7 New Classic Handbags to Add to Your Collection
The iconic Louis Vuitton Speedy, Chanel 2.55, and Hermès Birkin are well-known classics. But these relatively newer designs offer some competition.
The Box was one of Phoebe Philo’s first handbag additions to the French fashion house. An iteration of an early design, the Box revels in its minimalist design using smooth leather and modest hardware. As one of the brand’s most expensive bags, the style is rarely seen out in the wild—adding to its cool factor. It has been done in calfskin,
The Gabrielle’s design follows Coco Chanel’s philosophy and is unique in the way that it’s a flat, structured hobo bag. Famous fans include Meghan Markle, Pharrell, and Kristen Stewart.
The Chloé Pixie was released at a time when the
Dior handbags have always been synonymous with elegance and being put-together. The Diorama builds on that by putting a modern twist on the bag through the use of architectural design cues. The flap style was released during Raf Simons’ tenure at the French fashion house and is offered in pared down versions as well as more sophisticated styles.
One of the older bags on the list, the Peekaboo was released in 2009. The bag initially piqued the interest of many bag collectors, only to fall a couple of seasons later. Unexpectedly, it's experienced a resurgence that has made it a Fendi classic. The Peekaboo is made in several sizes and in both men’s and women’s collections. The bag is a top handle style that comes with a strap and is often recognized for its quality.
Alessandro Michele’s time at Gucci has created a myriad of unique bag designs, but none has ever matched the Dionysus’ success. The Dionysus was first introduced in the brand’s fall/winter 2015 collection, and it freshly revived the luxury logo craze through its added use of suede and statement hardware. The bag is made in three sizes: mini, small, and medium in different variations.
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis
Though no Louis Vuitton handbag can overtake the Speedy’s success, the Pochette Metis has proven itself a worthy opponent. The Pochette Metis has a huge fashion following, with a 6- to