Heavy is the head that wears the crown, and ultra-chic is the woman who sports an iconic handbag! With endless luxury brands and umpteen choices, we had difficulty deciding which ones would make the cut. So we asked the AI model that everyone seems to be turning to for answers these days, Chat GPT, and were not dissatisfied. Listed below are stylish must-haves, the fashion industry classics that are reigning supreme, AI-approved-
Louis Vuitton Speedy, the longest-standing fashion statement-
As far as stylish handbags go, the Louis Vuitton Speedy is one of the oldest, dating back to 1930. Nearly a century later, it stands as a relevant look and remains incredibly popular. The eternal handbag with the signature monogram canvas and leather handles has been spotted on Selena Gomez, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna
Gucci Jackie, the less is more handbag-
The bag created after Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the 1960s witnessed an ever-growing list of celebrity fans like Dua Lipa, Cate Blanchett, Sienna, and Harry Styles. Don’t let the size fool you; the petite beauty with a piston clasp has women in its hold, a trend that is nowhere close to fading, as timeless as the bag itself.
Chanel 2.55, an eternal example of excellent taste-
As one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable handbags, designed by Coco Chanel herself, the ‘IT’ bag status is undeterred and well-deserved. The Chanel 2.55, with its quilted leather design, chain strap, and signature interlocking CC logo, has locked the hearts of women worldwide who can’t get enough despite it being around for a whopping 68 years. The timeless beauty has been spotted on Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Alexa Chung, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chiara Ferragni, and Aimee Song.
Prada Galleria, a gorgeous fashion staple-
Rightfully dubbed Prada’s most iconic bag, the Galleria was first introduced in 2007 and has since become a rage among fashionistas. From Victoria Beckham, and Olivia Palermo to Miranda Kerr, and Dakota Johnson, everyone looks like a million bucks with a Prada in hand. The Prada archetype is composed of 83 individual pieces. If a nod of approval could ever be a handbag, it would be the Prada Galleria.
Hermès Birkin, the best-looking investment to exist-
Everyone knows the story behind the origin of the legendary Birkin bag. It was created for actress Jane Birkin in the 1980s but became the most-wanted bag for every woman, everywhere! It went from being a fashionista’s dream to a status symbol, and even the financially adept will admit to it being the best fashion investment. A Birkin bag increases in value by 14.2% on average; that’s better than most stocks.
Business Insider once shared that the bag has increased in value by 500% in the past 35 years. Celebrities who have further immortalized the handbag are wealthy, successful women with dozens of Birkin bags in various colors and sizes, like the mother-daughter duo Kris and Kylie Jenner, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, and Cardi B.