The tradition of giving names to your creations originated in design circles so long ago that no one can say where it originates. Often, a couturier is inspired to create collections by an image - a woman (as was the case, for example, more recently in the case of Grace Kelly) or a place. Such images are forever imprinted not only in the design, but also in the name.
1. Marc Jacobs 'Stam' handbag (pictured left) is named after Canadian model JessicStam, who is currently the 'face' of Armani. Luell's Missy bag (right) is dedicated to the American model Missy Rayder.
2. Mulberry (right) prefers to call all their handbags traditionally English names, and "Emmy" was no exception. The Alexander McQueen Novak handbag is a tribute to the craftsmanship of handbag designer Kim Novak, whose accessories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's films.
3. "Ramona" by Jimmy Choo is simply one of the favorite names of the creative director of TamarMellon. Chloe's Paddington bag is named - very simply - after Paddington train station in London.
4. Another Chloe handbag, Tracey, is rumored to be named after the infamous English artist Tracey Emin, a friend of the former Phoebe Philo designer. Numerous London streets have given their names to the AnyHindmarch handbags (pictured on the right is the Carker handbag from the new collection).
5. As you might guess, the Be & D's Garbo bag got its name from the actress Greta Garbo. The great Coco Chanel inspired Jimmy Choo to create the Coco satin handbag.