Dolce & Gabbana Bags
Dolce & Gabbana creates handbags in a range of shapes, colours and styles to appeal to every kind of woman, from teenager to matriarch, with the huge variety of styles available. Frequent embellishments on D&G bags include tassels, chains, padlocks and keys and of course, the signature D&G logo on the front, or sometimes a rectangular logo plaque. Leathers appear in all colours and textures, including quilted and metallic.
Some highlights from D&G collections past and present include:
The D&G Lily
The Lily appears in a variety of different guises. My favourite has to be the rectangular shaped Lily that has multiple zip fastening compartments in the top. The bag pictured to the right is the D&G Lily Corallo, which was a red quilted rectangular handbag with embellishments including leather and chain handles, tassels, a D&G brand logo to the side and a D&G Lily hangtag.
Other similar Lily designs can have five or seven zipped compartments. The D&G Lily Twist is a similar design with three zipped compartmens, except the compartments have a greater degree of separation making it almost like three bags in one. The D&G Lily Twist was popular with the pop stars Pixie Lott (who carried the black version). Nicki Minaj (a hip hop artist) has also been seen out and about carrying the lime green version of the Lily Twist. Duffy and Kelly Rownland have been seen carrying the six zip version of the standard Lily bag.
The D&G Lily Glam is a smaller three zip compartment mini bag version of the Lily - I have seen this in quilted leather in both rectangular and oval options, each complete with tassels and chain and leather handles.
Finally, there is the D&G Lily Glam Shopper - a rectangular tote bag with no zip fastenings at all, but a single stud fastening at the top of the bag. This bag has just one compartment and it is frequently made from quilted leather.
The D&G Vilma
The D&G Vilma has a characterist envelope shape zip embellishment to the front of the bag, with a central branded padlock. Two recent versions of this style include the D&G Vilma cross body bag and the D&G Vilma tote.
The bag has appeared in a variety of colours and styles - Pixie Lott (again!) has been seen carrying a fringed version and both Claudia Schiffer and Pixie Lott have been seen carrying a red and wine version of the style.
The D&G Mindy
The D&G Mindy bag has taken a few different looks over the seasons, but the most characteristic look is that of three separately angled zip fastening compartments in one. Other variations include a bag with separate pockets on the front.
The D&G Mindy bag has appeared as a clutch bag, a tote, a satchel bag and a hobo.
The D&G Dory
The D&G Dory is a flap over style bag with a central padlock which was new for the AW 2011 season. The style is available in small, medium or large and with a leather or suede finish. It has a single top handle and a removeable cross body strap. There is leather luggage tag detail on the front.
Where can I buy D&G Bags online?
There are difficult to find these days as the D&G brand has stopped being produced, the company has decided to concentrate on the Dolce & Gabbana brand instead. However, DanielFootwear have some D&G bags left, which are reduced in the sale:
- Visit DanielFootwear, who are based in the UK but offer worldwide delivery.