THE TOP 15 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS EVERY BAG LOVER SHOULD FOLLOW
For us handbag lovers, scrolling on Instagram is no mere waste of time. Instead, it’s a chance for us to oogle at the latest trends and eye up the styling hacks of the bag aficionados we most admire. Social media proves a great place to indulge in hobbies and get the low-down on what’s hot in the world of handbags.
So sit back, relax and get your phone ready to scroll through Rewind Vintage Affairs’ pick of the top 10 Instagram accounts every bag lover should follow.
As Vogue Scandinavia's certified handbag expert, Marianne Theodorsen knows a thing or two about arm candy. Whether it’s embarking on a luxury shopping spree or attending Fashion Week, the creative takes her Instagram followers with her everywhere, posting a series of delightfully coloured snaps documenting her fashion escapades. Boasting more pink bags than Barbie, along with an envious assortment of timeless Chanel vintage designs, you’ll want to get acquainted with this style guru’s handbag purchases. *WARNING* - you will want to change your permanent address to her walk-in closet.
For the ultimate throwback snaps of all your favourite vintage designer bags of the last few decades follow @y2kbags. Celebrating handbags’ place within fashion and pop culture, the account will become your go-to for celebrity bag style. Whether showcasing shots of early 2000s’ ‘It’ bags on the arm of Kim Kardashian or the favourite retro designs of today’s street style set, this account never fails to provide us bag fanatics with fun and whimsical content. Our favourite reference? The iconic Sex and the City scene in which Samantha Jones is denied a Hermès Birkin.
Posting her glamorous life online since 2016, @therealfashionblogger appears to have some truly legendary shopping abilities. You’ll find her travelling around London’s most luxurious locales with a selection of coveted bags on her arm from the Hermès Constance and Louis Vuitton Petite Malle to the Lady Dior and styles fresh off the Moschino runway. Some of our favourites include the trendsetter’s cohort of rare pre-owned Chanel vintage finds. Want to catch a glimpse of the viral Chanel heart-shaped cross-body bag or see diamond jewellery spark up close? Hit follow.
Run by a Milan-based graphic designer obsessed with bags, @thebigbagclub sizes up your favourite hand-held accessories and drops them into stylised editorial and street style shots. Want to see members of the style set wearing giant Bottega Veneta Jodie bags crossbody or models sitting atop timeless Chanel vintage designs? Click that follow button.
The go-to destination for handbag news, PurseBlog brings you the up-to-date info on all of your favourite designs. From runway reviews and handbag guides to street style content you won’t be able to look away from. Join PureBlog to go bag spotting around fashion hotspots and enjoy informal interviews with members of fashion’s elite. The account is even credited with founding the hashtag #nationalhandbagday that has been used by Kim Kardashian and a host of other celebrity handbag devotees.
Live vicariously through one of fashion’s hottest influencers, Filipino-born Swedish blogger and socialite Bryan Yambao. Known to his followers as @bryanboy, the industry insider is famous for a love of vintage Hermès exotic bags and was named on The Vogue Business 100 Innovators list. A slew of handbag arm candy accompanies him to Fashion Week and if you too want to join him on his glamorous travels, we recommend giving him a follow.
With a trusted cohort of colourful fur coats, sky-high boots and ‘It’ bags in her closet, there’s no one you should trust more when it comes to statement styling than @venswifestyle. If her pair of Fall/Winter 2022 Loewe Balloon heels don’t catch your eye, her cache of coveted handbags certainly will. We’ll be off envying her Copenhagen Fashion Week street style until further notice.
Luxury fashion buyer Paige Rubin’s delightful snaps of trendy New York restaurants join her Instagram feed packed with LV vintage favourites like the Miroir Keepall and Murakami Cerises Cherry Monogram Speedy. So whether you want to dine out like a fashionista or dress like one, following her is non-negotiable
Whether attending the Valentino Haute Couture show in Paris or sunbathing on a remote island, creative Tenicka Boyd is sure to be carrying a vividly-hued designer bag on her arm. Mixing between age-old classics and newer designs, the handbag guru loves to be playful with what she’s toting around. Her favourite labels include Bottega Veneta, Dior, Hermès, Chanel and Gucci.
Leave it to the pros to bless you with an Instagram feed so perfectly curated that you’ll start planning a new outfit every lunch break. Personalised luxury shopping and styling service Threads adopts a new approach to wearing designer fashion by bringing cult-favourite designs straight to your fingertips. Packed with plenty of styles fresh off the runway, along with an envy-inducing selection of second hand vintage designer bags that are bound to brighten up your day, the account is a must-follow if you want to have your finger on the pulse of high fashion.
Stylist and self-confessed fashion and beauty lover Karen Blanchard documents her love of luxury accessories on Instagram under the handle @karenbritchick. From understated Celine classics and trendy Saint Laurent silhouettes to Fendi favourites and Hermès must-haves, this style aficionado is in the know when it comes to handbag inspiration. Favouring a mix of vintage designer bags and newly-released styles, Blanchard never misses a chance to complete a street style-approved look with a statement bag. She champions a range of designers but Loewe, Telfar and Louis Vuitton are among her favourites.
A regular amongst the New York style set, Audrey Peters is well known for being Gen Z’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw. She admits that her obsession with Chanel bags and Hermès Oran sandals is bordering on an addiction. She shines in spring colours all year long whether sunning herself silly on a tropical beach or roaming through the West Village and is rarely without a deliciously-hued Hermès Kelly on her arm.
Her snaps of crystal-embellished Chanel Classic Flap bags are the stuff of dreams but she is perhaps best known for always being on the hunt for cult-favourite pre-owned designer bags alongside new releases (which she always manages to secure). Her go-to vintage designer bags include Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Multicolore Speedy HL and styles from the Monogram Cerises line.
You’ve probably seen Leonie Hanne on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Grazia or Harper’s Bazaar but if not then you’ve likely caught a glimpse of her envy-inducing handbag collection. A lover of bright colours and all things that glitter, the fashion influencer appears perfectly at home in all of the world’s fashion hotspots. Whether she’s eating breakfast at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée accompanied by her Hermès Mini Kelly or on route to a fashion show carrying a metallic Bottega Veneta Jodie, this trend-setter is never without a cult-favourite bag nearby. Catch her at Fashion Week donning a mix of new and vintage pre-owned luxury bags.
Fashion, beauty and wellness blogger Tamu McPherson has been keeping a pulse on the style world since launching her media company All the Pretty Birds in 2008. As the former Editor-in-Chief of Grazia Italy, McPherson knows a thing or two about what’s hot on the fashion scene. A true creative at heart, she’s a fan of experimenting with different silhouettes and colourways when it comes to her handbags. Expect to see styles from Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, JW Anderson and more.
One of the OG fashion influencers, Caroline Daur, has been jet setting around the world attending fashion shows for years. A regular on best street style rankings, the German-born fashion guru is a fan of statement long-line coats and killer shades. When she’s not appearing on red carpets dressed in decadent evening gowns, she’s fawning over her handbag collection. It includes micro iterations of Dior’s most sought-after classics, designs from the recent Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collaboration and too many Gucci Jackies to count. Follow her for your daily dose of accessory eye candy.