It's common knowledge that a little black dress is a necessity in every woman's wardrobe. However, a little black bag is just as, if not more, important. Handbags hold all the items you couldn't bare to lose and its, more or less, where your whole world lives. It's more that just an accessory - and a little black bag is an essential staple piece in any wardrobe. If you're a woman who doesn't own one, your first step is to sue because this is a clear violation of your civil rights. Jokes asides, we're here to help. If you're looking to invest in a bag you'll have for life, we've got your back with several options.
The Chanel Classic Flap
A Classic Flap bag is no doubt one of the most significant bags of all time. Rich in history, the Chanel Classic Flap is a true investment piece that will last a lifetime. Not only will it never go out of style, but it will also never lose its value. The meticulous craftsmanship and famous silhouette makes this piece a must-have for any luxury handbag collection. Most commonly offered in caviar or lambskin leather with silver tone or gold tone hardware, the Classic Flap is ideal for any occasion. Although this bag is a traditional classic (hence the name) the Classic Flap remains fashion-forward and ideal for the modern woman. An iconic bag that every woman truly deserves!
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The Céline Nano Luggage
If you're a simple woman with a love for understated elegance, Céline is the brand for you. The Luggage tote is a signature for the brand, making one of the most iconic bags of the decade. Although Céline is known for their low-key aesthetic, the signature "S" piping on the Luggage tote makes it instantly recognizable. Available in smooth or grained leather, the Nano can easily take you from day to night. A bag that will never go out of style, the Nano is effortlessly chic with its tasteful detailing and laid-back aesthetic. Plus, you can never go wrong when investing in a bag that offers the perfect balance of fashion and function.
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The Sac de Jour
Saint Laurent is a brand known for its timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward edge. The Sac de Jour is a classic bag that is youthful and modern at the same time. Now available in grained leather, black moroder leather, smooth leather, or croc embossed leather, this iconic bag is suitable for any occasion. A bag that you will have for life, the SDJ will always remain in style due to its simple structure and understated elegance. As sophisticated as it is, this piece will also never lose its "cool factor," making it suitable for any woman of any age.
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The Gucci Marmont
Although this bag has yet to be deemed as timeless, it is definitely iconic. Under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, Gucci in general transformed. The Marmont is now a signature piece for the brand. With its prominent GG logo and antique gold tone hardware, the Marmont is beloved amongst the fashion lovers of the world. The ultimate "It-bag," it's simple but edgy - making it the ideal purchase for luxury handbag lovers. Although this bag is offered in pretty much every colour imaginable, you can never go wrong with classic black. This is a piece that compliments anything in your wardrobe and can easily take you from day to night. The Marmont is youthful and fashion-forward but its simple silhouette makes for the perfect balance between classic and contemporary.
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The Mini City
The Mini City embodies masculine femininity to a T. Giving Saint Laurent a run for its money when it comes to rock n' roll vibes, this Balenciaga classic is one of the most recognizable pieces around. Most commonly offered in crinkled goatskin leather, the sheen of the bag alone makes this a contemporary, edgy piece and the stud embellishment accentuates it even further. Although this model tends to appeal to a younger demographic, this bag can be worn by any kind of woman in any kind of outfit. This timeless piece is the perfect compliment to any casual look and will remain in style forever. No luxury handbag collection is complete without Balenciaga's best bag!
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By: Isabel de Carteret