A timeless Chanel bag is most certainly a fashion investment, and according to a new study, a viable financial investment too. The research, conducted by experts at vintage handbag authority Baghunter, found that in the last six years the value of Chanel bags has gone up by 70%. Evelyn Fox, CEO of Baghunter, told Marie Claire: “We decided to conduct a study into Chanel handbags as we wanted to see if we could gain an insight into how Chanel implements their pricing tactics.
[Photo: Instagram/Kendall + Kylie] They’re on a roll - first it was swimwear for Topshop, and now, Kylie and Kendall Jenner have launched a handbag collection. [Photo: Saks] Especially for those that didn’t fancy squeezing into one of their bikinis, this is excellent news. Too excellent, because we want to buy them all and will be broke for the next two years as a result. Yep, there are backpacks [Photo: Saks] The Kendall + Kylie clothing line is going from strength to strength, and while the bags are only currently on sale exclusively at Saks, they’ll soon be available at other retailers including Shopbop, Neiman Marcus and Revolve.
At Flughafen Bremen in Germany, someone left a black leather shoulder bag embossed with a handgun just lying around. Following the incident, police issued an image of the accessory in question and warned travelers not to enter the Bremen Airport carrying it or similar versions. The bag is made by Dutch design duo Vlieger & Vandam from their Guardian Angel collection. Similar styles were actually very popular among celebrities including Rihanna, Rita Ora, Rumer Willis, Tavi Gevinson, and more in 2012.
The Je T’Aime singer said in a statement released by animal rights group PETA: “Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermes handbags carrying my name… “I have asked Hermes to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place.” (Rex) PETA claim that Birkin’s stance is a direct response to the group exposing crocodile and alligator farming and the way the animals are slaughtered in factory farms across the world, including a farm in Texas. They thanked Birkin for her stance, saying on their website: “Birkin bags once marked people as celebrities – or at least members of the super-rich – but soon, no one will want to be caught dead carrying one. “Any breach of rules will be rectified and sanctioned. ‘Hermes specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not used for the fabrication of Birkin bags.” The idea for the Hermes-Birkin bag came about from a chance meeting between the company’s chief executive, Jean-Louis Dumas, and Birkin on a flight to London in 1981.