Addiction to Designer Bags? – Top 10 Iconic Handbags of the 00s

Ever dreamt about owning a designer handbag?

Handbags are a must have to styling a fashionable outfit. Here are a list of our top 10 iconic handbags that everyone should desire to own!

1. Louis Vuitton ‘SPEEDY

The Louis Vuitton ‘Speedy’ was created for Famous Actress, Audrey Hepburn. She wanted the LV ‘Keepall’ travel bag scaled down to create an everyday bag for her to use. It is still to this day one of the brand’s signature styles.

Louis Vuitton ‘Speedy’

2. Chanel ‘2.55’

The Chanel 2.55 bag debuted in 1955 with it’s chain should strap and is known for changing gate Fashion landscape of the handbag world and is still a best-selling classic. The bag regularly resells for more at 2nd hand then retail price.

Chanel ‘2.55’

3. Hermes ‘Birkin’

The Hermes ‘Birkin’ is certainly the most desired bag of all time. Inspired by the English Actress, Jane Birkin, as she sat on a flight next to the CEO of Hermes, she was struggling to contain her belongings in a large straw bag, which is where the idea of the ‘Birkin’ bag was born. The bags have increased in value by 500% in the last 35 years.

Hermes ‘Birkin’

4. Gucci ‘Marmont’

The Gucci ‘Marmont’ bag’s design was inspired by the 1970’s Gucci buckle. The main ornament is it’s GG logo on it’s iconic chevron quilting & chain strap, still an iconic popular bag to this day.

Gucci ‘Marmont’

5. Chloe ‘Paddington’

The Chloe ‘Paddington’ is the iconic bag of the early 2000s. The bag appeared during the era when celebrity style was becoming increasingly advertised and brought by the public. It was definitely the ‘IT’ bag of it’s time.

Chloe ‘Paddington’

6. Mulberry ‘Bayswater’

The Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ bag first launched in 2002 & made-by-hand in the brand’s Somerset workshop. The home-grown business turned to global phenomenon due to the popularity of the handbag.

Mulberry ‘Bayswater’

7. Givenchy ‘Antigona’

The Givenchy ‘Antigona’ bag was created in 2010 to fit a balance of masculine & feminine bag designs. The design is continually altered to improve & impress, as well as being a constant celebrity favourite.

Givenchy ‘Antigona’

8. Dior ‘Lady’

The Dior ‘Lady’ bag was originally a bespoke gift for Princess Diana from French First Lady, Bernadette Chirac. It caught the attention of the public who wanted their own version of the bag. So Dior went on to reproduce the bag & named it ‘Lady Dior’ in honour of Princess Diana.

Dior ‘Lady’

9. Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’

The Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ bag was first launched in 2010 & remains the brand’s signature bag with it’s chunky chain edging and array of colours, there will be the perfect style for you.

Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’

10. Fendi ‘Baguette’

The Fendi ‘Baguette’ was the first ‘IT’ bag, made popular by Sarah Jessica Parker in the Film series Sex and the City. Although it doesn’t hold up in style in today’s Fashion, so has been reinvented many times in different fabrics, embellishments & patterns.

Fendi ‘Baguette’

Written by Lucie Kyle, Graphics by Jasmyn Pesci