You know what’s the amazing thing about designer logos? For the most iconic fashion brands, they rarely change. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s because the symbols (think LV, GG and FF) carry so much heritage and are such a major part of their brands' recognition that it wouldn't make much sense to make a swap.
Which is why back in March Kourtney Kardashian was able to sport an iconic Dior Saddle bag in Japan that's almost identical to the one that the brand revived for its F/W 18 runway a few days prior. It wasn't from the same collection, but it sure looked like it. When I recently walked into a Dior store and felt like the designer's latest logo bag looked unusually familiar, that's because the print and fabric are identical to a similar Dior bag I'd seen in my mom's closet close to 20 years ago.
Naturally, all of this got me thinking: With the logomania trend looming large, why buy a new logo piece when I can just wear an old one? (Or why not do both?) Of course, even if you don't happen to have an old Dior, Gucci, or Chanel item lying around the house, there are still countless channels on which you can buy vintage pieces for a lot less than one you'd get in a store today.
Since there are so many sites, sellers, and places to buy vintage out there, I thought it would help for me to share some of my personal favorites. To see some of the sites I trust for authenticated vintage (and will be scooping up logo-clad pieces from), keep on scrolling.
The Real Real
When Dior sent a new iteration of its classic Saddle bag down the runway at its F/W 18 show, every fashion girl was clamoring to dig one up.
If you're a size 8, waste no time before snatching these up.
Logo + belt bag = peak trendy.
Unclear why this hair tie is my favorite item in this roundup, but it is.
This would look so cool in a transparent purse.
What Goes Around Comes Around
A cashmere bag just sounds like a luxury to own.
I don't think I'm cool enough for this, but someone definitely is.
This super-tiny bag might be my favorite of the bunch.
Add this to any dress or jacket for an instant upgrade.
This will lighten up all your outfits for spring and summer.
The perfect evening shoulder bag.
One Saddle bag just wasn't enough.
This feels like the kind of bag you can wear with a second purse.
I'd wear this with kitten heels and a mini bag.
If you want to take the trend to the office, consider a polished and subtle option like this one.