Some of the rarest and most eye-catching bags shine, sparkle, and dazzle their way into the hearts of women worldwide. Crystal bags have a unique appeal due to the wonderful glittering of the crystals as they catch the light at the end of a spring day or twinkle under the florescent lights at a business dinner or social gathering. There is no denying that crystal bags are one of the first to catch the eye of everyone in the vicinity and are the most talked about bags at any event.
So, for this week’s edition of Bags of the Week we are focusing on these glamourous and highly-desirable crystal bags, each of which has been specially customized with Swarovski crystals for that ‘wow’ factor. Below we will look in detail at two Hermes bags – a Hermes Constance Mini with Swarovski Crystals and an extremely rare Hermes Sac A Malice Seal Bag – and a Crystal Chanel Bag with Swarovski Crystals.
Hermes Constance Mini with Swarovski Crystals
First up we have a real treat – a one of a kind, custom made Hermes Constance Mini embellished with Swarovski crystals. This unique bag immediately catches the eye thanks to the wonderful lilas color, which in itself is a rare color to find on a Hermes bag. The color is accentuated by the Swarovski crystals which are found on the front, back, and flap of the bag. The crystals placed around the bag are of different sizes and densities, providing a unique and attractive pattern which will never be replicated. As you can see in the picture below, the larger crystals are placed at the bottom and top of the bag, with smaller crystals in the center directing attention towards the large ‘H’ which is synonymous with a Constance bag.
The bag is crafted from a combination of three materials – suede, velour, and doblis – which provide a soft and tender to the touch interior. The palladium hardware works superbly with both the material combination and the embellished crystals to create a stunning design. Upon opening the flap, you can find a hand-stitched ‘Hermes Paris Made in France’ tag, along with intricate stitching along the edges of the flap. The ‘H’ acts as the clasp, allowing speedy and simple access to the interior of the bag. These features make this Constance a wonderful evening bag with the sparkle of the lilas crystals being the perfect complement to almost any outfit.
Measuring 7.5” x 6” x 2”, this bag is a great size for storing essentials that are required for an evening out with minimal fuss. The flexibility of the soft suede material on the side panels allows the addition of extra items without ruining the shape or feel of the bag. The handle drop on the bag is 19” and is adjustable, allowing the wearer to comfortably carry the bag over the shoulder with the bag hanging at knee, hip, or chest height depending on preference. Acquired in pristine condition, meaning it is in the same condition it was when leaving the factory, this Hermes Constance Mini comes with a sleeper and Hermes box with ribbon and is available for $37,500.
Hermes Sac A Malice Seal Bag
The second crystal bag we are placing under the spotlight this week is an elegant and unusual Hermes Sac A Malice Seal Bag. This incredible design is almost impossible to find anywhere else and is among the most sought after styles in the Hermes collection. It was released as a special edition by Hermes and so there will never be any more created by the French boutique. The design shows a silver seal in the center of the bag which appears to be balancing the gold-plated ball closure on its nose. This design is sure to spark the interest of anyone who lays eyes upon it.
The bag is crafted from a combination of suede and doblis material, both of which offer a velvety and smooth feel to the bag. The crystal embellishment is found on the front of the bag with the clever design using black crystals on the main panel and silver crystals for the seal pattern. This allows the seal to stand out even more on the design. The back of the bag doesn’t feature any crystals, eliminating the risk of damaging the embellishment when carrying it.
Measuring 9.5” x 5.5” x 2.3”, this bag is the perfect size for an evening out when only the essentials are required. The gold-plated ball closure allows easy access to the interior, with the wide bottom design providing ample room for makeup, a mobile phone, keys, and some other essentials. The strap drop is 17” and adjustable allowing the wearer to carry the bag at multiple heights if slung over the shoulder. It is also to carry the bag as a clutch without using the strap at all depending on preference. Acquired in very good condition, meaning there may be minor signs of wear, this Sac A Malice comes equipped with a Hermes box and ribbon and is available for $6,700.
Crystal Chanel Bag with Swarovski Crystals
Rounding off our crystal bags special this week is a wonderful crystal Chanel Bag embellished with Swarovski crystals. This bag is a Chanel exclusive and impossible to find elsewhere, meaning that once it has been sold it is gone forever. The large diamond design which is synonymous with Chanel is present throughout the bag, however, with a slight difference. This difference is the crystal embellishment which accentuates the design and emphasizes the famous interlocking double ‘C’s.
Crafted from leather, the bag features a medium flap which provides easy access to the interior. Inside, you will find an interior zipper pocket which is ideal for storing your valuables and a small signature Chanel stamp. The leather material is ideal for the interior as it is hard wearing and resists most scratches and spills. The black color of the interior is also a perfect complement to the black and silver crystal embellishments on the exterior, making the bag look fantastic weather opened or closed.
Measuring 10” x 5.5” x 2”, the capacity of the bag is surprisingly large and it can comfortably hold the usual essentials along with a few extra bits and pieces. The double chain handle is both sturdy and an excellent way to carry the bag over the shoulder, although it is also possible to carry it under the armpit depending on preference. Acquired in excellent condition, the bag comes with a box and sleeper, with the serial number visible in the interior bottom corner. This wonderful crystal Chanel bag is available for $38,000.