The Vintage Bar’s bestselling bags of 2019 are…drumroll, please…
Preparing for the year ahead, The Vintage Bar’s buyers have rounded up the most in-demand bags of 2019. Scroll down to see the sell-out styles its customers could not add to their carts fast enough (in no particular order).
Prada Tessuto Sport
Prada has recently created re-editions of its Tessuto Sport, which was first released in 2000 and then again in 2005. Apart from its removable Saffiano tag, the 2019 Tessuto Sport is completely identical. Due to its low stock and long waitlists, Prada lovers have turned to The Vintage Bar; though, the earlier pieces are also extremely rare and difficult to find – especially in the highly coveted black nylon.
Dior Saddle Bag
Dior’s Saddle Bag has been enjoying its time back in the spotlight since it was re-released by Maria Grazia Chiuri in her FW18 collection. With its return to the house’s 2019 runways, it remained a favorite of The Vintage Bar’s customers – particularly in the Oblique monogram!
Gucci Ophidia ‘GG’ Supreme
As flashy, over-the-top fashion continues to trend, there is no doubt the Ophidia Shoulder Bag is a Gucci. It features all of the house’s signature motifs: the Web, ‘GG’ hardware, and Diamante monogram. While shopping at The Vintage Bar in 2019, every loyal Gucci-phile wanted the Ophidia.
Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires
Though originally included as an accessory with larger bags, Louis Vuitton introduced the Pochette Accessoires as its own unique model in 1992 and continues to offer it today. With the release of the Multi Pochette Accessoires this September, interest in the compact, rectangular silhouette reinvigorated – particularly in vintage iterations, like the Takashi Murakami collaboration, that can no longer be found in Louis Vuitton stores.
Bottega Veneta Medium Veneta
At the end of 2018, Daniel Lee – formerly under Phoebe Philo at Céline – took over as the creative director of Bottega Veneta. And, thanks to his hit designs (see: the Pouch, Padded Cassette, and Stretch Sandal), Bottega Veneta has had a record year, experiencing a spike in sales and earning the accolade of Brand of the Year at the Fashion Awards. Lee’s pieces have renewed Bottega Veneta’s relevance without losing sight of its heritage. As many want to get the brand’s Intrecciato look for less, there was high demand for the Medium Veneta at The Vintage Bar this past year – both in pops of bright color and sumptuous neutrals.
Chanel Classic Flap Bag
As declared in its name, Chanel’s Flap Bag is a classic – arguably, a forever bestseller. But, with the passing of Karl Lagerfeld this past February, everyone wants a piece of his legacy now more than ever before. Chanel’s Classic Flap Bag, which features the ‘CC’ logo lock added by Lagerfeld in 1983, sold more than any other style Flap Bag at The Vintage Bar this past year – with those crafted of black calfskin and 24k gold hardware as the most sought-after variation.
Ever since Demna Gvasalia re-launched the City as part of his “Graffiti Collection”, the style has resurged in popularity. Made to withstand the test of time, just like a quality leather jacket, the City looks even better with use. As many prefer to carry a ‘broken-in’ Balenciaga, The Vintage Bar always has the City in its collection – just not for very long, and an even shorter amount of time if it is in black.
Fendi’s Baguette rose to fame after its many appearances under the arm of Carrie Bradshaw on SATC. One of the first ‘IT’ bags, it has been re-imagined and re-issued numerous times since its debut in 1997. Most recently, in Fendi’s #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign by Sarah Jessica Parker herself. With every style setter on the hunt for a Baguette so unique that it will rival Bradshaw’s purple-sequined piece, The Vintage Bar sold out of the bag all through 2019.
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