5 DISCONTINUED BAGS THAT YOU NEED TO SECURE!
We understand that luxury handbags become part of the family when they’re adopted into your collection, which is why Handbag Clinic have curated a list of discontinued designs you need to look out for!
Fashion power houses have broken our hearts time and time again by discontinuing bags that we loved, but now resale is the largest consumer trend for the second year running, we can breathe a sigh of relief as many of the items are available to purchase preloved, yay!
Louis Vuitton Multicoloured Monogram:
The first bag that came to our mind was the Multi-coloured Monogram, can you blame us when it’s an iconic It bag?
Multicoloured Monogram designs first made an appearance in 2003, at the Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton fashion show. They were designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and became a firm favourite with celebrities and fashion lovers alike.
If your memories of this bag don’t include iconic 00’s celebs: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson & Carrie Bradshaw then what rock have you been hiding under?
2015 stole most people’s dreams of purchasing one brand new, as they were officially discontinued *sob*. However, some fashionistas argue they should have been retracted sooner, do you agree?
GST: Grand Shopping Tote.
Commonly crafted in Caviar leather, this classic bag secured its status as an iconic design and the fashion world was shocked when it was discontinued in 2015.
Since, it has become one of, if not the, most covetable handbags within the pre-loved market. This timepiece was commonly produced in classic hues of black and beige but which colour would you want to secure?
Chanel Medallion Tote:
Hosting the large CC motif, the Medallion Tote was on the arm of every fashion-conscious individual back in the 00’s.
It served as the perfect accessory for seeing cosmopolitan women due to it being a spacious design that could fit heels, a laptop and everything you need to see you through from dawn to dusk.
Hosting a gold medallion CC zipper closure, it fitted perfectly into the existing Chanel collection of simple designs, until it was discontinued in 2013.
Everything about a Mulberry Roxanne is extrinsically expressive. From its exposed rivets, burgeoning buckles, and prominent straps, it’s entrance to the realms of the luxury fashion market in 2004 marked a change in handbag designs.
This era birthed designs that focused on maximalism hardware and plenty of it. It signified a stark change within the Mulberry collection as the iconic tree logo, which had always taken a prominent position on the front of bags, was now hidden on rivets.
LV Eva Clutch:
The Eva Clutch was produced in all 3 of the iconic Vuitton prints: Monogram, Damier Ebene and Damier Azur; catering for every taste.
Eva was a versatile design as it could be worn crossbody, on your shoulder or even adapted as a wrist bag. It was large enough to carry your phone and lipstick (essentials for our nights out ladies) and the eye-catching hardware on the front complimented the chain shoulder strap.
However, Vuitton crafted similar designs in the Pochette Felicie and the Favourite MM, meaning the Eva wasn’t unique enough to continue manufacturing it.
The List Continues:
The list of discontinued bags that you need to secure doesn’t stop with those 5 ladies and gents.
Our team have investigated the archives and can reveal that fan favourites Louis Vuitton Tivoli, Louis Vuitton Odeon, Celine Trapeze and the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour in Large were also on the chopping block *sob*.
Don’t be disheartened though, we regularly receive these designs into our HQ and they drop onto our website on a weekly basis (we know you’re all raising your prosecco’s in celebration). Shop your next luxury handbag today!
Furthermore, if you’re fortunate enough to already host one of these beautiful designs in your collection, then discover how you can sell and make money hassle free!