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The 55 Best Designer Bags of All Time

The 55 Best Designer Bags of All Time
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Whether you're building your collection or planning to splurge on your first designer purse, this is the ultimate list of "it bags" you'll ever need.

When it comes to investing in a designer item, a gorgeous bag is almost always first on anyone’s wish list. After all, the right purse can instantly elevate one's outfit—and a coveted it bag is a surefire way to add a touch of luxury to your look! That being said, with the seemingly endless choices out there, it’s always a good idea to stick to the tried-and-tested classics that have cemented their status as a timeless bag.

Below, we give you the most iconic designer bags of all time that you can simply never go wrong with— whether it’s for your first splurge or for your ever-growing it bag collection.


1. Dior Saddle

Aspiring cool girls should definitely get their hands on a Saddle bag. The equestrian-inspired shape makes it a fashionable handbag that packs heaps of personality, especially the classic Dior Oblique print.

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Saddle Bag, $3950 (approx. P220,530.48), DIOR,

2. Lady Dior

Who wouldn't want a bag named after the graceful yet gutsy Princess Diana Spencer? The Lady Dior handbag possesses all the pillars of Dior's signature design: topstitched soft leather, rounded handles, and the fashion house spelled out in gold emblems.

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Medium Lady Dior Bag, $6100 (approx. P342,881.00), DIOR,

3. Dior Lady D-Joy

Prefer the Lady Dior's more quirky little sister? The Lady D-Joy injects a bit more personality into your dainty OOTDs, what with its horizontal silhouette.

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Lady D-Joy Bag, $5100 (approx. P286,671.00), DIOR,

4. Dior Book Tote

Stylish travelers have been gliding through the skies with a Book Tote as their carry-on since the bag's release. The number of celebrities who own this cavernous bag is proof enough that it's a worthy investment for your everyday jaunts.

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Medium Dior Book Tote, $3500 (approx. P196,735.00), DIOR,

5. Dior Bobby

Dior's very own take on the hobo silhouette comes in the form of the Bobby, which is, adorably enough, named after the designer's beloved pet dog. Personalize the carrier by switching up the strap.

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Medium Dior Bobby Bag in Grained Calfskin, $3800 (approx. P183,702), DIOR,


6. Fendi Baguette

The 2000s called, and they confirmed that the Fendi Baguette was, and still is, the it bag to own. Having the eponymous brown and black pattern tucked under your arm as you strut through the streets would make the likes of Paris Hilton proud.

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Medium monogram brown fabric baguette, $3190 (around P153,313), FENDI,

7. Fendi Fendigraphy Hobo

Fancy something a bit more 2022-approrpriate? This circular Fendi hobo bag is what you should cop next. If anyone still wonders where you got it from, just flash them the gold symbols at the bottom.

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 Fendigraphy Small Brown FF Fabric Bag, $2590 (approx. P144,874.24), FENDI,

8. Fendi Peekaboo

Let this signature Fendi piece's little fold (its "peekaboo") tickle you and everyone who sees you carrying one. Even with this soft appearance, it's actually quite the structured tote that can house all of your essentials.

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Peekaboo Mini Bag, $4200 (approximately P215,292), FENDI,


9. Hermès Kelly

Now onto the elusive Hermès classics. Fashioned after an old-school document holder, the Kelly can often be spotted around in the fingers of any woman who means business.

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Kelly Sellier, Price Unavailable, HERMÈS,

10. Hermès Birkin

For affluent aunties and prolific personalities alike, a Birkin is, and always will be, the one to beat when it comes to leather totes. Available in a hundred styles and colorways, this handbag is a mainstay in any style star's rotation.

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Birkin in White and Rose Gold, Price Unavailable, HERMÈS,

11. Hermès Constance

The Hermès Constance is a chic everyday sling bag that easily carries your essentials. It is dainty and compact with clean lines and gently rounded edges, making it any minimalist's dream. What's more, it also boasts of the brand's first-ever H-shaped clasp!

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Constance 18, €5900 (approx. P342,840), HERMÈS,

12. Hermès Evelyne

Low-key and versatile, the Evelyne is a carry-all that was exclusively sold in the brand's riding department from the '60s until the early aughts. It turns out the spacious messenger bag with its signature perforated H has a huge demand in the fashion market!

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Evelyne III 29 bag, $3475 (approx. P202,670), HERMÈS,


13. Chanel Flap

Chances are, nine out of 10 fashionistas have the Chanel Classic Flap in their wishlists, if not in their closets already. A true classic, it is an elegant purse that's proven to stand the test of time.

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Classic Flap, $3800 (Approximately P182,875), CHANEL,

14. Chanel Boy

Created by Karl Lagerfeld in honor of Coco Chanel's first love, the Boy bag is definitely a modern classic. With sleek lines, a graphic clasp, and matte hardware, it is an edgy stunner from the French fashion house.

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Large Boy Chanel Bag, $6200 (approx. P361,646.00), CHANEL,

15. Chanel 22

Named after the year it was released, the Chanel 22 bag was created by the maison's creative director Virginie Viard. The tote is described as "an extremely supple yet resistant leather combining simplicity and comfort," boasting of a drawstring bag silhouette, a magnetic button closure, plus the iconic gold, silver, or lacquered Chanel logo. Definitely a chic option if you're a gal who can't be without a big bag that fits all her daily essentials!


