No woman can have too many purses and handbags, and since there are endless brands and designs to choose from, it can get challenging to pick a favourite or decide which one to invest in. So we have compiled a list of 40 of the most classy, affordable and loved brands to help you choose the right one for you.
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Some designer bag brands are household names, while some of the listed brands might not be as familiar to you. We have compiled a concise list of styles, shapes, and colours, so we are almost certain you will find the bag you are looking for! Handbag brands have elevated these products from simple accessories to a fashion statement - you are never fully dressed without a clutch or bag to compliment your look.
What is the best luxury bag brand?
From classic shoulder bags and totes to red carpet-worthy clutches and minis, each brand has its own style, helping you complete your look. Here are the top 40 best designer purse brands.
The popularity of this French megastar fashion house is evident in people’s high demands despite its hefty price tags. One of the most famous handbags of all time is Hermès' Birkin bag - coveted since its inception in 1984.
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Coco Chanel launched the brand in 1909. Today, the fashion house continues to be among the top 10 luxury brands globally.
Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion house established in 1925 and is best known for its “baguette” or B handbags.
4. Louis Vuitton
A classic brand beloved by so many, the French house of fashion has long been the symbol of class and elegance since its launch in 1854.
5. Marc Jacobs
6. Hilde Palladino
Norwegian designer Hilde Palladino became a household name after debuting the Gadino Bag in 2001. Today, Hilde Palladino bags are listed among the most expensive handbags in the world.
7. Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) remains an incredibly popular luxury fashion name. They are known for timeless handbag and purse designs.
Valentino has made its mark in the women’s handbag industry. Their luxury handbags come in neutrals and bold neon colours.
Prada is among the well-known names in luxury brand labels. Their handbags are considered to be an elite fashion accessory.
Loewe is a Spanish luxury fashion house founded in 1846. They specialise in leather goods, clothing, perfumes, and handbags.
Gucci is one of the most iconic brands in fashion today. The Dionysus bag has been a firm favourite since it was first presented in 2015.
12. Christian Dior
Dior's Book Tote remains extremely popular – its style, which has fast become a staple of the house, is the perfect way to elevate any daytime ensemble.
With their sleek, minimalist aesthetic, Celine bags have become a coveted item for many stylish women.
The sculptural silhouette of Balenciaga's Hourglass bag gives a modern update to a classic, versatile shape that you will surely have in your collection for years to come.
Givenchy's 4G bag is sleek, elegant and so simple. It has a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, giving you multiple ways to wear it.
16. Bottega Veneta
The Cassette bag from this luxury brand has become a favourite with fashionistas.
Chloé is a French luxury fashion house founded in 1952. Chloé's small Kattie bag is made from super-soft leather with statement-sculptural gold hardware.
Versace never disappoints when wanting to inject a little fun into your wardrobe.
The label's affordable Half Moon bag is a classic, but we can't ignore the Grace style, which is perfect for day-to-day use.
20. Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana's Sicily bag comes in several pastel hues and can be worn year-round.
21. Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler's XL tote is perfect for carrying around everything you need, while not dressing down your look.
22. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney is renowned for its use of vegetarian leather, which the house uses for all of its handbags.
Staud is a more affordable brand if that's what you're after. Their Rey bag makes a fun wardrobe update.
Olivier Rousteing was inspired by founder Pierre Balmain’s strongest mid-century designs with his latest collection, which features the 1945 bags, all of which ooze a little old-school glamour.
Coach bags are among the most popular lower-priced designer brands and tend to fall into the low to mid-hundreds.
Burberry's leather cross-body comes in a neutral hue and compact size.
Alaïa's Rose Marie design, which boasts an evening twist on the bucket bag, comes in many colours and different fabrics.
28. Giorgio Armani
Keep it sleek, simple, and elegant with Giorgio Armani's La Prima bag, which can be worn over the shoulder or cross-body, and comes in plenty of fun as well as classic colours.
29. Phillip Lim
The Alix bag comes in a number of sizes and colours.
30. Amina Muaddi
The famous designer has recently released a selection of beautiful mini bags, which will undoubtedly add a little sparkle to your wardrobe.
31. Jil Sander
Jil Sander is all about quality and minimalism, so this investment handbag will never go out of style.
32. Brother Vellies
Aurora James' chic accessories line, Brother Vellies, was founded to keep traditional African design practices and techniques alive. The brand carries various elegant handbags, including its signature Lijadu style.
33. Alexander McQueen
The Curve is one of the chicest new offerings from Alexander McQueen's accessory collection. Featuring a harness-inspired silhouette, the leather bag can be worn as a crossbody or on the shoulder by changing the length of the strap.
34. Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne first debuted its iconic chainmail bag in 1969 during the glimmering disco era. Recently, newer iterations have been seen on the arms of celebrities, proving it is still a strong, modern, timeless classic.
35. Lana Marks
Known for their exquisite exotic leathers and classic but luxurious design, Lana Marks bags have been a favourite of celebrities as well as royalty for quite some time.
Fossil handbags are some of the least expensive designer purses, with most prices falling short of even the mid-hundreds.
37. Matt & Nat
The handbag brand Matt & Nat offers designer vegan leather bags made of recycled materials and are available from about $100 to $200.
38. Dooney and Bourke
Dooney and Bourke bags are also in the low to mid-hundreds. You can find everything from hobo styles to drawstring bags.
39. Rebecca Minkoff
Since 2005, designer Rebecca Minkoff has been designing statement-making bags for fashion-forward women. The collection includes handbags to satchels and backpacks. Handbags within the collection range from about $50 to $400.
40. Tory Burch
Even though Tory Burch products are on the high side price-wise, the fashion brand is not high-end. Tory Burch is better described as a mid-tier or ‘attainable or accessible luxury’ brand.
With so many options to choose from, we are sure one of these classy and affordable designer purse brands in our 2022 top 40 list will be the perfect one for you!
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