What makes a bag iconic and why do we love them so?  Some may say it’s all about the design.  Others may desire the brand heritage.  Or it could be the good old fashioned allure of luxury and exclusivity.  Whatever it is, our love affair with designer bag icons seems destined to continue.

We’ve curated 5 of our favourite bag icons to share with you:

  1. Chanel Classic Flap Bag – Karl Lagerfeld’s 1980s update of Coco Chanel’s 1955 classic, known as the 2:55, instantly recognisable by its now legendary interlocking CC fastening and chain
  2. Gucci Soho Disco Bag – boxy camera style bag with tassel and iconic interlocking ‘GG’ Gucci logo in modal stitching on the front with leather tassel zip fastener

    Gucci Soho Disco Bag at Wilton’s Music Hall, London
  3. Chloe Marcie – satchel with stitch and tassel detailing and the Chloe insignia embossed on the front flap

    Chloe Marcie Cross-body Bag in Covent Garden, London
  4. Mulberry Bayswater – structured silhouette and clean lines are accented with the brand’s signature postman’s lock

    Mulberry Bags on Mulberry Street, London – Seth, Alexa, Blenheim and Bayswater
  5. Stella McCartney Falabella – animal-friendly bag is accented with the label’s signature chain trim and strap
Stella McCartney Falabella Bag on Sclater Street, London

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