Zoom on Rihanna’s vast collection of vintage handbags


Whether it’s a rare ’80s Jean Paul Gaultier piece or a ’90s Chanel coat in candy pink, it’s no secret that Rihanna is a vintage obsessive. That certainly applies to her vast collection of handbags, which are full of rare gems that only the most discerning eyes will have spotted.

Case in point: The megastar stepped out with a Tom Ford-era Gucci bag from Spring 1996 earlier this monthwhich comes from the archivist Lab2022 and covered in the designer’s signature python print. This isn’t the first time RiRi has sported Tom Ford’s Gucci designs either, with her ’90s velvet monogrammed bag a staple in her wardrobe.

Rihanna with a Tom Ford-era Gucci shoulder bag in August 2022.

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Vintage Dior is another favorite. Rihanna has several of the French fashion house’s signature bags in her collection, including one in camo print which she sported with a maternity crop top earlier this year, as well as a tie-dye Noughties version. Rather than sticking to classic styles in easy-to-match neutral tones, the singer gravitates to rare collectibles, like the brand’s bowling bag, still in a camouflage print, from the early 1900s. 2000.

The same can be said for Rihanna’s growing assortment of vintage Fendi bags. In March, the beauty mogul added brand rarity Squirrel spy bag in velvet to its collection, which also includes the iconic Croissant shape, originating from vintage by misty. She has also been spotted with a number of limited edition Louis Vuitton bags, such as the LV X Stephen Sprouse clutch bagas well as the brand’s 1998 football-shaped handbag created to commemorate the World Cup.

Rihanna wearing a 1990s Tom Ford-era velvet monogrammed bag in July 2021.

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The megastar with a vintage Fendi Croissant bag in April 2021.

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Making sure she’s got all the bases covered, RiRi also owns a number of vintage Chanel accessories, including a tangerine terry cloth camera bag from the 90s, as well as a rare quilted velvet bag she’s been carrying with. was first seen in 2012. .

It just goes to show that you don’t have to stick to the classics to create an impressive collection of vintage bags. Also keep an eye out for rarer collectibles that show off your knowledge of fashion history and, like Rihanna, set you apart from the crowd.

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