Monogrammed luggages has been around for a long time as part of Europe’s heraldic traditions. World-renowned Parisian malletier and luggage manufacturer Goyard, for instance, has been doing the tradition of personalization by hand-painting monograms on trunks and travel accessories since 1853. Back in the day, luggage personalization was done for practical reasons — to easily identify the legitimate owner of a trunk — rather than for aesthetics or for fashion.
I like the idea of personalizing my handbag. However, I’ve heard horror stories about paints peeling off and making the bag look terrible after years of use — not exactly what anyone would want after investing on a designer purse AND the monogram (yes, most them charge extra fees for customization and it’s quite pricey!). However, when I learned that Fendi is hot-stamping monograms gratis, and the monogram would be quite discreet (I was never a fan of big, loud monograms or logos!) as it would be placed on the detachable tag and in the same colour as the metal hardware of the handbag, I just went for it!
Frankly, I can’t believe I actually had second thoughts about it…because I love it!
Now, I want to have all my handbags monogrammed!
Would you consider putting monograms on your handbags?