Welcome to our list of The Best First Bag to Buy from Each Brand!
When starting a handbag collection it can be hard to choose your first designer bag, but this post will help you do so. Here I’ll show you which is the best first bag to buy from each brand, they are classics of the houses and are entry level bags you will love!
So, without further ado here are The Best First Bag to Buy from Each Brand:
The Herbag is one of Hermès’ most accessible bags thanks to its canvas construction. The top flap is made from thick, durable leather and features the clou de selle closure while the bag’s body is made entirely of canvas. The top can be detached from the body, allowing for the wearer to mix and match Herbags. This Hermès purse, which also came in a backpack version, has been compared to the Kelly because of its elegant, classic style, however, the Herbag is a mere fraction of the Kelly’s price. The Herbag was discontinued in the mid-2000s and was reintroduced in 2009 as the Herbag Zip. The Zip has a few added elements intended to update the Herbag. The newer version features an external pocket, a zip pocket, and an interior removable pouch. Both the Herbag and the Herbag Zip have a top handle and a strap.
The price of a Hermès Herbag starts at $2,800, which is very affordable for Hermès standards.
Stylish, simple and chic, the Chanel Wallet on Chain, is a must-have staple for any woman on the go. Known for its versatile 24-inch chain strap and practicality of its many compartments, the Chanel WOC holds the status of a classic Chanel handbag while also being uniquely compact in size. With the wallet built into the bag, these Chanel handbags brilliantly combine small size with efficient space. Moreover, the versatility of the strap is a defining feature of this Chanel purse. The Wallet on Chain can be worn over the shoulder, as a crossbody, or even as a clutch/wallet with the strap tucked in.
Providing all of the coin, cash and card space you could need, this Chanel handbag is a functional and fashionable statement piece. Naturally, it is also among the most popular Chanel bags on the resale market, as the value of this style only continues to grow.
This is the least expensive Chanel bag, the classic Chanel Wallet on Chain is an amazing first designer bag!
Louis Vuitton: Speedy Bag
The Louis Vuitton Speedy was first introduced in the 1930s but remains one of the most recognizable and popular styles of all LV bags. The LV Speedy purse was designed in response to advances in public transportation and the new need for a compact lightweight bag that was also large enough to hold your daily necessities. The shape is a mini version of the Louis Vuitton Keepall. This Louis Vuitton bag was made popular in the 1960s when Audrey Hepburn was seen carrying the Speedy multiple times, people say the bag was designed especially for her. The original Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was designed without a strap, but in 2011 Louis Vuitton released the Speedy Bandoulière with an adjustable shoulder strap that can be removed.
Until this day the Speedy remains one of the most collectible Louis Vuitton bags, it will always be chic.
Gucci: Jackie 1961 Bag
Like the enduring allure of the woman it’s named after, The Jackie is a bag that will never go out of style. In 1961, Gucci introduced a Hobo-style bag that caught the eye of Jackie Kennedy, whose husband so famously loved Gucci’s loafer moccasins. It’s said that upon seeing a paparazzi image of Jackie Kennedy with the bag (then called the Fifties Constance), the Gucci family quickly christened the bag the Jackie. Relaunched in 2021, the recognizable shape is presented in many materials like leather and the GG Supreme canvas.
No matter which one you choose this is a beautiful bag that will be a cherished item in your wardrobe forever, perfect for any occasion!
Dior: Book Tote
The Book Tote was launched in 2018, today is a favorite of Dior clients and is one of the best designer tote bags ever! It’s not difficult to see why Dior’s Book Tote remains so popular – the style, which has fast become a staple of the house, is the perfect way to elevate any daytime ensemble. The Dior Book Tote is distinguished by its seamless combination of sophistication and relaxed style. The Maria Grazia Chiuri creation has been reimagined in an array of silhouettes and styles, each one as elegant as the last. The tote exemplifies the House’s signature savoir-faire and may be carried by hand or worn over the shoulder.
And if you are tired of the classic Dior print, each seasonal collection comes with new designs for you to choose from.
Fendi: Baguette Bag
It was 1997, when minimalism was all the rage, that Fendi launched the first It Bag in history, the Fendi Baguette. The bag was anything but minimalist, but because of it’s iconic style and pop culture it became one of the most important bags in fashion history. The bag was designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. It was intended to be worn under the arm in the very same way French people are usually seen carrying their baguettes. The bag was a breakout success. More than 100,000 bags were sold in the first year alone, and its appearance in Sex and The City solidified it’s place as the ultimate It Bag.
Today, 26 years after its debut, the Fendi Baguette, remains a stylish it bag that is iconic of the brand and one of the most classic designer shoulder bags!
Loewe: Basket Bag
The Loewe Basket is an elevated take on the humble woven palm-leaf market bag, that showcases craftsmanship and natural materials. Loewe’s basket bag does everything it should, and best of all, it comes in a variety of colors and sizes, so there is absolutely no reason not to wear it all year round. This is a classic and universal style; basket palm bags will forever be summer staples. There are so many styles of the Loewe basket that I’m sure you’ll find the one for you! When compared to other palm totes from other luxury brands the Loewe Basket is cheaper and unlike other popular brands this one is handmade.
This is one of the best first designer bags you can buy from any brand, it would be a staple in your summer wardrobe!
Bottega Veneta: Jodie Bag
The Jodie is the most classic style of Bottega Veneta, it was originally designed in the 90’s and Daniel Lee brought it back in different sizes and materials. The Jodie bag is the perfect combination of Bottega Veneta’s history with Daniel Lee’s iconic style. From its sumptuous leather to the minimal yet elevated shape, it’s not difficult to get why the bag has a growing legion of fans. It is made from nappa leather in the house’s notable intrecciato weave and comes in a looped-handle silhouette that looks very modern.
The most classic shoulder bag of the brand, the Jodie is an icon and the best first bag to buy from the brand!
Prada: Cleo Bag
The Prada Cleo Bag is becoming a classic staple of the brand, it was launched in late 2020 and is more popular with each year that passes. The Cleo draws inspiration from Prada’s hobo bags from the 1990s archives and is crafted using traditional manufacturing techniques. Its construction incorporates some of the brand’s codes, including flowing lines, sloping sides and an enveloping shape. Feminine, elegant and modern, this Prada Cleo bag is made of fine brushed leather, an expression of the brand’s expertise. The Cleo bag now comes in a mini size, with a shoulder strap and also with a flap, not to mention the multiple colors, patterns and materials.
You can wear the Prada Cleo to any occasion, it is a chic, cool and beautiful bag that will never go out of style!
Saint Laurent: Solferino Bag
This is a beautiful crossbody that can easily take you from day to night, and is an amazing first purchase from Saint Laurent. This elegant and minimalistic bag was launched in 2020 and it was an instant hit. This new addition to the Saint Laurent collection fuses heritage aesthetics with a modern appeal. The bag is slightly boxy and carries the iconic YSL logo, it is a satchel style bag that comes in smooth leather and suede. It has an adjustable strap that allows you to carry this bag on your shoulder or crossbody.
This is an amazing everyday crossbody bag and is the perfect embodiment of the Saint Laurent style, that is understated while still being fashion-forward with a rebel appeal.