Fashion Editor’s Picks: Chic Monogram Bags With Vintage Cred
If you think that the bags in the next nine pages come from a haul at a pre-loved/vintage store, you couldn’t be more wrong. Rather, they are part of the current crop of Pre-Fall designer bags – proving the point that when it comes to what makes a bag “It”, having one festooned with a retro-style monogram design will never go out of style.
Fashion Editor's Picks: Chic Monogram Bags With Vintage Cred
Small Gucci Horsebit 1955 leather and canvas Boston bag, Gucci
The latest addition to the Gucci Horsebit 1955 family features a practical foldover closure with a concealed magnet and a hardy cotton linen lining. The leather underwent a chrome-free tanning process which reduces the environmental footprint of the bag.
Celine by Hedi Slimane Ava canvas and leather shoulder bag, $1,700, Celine
If you’re looking for a well-priced designer bag with cult status, then this 23cm x 14cm x 7cm design is a good starting point. The bag features the Triomphe canvas – a contemporary interpretation of a ’70s monogrammed design – that is fast establishing itself as a new must-have classic.
Medium Dior Bobby jacquard and leather shoulder bag, $5,200, Dior
Making its debut for Pre-Fall 2020, the Dior Bobby is named after Monsieur Christian Dior’s pet pooch. This version, featuring the iconic blue and grey Oblique monogrammed jacquard, feels like something that you’d snag from a good day’s trawl at a vintage store.
Cartouchiere 21 leather and canvas, $1,490, Faure Le Page
Known for its witty designs, this shoulder bag from the 303-year-old French house features a concealed mirror on the back of the bag in the shape of a calibre – a nod to the brand’s history of making ceremonial weapons.
MCM Berlin Visetos leather crossbody bag, $2,220, MCM
This novelty bag – it measures 19cm x 8cm x 14cm – is inspired by vintage trunks and can be toted as a top handle design or slung across the body with its detachable shoulder strap.
Tabby chambray and leather shoulder bag, $650, Coach
Coach goes back to its roots by giving its iconic C monogram a true blue Americana treatment in chambray fabric.
Dora MM canvas and leather duffle bag, $4,037, www.24s.com
The French maison may have a hyped-up collaboration with Nigo at the moment – but one of favourite tie-ups from it is the one with e-site 24S. This boutique exclusive is all about retro chic and reminds us of vintage canvas airline bags.
Drum Cherry Spade Flower jacquard and leather crossbody bag, $420, Kate Spade New York
While the jacquard pattern of this canteen bag is not technically a monogram, it does possess the same vibe of retro monogram canvas. The green cherry motifs add a whimsical touch.
Mini Mon Tresor leather and canvas bucket bag, $2,750, Fendi
Love a flashy ’80s monogram? Then look further than this nifty design by the Italian label.