Welcome to our video listing The 5 Best Designer Bags if You Love the Bowling Bag Trend!
The bowling bag is back in style! As for a lot of early 2000’s fashion trends, the bowling is making its comeback! Miuccia Prada is widely credited with transforming bowlers from a practical item, originally used to carry bowling balls, to a cult accessory during the spring/summer 2000 collections. During the 90’s Karl Lagerfeld also presented beautiful bowlers in Chanel collections, and Dior also made the style iconic of Y2K fashion.
Here I’ll show you new designer bowling bags, the iconic retro styles that are definitely back in fashion and also classic bags that are credited as being the predecessors of the Bowling bag.
So, without further ado here The 5 Best Designer Bags if You Love the Bowling Bag Trend:
1. Prada Bowling Bag
The Prada bowling bag made its debut back in 2000 and has since become one of Prada’s most classic styles. True to its name, the bag’s top handle and rounded silhouette are directly inspired by the actual bowling ball carrying bags of the ‘50s. The pairing of a Modernist design with nods of classic styles, the Bowling Bag is as interesting to look at as it is to carry. The semi-circle shape draws your attention immediately as do the panels of leather that transform the bag into a more artistic design. The elegant simplicity paired with the sportiness of the Bowling bag creates a showstopping design that is nostalgic but not old.
The Bowling bag is not currently sold by Prada, but it remains one of their most iconic styles, and it is already coming back in fashion!
2. Dior Saddle Bowling Bag
Designed by John Galliano for autumn/winter 2001 this was one of the most iconic bowling bags of the 2000’s. For this bag Galliano mirrored the iconic Saddle, designed in 1999, creating a double Saddle design with the iconic D in the middle. Loved by celebrities and fashion lovers alike, this became a symbol of 2000’s pop culture. It came in the Diorrissimo print, leather, denim and even exotic leathers.
This bag can be found on the resale market and is definitely coming back in style!
3. Louis Vuitton Alma
A bag that rivals the Hermès Bolide for the predecessor of the Bowling bag, the Alma is an icon. This is a classic style from Louis Vuitton, the Alma handbag traces its origins to the Art Deco original, introduced in 1934. Rumor goes that the Alma was originally made for “Coco” Chanel as a custom order in 1925. Coco gave permission to produce the bag for the public later on. Its unmistakable shape makes this compact bag a timeless classic. There are multiple colors and materials to choose from, as well as sizes, so you can choose to wear this bag as a crossbody or top handle. There is an Alma bag for every taste. The Alma bag was the only non-Chanel bag that Coco Chanel ever carried. If it was good enough for Chanel it is good enough for me!
The Alma might not be usually considered a bowling bag, but is a bag that might have inspired the first bowler bag ever.
4. Dior Vibe Bowling Bag
Launched in January 2022 the Dior Vibe bags are the newest Dior bags that were first presented at the Dior Cruise 22. The collection is composed of two handbags, the Dior Vibe Hobo Bag and the Dior Vibe Bowling bag, both fusing the Dior heritage with the world of sportswear. The bowling bag is made of smooth calfskin with the ‘CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS’ signature at the front, highlighted by a zip pocket. This bag was inspired by sneakers designs, which is evident in the rubber base that is embossed with stars.
Dior is the first major maison to bring back the Bowling bag, I expect it is the first of many, since this trend is only starting.
5. Hermès Bolide
Considered one of the predecessors of the Bowling bag, the Bolide predates the bowlers of the 2000’s by nearly a century! The Bolide’s sleek design was intended for top drivers and world travelers. The bag’s trapezoidal shape fits easily into sports cars or luggage. The zip closure was discovered by Hermès CEO Emile-Maurice Hermès during travels to America. Upon touring Henry Ford’s factory, Hermès was struck by the zipper device he saw on the cloth top of a car. Suitably inspired, Hermès returned to France with a zipper patent and dubbed the bag born out of this discovery le sac pour l’auto, which is now the Bolide and a more minimalistic version called the 1923.
This purse’s design meets at the intersection of classic beauty and function. The removable shoulder strap and rounded shape emphasize the Hermès bag’s practicality. The Bolide comes in two styles: the Mou and the Rigide. The Mou is made using soft leather, allowing it to slouch with use while the Rigide is studier and maintains its form over time. This is a classic bag that was designed almost 100 years ago, so it is bound to be a lifelong companion.
You can see the similarities with bowling bags, but the Bolide is not one to go in and out of fashion, it is a classic Hermès bag.