Pure: The Timeless Black Handbag

By Jo Phillips

The ladies at Cent, and certainly every women on earth, have an unconditional love for the classic black handbag, hence it would be a lie to say that we didn’t once dream to own one. Surely, you all know about the iconic Hèrmes’ Birkin and Chanel bags but it is truly this sharp 50’s shape that has never gone out of fashion. From the 50’s until now, our chic companion is practical and timeless. Therefore, take a look at our absolute top 5  favorites:

Lulu Guinness, The Daphne and Mini Daphne Bag


Left-50’s Woman /Right- Lulu Guinness Daphne Bag mini and medium

Clean cut and sharp silhouette, the Daphne bag is without any doubt iconic. In a chic black polish leather, it comes either in cute mini or elegant medium size. Lulu Guinness really captured the vibe of the 50’s, nonetheless adapted it to our contemporary days. Spacious, with 3 large sections, it is perfectly able to accompany the modern women in her everyday life.

Hèrmes, The Kelly Bag

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Left- Hèrmes Kelly Bag / Right-  Grace Kelly with Kelly Bag

Inspired by fashion icon Grace Kelly, Hèmes’ Kelly Bag is ultimately on of the world’s most iconic and wanted bag. In a bold trapeze shape, made of 3 luxurious layers of leather, the Kelly bag comes in 8 sizes and multiple colours. Each bag is meticulously hand crafted by one person and requires several hours of creation. More than a statement purse, Hèrmes’ Kelly bag is a status symbol.

Aspinal of London, The Hepburn Bag

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Left-Audrey Hepburn in late 50’s / Right- Aspinal of London’s Hepburn Bag

Chic, classical and beautifully structured, the Hepburn Bag is ideal to walk the everyday life in a timeless style. With this particular design, Aspinal of London honors the elegant 50’s and celebrates iconic movie and fashion star Audrey Hepburn. In premium jet black leather print ,crafted in the finest Italian leather, this handbag is synonym of optimal elegance.

Prada, The Tote Original Bag


Left-Prada’s Tote Bag/ Right- 50’s Woman

Crafted in luxurious Saffiano Cuir leather, with double leather handle and closing with the beloved vintage double snap-lock, Prada’s Tote bag is the embodiment of the undying classical handbag. It reaffirms the fact that every women MOST own a similar purse!

Balenciaga, Le Dix bag

Left- 50’s photography Balenciaga outfit/ Right- Balenciaga Le Dix Bag

Revisiting the vintage architectural squarish handbag, with the option to carrie it either on the single handle or strap it around your shoulder, Balenciaga’s Le Dix Bag is pure elegance and refinement.In a sumptuous black leather and polished with gold and silver tones, Le Dix bag will take you through the day and the night.

So the choice is yours: Trapeze, structured, squarish in polish or mat leather, the possibilities of the timeless black handbag are infinite!
And just in case you want to open your horizons, go have a look at our past Lady handbag shoot.

Does your love for handbag goes beyond the traditional black bag? Well, you can now participate to Versace customizing contest! Indeed, the famous Italian brand launches 7 limited editions of the Palazzo Empire Bag, honoring 7 cities, therefore one bag for one city.Are you interested? Grab your camera and take a picture of what makes your city so special and submit it to: palazzoempire.versace.com before the 16th of May. If Versace finds your image inspiring,you will nonetheless assist Versace SS17 womenswear show, but also your picture will decorate one of the Palazzo Empire Bag!

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