If you’re a lover of all things fashion, it is crucial to really know the designer brands you have in mind before making such a tough investment. The ones that make this decision that much easier are the iconic designer bags spotted when travelling back in time. We made that time travel trip and gathered ten of the most iconic designer bags that you just have to get your hands on!
1. Chanel 2.55 Bag
Karl Lagerfeld really did it right when he brought back the Chanel 2.55 bag, straight from the year 1955. Being one of the most wanted of designer bags, the Chanel 2.55 was named after the month and year it was brought to life; February 1955. This iconic Coco Chanel inspired “it-bag” deserves you just as much as you deserve it.
2. Lady Dior Bag
You will not be disappointed when making an investment in the Lady Dior bag, a gift that Princess Diana, the Lady Dior herself received from the First Lady of France. A gem that was created in 1995, the Lady Dior became a quick success as Princess Diana carried it through town, and it continues to be so to this day.
3. Prada Backpack
The Prada Backpack is not only one of the most popular pieces by Prada, but it is one of the most iconic backpacks to exist in the world of fashion. This 1984 born backpack was launched by Miuccia Prada and has evolved immensely over the years. As described by Prada herself, the Prada backpack brings together a mix of industrially, the patrimonial past and artisanal traditions, making it an absolute must have for all occasions.
4. Louis Vuitton Speedy
An iconic designer bag that was made popular by an icon herself is just what you need to add to your collection of designer handbags. The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was specially designed for Audrey Hepburn, as a smaller and simpler version of the Keepall travel bag, something that can be carried around day-to-day. Thanks to her and Mr. Vuitton himself, the Speedy is the perfect mini duffle for your daily adventures, in its durability and versatility.
5. Céline Luggage Tote
If you’re in search for something a little more casual that still serves the purpose, this tote with an edge is the one for you. The Celine Luggage Tote was the turning point for all tote bags, being the first tote to be conceived as a “luxurious accessory” amongst all types of bags. With it’s vintage look and feel, the Luggage tote is just waiting to be picked up by you!
6. Fendi Baguette
Popularized by our favourite cosmopolitan fashion inspired TV series, Sex and the City, the Fendi Baguette is loved and wanted by anyone and everyone that knows, breathes and worships fashion. Much like a small loaf of bread, the Fendi Baguette rests stylishly under the arm, being one of the first designer bags in the fashion industry to work as more than just a bag, but an accessory and a garment. Be sure to snatch your own today, you surely wouldn’t want to miss this one!
7. Yves Saint Laurent Muse
Born in 2005, the YSL Muse didn’t only become a popular designer bag, but it became the most popular handbag style in the YSL brand as a whole. This oversized carryall consists of sophisticated fabrication and design, making it the ultimate “it bag.” That’s not all. The Muse was so loved, a second version was introduced, the Muse Two. Who doesn’t love options!? And if in doubt there is always the option of simply purchasing both; now that’s called smart fashion.
8. Hermès Birkin Bag
The Birkin bag is one of those iconic designer bags that doesn’t only come with the best carry-all features and a unique look, but it comes with an even more iconic story. In 1981, the CEO of Hermès, Jean-Louis Dumas took a flight and sat next to Jane Birkin, who spent much of the flight struggling with her carry on. He then went on to asking her to tell him what she’d like to see in a good carry-all handbag, eventually giving birth to the Birkin bag just a few years later. With it’s personality, functionality and class, the Birkin bag isn’t only a want, but a need.
9. Gucci Dionysus Bag
The legend of the Gucci Dionysus bag is real, friends; almost as real as the myth of the Greek God Dionysus himself. Inspired by his legend, as well as the maximalist style of Alessandro Michele, this iconic designer bag embraces Gucci’s finest traits and brings the legend to life. A Gucci Dionysus is the perfect addition to any outfit, anywhere.
10. Balenciaga Classic City Bag
We think it’s safe to say that we LOVE those Balenciagas, but who doesn’t love a good Balenciaga bag? The Balenciaga Classic City bag is truly a classic, in its urban-chic design and refined look and feel, it is one of Kate Moss’s all time favourites for a reason. It’s just one of those designer bags that make you want to wander around downtown, strutting like the fashionista you are. Did we mention that its spacious and practical structure and class just make it that much more worth the investment?