The 5 Best Designer Bags to Start Your Handbag Collection

We all started somewhere when it comes to designer bags. Maybe it was a gift or maybe it was something that you bought on your own. The first designer bag in one’s collection can happen at any stage of life. The bag you buy as a professional in your mid-thirties is quite different than the trendy and chic designer bag that gets gifted after college graduation. We’ve taken it upon ourselves, to select five fabulous designer bags that we think you should consider when it’s time to start your collection.  And we are including great tips on how to properly care for that special bag once you purchase it, here.

Louis Vuitton
Monogram Pallas Red MM

Monogram Pallas Red MM

Most handbag lovers look to Louis Vuitton as their first designer handbag. After all, Louis Vuitton is one of the largest and oldest handbag brands. The Monogram canvas is so iconic and is a natural “go-to” for many in this brand. And not to fear, the coated canvas is not only stylish but also incredibly durable. The Monogram Pallas is a super functional tote bag. The bag also has a removeable shoulder strap that makes it more versatile as a shoulder bag. Also, with many designer handbags topping the $3K-$4K mark, this bag is more affordable.

Gucci
GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag

GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag

For another designer bag that won’t break the bank, look no further than Gucci. We absolutely love this super chic Gucci Marmont Small Shoulder Bag. It’s in a stunning shade of red that will help you stand out in a crowd. But don’t worry, if you are looking for something a little more basic, we have those colors too. This bag also offers versality as a slinging shoulder bag or the strap can be doubled, and the bag can be worn as a top handle.

Chanel
Classic Double Flap Bag Medium

Classic Double Flap Bag Medium

Most handbag owners dream of owning a Chanel handbag one day. Unfortunately, the price increases have made it seem unattainable for the average person. Good news is that there are great vintage options to be found on the resale market. We wanted to highlight our stunning Chanel Classic Medium Double Flap bag. The estimated retail on this bag is a staggering $6500 but you can get it here for less than $5K!

Prada
Saffiano Tote

Saffiano Tote

The Prada Saffiano tote is a great option for a first-time designer handbag buyer. The Prada satchel is super classic and will never go out of style. Also, the saffiano leather is ultra-durable. The bag offers versatility with a removeable shoulder strap. This stunning blue color is still neutral but offers something a little different that basic black.

Louis Vuitton
Vernis Alma BB Rose Indien

Vernis Alma BB Rose Indien

Yes, we know…another suggestion from Louis Vuitton. But remember, it’s one of the most popular handbag brands. While the brand’s storied Monogram canvas is so iconic, we are absolutely crushing over the patent leather monogram. Remember to have fun with your bags…if a bag gives you butterflies, then definitely go for it! We love the size, color, and shape! And did I mention it can be yours for under $1500?