PurseBop’s Top 10 Bags of 2016

What has 2016 looked like in terms of bags?? PurseBop wants to celebrate all the special handbags YOU all have loved and appreciated the most this year. We’ve taken into consideration instagram posts, BopTalk posts, and blog posts, and have compiled a list of the Top 10 bags loved by our community this year. Find out the top 10 below!

*Remember this list is no particular order! If you want more info on the bags listed, click the links below each description.

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Wallet on Chain

The Wallet on Chain is a forever favorite since it is such as practical accessory. This year we’re giving the Saint Laurent WOC a place on our top 10 because it continues to attract a wide variety of fashionistas with different personal styles and from all different ages. The Saint Laurent WOC in particular has a very modern, fresh look, which is why we think it is such a hot bag!

The Mighty Wallet on Chain
Chanel vs. YSL WOC Comparison
Chanel vs. Saint Laurent Celebrity WOC Showdown!


Gucci Marmont

Gucci has really been killing the luxury game this year with the help of their new creative director, Alessandro Michele. Gucci has a new, funky and fun look, and has also made a big splash on the digital landscape and social media platforms. The Gucci Marmont is a beautiful flap bag that is a little reminiscent of the Chanel Classic Flap. However, the Marmont is about half the price and has a more playful look for those who are looking to stand out!

YAY or NAY: Gucci Marmont Bag
Gucci: The Most Improved Player of the Year
10 Celebrities Who Fully Indulge Their Gucci Obsession
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Goyard Saint Louis Tote

The Goyard Saint Louis Tote continues to be a PurseBop community favorite. We’ve created many extensive reference guides about the Saint Louis since so many of you have proven to be “Goyard Girls”. Every girl needs a cavernous, carry-it-all tote, and the Saint Louis fits all those parameters! Plus, the Goyard monogram is offered in many colors with options for personalization such as initials – you can truly craft your bag with all your desires in mind!

Grab & Go: The Goyard Reference Guide
Goyard Saint Louis – The Tote of All Totes
The Secret Behind Goyard’s Success
Louis Vuitton vs. Goyard Celebrity Tote Showdown
Goyard Rival?: Fauré Le Page Bags

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Mini Palm Springs Backpack

Every year, we get hit with the bug of “mini madness”. Mini bags have always had a certain appeal, however, mini backpacks have been this year’s biggest craze. The mini backpack we saw all over Instagram this year  was the Louis Vuitton Palm Springs mini. In addition to just being simply adorable, the LV mini backpack has a casual, chic, and even athletic feel. By attaching the additional strap, you can also carry it like a traditional, crossbody bag.

YAY or NAY: Mini Backpacks?
Complete Guide to Mini Bag Madness


Dior Diorever

A few months ago, we boldly claimed the Diorever might just be the best bag of 2016.  Although we don’t want to pick favorites on our list, we have to say that this statement still remains somewhat true. The Diorever was released this year, and was immediately sought after by many bag aficionados. Celebrities have heavily endorsed the Diorever and further reinforced its status as an “it” bag. Initially, there was some criticism over whether the Diorever was a “Birkin Copycat“. However, the Diorever holds its own as an unique, beautiful bag. The Diorever scores points on two major trends this year: mini bags and top handle bags. We can’t wait to see if the Diorever will become a Dior “classic” like the Lady Dior Bag and the Diorama.

Diorever: The Best Bag of 2016
NEW at Dior: The Diorever Bag
Diorever: The Reveal and Review
The Diorever Debuts BIG – See it in action!
The Current Mood is Dior
A Happy Diorever Review
8 Reasons We’re Obsessed with the Diorever


Hermes Birkin 30

The Birkin Bag is an ever classic bag, and even the ultimate Holy Grail Bag for some fashionistas. This year, the Hermes Birkin 30 makes our list because handbag size has been a big topic of conversation as of late. With trends constantly changing, it’s hard to know whether to go mini or go big. The Birkin 30 is a happy-medium, and is a versatile, everyday bag. Yet, the question remains: will the Birkin 30 be the most popular bag size next year too?

Hermes Birkin Size Comparison
From Mini to More: Hermes Birkin Sizes
Hermes Birkin vs. Kelly 101
The Birkin Continues to Make Headlines


Hermes Mini Kelly II

Praise the Hermes Gods, the Mini Kelly is back! This year, Hermes re-released the vintage K20 as the “The Kelly Mini II”.  The Kelly Mini II is shaped slightly more like the Kelly Pochette rather than the traditional Kelly handbag, There was a lot of excitement and hype over this release, and we only expect the enthusiasm to grow.

The Hermes Mini Kelly is Back!
Update on the Hermes Mini Kelly
Irresistible, yet Unattainable: Hermes Mini Bags
The Hermes Kelly Encyclopedia
8 Reasons We’ve Gone Hermes Kelly Crazy


Hermes Constance

Along with the Birkin and Kelly, the Hermes Constance is one of H’s most popular bags. The Hermes Constance has been a hot bag this year because Hermes recently put it back into production. We’ve seen Hermes aficionados posting the Constance all over instagram, and our admiration for the Constance just keeps growing. Hermes offered the Constance as a special order last season and is speculated to make more Constance bags for the upcoming seasons.

Hermes 101: The Hermes Constance Bag


Fendi Dotcom

Last year, Fendi’s satchel bag, the Fendi Peekaboo, was named the “it” bag of 2015 by Vogue Magazine. This year, we feel like the Fendi Dotcom deserves a spot one of the top bags of the year. The Dotcom is one of Fendi’s newer designs, and it is very practical and sleek. If you’re still looking for an everyday bag or a work bag, the Dotcom could be your best bet!

It’s Going Viral – The Fendi Dotcom Bag
Fendi: All the Rage


Givenchy Antigona

The Givenchy Antigona is a bold and edgy, yet classic and feminine bag. It makes our list because it has proven itself to be a best seller over and over again. Extra points for its practicality and durability! The top handle and strap for crossbody wear are other  major selling points.

Givenchy Greatness: The Givenchy Antigona Reference Guide
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The Givenchy Game

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Published: December 23rd, 2016
Updated: June 1st, 2017

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  • For me the top bags were Gucci Dionysus, Saint Laurent Toy Sac de jour, Gicenchy Antigona, Céline luggage tote, YSL WOC, Chanel 2.55, Prada Galleria, Louis Vuitton Pochette metis, Chloé faye and Stella McCartney falabella :)