March 29, 2023

Discover the most famous bags from Italian brands

Bags are the most popular and well-known brand pieces in the luxury category. Last week, the Fashion Outside the Patterns column listed the most famous models from French brands. Now, it’s time to showcase creations from Italian brands, a country famous for working with leather.

Come check it out!

Giphy/Prime Video/Playback

The market created by luxury handbags is undeniable. Except these items are hits the sales and treasury of the brands, serve as inspiration for the fast fashion. Brands like Shein and Renner usually reproduce these designs in versions that are more accessible to the general public.

Despite the fact that stylists make an effort to launch new models every season, some are repeated and become timeless. It is no coincidence that they have been renewed and acquired new forms, finishes and colors.

Below, the column presents five classic models of Italian houses. While Italy is known for its bold and daring style, classic designs are prized in the leather-loving country.

Photo of a person's legs during Paris Fashion Week.  The woman, who appears to be white and young, is wearing a cream turtleneck and pants set.  a yellow sandal with a heel;  and a bag called The Pouch by Bottega Veneta, also in cream.  - Metropolises
Despite being recent, Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch bag has become a classic in the Italian brand’s portfolio.

Fendi Baguette bag, a small rectangular model with a short handle.  The piece in the photo is brown with the monogram on the label.  - Metropolises
Fendi popularized smaller bags with a short handle with the Baguette. The model went through one come back in fashion in 2021 and 2022

Young Caucasian woman with straight blond hair poses for a photo against a brown wall.  She wears a blouse and trousers, both in black, sunglasses and a beige leather Prada bag called Galleria.  - Metropolises
Galleria, by Prada, is one of the bags with the most timeless design. No wonder it has already been copied by other brands and cheaper bag companies

The Pouch by Bottega Veneta

The clutch model, which does not have straps, may not be the most practical and ideal for everyday use. But this small detail did not stop The Pouch bag, from the Bottega Veneta brand, from succeeding and becoming the self-bag of 2019.

Englishman Daniel Lee was responsible for the modernization of Bottega Veneta. Its “creative management” stood out for mixing classic symbols of the Italian brand with updated designs. The Pouch bag, for example, was a big hit at intrecciatoa leather weaving technique characteristic of the brand.

Young black woman walking on the street.  She wears baggy black trousers, a yellow coat, brown heeled sandals and a bag, model The Pouch, from the brand Bottega Veneta, in brown.  - Metropolises
The design of the Pouch is reminiscent of a wrapped bag of bread. Bottega Veneta launched different sizes, colors and materials

Middle aged Caucasian woman with long straight brown hair walking in the streets of Paris, France.  She wears a white t-shirt, a brown coat and pants set with colorful prints, a green leather bag, The Pouch model, from the Bottega Veneta brand, and Rayban sunglasses.  - Metropolises
The charm of The Pouch holds it precisely like an object. But the brand also released some versions of the model with chain and leather straps.

White woman walking on the street.  In the picture, it is possible to see only the area of ​​his torso and legs, that is, the head is not visible.  She wears a white top, a white button-down shirt, dark green shorts and The Pouch, by Bottega Veneta, in black leather.  - Metropolises
The most traditional version of The Pouch, however, is the braided leather one. The technique is a differential of the Italian brand

Loyalty from Dolce & Gabbana

The blend of sacred elements with flowers, plants and fruits sums up the maximalist aesthetic universe of the label founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The Devotion bag, featuring a red heart with gold arabesque on the front, is proof of that.

According to the creative duo, the bag is “a declaration of love sealed by the ancient sacred heart, which becomes a precious accessory of desire.” The devotion won over the Brazilians and the brand even launched exclusive models of the piece here in the country.

Loyalty bag from Dolce & Gabbana.  The piece is made of red leather and has a gold heart-shaped clasp.  - Metropolises
Dolce & Gabbana refer to sacred elements in several collections. The heart of the Devotion bag looks like an artwork for the heart of Christ

Young Caucasian woman with short wavy hair poses for a photo during Paris Fashion Week.  She wears a long-sleeved pink dress, a tiara with a large bow, in the same color as the dress, and a Dolce & Gabbana bag.  The piece is called Devotion and is made of pale pink leather.  - Metropolises
The heart, which is almost a work of art, is the star of the Devotion bag. It also became a brooch and designer jewelry.

