“It” Bags Meet Personalization

A trend has hit the high-end designer community – personalization of luxury handbags. Some of the most iconic luxe brands have added to the air of exclusivity by offering personalization services; allowing customers to have a one-of-kind handbags, replete with their own initials.

The Edie Parker Bespoke clutch has become the red carpet season “it” clutch. Designed by Brett Heyman, the most fashionable Dolls can select from the line’s vintage-inspired acrylic clutches and make it their own by adding the personalization of their choice (up to 7 letters). Use the design widget to style your dream clutch.

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Dani Stahl of Nylon Magazine carrying the Flavia Clutch

Personalized monogramming dates back to an era of luxury rail travel when initials, family crests or colors distinguished pieces of luggage. It was the foundation of Louis Vuitton’s business in the 19th century and largely catered to upper-class society.

Louis Vuitton’s personalization service Mon Monogram customizes select pieces from the Monogram Canvas Collection. SLGs, the Speedy, Neverfull, Keepall and Rolling Luggage – are available for personalization. LV lovers have a choice of up to three letters and vertical or diagonal stripes in 17 different colors. Handbags take up to eight weeks to customize.

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Katie Holmes opting for the LV Neverfull Mon Monogram

Goyard also offers hand-painted personalization services. All monograms are designed with exclusive paints made with strictly natural pigments. Up to four initials can be added to your Goyard, with over 17 color combinations from which to choose, as well as a wide selection of strips. Bags take anywhere from two to eight weeks to complete. Prices vary depending on your design selection. To help you with your selection, the personalization widget allows you to design you bag and check out the look before making the purchase.

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Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis carry the Goyard St. Louis Tote

Lately I have been swooning over the Fendi made-to-order Selleria Intrecciato Handbag. According to Fendi, at the end of the ’40s, the Intrecciato was born out of Adele Fendi’s desire to make bags soft and versatile. The technique, borrowed from the fur world, consists of thin strips of leather woven together and stitched entirely by hand. Peep the ultimate fashionista, SJP, in the city with her personalized Fendi.

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Also, be sure take a look at Bottega Veneta Initials, Longchamp Le Pliage Personalized and the Anya Hindmarsh Bespoke Collection. All of these fab bags can be customized from the brand websites, allowing you to shop and design at your leisure.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

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TPD

Images: The BlogPinterest, Purseblog, Bloomberg.com

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