If there were to be only ten, it would be these… 10 legendary bags, 10 bags that changed the history of leather goods. I am pleased to present to you the 10 bags that you should absolutely invest in!
1 - The Hermès Birkin
If you only had to own one, this would be it . It's not even a bag anymore, but an icon that every woman dreams of owning. Each Birkin is sewn by hand in France by a single craftsman, who is responsible for it for life and who will repair it if necessary. Named after actress Jane Birkin , it has become a collector's item whose vintage pieces have already sold for over €100,000! Attention, if you decide to acquire it, you risk having to wait several years before being able to receive the object of all the desires...
2 - Celine's Luggage
It has been a hit with all fashionistas since 2010. Its different versions (plain, two-tone, three-tone) and its chic minimalist design have made this bag a must-have for any wardrobe! It's a basic that can adapt to all your outfits both day and night, and the new variations that are coming out allow all the follies: python, ostrich, crocodile or leopard print, the choice is yours!
3 - The Chanel 2.55
We no longer present the legendary Chanel bag , created in February 1955 (hence its name). Characterized by its rectangular shape, its quilting and its chain, it has become the symbol of French chic and elegance . Worn on the shoulder, it is a real revolution for the time, when women carried their bags in their hands. Since 2005, it has been reinterpreted each year by Karl Lagerfeld and many versions, each more sublime than the other, now exist.
4 - The Louis Vuitton Speedy
Available in several sizes (25,30,35 and 40cm) and patterns (monogram, checkerboard, ebony), the Speedy has become cult since its creation in 1933 . It was one of Audrey Hepburn's favorite bags and it's easy to understand: the Speedy makes any outfit chic and sophisticated . The personalization service allows you to add your initials, choose the interior color of your bag or even add a two-tone band to the front, for a bag that truly looks like you!
5 - Lancel's First Flirt
Created in 1927, it inspired many of the later models of the famous French house. Very elegant, it is a symbol of Parisian chic and was essential in the 1980s and 1990s. Formerly called the Bucket Bag, it was renamed Premier Flirt in 2006, with Alice Taglioni and Laure Manaudou as muses.
6 - Givenchy's Antigona
The Antigona is a safe bet from the Givenchy house , a perfect mix between classic and modernity . Its straight lines make it an everyday asset since it goes with all outfits, from the most casual to evening looks. A bowling bag with golden finishes that is sure to please for a very long time...
7 - Dior's Lady Dior
Created in 1994, this legendary bag takes its name from Princess Lady Diana, to whom it was given two years later during a visit to Paris. Rigid and rectangular , it has since been available in many versions (leather, satin, python, crocodile, tweed, etc.) and several sizes. The letters D, I, O and R hanging from one of its handles make it one of a kind . Marion Cotillard has been its muse since 2008.
8 - The Saint-Laurent Day Bag
It is one of the most recent since it was created in 2012 by Hedi Slimane . It has since been part of the permanent collection offered by the French house. Its rectangular shape and its timeless look already ensure that this bag has a promising future.
9 - Saint-Louis by Goyard
This is the iconic model of the Parisian trunk maker . Created in the 1930s, the Saint-Louis shopping bag is in coated canvas and features the typical Goyard chevrons. Just like the Speedy, this model can be personalized with your initials and you can add colored stripes. Since 2002, 12 Saint-Louis colors have been available, which means that there is bound to be one for you!
10 - The City of Balenciaga
Since 2000 and its creation by Nicolas Ghesquière , it is the bag of fashionistas. For a slightly rock look, worn over the shoulder or carried by hand, it's the ideal companion for a day at work, a weekend with the family or an outing with the girlfriends!