In 1975, Yves Saint Laurent noted that ‘fashions fade – style is eternal’. Whilst trends come and go, there’s a special place in our hearts for the classics – blue jeans, little black dresses, nude pumps and – most importantly – a timeless, traditional, designer handbag.
Throughout the years, designers have crafted beautiful, statement handbags that turn heads and get noticed for all the right reasons – only to have them fall by the wayside a few seasons later. It’s those it-bags that are the real gems – used every day, coveted through the decades, and passed down through generations of fashionistas, it-bags are iconic and a must for every woman.
We’ve got the definitive list of the top 7 it-bags of all time, which one are you lusting after?
1. The Mulberry Bayswater Bag
The Mulberry brand is synonymous with beautiful British craftsmanship and supple leather, and both of these qualities are embodied in the design of the Bayswater Tote Bag. Deemed the most iconic bag from the Somerset-based designer, the Mulberry Bayswater is that perfect blend of casual and luxe – choose the buttery, caramel coloured tan leather tote for everyday glamour when paired with jeans and flats.