`History in the making: Nokia`s vintage collection of phones` `AkademiPortal`
RISE OF THE RETRO PHONE: 90'S MODELS FETCHING OVER $1,000 ON EBAY
Though it may be easy to mock Ms Wintour's low-tech choice of phone, she may actually be on the money.
While they may lack features, these retro phones are simple to use, have batteries that last the week and are practically indestructible compared to their smartphone equivalents.
'Some people don't blink at the prices, we have models at more than €1,000 (£810 or $1,360),' said Djassem Haddad, who started the site vintagemobile.fr in 2009.
'The high prices are due to the difficulty in finding those models, which were limited editions in their time.'
French online shop Lekki, which sells a range of vintage, revamped mobile phones, claims simplicity is the way forward.
'Too many online social networks and an excess of email and applications, have made us slaves to technology in our everyday life,' it said on its website.
'We have two types of profiles: the 25 to 35 year-olds attracted by the retro and offbeat side of a telephone that is a little different, and those who are nostalgic for the phone that they used when they were younger,' said Maxime Chanson, who founded Lekki in 2010.
'Some use it to complement their smartphone, but others are going for the vintage, tired of the technology race between the phone makers.'
Here are some of the retro phones making a comeback:
Motorola StarTac 130: A model launched in 1998 - and repainted bright orange was recently offered for €180 (£145 or $245). Ironically, the trend is just starting as the telecommunications industry throws such handsets into the recycling bins, hailing smartphones as the way ahead.
Nokia 8210: Has a tiny monochrome screen and plastic buttons, at €59.99 (£48 or $80). Finnish firm Nokia, the biggest mobile phone company before the advent of Apple's iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy, offloaded its handset division to Microsoft this year after failing to catch the smartphone wave
Nokia 8210, $80
Nokia 8800 Arte Gold: Currently listed for €1,000 (£810 or $1,360), while a Nokia 8800 could be purchased for €250 (£200 or $337).
Nokia 8800 Arte Gold, $1,360