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Most Classic Designer Handbags, Iconic Pieces That Never Go Out of Style! (Updated 2021)

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Louis Vuitton Speedy

Upon Audrey Hepburn's request, Louis Vuitton created the Speedy. Ever since its introduction, it has been a part of the legendary fashion house. Few years ago, Louis Vuitton added the shoulder strap to modernize the bag. You also have a ton of options for this purse. Louis Vuitton offers the Speedy in the classic monogram, ebene, azur, and different types of leather. Depending on your needs, you can go for the smaller Speedy or opt for the large one. Louis Vuitton also periodically releases limited editions of the Speedy in different prints.


Louis Vuitton Neverfull

The Neverfull has been around for over a decade, women love this tote bag and it is now a classic tote in the fashion world. Many consider this bag an entry level purchase, it is very practical that fits the kitchen sink and more. When it was first introduced in 2007, its price point was not very high. Nowadays, the price is no longer easily assessible for most. On the brighter side, it's still one of the most affordable handbags from Louis Vuitton. The price of the Neverfull is similar to the Speedy. Go for the Neverfull if you want a tote that never goes out of style!


Hermès Birkin and Kelly

The Hermès Birkin and Kelly are true classic handbags made by the legendary fashion house. Birkin and Kelly purses were named after French actress Jane Birkin and princess Grace Kelly, respectively. Both bags are so popular that you cannot just walk into the Hermès boutique and buy them. Nevertheless, these two purses are holy grails for the most women. Not only will these two handbags never go out of style, their monetary values will not decrease either. Can't decide between the two? The Kelly is more formal while the Birkin is great for causal occasions.


Chanel Classic Flap Bag

The Chanel bag needs no introduction. If you are just a little bit into fashion, you know what it looks like. The quilted leather bag by Chanel is a true classic designed by Coco Chanel herself. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, the classic flap is no longer accessible to most women. With a very hefty price tag, it is now only cheaper compared to the Hermès bags. If you want to buy one, get one soon because the price for this bag will only increase with time. Go with the gold hardware for the quintessential Chanel look. Pick the silver hardware for a more causal modern look.


Lady Dior

This Dior lady bag is a symbol of timeless elegance. Adorned by the late princess Diana, this handbag is very feminine. You are able to carry it with your hand and use it as a crossbody bag, it is very versatile for the modern woman. With a wide variety of colors, you can pick a Lady Dior for any season and occasion. The lady Dior is more on the expensive side because it's a leather purse. Recently, Dior has been increasing the price of the this purse.


Givenchy Antigona

The Givenchy Antigona is one of the most popular bags from the fashion house of Givenchy. Minimalist design combined with supple leather, the Antigona is an understated workhorse in one's closest. Unlike supper mini bags, even the smallest Antigona can fit the daily essentials with ease. The black polished leather version is the best for a powerful female executives. On the other hand, go for the beige for a more causal everyday look.

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Prada Re-Edition Nylon Bag

Louis Vuitton is known for its canvas. Hermès is know for its leather. Prada is famous for its nylon bags. First released in the 2000s, Prada is now bring back the iconic re-edition nylon bags in different colors. The nylon material is very durable and perfect for everyday use. With the signature inverted triangle Prada logo, the re-edition bag is a true classic in the fashion house of Prada.

Loewe Puzzle

Loewe is a Spanish luxury retailer that is known for supple leather and fine craftsmanship. Under the leadership of J.W. Anderson, Loewe's handbags are all very understated with no visible logo. With the popularity of the puzzle bag, this purse is now a stable in the house of Loewe. The puzzle combined high functionality and beautiful looks, it's really perfect for a woman that prefers to carry understated luxury designer bags.


Marni Trunk

Marni is a relatively unknown handbag brand. However, it is popular in Europe and Asia. Established in Italy, the Marni brand was founded in 1994 (quite young in the luxury bag sector). The Trunk bag is the most popular model in the Italian fashion house. This purse comes in two sizes. The large fits your kitchen sink and more. The smaller Trunk bag is more compact and fits the daily essentials. Whichever you pick, you have the option of different colors and many compartments inside to keep yourself organized.


Fendi Baguette

Fendi revamped their Baguette bags! First popularized by the iconic show, Sex and the City, the Fendi Baguette is a small bag that can be carried by the top handle or with the crossbody strap. We often associate this bag with the famous TV character, Carrie Bradshaw. This classic purse made its comeback in 2019 with Fendi releasing it again in their boutiques.



britney1983 on November 08, 2012:

Funny, that every brand have their own classic collection that are timeless, I belief no bag can tip: Chanel jumbo flap -

This bag is just amazing, give me a Chanel jumbo black with silver chain please =D

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