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Top 13 Timeless Luxury Handbags Every Fashionista Must Have in Their Collection

Top 13 Timeless Luxury Handbags Every Fashionista Must Have in Their Collection

Every brand has its own iconic model that is worthy of investment and lasts for a long time. This designer handbag will make your already amazing closet even more stylish though it may not satisfy all your practical needs. In this article, we will be reviewing 13 most iconic luxury designer handbags that will make your outfits even more elegant.


Top 13 Iconic Designer Handbags For Your Handbag Collection

1.Hermes Birkin

The epitome of luxury, Hermes Birkin is one of the most expensive handbags in the world. The cost of a new Birkin starts from $12,000 and can go up to $200,000 for exclusive limited-edition models. The bag is handmade in leather (calf, ostrich, and lizard leather are available) and its sizes range from 25, 30, 35 to 40 centimeters.

Named after actress and singer Jane Birkin, the world-famous Birkin bag is timeless and iconic. It is a perfect handbag to take with you to work meetings and the ultimate accessory for an elegant businesswoman. However, most women do not use it frequently, as they are terrified that something might happen to the bag. 

But be careful while choosing a Birkin on the pre-loved market - here is how to spot a fake Hermes Birkin.

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2. Hermes Kelly

One of the most sought-after bags, Hermes Kelly bag has a trapezoid shape and comes with two straps. The bag comes in eight sizes, from 15 cm to 50 cm, and in a variety of colors with gold, black, and rouge bags being the most desired ones. The Kelly bag never goes out of fashion and is a suitable option both for an evening out and a business lunch.

Check out our article about the Hermes fashion house to find out about its history, unique manufacturing process, and other stylish bag models.


3. Louis Vuitton Speedy

Launched in 1930, Louis Vuitton Speedy is an elegant handbag that is made in 4 sizes (25, 30, 35, and 40 cm). LV Speedy comes with two handles, a padlock, and has a large rounded body. Depending on the size that you opt for, this handbag can be used as every day or a travel bag.

The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag probably has the most limited editions out of all Louis Vuitton bags. Check our video review of the ones we have in stock at Bagaholic!


4. Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Immediately recognizable and elegant, Louis Vuitton Neverfull is a dream handbag of many women around the world. The Neverfull bag was designed as a practical tote and comes in three sizes. The bag is made from Monogram, Damier Ebene and Damier Azur canvas with slim and comfortable handles. LV Neverfull is spacious and is generally used as an everyday bag that can hold everything you need.

This is the most popular bag you can see on the streets cause it's so practical. If you want to learn more about Neverfull, check out our Louis Vuitton Neverfull handbag guide.

If you decide to go for a preloved Neverfull, be sure to authenticate it first cause the fakes for this purse are very hard to tell.


5. Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis

Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis is a chic compact handbag that is found in Monogram, Infrarouge, and Reverse canvases as well as in Empreinte and Epi leathers. This is a crossbody bag that measures 7.9” x 5.5” x 2.4” and has enough room for all your daily essentials. LV Pochette Metis is surprisingly roomy and comes with a fashionable handle and a detachable strap. Read more about the renowned Louis Vuitton Metis here.

This is another purse from Louis Vuitton which is very hard to tell from a fake purse. Make sure that you authenticate every purse you're buying.


6. Chanel Classic Flap

This luxury leather handbag manufactured by one of the most expensive purse brands - the Chanel fashion house - is undoubtedly one of the essential accessories in fashion history. Chanel Flap has several dimensions, from a 6.7″ x 3.9″ x 3″ Extra Mini to 13.4″ x 9.1″ x 3.9″ Maxi. This bag is synonymous with luxury and status: although you will hardly carry it on a regular basis, it will be a perfect addition to your elegant evening look.


7. Chanel Boy

Rectangular shape, strict lines, and a large link chain are some of the features that make Chanel Boy easily recognizable. The bag is characterized by a quilted pattern and a distinguishable lock closure, with sizes from mini to XL. Due to its more casual feel and simple design, Chanel Boy is generally considered an everyday handbag that will match your casual outfit. Read more about the iconic Chanel collection here.


8. Gucci Dionysus

An absolute must-have for handbag lovers, Gucci Dionysus is available in many different prints and colors with beige being the most sought-after. The handbag comes with silver-toned hardware and a pin closure. Gucci Dionysus is the perfect option for any occasion, from carrying essential items to using the bag to complement your evening look.


9. Gucci Marmont

Gucci Marmont is a functional bag that comes in beige, black, rouge, white and other colors. It has a softly structured shape and a chain strap. You can wear the chain strap in a number of ways, making it a shoulder bag or a top handle bag. Trendy and classic, this bag can beé worn all day and night long!


10. Givenchy Antigona

With boxy construction and modern design, Givenchy Antigona is a handbag in a trapezoid shape with metal details and an adjustable shoulder strap. Antigona comes in 3 sizes with top colors being black, beige camel, and pearl grey. Givenchy Antigona is a bag that you would wear as a work bag and an everyday bag.  


11. Celine Phantom

Recognizable by its two ‘wings’ on both sides and a wide base, Celine Phantom is your wardrobe essential by one of the most expensive handbag brands. The Phantom tote comes in two sizes: medium and large and makes a good addition to your business casual attire or everyday outfit.


12. Celine Trapeze

One of Celine’s most iconic bags, Celine Trapeze is easily recognizable by its signature wings and trapezoid shape. The bag comes in several leather combinations, colors and materials including crocodile, python, and calfskin. Celine Trapeze is a perfect-sized bag for work or college with enough space for all your favorite things.


13. Yves Saint Laurent College

No top list of expensive handbag brands can be complete without Yves Saint Laurent. The YSL College bag made its debut in 2015, and since then has been one of the most sought-after bags. Durable lambskin leather, a chain strap and the metal YSL initials are some of the reasons why this bag is so popular. The bag is comfortable to carry and has enough room for your essential items. The College bag is lightweight and will be a sophisticated finishing detail to any outfit, no matter what season.


If you need to authenticate a Louis Vuitton item, please order one of the three types of authentication:

Verbal Authentication $10

  • good when you need a certificate for any reason,

Certificate of Authenticity $25

  • good when you need a certificate for any reason, either to sell the bag with the peace of mind or to return a fake bag to the seller if you purchased a fake
  • includes a permanent certificate on

Certificate of Authenticity with a thorough explanation $50

  • good when you need a certificate and you need to know why the bag is authentic/not authentic for any reason, either to sell the bag with the peace of mind or return a fake bag to the seller if you purchased a fake.
  • includes a permanent certificate on
  • includes an explanation of why the item is fake (detailed pictures and comparisons with an authentic bag, more than 10 pics included)


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