Chanel 22 in White, $5300 (approx. P296,060), CHANEL,


16. Bottega Veneta Cassette

A quirky classic, the Cassette is a sure-fire conversation starter for its unique, one-of-a-kind design. Whether you opt for the padded or the traditional iteration, the fine Italian craftsmanship in this boxy bag is showcased front and center with this stylish piece.

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Cassette Padded Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag, $5117 (approx. P298,448), BOTTEGA VENETA,

17. Bottega Veneta Jodie

Whether you prefer a mini or a maxi, there's a Jodie that's just right for you. The purse is made of Bottega Veneta's signature intrecciato with a quite literal twist: It has a knot in the strap that is equal parts fun and fabulous. It also comes in a variety of colors to choose from!

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Jodie Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather tote, $3240 (approx. P188,954), BOTTEGA VENETA,


18. Loewe Puzzle

A contemporary geometric feat, the Puzzle Bag is structured yet slouchy and can be worn in many different ways. You can use it as a shoulder bag, crossbody, tote, clutch or even a backpack! Talk about value for money!

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Puzzle bag in Calfskin, P183,000, LOEWE,

19. Loewe Basket Bag

An elevated take on a classic, the basket tote gets an upgrade with classy leather straps and pockets. Understated, fuss-free, yet totally chic, it’s a must-have for holidays as well as relaxed days in the city!

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Basket Bag in Palm Leaf and Calfskin, P30,700.00, LOEWE,


20. Gucci Jackie Bag

The quintessential purse, the Jackie comes in a striking half-moon shape that can effortlessly take you from day to night. It was named after the style icon herself, Jackie O, so expect nothing less. With a touch of boho and a ton of ladylike elegance, it’s as versatile as it is gorgeous.

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Jackie 1961 Mini Hobo Bag, $2200 (approx. P128,326), GUCCI,

21. Gucci Horsebit

A nod to the brand's equestrian heritage, Gucci's iconic double ring and bar design take front and center in this shoulder flap bag. Utilitarian yet fashionable, it is truly a timeless staple that just oozes with vintage charm.

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1955 Horsebit, $2890 (approx, P168,573), GUCCI,

22. Gucci GG Marmont

A fusion of both modern and classic Gucci motifs, the GG Marmont can best be spotted in a crowd with its signature quilted leather in diagonal or zigzag patterns, brandished in an array of colorways. 

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GG Marmont Matelassé Mini bag, $2675 (approx. P156,030), GUCCI,

23. Gucci Dionysus

Aptly named after the god of ecstasy, the Gucci Dionysus offers a touch of mythic eminence with its foldover top and textured tiger head closure, said to be inspired by the Greek god’s journey to river Tigris.

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Dionysus GG Supreme shoulder bag, $3440 (approx. P200,655), GUCCI,


24. Prada Re-Edition

In tune with the early aughts fashion renaissance, Prada revitalizes a Y2K It Girl favorite with the Re-Edition, ranging in familiar variations like the shoulder and baguette bag, topped with the brand’s triangle enamel logo.

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Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag, $775,

25. Prada Cleo

    The ’90s has made its comeback, and so have its most distinguished accessories. Sitting front and center is the Prada Cleo, a hobo bag distinguished by its sleek curved lines, rounded sides, and overall versatility.

    prada cleo designer bag
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    Cleo Brushed Leather Bag, €2200 (approx. P127,137), PRADA,

    26. Prada Galleria

      Taking cues from classic styles of the yesteryears, the Galleria bag’s sophisticated simplicity can be attributed to its Saffiano leather and ample space for necessities, making it a go-to bag for style with functionality.

      prada galleria designer bag
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      Medium Saffiano Leather Galleria Bag, $2690,

      27. Prada Raffia Tote

        A high fashion play on netted grocery bags and the staple beach bag, the Raffia Tote has flooded several Instagram feeds for a reason. With its natural materials, once slung over the shoulder, the fun tote is an automatic sunkissed touch to any outfit.

        prada raffia tote designer bag
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        Raffia Tote Bag in Tan, $1650 (approximately P82,500),


        28. Louis Vuitton Speedy

          Launched in the '30s as the “Express,” Louis Vuitton’s take on the Boston bag named Speedy is a piece of fashion history with its emblematic look, coupled with its iconic monogram canvas and engraved padlock.

          louis vuitton speedy designer bag
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          Speedy 25, $1490 (approx. P86,911.70), LOUIS VUITTON,

          29. Louis Vuitton Keepall

            As a mainstay in luxury travel since its first appearance in the 1930s, the Keepall is an explorer’s favorite with its ample space and cabin-friendly size, featuring an inside able to accommodate a week’s worth of wardrobe.

            louis vuitton keepall designer bag
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            Keepall 55, $2170 (approx. P126,780), LOUIS VUITTON,

