Timeless Designer Bags to Add to Your Collection


| LAST UPDATE 09/29/2023

By Colleen Walker
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The world of fashion is constantly fluctuating. Trends can come and go, but some items have made their mark on the fashion world forever. These designer bags have stood the test of time and have proven themselves as fashion mainstays, making them the perfect additions to your collection.

One of the most classic designer bags out there is the Birkin bag. The stylish accessory was inspired by and named after the actress Jane Birkin. The story goes that Birkin sat next to Jean-Louis Dumas, CEO of luxury designer house Hermès, on an Air France flight. She was complaining that the handbag she was carrying wasn’t big enough to fit everything she needed, when an idea popped into Dumas’s head, and the Birkin bag was born. Since its debut in 1984, it has become a staple in many celebrities’ wardrobes. Not to mention, the bag has a resale value of approximately 200%, according to Harper’s Bazaar. While the Birkin bag was outright named for the actress, another bag was renamed to honor one of its biggest fans, First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Originally named Constance, the Gucci bag featured a crescent shape and a lock. Kennedy was photographed with her several purses so often that the luxury brand renamed the bag after her.

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Another timeless handbag is the Louis Vuitton Speedy. The purse has been around since the 1930s and has seen many iterations over the years. Yet, it remains one of the most desired bags every season. Nowadays, there are many different sizes to choose from, so you can pick the Speedy that fits your life. We would be remiss if we didn’t include the Chanel flag bag. This classic look is a go-to bag for celebrities. This purse encapsulates everything about the famous luxury brand, from the chain-link straps to the double-C closure. This next bag doesn’t have decades of history, but despite that, it has made its mark since its debut in the early 2000s. The nylon Prada bag is one of the most desired bags from the design house, with the brand even releasing two updated versions in 2020.

So, whether it's the Louis Vuitton Speedy or the Chanel flag bag, these timeless designer items will ensure that you always look stylish. Be sure to stay tuned for more!

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