35 designer handbags that will stand the test of time (and make the perfect Christmas presses)


With a few months of relative normality behind us, many of us are taking the opportunity to update our wardrobes to reflect our new post-containment routines, far from the world of loungewear. Whether you are returning to the office for the first time in a long time, or finally have the chance to plan weddings, events and vacations, you may be looking to complete your capsule wardrobe with a new accessory. Or, maybe you are looking to give a loved one a very special gift this Christmas.

If you’re thinking of splurging on a new designer handbag, then it’s worth considering a style that will stand the test of time, rather than just a one-season wonder that will eventually take over. dust in the back of your wardrobe. For that, the best option is either to turn to the classics – some of which may have had a facelift, but are still very trendy – or to grab designs that have endless elegance (think timeless colors, elusive silhouettes and faithful fabrics).

So, here, we’ve rounded up 35 of the best designer handbags that are unlikely to be coming out anytime soon, and sure to never be considered a regret buy.

Many can be names you already know; forever must-haves from Chanel, Fendi and Dior, but you’ll also find new styles from historic brands and new names to know in the world of designer handbags, in this roundup. These are the accessories that are definitely worth investing in, whether you are looking for a very special gift, looking for an evening bag, or looking for the perfect tote for office. These are designer names you can trust.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, we’ve got you covered, too. See our roundup of the best designer handbags under £ 500, here. Or, to find out what next season has in store for you, find our roundup of the best bags from the Spring / Summer 2022 shows here.

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