Some of fashion's most illustrious luxury bag designers began as purveyors of quality luggage. With the advent of the railroad in the 1860s, more women traded their decorative yet flimsy drawstring purses for miniature suitcases that provided structure and security for travel. By the 20th-century, utility surrendered to luxury and handbags became the ultimate fashion accessory and a public statement of personal style.
The Italian made Stauer Grand Central pays homage to both the handbag's utilitarian legacy and its modern glamour. Named for the most stunning railway station ever built, our bag's classic silhouette and hardware allude to its heritage of travel, while its ravishing Big Apple-red and black color block design ensure a bold, modern statement. No matter where her travels take her, any woman carrying the Grand Central will never get lost in the crowd.