - are still up for grabs. Check out the handbags after the jump or shop the full selection of 111th Anniversary pieces via Bergdorf Goodman.
Proenza Schouler BG 111th Anniversary Quilted PS11 Bag, $2150 via Bergdorf Goodman
Chloe BG 111th Anniversary Python Paraty, $3995 via Bergdorf Goodman
Gucci BG 111th Anniversary Large Leather Tote, $1750 via Bergdorf Goodman
Fendi Giano Wood and Calf Hair Minaudiere, $2850 via Bergdorf Goodman
Nancy Gonzalez BG 111th Anniversary Linda Croc Satchel, $5290 via Bergdorf Goodman
Balenciaga BG 111th Anniversary Zebra Print Calf Hair Bucket Bag, $2995 via Bergdorf Goodman
Judith Leiber BG 111th Anniversary Curved Top Pouch, $3795 via Judith Leiber
VBH BG 111th Anniversary Manila Python Clutch, $2250 via Bergdorf Goodman
Gucci BG 111th Anniversary Lilac Leather Tote, $1890 via Bergdorf Goodman
Balenciaga BG 111th Anniversary Zebra Print Calf Hair Deco Clutch, $835 via Bergdorf Goodman
Nancy Gonzalez BG 111th Anniversary Studded Croc Clutch, $2245 via Bergdorf Goodman