If the hand bags United are still as popular as ever, their patterned comrades also know how to hold their own! Over time, the major leather goods houses have come up with a number of elegant prints that have sometimes become cult, in the same way as certain models of luxury bags. You probably know the famous Louis Vuitton Checkerboard ? Let us introduce you to the other reasons and flagship prints from the world of leather goods and widen the range of possibilities when it comes to buying your future bag!
Just like the Birkin d’Hermès where the Timeless of Chanel need no introduction, some star prints are part of the history of a House. This is the case of the famous Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene and Monogram LV canvases, imagined by the very founder of the brand, Louis Vuitton, and his son Georges. True emblems of the leather goods House, they still adorn the essentials today. Speedy bags or Neverfull. Recently joined by revisited versions that have become just as famous, such as the Damier canvas Azure or the Monogram Multicolor canvas, they are also the subject of very sought-after limited editions: the graffiti decorations of Stephen Sprouse or the cherries of Takashi Murakami are to be found on the second hand Louis Vuitton bags available on Vintega.
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Another legendary French house, other recognizable motifs. If Coco Chanel did not create tweed and houndstooth, she largely contributed to inscribing these patterns into posterity. Today, they are still found on iconic bags from the Parisian Maison, such as the Timeless, as well as on sacs Chanel vintage. The accessories decorated in this way have become a trademark: although used by other haute couture houses, tweed and houndstooth immediately bring to mind Chanel !
The monogram print holds a special place in the world of luxury leather goods. And for good reason: it evokes all the know-how and experience of a House, and represents a kind of coat of arms that we wear proudly!
Among the most famous monogram patterns, the double F of Fendi owes a lot to its creator, the incomparable Karl Lagerfeld. We love it in its brown version on the sacs Mamma Baguette vintage like on the multicolored canvases or gray pale launched more recently.
Just as graphic, the print gucci monogram honors its founder, Guccio Gucci, whose initials are reversed and surrounded by small links for a geometric effect. On the Ophidia bags as on the Dionysus pouches, the toile GG beige and ebony is often enhanced by the green-red-green band typical of the Maison. Sometimes accompanied by the iconic Gucci Horsebit, sometimes in a leather version with the double G in relief, the GG motif is still very popular among fans of sacs Gucci.
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At Dior, the oblique monogram, a big star of the 2000s, is making a comeback in wardrobes. Used by John Galliano on the iconic Saddle bag or highlighted thanks to the relief on the leather of the Lady Dior, the pattern has that little retro touch that makes it so charming. It's now or never to give in to temptation with a clutch or a second hand Dior bag !
Winking prints and patterns
In the world of fashion, nothing is ever left to chance! Prints are no exception, and beneath their perfect aesthetic often hides a nod to the history of a House.
Proof of this is the famous Gucci Flora pattern, which delicately adorns the brand's large shopping bags and chain bags. Inspired by a painting by Botticelli, it was created in the 60s for Grace Kelly, who came to buy a sac Bamboo in the Gucci store in Milan. Knowing his love for silk scarves, Rodolfo Gucci then asked an artist to design a model especially for the princess of monaco. Having become cult, the Flora motif is today a real symbol of elegance and femininity.
The toile de Jouy was not imagined by Christian Dior, but a special bond unites it to the House of Dior. In the 1940s, the French fashion designer opened his boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris and sought to create an elegant decoration there that could help him build his brand identity. A friend of his suggests that he cover the walls with canvas of Jouy : the legend was born. Taken up over time by the various artistic directors as the emblem of the House, it is now brilliantly displayed on the Dior handbags, and in particular on the much appreciated Dior Book Tote.
Vintage has never been so popular! Designers are also following this trend by digging into archives of the great Maisons to draw their inspiration and give birth to very stylish prints.
This is the case of Gucci, whose style has always been a clever blend of modernity and heritage. If you know the Italian House's "Bees and Stars" print, which brings together very elaborate illustrations bees and stars, you may know that it is inspired by 70s collection. Reworked and brought up to date, it honors the bee, a historical symbol of nobility. Do you like the retro side of this now famous print? You'll love it on second hand Sylvie bags by Gucci Find it on Vintega!
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Return to France with the archives of a renowned House: Céline. Triumph print, which represents a kind of jewel with a sumptuous look, comes from the sketches of Céline Vipiana, founder of the brand. Broken down in front the Arc de Triomphe in 1972, the latter was inspired by the links of the chain that surrounds the monument to create this double C motif. Used as a clasp on some Vintage Celine handbags, the double C was remodeled by Hedi Slimane to give birth to the Triomphe print. All in subtlety, the latter marks perfectly the “frenchy” identity Céline bags.
And you, which print are you going to love? Visit the Vintega store to find the most iconic patterns on vintage luxury bags ready to follow you on your daily adventures!