If you pay attention, you will notice that the most fashionable women all seem to have one thing in common: They have perfected the art of styling affordable, trendy pieces alongside classic, designer staples. And of course the true key to this style rule is knowing which pieces to splurge on and when to save.
In our opinion, scooping up a beautiful, high-end handbag falls under the splurge category. Your investment bag might cost you a pretty penny, but if it is a piece you know you will be carrying 10-plus years from now, it can be worth every cent. So with that in mind, we are sharing a roundup of 10 timeless designer bags that are truly worth the splurge. These quality leather handbags will last a lifetime, and might even be a piece you can pass down to your daughter someday. We recommend buying your investment bag in a neutral, versatile hue so that it fits in with the rest of your wardrobe and becomes a true classic. You won’t regret it! Now let’s get shopping…
Prada Saffiano Leather Tote
This Prada bag will never go out of style. When you spot a bag that would look just as chic on you, your mother, and your grandmother, you know it’s a piece that will last you a lifetime.
Givenchy Antigona Medium Textured-Leather Tote
These bag is big enough to double as a work bag. It fits a small laptop like a Macbook Air, a notebook, wallet, and all of your belongings. It’s also durable—even though it comes in this creamy beige color, the leather is great quality and wears extremely well.
Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag
Talk about a great price point for a quality designer bag! Three of our editors and Lauren herself all have this bag, and swear by its versatility. The bucket bag is such a fun shape and you will get years and years worth of wear out of this bag. The black and red combo is classic, but they make a very timeless camel and a great navy style too.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote
This LV bag is so versatile. You can wear it as your work bag, your travel tote, and anything in between. The iconic Louis Vuitton pattern will never go out of style.
Chanel Classic Quilted Handbag
Chanel bags are as pricey as they come, but boy are they classic. This iconic quilted bag will add the perfect element of sophistication to any outfit you could imagine, and it’s a special piece that will be passed down to generations.
Chloé Faye Medium Leather & Suede Shoulder Bag
All Chloé bags are pretty, but this one with the signature circle chain, and the two-tone blush color scheme is a stunner. It’s the perfect mix of ladylike and functional.
Céline Luggage Phantom Tote
When it comes to airport travel totes, this Céline style adds beauty and class to your travel ensemble. The suede is a luxe fabric that is worth the money because it really adds that rich element to an already chic bag.
Gucci Soho Leather Cross-Body Bag
This Gucci bag is a blogger favorite. It comes at a good price for a designer bag, and is actually bigger than it looks for a cross-body bag. You can even fit a folded-up light sweater inside if you’re heading out to an al fresco dinner. The black is a great classic color, but it also comes in a chic tan and a fun red if you’re looking for a pop of color.
Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet
This chic evening bag is a piece that will turn heads and work with your wardrobe for decades to come. It is just big enough for cards and phone, and the compact size is ideal for dressing up for a night out.
Stella McCartney Falabella Mini Fold-Over Tote
Stella McCartney’s most classic style is easily recognizable, thanks to this chic chain strap. Many have tried imitating this bag, but when it comes down to it, the real deal truly stands out. We love how this can be worn expanded (like above) or collapsed with the top flap folding over.
Credit: Lauren conrad