You simply cannot go wrong with the classics.
There are endless choices out there for that one it-bag that elevates all of your outfits. Some styles go in and out of fashion, leaving you wondering will this one be a keeper or a closet creeper. With that in mind it is always a good idea to invest in tried-and-tested classics that are timeless.
Here are of the 7 of the most iconic designer bags that have stood the test of time, in no particular order.
Whether you are looking for your first bag baby or another one for your ever-growing collection, you simply cannot go wrong with the classics.
1. Dior Saddle
The Dior Saddle Bag was introduced in the late 1990s by John Galliano at the time.
The Saddle Bag disappeared into the Dior fashion achieves for a time, but made a glorious return to the fashion scene under the direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri.
2. Fendi Baguette
It is the year 1977 and this is the year where Fendi graced the world with the release of the Baguette, often considered the first-ever It bag.
The bag was initially unpopular among the Fendi design team, however the bag cemented itself as a status symbol thanks to the TV show Sex and the City.
3. Hermès Birkin Bag
Madam Birkin in reality needs no introduction, being the most desired Hermès handbag of all time. Named after the famed Jane Birkin, which you can learn more about her here. She came onto the scene around the early 1980s. The story of how the Birkin was created reached the level of a legend in fashion history.
She truly became an it-bag during the late 90’s when many celebs were seen wearing the bag everywhere.
4. Chanel Classic Flap
The Channel Classic Flap is the bag you can either wear to a black-tie party or with a simple jeans-and-T-shirt look. The Classic Flap is named after the date on which it was created: February 1955.
It was the first bag to have a chain which allowed for both hands to be free, which showcases how Coco Chanel was with her handbag designs at the time.
5. Louis Vuitton Speedy
The Louis Vuitton Speedy is one of the most recognizable bags of all time. It was launched in the 1930s as a smaller version of the hugely popular ‘Keep-all’.
Famously, after Audrey Hepburn was spotted wearing it, its popularity and demand skyrocketed through the roof. In fact, thanks to Audrey Hepburn, Louis Vuitton released the Speedy 25. She requested a more compact carry size of the Speedy.
6. Gucci Jackie 1961
The Gucci Jackie is another iconic bag named after a fashion icon. It is said that when paparazzi photos of First Lady Jackie Kennedy appeared with the bag, the Gucci family christened it after her.
The Jackie ever since has seen many different iterations under designers such as Tom Ford, Frida Giannini and more recently Michele.
7. Loewe Puzzle Bag
The Loewe Puzzle Bag is the new kid on the block on this list, with its entrance into the fashion scene in 2015 under the visionary eye of creative director Jonathan Anderson.
The puzzle bag really showcases the skills of Loewe’s craftspeople, who expertly patchworked nine pieces of leather together to create this bag.