It’s a rarefied group – women who’ve had purses named after them. Here are a few famous examples:
- The Birkin, named for Jane Birkin. The Chief Executive of Hermes had this classic bag designed for the singer/actress after he saw her belongings spill out of her straw carry-on bag. Ms. Birkin is believed to have said later of the iconic bag, ” . . . it’s bloody heavy.” Prices range from $9,000 to $150,000, depending on the materials and, imo, the created scarcity.
- The Hermes Kelly bag, for Grace Kelly, of course. The bag was actually designed in the 1930’s but rocketed to fame in 1956 when the Princess of Monaco was photographed carrying it to disguise her baby bump. The Kelly bag has a single strap, the Birkin has a double.
- Then there’s the Lady Dior, named for Princess Diana, with her permission. She propelled this bag to fame by wearing it in 1995, then ordering it in every style available. As Diana was the most photographed woman in the world at the time, the purse got a lot of press!
I don’t pine for these outrageously priced purses. They’re so far into the stratosphere that my budget can’t even see them from here. But how fun would it be to name a bag for oneself? Let’s do it, let’s love us some us, and christen a bag in our honor.
Here are some of my ideas for the P. Diane, and I’d love to know if you’ve chosen your namesake?
|This captures the essence of Crazy Cat Lady while retaining my dignity (right?)
|The City of My Dreams, always at my side. Source.
|Clean, elegant, and so, so useful for everyday. Source.
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