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Have you ever wondered which designer bags are most popular in different major cities? Whether you’re a longtime resident or vacationing somewhere for the first time, it’s fascinating to know the go-to bags in your destination of choice. While some bag trends are universal, others are more specific to a certain locale; yes, top-handle bags were all over the runways, but New Yorkers may prefer Prada’s nylon version while Parisians are enamored with the Louis Vuitton Speedy. As a fashion person, it’s exciting to draw inspiration from local trends — and that includes having the most regionally coveted style on your arm.
Vivrelle’s new partnership with Four Seasons Hotel Houston plays into that sentiment, allowing guests to borrow from a rotating selection of luxury designer handbags upon check-in, complimentary with their stay. Founded in 2018, Vivrelle is known for its membership club, which offers access to a shared closet replete with the finest accessories from Gucci, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Dior, and more. But you don’t have to be signed up to test out the program firsthand in Houston.
In interviewing Vivrelle’s Blake Geffen, cofounder of the luxury-accessories membership club — along with representatives of other bag resale sites, including Elizabeth Layne, Rebag’s chief marketing officer; Rachel Koenig, a Fashionphile data analyst; and Sophie Hersan, Vestiaire Collective’s cofounder and fashion director — we uncovered the bags that are currently most popular in some of the biggest cities in the world. This list is based solely on purchases within the last year, so it’s safe to say these are the top contenders at the moment.
From Miami’s obsession with the Hermès Birkin to London’s love for the Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote, keep reading for the most popular bag style in 11 major cities. And if you’re looking for inspiration for the rest of your outfit, we can share advice for what to wear in Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Italy, and Paris, for starters.