11 Most Iconic Handbags in the History of Fashion

Need to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn or Madonna? You need one of these iconic handbags. Throughout time, celebrities and fashion designers alike have shaped the purse.

So when you need to channel your inner power women, check out these handbags for inspiration.

  1. Hermes Kelly Bag

The Hermes Kelly Bag is named for the American-born Monaco Princess, Grace Kelly. The Hermes Kelly Bag is sure to channel your inner princess.

  1. Chloe-Drew Bag

This simple chic bag is perfect to channel your inner celebrity. It comes in plenty of colors to add a bright spot to your wardrobe.

  1. Chanel 2.55 Bag

This is possibly the most iconic bag of all time. It expressed Chanel’s personal views on fashion. It quickly became a practical, iconic option for chic women everywhere.

  1. Fendi Baguette

Looking to channel your inner French girl? Let your natural je nes sai quoi be accented with the Fendi Baguette. This bag can thank it’s popularity to the Sex and the City films.

  1. The Lady Dior Bag

This bag was a gift for Princess Diana in 1995. In the past few years, the bag has been making a comeback. Use it to channel your inner princess and all of Princess Diana’s elegance.

  1. Prada Backpack

Looking for something a bit more practical to explore the big city? You need a Prada Backpack. This bag

  1. Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag

We can thank Audrey Hepburn herself for this iconic, practical bag. She asked Vuitton to create a smaller version of the carry-all travel bag. She wanted to be able to carry it with her every day. Thus, we have the Speedy bag!

  1. Gucci Dionysus Bag

This bag holds all the personality and passion from the Dionysus legend. Channel the god of grape harvests and wine with this chic and timeless handbag.

  1. Mulberry Alexa Bag

Designed in 2009 by Emma Hill, this bag is named after Alexa Chung. This simple, practical bag goes as a perfect timeless staple for any capsule wardrobe.

Looking for something similar? Consider getting a personalized leather tote

  1. Balenciaga’s Motorcycle

This bag was one of the first handbags to become iconic without placing the brand front and center. With it’s studded metal accents and tassels, this bag makes it easy to add an edgy touch to your wardrobe.

  1. YSL Muse or Muse Two

The first version of this bag debuted in 2005, with an updated version airing in 2008. Both bags were instantly popular and found their way into every A-Lister’s wardrobe.

This bag offers practicality on every level and a fun pop of color for every wardrobe.

Use These Iconic Handbags as Inspiration for Your Wardrobe

Part of the reason these iconic handbags are so iconic is thanks to the women who carried them. When you need an extra piece of confidence, grab one of these bags and carry it with you.

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn or Madonna, and make the bag work for you.

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