Luxury leather bags as a status symbol

Luxury leather bags have long been considered a status symbol, reflecting the wealth and power of the individual carrying them. From the leather satchels of olden times to the high-quality designer bags of today, these accessories have always been coveted for their premium quality and style. Whether they are crafted from supple leather, suede, or other premium materials, these bags are built to last and are designed to withstand the rigors of daily use. Also, they are made with an eye for style, featuring unique and eye-catching designs that set them apart from other bags on the market.

The bag evolution throughout fashion industry

As the fashion industry has evolved, so has the role of luxury leather bags in society, and owning one has become a dream for everyone. These fashion items are essential accessories in the modern world, reflecting the latest styles and trends in fashion, becoming synonymous with luxury, exclusivity and sophistication. No matter what fashion period is trending, bags will forever be the accessory of the moment. Clutches, saddles, or briefcases - the bag will always exist in the forever-changing fashion industry.

Four handbags have achieved this prestigious status since the 1950s:

  • the square Kelly bag by Hermes with its famous lock and key
  • the barrel-shaped Vuitton bag with the monogram print
  • the Gucci bag with the reverse G print
  • the quilted Chanel bag with the leather-threaded chain shoulder strap

However, this does not prevent modern brands from creating distinguishable bags. Prada bags are not new, as the company has been in business for 90 years. Nevertheless, two of its bags which are receiving considerable attention these days were introduced just a few years ago. While other fashion trends quickly saturate the market and then simply disappear, these bags lasted for decades, eventually appearing in prominent replica versions. In their original form, however, they may be considered members of the handbag "hall of fame."

How bags become classic pieces of fashion

Fashion forecasters are the first ones whose opinions matter. Editors, models, designers, and publicists are early adopters of fashion items. The next ones are celebrities and first ladies of power and politics. Then the bag starts to become popular among people of various societies. If the original bag continues to sell for $1,000 while imitations sell for less than $20 at discount stores, a status bag is born. When a bag becomes widespread, the presence of less expensive variations in the market is not an issue considering that the client feels good knowing they are past of the exclusive group of people that own an original item.

In addition to being a status symbol, modern leather bags are also practical and designed to be spacious and functional, making them ideal for carrying all of one's essentials. They often come with a range of pockets, compartments, and other features that help to keep one's items organized and accessible.

Designer leather bags have come a long way since their origins in ancient times: they have evolved from practical tools for carrying one's possessions to status symbols that reflect the  wealth and sophistication of their owners. Whether crafted from premium materials, designed with the latest fashion trends in mind or used to make a statement about one's style, luxury leather bags are a timeless accessory that will continue to be sought after for generations to come.

As we can see, bags have been used as a status symbol since the 1950', and most iconic bags are still recognizable today. LEONTHE handbags are created in a workshop in Italy that has the experience of 3 generations of artisans in processing the best quality leather and preservation of full-grain python and calf leather. Discover the 2022/23 limited collection.

LEONTHE perfectly mixes timeless design, precious materials, and minimalist accessories - all while keeping up with the highest quality standards.