The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

The “It” bag:  the handbag that women dream of acquiring and making part of their collection.  Often inspired by celebrities, the season’s hottest bags may change from year to year, but there are several iconic bags that are perennially “It”.  Here’s a look at six iconic handbags that are as popular now as ever.

Prada Bowler Bag (2000)

The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

Prada has had many an iconic bag over the years, but the bowler bag of 2000 is one of their most famous. It was so popular instantly, selling out immediately worldwide.

Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag

The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

Coco Chanel created this practical shoulder-strap style in the 1920s as she was tired of having to carry her bag in her hands all the time.

Christian Dior “Lady Dior” Handbag

The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

An iconic bag from the House of Dior, the Lady Dior features the woven ‘cannage’ design found on the Napoleon III chairs that Christian Dior loved so dearly.

Louis Vuitton “The Speedy”

The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

The Speedy’s rich history began in the 1930s, when Louis Vuitton decided to make a more practical, smaller version of the Keepall for every day wear.  The Louis Vuitton Speedy comes in four sizes: Speedy 25, Speedy 30, Speedy 25, and Speedy 40. The number is the length of the bag in centimeters.

Hermes Birkin

The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

The Birkin is one of the most sought after bags in the world, so it holds it value extremely well as a collectible.  The Birkin is such a good investment that Forbes magazine even offers advice on how to buy your first Hermes Birkin.

Balenciaga City Bag

The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made

Originally, Balenciaga designed this bag exclusively for the runway, and it became an instant hit with celebrities.  The iconic bag, also known as the Motorcycle Bag, offers signature “Classic” or “Giant” studs and a unique leather-framed mirror.

How many iconic bags to you have in your closet?

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The Six Most Iconic Bags Ever Made