For the past couple of years, vanity case bags have grown to become a highly coveted handbag shape, popping up season after season among our favorite designer’s assortments. Chanel continues to lead the pack, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options for those looking to tap into this ladylike trend. The often structured, sometimes top-handled silhouette was never intended to be a handbag; rather, its origin dates back to a time when women had entire rooms dedicated to dressing and beautifying themselves.
Traditionally, vanity cases were meant to be just that; a case for makeup palettes, brushes, lipstick, and more that sat atop a woman’s vanity. This shape is rather specific, though some iterations are less literal than others. The vanity case handbag is here to stay, with Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Bottega Veneta adding new iterations to their lineups this season. Check them all out (and more!) below.