Loyalty bag from Dolce & Gabbana.  The piece is made of gold leather and has a clasp, also gold, in the shape of a heart.  - Metropolises
The charm of the bag is actually the clasp. The heart became the highlight of other Dolce & Gabbana bags, starting a line called Devotion

Baguette by Fendi

It is impossible to talk about successful bags and not mention the Baguette, which is considered the first self-bag of history. The model launched in 1997 by Silvia Venturi Fendi, heir to the company, was the first to have a waiting list in the luxury market, such was its success.

With a short handle that made the body of the bag stay under the arm, it was reminiscent of the baguette bread carried by the French. He wooed actress Sarah Jessica Parker and became a hit after appearing in it looks Carrie Bradshaw, the actress’ character in Sex and the City.

Young black woman walking on the street.  She wears a long dress and jeans, dark heels and Fendi baguettes.  The piece is made of sequins in orange, pink and yellow.  - Metropolises
The sequined version is one of the rarest Fendi Baguettes. The exchange was created in 1997

Young white woman with straight brown hair walking on the street.  He wears a white button-down shirt, baggy gray pants, Nike sneakers, and a black sports jacket.  She is holding a beige baguette bag by Fendi.  - Metropolises
A hit in the 1990s turning into the 2000s, Fendi’s Baguette made a comeback in the wake of the Y2K trend. The short-handled bag was associated with the turn of the millennium.

Young, Caucasian man with straight red hair poses for a photo on the streets of Paris, France.  She wears a striped button-down shirt, black pants, a blue jacket, black leather boots, and a green Fendi baguette bag.  - Metropolises
You it looks by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City was essential in popularizing the it-bag

Dionysus by Gucci

The Dionysus model is a historic milestone in the Gucci accessories line. That’s because it was the first bag created by Alessandro Michele for the brand, in 2015. The stylist left the creative direction of the house in 2022, ending a trajectory of success and success.

The name chosen has a reason: the idea was to create a bag with a “Greek chic” aesthetic. The classic version of the piece appears on the monogram, with suede detailing, and a snake-shaped metal buckle.

White woman walking on the street.  She is wearing a red dress and a Balenciaga leather bag.  She holds, in one hand, a brown leather bag called Dionysus by Gucci.  - Metropolises
The traditional version of the bag is in a beige/grey tone with the Gucci mogram. Embroidery and appliqués appear according to the themes of the biannual collections

Young Caucasian woman with straight blond hair walking on the street.  She wears a green tank top, black jeans, a white and blue plaid coat and a brown suede Dionysus bag from Gucci.  - Metropolises
In just eight years of existence, the Dionysus bag has become a Gucci classic. The snake clasp is a charm in itself.

Young Caucasian woman, with straight blond hair, uses her cell phone.  She wears a white t-shirt, jeans, a white and blue schoolgirl jacket, sunglasses and the Gucci Dionysus bag.  - Metropolises
Dionysus is a Gucci classic. The bag has already acquired different sizes, finishes and leathers

Prada gallery

Owner of a large portfolio of bags, Prada has several iconic models such as the Re-Nylon shoulder bag and the Cahier. But one in particular, created in 2007, has acquired timeless status: the Galleria.

The piece was named as a tribute to Prada’s historic headquarters in Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It is ideal for everyday use, as it holds many items, and has a sober and elegant design. It is even the gateway for many people to the universe of luxury handbags.

Caucasian woman walking down the street holding a red leather bag, model Galleria, by Prada.  She wears an all red look: heels, tights and coat.  - Metropolises
The Galleria is a bag that doesn’t stray from the line at Prada. Season in, season out, the model remains in the portfolio as a classic choice

Young Caucasian woman with straight black hair walking down the street and posing for a photo.  She wears a black strapless top, a white skirt, black loafers and a leather bag called Galleria.  All pieces are by Prada.  - Metropolises
With a rectangular model, the bag has a classic and timeless design. It is a great accessory for anyone who has a formal job.

Young Caucasian woman with straight blonde hair walking on the street in Paris, France.  She wears a white and purple striped coat, a beige vest, a white cap, black leather pants and a beige bag, from the model Galleria, from the brand Prada.  - Metropolises
Despite this more classic character, Prada has already created more fun versions of the Galleria. The bag gained mini versions and with appliqués and embroidery

Although designer bags are not accessible to everyone, it is interesting to know the history and power of their designs. Knowing which aesthetics survive fads and trends can help you shop for durable, timeless pieces.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *