I'm Convinced These Are the 10 Most Popular Designer Bags Ever

Eva Thomas
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Every season, new handbag trends make their way into the street style world, and each season, we eagerly scout said accessories. Despite fashion weeks not taking place IRL, there are still a load of new bags coming in with Gucci's Jackie the Prada Cleo being two of the most popular styles. They're fashion-forward and have a serious street style star backing. Sometimes, though, it's the classic designer handbags you simply can't say no to because they are just that—classic.

If you're unsure about which luxury piece to splurge on, consider turning to the most popular designer bags ever. It's no easy feat to earn such a title, and though many come attached with a pretty big price tag, they're worth the splurge and deserve a spot in your collection. They've been the most sought-after year after year (just take a look at the street style stars as proof), and they'll continue to be a great pick for seasons to come. Ready to see our roundup of the 10 most popular designer bags that I'm convinced are the most classic? Read on to see and shop them below.

1. The Birkin Bag

Named after Jane Birkin, this bag has been coveted since its inception in 1984. The BBC revealed how it came to be: "Its existence was a happy accident, borne out of an exchange between Birkin and former Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on an Air France flight from Paris to London in the early ’80s," the BBC wrote.

Hermès Leather Handbag (£13999)

Hermès Leather Handbag (£8550)

2. The Chanel Quilted Bag

Nothing says luxury like a Chanel bag. Quilted designs have been an integral part of the brand's history since Coco Chanel herself designed this bag in 1955.

Chanel Classic Leather Bag (£5000)

Chanel Caviar Quilted Medium Business Affinity Flap (£3100)

3. The Louis Vuitton Alma Bag

This bag is popular because of the unmistakable Louis Vuitton logo and practical shape. Louis Vuitton arguably paved the way for the designer logo craze that is still going strong in 2020.

Louis Vuitton Alma Handbag (£505)

Louis Vuitton Alma Blue Epi Leather Handbag Nano Alma (£460)

4. The Gucci Quilted Shoulder Bag

A handbag roundup is not complete without mentioning Gucci. The GG logo is extremely recognizable and is closely associated with Italian luxury.

Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Super Mini Bag (£750)

Gucci Calfskin Matelasse Mini GG Marmont (£750)

5. The Balenciaga City Bag

We'll just go ahead and say it: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are basically single-handedly responsible for the popularity of this bag. They carried it nonstop in the early 2000s and it became instantly iconic.

Balenciaga Neo Classic City Small Textured-Leather Tote (£1760)

Balenciaga City Leather Handbag (£615)

6. The Dior Saddle Bag

Dior's version first Saddle Bag debuted in 1999 when John Galliano was still at the helm of the house, and its high resale value is proof that it's still coveted today. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rihanna are among the celebrities who own this chic style.

Christian Dior Saddle Bag (£2450)

Christian Dior Saddle Bag (£2650)

7. The Loewe Puzzle Bag

While Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags are recognizable to the masses, Loewe bags are a bit more niche for fashion girls in the know—making them all the more desirable for discerning customers.

Loewe Puzzle Mini Leather Shoulder Bag (£1400)

Loewe Puzzle Small Leather Shoulder Bag (£2000)

8. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Another one of Louis Vuitton's winning designs is the Neverfull bag, which launched in 2007 to great fanfare.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull (£575)

Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverfull PM Tote Bag (£1245)

9. The Chloé Faye Bag

Don't forget about Chloé! The iconic French house has produced its fair share of It bags over the years, but the Faye bag has retained a particularly impressive resale value.

Chloé Faye Small Leather and Suede Cross-Body Bag (£930)

Chloé Faye Small Leather and Suede Cross-Body Bag (£930)

10. The Prada Nylon

The Prada Nylon is definitely a newer classic bag but with this style constantly selling out, we couldn't not include it in this list.

Prada Re-Edition (£650)

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon Mini Bag (£595)

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

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