Everyone knows a black handbag is always classic, but what about all black? Black leather, black hardware, all black everything. These ‘So Black’ and ‘Ultra Black’ designer bags are urban, edgy, and look so cool, and you’re about to see them on everyone.
Hermès ‘So Black’ Birkin & Kelly
Created by Hermès creative director Jean Paul Gaultier, the ‘So Black’ collection is extremely hard to find. Instead of classic palladium plated or gold hardware, the ‘So Black’ collection features black PVD coated hardware. Unfortunately for Hermes, there was a design fault in the hardware, which began to chip. Hermès stopped production of the bags, and now collectors go crazy for them. Hermès gave the all black treatment to the box and dust bag too.
Hermès ‘So Black’ Birkin bag
Hermès ‘So Black’ Kelly bag
Chanel ‘So Black’
Chanel got on board with all-black-everything too. Featuring all black leather, black hardware, and black chains, Chanel created ‘So Black’ bags in a variety of styles and sizes. There are two types of black hardware: one is with ruthenium black metal, which is a bit more greyish, and the other is black shiny metal.
Chanel ‘So Black’ Classic Flap bag
Chanel ‘So Black’ 2.55 bag
Saint Laurent All Black Bags
When Hedi Slimane took over at Yves Saint Laurent, he added a fresh, edgy vibe to the House. Using the signature YSL Monogram, black hardware was introduced on a variety of leathers.
Saint Laurent Black Kate Bag
Saint Laurent Black College Bag
Saint Laurent Black Monogram Cabas Bag
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