Jamie Chua, 42, boasts of the world’s biggest Hermes bag collection worth £1.6M. She has a collection of more than 200 Hermes Birkin and Kelly Bags; fascinating for any woman who has a penchant for collecting bags. Most fashionable women make a wish-list of designer bags as they climb up the style chart; entry level being Michael Kors and Kate Spade and then progressing to Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Burberry, Prada, Gucci and so on.
But designer or not, a lady needs a decent bag to carry her essentials. Be it utilitarian Tote bag for versatile use, Satchel bag for urbane chic look, Sling bags for youthful vibes, Clutches for evening parties, Hobo bags for both formal and informal occasions and Fanny bags for the adventurous trips, one got to have a good collection of bags for every purpose. You can begin by starting to plan in advance on different kinds of bags that you may need.
Meanwhile, Ciceroni brings you a ready reckoner of 8 stores in the city from where you can get handbags of your choice to begin with.
Justifying its tagline, “Fickle is Fun”, Lavie provides a wide range of bags to choose from. The brand imbibes the spontaneous, vibrant and independent nature of today’s women. Their collection includes satchels, totes, slings, hobos, box bags, clutches and wallets ensuring they have something to match all your outfits and suit different occasions. You can pick your favourite from their latest collection at their flagship store at Ahmedabad One as well from select Bag zone stores like Shoppers stop, Lifestyle and Central mall
Aldo has a highly covetable and trendy collection of handbags. From totes and shoulder bags for your daily errands, modern cross body bags and handheld bags for casual outings to structural clutches and quilted embellished satchels for polished evenings; Aldo has it all for you. Its signature store is strategically positioned at Ahmedabad-One mall to allure your attention with their stunning window display at the entrance. Priced from Rs.3000 onwards, their classic collection is for people who seek affordable luxury.
Baggit has a collection that is high on fashion.It provides a wide range of handbags to choose from like sling bags, handheld bags and shoulder bags. They also have a huge collection of wallets in vibrant colours and quirky prints. With wallets available at Rs 800 onwards and shoulder bags at Rs 1200 onwards, their collection is for women who love experimenting with different kinds of bags but at an affordable range. Pick a bag of your choice from their store at Ahmedabad one mall.
Caprese’s world of fashion truly reflects the design language of its muse that has been synonymous with the future of women’s fashion. They have an avant-garde collection of handbags that manifest the free spirit of today’s women. With a confident aesthetic sense and sleek style to suit any occasion, its every design is crafted as a style statement for every woman. It includes satchel, laptop bag, slings, tote, wallet and backpack in its repertoire. The collection has a balanced mix of classy and trendy colours. They have stores at Gulmohar Park, Himalaya mall and Ahmedabad one mall. Visit your nearest store to buy your favourite.
CHARLES & KEITH
This brand pushes the boundaries of modern accessories by constantly reinventing fashion with its curated collections. They have changed the face of women handbag industry by launching luxury, sophisticated, one-of-a-kind products; their USP. Quirky, sophisticated, vivid patterns – you name it and they have it. Pick your favourite bag in classic hues like blush pink, nude, light grey and other pastels or choose from neutral shades like black, brown and burgundy. Priced on a higher range, their collection is apt for bag lovers wanting to invest in a classic piece. Make your buy from their Flagship store at Ahmedabad one mall and Gulmohar park mall.
The collection of this international brand stands out for the sensuous naturalness of its high-quality leathers and the smooth subtle glow of its solid brass fittings in their hand-crafted leather goods. Started as a hobby by its founder in 1978, its collection offers a well-curated mix of handbags, wallets, clutches, briefcases, travel bags, laptop bags for men and women. The colour palette majorly includes evergreen tones like brown, black, burgundy, moss green and mustard. Ranging from Rs 4000/- onwards, it is for people who like to invest in a luxury bag. Walk into their signature store at Ahmedabad one mall to buy yours.
Charma Leather Shop
Popularly known as a leather boutique, Charma is well known for their high-quality leather products. It offers a myriad of options in handbags including totes, wallets, satchels and briefcases for men and women. Created out of pure leather, the collection is in neutral colours like brown, black, burgundy and moss green. The craftsmanship and high-quality leather justify its steep pricing. To choose your leather bag to visit their store located at commerce six roads.
Located on CG road, the store has a youth-friendly vibe with a trendy collection dominated by vibrant colours; the stock is imported from South East Asia. Present in the collection is an eclectic mix of totes, shoulder bags, wallets, sling and hobos. The collection is available in a balanced mix of pop as well as neutral colours. They also have embroidered and embellished potlis and clutches that are apt for weddings and festivities. Its affordable range makes it suitable for many.
Go ahead, start creating your bag collection, just like Jamie Chua