Top Ten Classic Bags Across Luxury Brands – Part 1

If you could purchase 10 and only 10 designer handbags in this lifetime, what would they be? It’s not as easy as it seems. Especially with the following caveat: Only One Bag From Each Designer!

That rules out rainbow collections of Hermès Birkins or Chanel Flaps, for example.

Birking Closet

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Not to worry, we did the work for you. Before we present our selection, we thought it pertinent to highlight the five key factors that we considered for our assessment.

Perceived Brand Value

Purchasing a luxury handbags is no small matter. Usually starting at $1,000, there is almost no limit on how high the price tag can go. It is, therefore, important to be cognizant of the status and position the brand holds in the luxury pyramid. Brands at the top of the pyramid like Hermès and Chanel tend to fetch a better value in the resale market than others. Also, if you are going to limit yourself to just ten bags then why not aim for the best!

Top 10 handbags

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Classic vs. Trending Bags

In a toss-up between the two, we always recommend going with the ‘Classic’ or timeless styles. Styles that have stood the test of time to achieve cult status are a better buy than a style that’s here today but perhaps gone tomorrow.

Top 10 Bags

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Trendy Designer Bags

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Durability and Quality

The bags we recommend on our list are the ones we know can stand the test of time. The coveted beauties are meant to be used and enjoyed, and not just lie in dust bags for weeks and years on end.

durable goyard bag

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It is important that your selection of bags include day, evening and day-to-night Bags. Our recommendations include a few of each.

multipurpose bag

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Aesthetics and Style

Last, but definitely not the least, we looked at the design and associated style quotient of each bag. While style is and always should be a personal choice, we tried to select models at the heart and soul of each brand.


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Stay tuned for part deux of this article that will present the top ten bags we have narrowed it down to. Can’t wait and want to know more? Presenting the list of designers we have chosen in our selection:

  • Hermès
  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Louis Vuitton
  • YSL
  • Goyard
  • Prada
  • Gucci
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Fendi

Any guesses which bags we picked? Let us know via comments below or via our social media handles. Until Sunday!

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Published: October 16th, 2020
Updated: October 16th, 2020

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