This bag is the ultimate classic. The likes of Audrey Hepburn have carried the Louis Vuitton Speedy. It is the perfect first designer handbag for any girl. Even though it has gone up in price over time, the bag is still relatively affordable compared to most designer bags. It is chic, stylish, doesn’t date, is extremely durable and, if anything, it looks better with age.
$900+ (over R9 000)
Chanel Classic Flap
Chanel’s iconic flap bag was first released in 1955 by mademoiselle Coco Chanel herself, and is indeed the ‘Holy Grail’ for many handbag lovers. Karl Lagerfeld revamped this infamous bag with its famous CC interlock in 1985, when he first took over as creative director at the House of Chanel. This bag is timeless and a celebrity favourite.
$4 000 + (over R40 000)
Céline Luggage Tote
Céline’s Luggage Tote is a modern day ‘It’ bag, with its edgy look making it so appealing. Created by former Chloé designer, Phoebe Philo, the bag has dramatically transformed Céline into one of the most popular designer labels. The Luggage Tote is very durable and extremely spacious. This bag is a favorite with the Kardashians, Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner.
$2 000 + (over R20 000)
Hermès Birkin Bag
The most expensive and exclusive of them all is the Hermès Birkin bag. Worn by celebrities everywhere, it is perhaps the most sought-after bag in the world. It is one thing to be able to afford this bag and another to actually find one. Hermès does not make it easy for a handbag lover to obtain this luxury piece, one must first prove that they are, in fact, loyal to the brand before even being invited to join the three-year waiting list.
$10 000 + (over R100 000)
These bags are not only iconic, they are some serious investment pieces!