Classic designer bags are always a good buy, not only because you’ll get to wear them a lot, but also because they’ll never lose their charm or their value! You see, classic designer bags are not a fashion whim, but a worthy investment instead! The bag you buy and love today might become a rare, discontinued piece in 10 or 20 years from now meaning that you’ll be able to sell it for a pretty penny, pass it on to your kids or grandkids or continue to wear it knowing that you have something beautiful, authentic and special! And while you’re saving for these, so called, basics, take a look at my list of 7 timeless classic designer bags to decide which one to get first!
1. Chanel 2.55 Flap
Ah… Chanel… How can anyone not like this classic, everlasting piece? Prices are outrageous, you don’t have to remind me about that, but you know… the more I think about it the more I’m sure this bag is worth every cent! It’s a day bag, an evening bag, a dressy bag, a glamorous bag, a chic bag, an elegant bag, a quality piece you’ll wear in your 30’s and 70’s with the same passion and satisfaction! It’s the bag of all bags, a C in “chic”, a bag that looks so simple and refined and yet screams class.
2. Louis Vuitton Alma
Speaking about classic designer bags, here’s one suggestion some might find shocking – if you have an inexplicable desire to add LV to your collection, why not opt for a beautiful Alma instead of that hyped Speedy? Vuitton certainly isn’t my favorite designer (I absolutely HATE flashy monogram pieces) but ALMA…ah that’s a whole different story! Classy, low-key Epi or flashy, chic Vernis – the choice is yours to make it and since Alma is classy and sassy enough to be your day bag, your work bag and your dressy bag I absolutely have nothing to add except that you are definitely making the right choice.
3. Mulberry Alexa Bag
I think Alexa is the most versatile day bag ever, and since its price is somewhat “normal” comparing to these before mentioned two, you should definitely give it a thought! But why do I believe this is one of those classic designer bags worth investing in? Well, simply because I’m absolutely sure you can enjoy it regardless of your style! From casual chic to dressy and even messy – Alexa certainly is one of those bags that go perfectly with UGG boots, stylish flats, classy heels or chic boots!
4. Lady Dior
Guess which famous person helped make this bag as popular as it is today? Yes – Princess Diane is the correct answer! Classy, feminine, charming and a just a tiny bit provocative – the bag totally represents everything Lady D was and is remembered for! She loved it, I love it and I bet you love it too! An absolutely chic piece such as this one is a must-have!
5. Marc Jacobs Stam Bag
Classic shape, soft quilted leather, glam chain details and a chic retro kiss lock closure – Stam has definitely deserved its place in a classic designer bags lineup! I absolutely love it and I hope you girls will agree that Marc is a genius! Shiny gold hardware gives this bag a certain dose of glamour without making it too showy or tacky (which certainly can’t be said for some Versace models). Plus, there is no logo plate or any of the standard “it’s not designer, if you can’t read it from a mile away” markings! An absolute classic even our grandchildren will adore!
6. YSL Tribute Tote
If you already have a great evening bag, and you’re now looking for a day bag you’ll be able to wear anytime and anywhere, definitely pay attention to this fabulous tote! It’s classy, very low-key, big enough to hold all of your daily must-haves and let’s not forget that unlike Chanel or Vuitton, YSL does have sales which are, of course, a great opportunity to get a great deal on this stunning bag.
7. Hermes Birkin
Popular Birkin is one of those classic designer bags any stylish girly girl would absolutely love to own one day! Lucky owners agree, it’s a piece worth having. So, if this super expensive bag looks like something you could wear on a daily basis – I definitely suggest opening a savings account right now! I’m a Kelly fan, myself, but I must agree there is something ultra classy about Birkin too!
Which one of these classic designer bags are on your wish list? Do you own any of them? Do tell – I’m dying to hear everything and anything you’d like to share about your beloved classic designer bags!