No other bag has arguably crafted a legacy and universal, instantaneous recognisability quite as much as the Chanel 2.55. Created by the legendary Coco Chanel in the month of February in 1955 (thereby giving rise to its moniker), the bag’s most defining details lies with its diamond lattice quilted stitching – a design picked up by the keen sighted Chanel after observing the jackets worn by male equestrians at elite horse races back in her day. The quilted stitching technique has since come to become an iconic signature of the House.
Other brands such as Gucci and Saint Laurent have also recurrently employed the quilting technique in crafting many of their signature bags, reaffirming the quilted bag’s position as a luxurious, elegant accessory covetable by many.
The appeal of quilted bags may be due to their timeless elegance and effortless sophistication. Throwing on a cross-body quilt-stitched purse makes a simple t-shirt-and-jeans ensemble look significantly more polished and put together. In other words, it’s a wardrobe staple.
To add, the recent runways have started to feature a slew of soft, puffy quilted bags, serving up the hug-on-the-go pillowy bags as a new contemporary direction for the classic receptacle. Sporting slouchier structures and puffed up textures, the onset of these trending totes are sure to cater to those with a minimalist palette.
Kickstart your holiday wishlist with some of our favourite top picks of the season. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most fashionable quilted bags to be seen in for the year 2020 and beyond.
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