Timeless Handbags: Iconic Designer Bags To Add To Your Collection

For the career-driven woman, bags are essentials for work-related travels. Meeting business partners and clients entail looking sharp, chic, and professional. While it is good you have a bag collection for work, it won’t hurt to add pieces you can bring to casual dates and day trips. From the sleek designs of Givenchy to the dainty, functional bags of Longchamp x Nendo, these designer bags are total must-haves for your collection.

Givenchy Medium Mystic Bags in Soft Leather
Medium Mystic Bags in Soft Leather (Storm Grey and Natural).


Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller inspired the latest Givenchy handbag. The Mystic carries the beauty and enigma of Claire’s haute couture silhouettes. It combines sophistication and softness with its V-shaped flap that obscures the view of the bag’s contents. The bag also combines and volume and lightness. It is elegant yet versatile to pair with any style ensemble. You can adjust the straps to turn into a hand-carry or a cross-body bag. You can place XL gold-finish charms in dice, whistle, or medallion shapes to further customize it. The Mystic is the epitome of a sleek bag that you can carry to work.

The Mystic bag is available on www.givenchy.com.

Bottega Veneta  Arco 33 Bag in French Calf (Wood) and The Arco in French Calf (Kaki).
Arco 33 Bag in French Calf (Wood) and The Arco in French Calf (Kaki).

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta releases its new Arco bag at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The Arco bag takes its name from Arco della Pace, the neoclassical arch in Milan. The bag has a dome-shaped flap and rectangular base. It also carries a modern sensibility with the calf fettucce bonded with suede. The design of the Arco makes for a sophisticated and natural look when traveling for business.

The Arco bag is available on www.bottegaveneta.com.

Longchamp x Nendo bags in mustard and burgundy colors
Longchamp x Nendo bags in mustard and burgundy colors.

Longchamp x Nendo

Le Pliage® of Longchamp brings a refreshing look with its reinterpreted design. Japanese design firm Nendo collaborated with Longchamp to design a bag inspired by the Japanese art of origami. The iconic foldable bag makes for functional and visually-appealing home decor as well.

The three themes of the bag make it ultimately versatile. First, you can transform the bag into a cube for storage and spacious holdall. Second, you can carry or hang the cone-shaped bag. The signature leather flap also makes for easy access to the bag’s contents. The last theme is the Furoshiki folding clothes. The bag is flexible, easily adapting to the contents it carries. All three themes have neutral color options like dark blue, mustard, burgundy, and pale grey. These origami-inspired bags make for a chic addition to your bag collection or home furnishing piece.

Longchamp x Nendo bags are available on www.longchamp.com. For more information on Nendo’s katachi collection, visit www.nendo.jp.

Maggie Jiang and Irina Shayk with TOD's D-Styling bags
Maggie Jiang and Irina Shayk with TOD’s D-Styling bags.


TOD’s D-Styling bag is popular for royalties like Princess Diana and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton, and celebrity figures like Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Demi Moore. These women came to love this classic bag because of its timeless and chic design. But what sets TOD’s bags apart is the manufacturing process. The company makes the bag by hand and uses techniques similar to ancient saddle makers. To add protection to the bag, there is a small steel nib at the bottom. It is a distinctive feature of all TOD’s bags like the D-Styling. Its unique design is perfect for casual dinner dates or short business trips.

TOD’s D-Styling bag is available on www.tods.com.

Coccinelle  Arlettis Mini in Signal Blue and Ambrine Cross Suede in Ultra Violet
Arlettis Mini in Signal Blue and Ambrine Cross Suede in Ultra Violet.


“Life is an adventure” is the message that inspired the latest designs of Coccinelle. The message is an enthusiastic challenge for women. It is translated to the Spring/Summer 2019 collection with bags in fun technicolor like neon blue, fuchsia, and silver and optic white. These colors and unique designs resemble the journey of optimistic and socially active women to explore in life.

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