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Classic iconic designer handbags – timeless pieces that will be in forever

Updated on October 2, 2011
Balenciaga city
Balenciaga city
Chanel classic flap in lambskin with gold hardware
Chanel classic flap in lambskin with gold hardware
Hermes Birkin himalayan crocodile handbag
Hermes Birkin himalayan crocodile handbag
LV speedy 30 monogram print
LV speedy 30 monogram print
LV alma in Vernis red
LV alma in Vernis red
Marc Jacobs Stam
Marc Jacobs Stam


Designer handbags are very pricy. Depending on the leather, style and brand, some can cause as much as a luxury car or more. Almost nobody has the money to buy a new designer bag every season. This article helps you select a few classic designer handbags that will never go out of style. These handbags are iconic in the world of designer handbags and will look good for almost every age group.


Louis Vuitton Speedy – This handbag is the most iconic handbag for the brand. It is almost universally recognized. The Speedy comes in different fabric and size to satisfy everyone's needs. The most iconic speedy is the monogram print with the signature LV print all over it. Speedy comes in four different sizes, 25, 30, 35 and 40 centimeters. Other than the monogram print, there are Ebene, Azur and Epi leather to choose from. These other prints are not as obvious as the monogram print so they are more discrete and less recognizable.


Louis Vuitton Alma – This handbag is another classic from the French Louis Vuitton house. Although it is not as well known as the speedy, it is still a classic handbag that is worth the investment. Those that are familiar with the Louis Vuitton fashion house know that the Alma style has been around for a long time. This style comes in a variety of fabric and sizes to satisfy every woman. This is not a causal handbag and should be worn with more formal clothing especially the black Epi leather one. The monogram canvass is easily recognizable while other prints (such as the Ebene, Epi and Vernis) are more subtle.


Chanel 2.55 and Classic flap handbag – This handbag is a shoulder bag that is very highly regarded in the fashion industry. The classic quilted pattern is highly replicated because of the popularity of the Chanel 2.55 and classic flap handbag. These handbags are never discounted and comes in a variety of colors, fabrics and sizes. Depending on your personal preference, you will always be able to find the handbag that matches your style.


Hermes Birkin – This classic handbag from the French Hermes fashion house is well known and is very expensive. It can cost anywhere from eight thousand dollars to as much as fifty thousand dollars or more. It is the ultimate handbag that every handbag lover dreams about. You will always be able to carry the Hermes Birkin handbag and be in style. It comes in a variety of sizes, fabric (leather and other exotic leather) and colors. It is completely hand made in France by very skilled artisans and have a wait list of up to several years.


Balenciaga City – This handbag is uber popular in the fashion world right now and will continue to be for many years. It is relatively new bag that has reached the classic status. The leather is extremely soft to the touch. This handbag is suitable for every age group but it is especially appropriate for a girl that has a very edgy dressing style. It is not that expensive when compared to some of the other classics like the Chanel 2.55 and Chanel classic flap. This is a good investment piece that will last you a long time and will matches well with a lot of your outfits.


Marc Jacob Stam – This quilted handbag from the fashion house of Marc Jacob is another classic handbag that is worth the price tag of over $1000. It is made of leather and the classic shape of the bag is easily recognized by lots of people. It is also practical because it is both hand held and shoulder bag. Every season, the fashion house of Marc Jacob has several new styles of stem with different fabrics, colors and finish (regular vs patent).

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      britney1983 

      6 years ago

      Funny, that every brand have their own classic collection that are timeless, I belief no bag can tip: Chanel jumbo flap - http://bragmybag.com/chanel-classic-jumbo-flap-bag...

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

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