15 Designer Bags That Will Never Go Out of Style

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We are possessive about our handbags! They contain the world for us. Often criticized for how expensive they are, the designer bags are still the real deal. Forget the stock market, these 15 designer bags are valuable investment pieces, and guess what, they will never go out of style!

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Chanel 2.55 Flap (1929)

Perhaps the first strapless-bag of its kind, it caused quite a furore in the fashion scene. Inspired by bags used by soldiers, the Chanel 2.55 Flap was a quilted masterpiece, which was not only practical to use but chic as well. It has Parisian elegance written all over it. It has graced the arms of who’s who of the fashion royalty for decades!

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Louis Vuitton Speedy (1930)

The Louis Vuitton Speedy was unanimous with the modernism of the 30s. It is the ideal accessory for global travelers, made iconic with the likes of Audrey Hepburn. Its signature padlock and rolled leather handle is a personification of timeless elegance. It is spacious and perfect for traveling.

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Hermès Kelly (1930)

The Hermès Kelly is an heirloom piece. It was seen as a Sac à Dépêches (a document holder for the modern woman) when launched until a paparazzi shot of Grace Kelly changed it all. Made with the finest of leather and craftsmanship, it takes around 18 hours for artisans to craft the perfect Hermès Kelly.

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Goyard Saint Louis (1932)

The Goyard Saint Louis tote is a conversation starter. Did you know that French guilds once outlawed the weaving technique used in this tote? Stunned and shocked, right? The Goyard Saint Louis tote is a remnant of old world luxury. The tote is a practical and chic handbag, ideal for someone who loves a piece of history.

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Gucci Jackie (1961)

The Gucci Jackie is an attitude. Named after the former First Lady of the United States, Jackie Kennedy, the bag is crafted with Italian craftsmanship. The half-moon silhouette of the Gucci Jackie has timeless elegance, with a touch of vintage glam in its gold piston.

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Saint Laurent Sac de Jour (1983)

Crafted with clean lines and structure, the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour is made for the boardroom. It is a perfect alternative to the traditional briefcase. The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour commands attention with its exquisitely fine artistry. It is the perfect wingman in your corporate journey. It makes a statement, and statements speak louder in this day and age.

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Lady Dior (1995)

This timeless gift from the First Lady of France to Princess Diana became her signature style, and bestowed the bag its hallowed name. Created from quilted leather in an elegant silhouette, the bag exudes class and grace. It has become a symbol of women empowerment.

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Fendi Baguette (1997)

The Fendi Baguette sashayed into the glamor scene and scored a starring role in “Sex and the City”, alongside Carrie Bradshaw. The baguette-shaped slender bag has graced the red carpet of many events, and it is loved for its modern minimalist look. This true classic never runs out of style.

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Dior Saddle (1999)

The Dior Saddle bag is an equestrian inspired saddle bag by John Galliano. The crescent shape looks classy and the short straps makes it an easy underarm carry. The saddle bag managed to transcend trends and styles, earning its classy status. Of course, Carrie Bradshaw carrying it in “Sex and the City” helped it to climb the iconic status quickly.

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Mulberry Alexa (2005)

The Mulberry Alexa satchel made waves in its time. It became the go-to bag for style icons like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung. It has the “right” vibe: not too flashy and not too subtle. The satchel design is classic and is a much sought after collector item.

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Celine Luggage (2010)

The Celine Luggage tote personifies understated luxury. It is a roomy, yet compact, minimalist tote, which becomes your forever travel companion. Its neutral color palettes are attractive, and lends it a feel of timeless elegance.

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Chanel Boy (2011)

Inspired by the classic Chanel bag and the designer’s love for hunting bags, the Chanel Boy defied all fashion trends. Loved in its black calfskin for its timelessness, the Chanel Boy is available in other exotic skins and bold colors. The colors, structured silhouette, and edgy cut makes it a head turner.

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Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket (2013)

If you like minimalism, believing in the “less is more” adage, the Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket bag is for you. It is the perfect bag for containing essentials. The drawstring closure looks damn cool, and its soft silhouette is courtesy buttery Italian leather. It is a mini masterpiece that transcends all seasons and trends.

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Loewe Puzzle (2014)

The brainchild of Jonathan Anderson, the Loewe Puzzle is a masterpiece in geometry and architectural design. It is said that it requires 524 actions to craft the Loewe Puzzle to perfection. The puzzle-like closure is transformative, giving the bag various styling options. You can sling it across your body, fold it under your arm, or hold it by its chunky handle.

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Bottega Veneta Jodie (2019)

Celebrities flaunted it, fashion influencers clutched it, and the hashtag #Jodie exploded on social media. The Bottega Veneta Jodie is woven in their signature intrecciato leather, exuding subtle luxury. The knotted handle adds a touch of whimsy, and you can have a Jodie for every mood!


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