How This British Fashion House Is Making The Investment Bag We All Need
A true display of craftsmanship and attention to detail, Burberry's Frances bag is the quiet luxury you've been looking for.
When the topic of investing comes up in any conversation, stocks, bonds and real estate are usually the first ideas that come to mind—but what about works of art? Amid all this noise, works of incredible craftsmanship should also be thought of as worthy investments, and this includes high-quality and timeless designer bags.
Investing in a bag isn’t just a move you make to diversify your portfolio; it’s an investment in yourself and a step toward defining your deeper sense of style—a way for you to punctuate the impact that goes hand in hand with your entrance into a room.
So when does a bag become an investment piece in a retail world that is, arguably, more circular than ever? When high-quality materials are married with a timeless design and the potential to appreciate in value over time—in dollars and in our hearts. Taking it further, a bag truly becomes an investment when its simple yet sophisticated features, classic style and assembly effortlessly endure as a fashion piece that will never fall out of style.
Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry at just 21 years old, the house of Burberry is one that is steeped in rich history and creates effortlessly timeless fashion finds. Known for traditional check patterns and iconic trench coats that have become synonymous with British fashion, Burberry has always been able to easily dance between revolutionary and classic. A coveted brand with a reputation for craftsmanship, Burberry turns out quality-made pieces that stand the test of time, and the meticulously crafted Frances bag is no exception.
The Frances tote, as it’s affectionately referred to among fans of the design, displays nothing less than functional elegance. It’s a testament to Burberry’s ability to turn heads for over a century.
With roots in the Burberry archives, the Frances bag’s TB motif was inspired by a vintage design of Thomas Burberry’s interlocked initials. The fashion house flawlessly reinterpreted this TB design for modern times, making it an authentic legacy piece for the brand. A structured, rectangular bag made with a premium calf leather exterior, the Frances tote is both durable and luxurious.
Available in three sizes, the Frances bag is dyed in a host of core and seasonal colourways: from classic neutrals to pinks, greens, blues and even glossy leather embossed to replicate the crocodile effect. Burberry truly gives you the opportunity to choose a style that best suits your taste (and wardrobe).
The Frances bag is a harmonious symmetry of clean lines and curved top handles. A magnetic snap keeps your belongings secure, and both a handle and strap make for a versatile carrying experience.
Its understated design is defined by a polished hardware, a leather-inlaid TB motif and a leather-wrapped mirror charm engraved with the Burberry logo. Levelling up the luxury, shoppers, or in this case, investors, can opt for a complementary personalization and have their initials printed onto the leather cover housing the mirror charm. With two spacious compartments inside the bag, as well as a zip pocket and two slip pockets, the Frances bag can easily inject your every day with a dose of luxury.
Going beyond the Frances bag’s unique qualities and characteristics, it also serves as an ideal addition to the closet of anyone yearning for a modern approach to the finer things in life—it doesn’t scream luxury, it effortlessly whispers it, making it the unequivocal go-to bag for anyone with impeccable taste.
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