It’s no secret that Rihanna is a vintage obsessive, whether it’s a rare ’80s Jean Paul Gaultier piece or a ’90s Chanel coat in bubblegum pink (which she wore to announce her first pregnancy). That’s certainly clear when it comes to her vast handbag collection, too, which is packed full of rare gems that only the keenest of eyes will have picked up on.
Tom Ford-era Gucci is a particular favourite. The star owns a python-print bag from spring/summer 1996, sourced from archivist Lab2022, while a ’90s velvet monogrammed bag from the designer is a wardrobe staple. More recently, Riri was spotted with a red beaded monogrammed clutch bag by the designer, which matched perfectly with her red Magda Butrym dress.
Rihanna also has several of Dior’s iconic saddle bags in her collection, including one in camo print that she sported with a maternity crop top last year, as well as a Noughties tie-dye version. Rather than just sticking to classic styles in easy-to-match neutrals, the singer gravitates towards rare collectors’ items, such as the brand’s bowling bag, again in a camo print, dating back to the early 2000s.
The same can be said for Rihanna’s growing assortment of vintage Fendi bags, too. Last year, the beauty mogul added the brand’s rare Squirrel Spy bag in velvet to her collection, which also includes the iconic Croissant shape, sourced from Vintage By Misty. She’s also been spotted with a number of limited-edition Louis Vuitton bags, such as the LV X Stephen Sprouse Pochette bag, as well as the brand’s 1998 soccer ball-shaped purse created to commemorate the World Cup.