If you have a weakness for on-trend designer handbags and constantly find yourself out of pocket when a new must-have hits the shops, then you might just be in for a nice surprise this season.
If the Kardashian-Jenners are anything to go buy when it comes to what we’ll be investing in next – and let’s not lie to ourselves about their influence – then your trusty ’90s designer totes are more than making a comeback.
First up, Kendall Jenner has demonstrated her devotion to the Louis Vuitton Alma BB handbag. Despite the supermodel having more totes in her arsenal than anyone could hope for, she seems to be playing favourites at the moment, taking it everywhere from the gym to the Met Gala after-party.
The Alma BB was first introduced way back in 1934 and the monogrammed art deco design hasn’t been altered since. While the cult accessory has certainly never gone out of style, Jenner’s new obsession is surely about to put it back on the map.
Two of the supermodel’s elder sisters also seem to be having a love affair with one of the ‘It’ accessories of our past: the Prada nylon collection. Kim Kardashian West stepped out in what was already a very ’90s-inspired ensemble earlier this summer, accessorising with a Prada satchel that we hadn’t seen on the arm of a celebrity in years.
And then just last week, sister Kourtney was spotted toting the miniature backpack version of the bag, complete with that iconic silver-and-black enamel Prada pendant.
The bags – which first became popular in the ’80s and ’90s – are certainly in-keeping with fashion’s current trends, as is Jenner’s logo-mania tote. However, the appeal of these iconic bags goes far beyond trends – it is, of course, all about the appeal of nostalgia.
Therefore, we have a feeling that a few more of fashion’s forgotten-about favourites will be making their return too. So, before you invest in that new-season handbag you’ve had your eye on for a while, just remember to have a quick root around in your attic first.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.