            30. Louis Vuitton Pochette

              Despite its relatively small size, the Pochette carries weight—both in function and in fashion. The envelope-style pouch makes room for everyday essentials, made all the better with its multiple compartments for convenience. 

              louis vuitton pochette designer bag
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              Pochette Accessories, $1290 (approx. P75,245), LOUIS VUITTON,

              31. Louis Vuitton Noé Bucket Bag

                What was once crafted for champagne bottles is now a stylish addition to fashion-forward closets. The Bucket bag’s drawstring-style top and cinched shape make for one of luxury bags’ most distinguishable silhouettes.

                louis vuitton noe designer bag
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                Noé Bucket Bag, $1960 (approx. P108,930), LOUIS VUITTON,

                32. Louis Vuitton Twist

                  First coming out during the brand’s Cruise 2015 collection, the Louis Vuitton Twist instantly climbed the ranks to its “It Bag” status. And understandably so, its luxuriously textured surface and unique L-shape clasp that you twist (hence the name) sets this purse apart from other Louis designs.


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                  Twist MM, $5000 (approx. P291,650), LOUIS VUITTON,

                  33. Louis Vuitton Capucine

                    While at first glance, the Louis Vuitton Capucine may look just like a regular bag, its design is the type to grow on you the more you see it. It comes in a trapezoid-like shape along with its distinctive LV initials hardware and handle rings.  

                    louis vuitton twist designer bag
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                    Capucines BB, $6750 (approx. P393,730), LOUIS VUITTON,

                    34. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle

                      Translating to “mini trunk” in French, the Louis Vuitton Petite Malle is exactly what its name suggests. It took inspiration from the luxury fashion house’s popular trunk, which was made by Louis Vuitton himself over 150 years ago, albeit in a smaller crossbody bag size. 

                      louis vuitton petite malle designer bag
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                      Petite Malle Handbag, $5700 (approximately P324,955), LOUIS VUITTON,

                      35. Louis Vuitton OnTheGo

                        Both practical and chic, the OnTheGo deserves a spot in any stylista’s wardrobe. Being a spacious rectangular-shaped tote bag, it can fit a plethora of essentials and then some—perfect for an everyday handbag! Style-wise, its oversized monogram pattern on both sides set it apart from the fashion house’s other designs.

                        louis vuitton onthego designer bag
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                        OnTheGo GM, $3650 (approx. P212,900), LOUIS VUITTON,

                        36. Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack

                          While it's not as spacious as the average backpack, the Palm Springs still earns points for being undeniably cute! This baby bag probably wouldn’t be able to hold more than your phone, lipgloss, wallet, and a few other items, but it’s definitely a chic choice to carry around. 

                          louis vuitton palm springs designer bag
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                          Palm Springs Mini Backpack in Monogram Reverse Canvas, P122,000, LOUIS VUITTON,


                          37. Louis Vuitton Metis

                            Satchels will never go out of style and such is the case with the Louis Vuitton Metis. It has the traditional wide silhouette of a satchel, making it a cavernous piece to own while staying surprisingly compact. Choose to carry it by its top handle or its long detachable strap, but either way is a stylish option. 

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                            Pochette Métis, $1980 (Approximatel P95,288), LOUIS VUITTON,


                            38. Longchamp Le Pliage

                              If there’s one trusty tote bag you should own, definitely make it the Lonchamp Le Pliage. A staple that will easily take you from the office to the gym, and to the airport in a cinch, this versatile bag was inspired by the Japanese art of origami and can be folded with ease each time it’s not in use. 

                              longchamp le pliage designer bag
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                              Le Pliage Original, $155 (approx. P9040), LONGCHAMP,


                              39. Balenciaga City

                                Despite coming out back in 2001, the Balenciaga City Bag has remained a go-to all these years. One would think that an edgy bag decorated in heavy hardware, studs, and tassels would go out of style, but perhaps it’s because of these certain design choices that make it such a well-loved bag in the first place. 

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                                City Tote Bag, $2210 (approx. P106,635),

                                40. Balenciaga Le Cagole

                                  The Balenciaga Le Cagole is the City Bag’s younger and hipper counterpart, debuting nearly 20 years after. Much like its predecessor, we can still find the studs, buckles, and tassel elements in the design, except this time coming in a smaller, baguette-style integration that’s all the rage these days. 

                                  balenciaga le cagole designer bag
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                                  Le Cagole XS Shoulder Bag in White, $3100 (approximately P182,600),

                                  41. Balenciaga Hourglass

                                    While the Balenciaga Hourglass lacks the edgy details one usually associates with the Italian fashion house, its quirky yet sleek silhouette still makes this bag a statement piece. Most notable about it is its curved edge design that gives it a futuristic spin, as well as the “B” hardware.

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                                    Hourglass Small Top Handle Bag in Bright Red Shiny Box Calfskin, $1895 (approximately P92,040), BALENCIAGA,


                                    42. Celine Triomphe

                                      Celine came out with their own “It Bag” in 2021, called the Triomphe Bag. While the bag’s design is quite minimalist, with the mainline iteration being made out of smooth calfskin leather, the real head-turning aspect of this arm candy is the double C Triomphe logo that’s unmistakably Celine.

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                                      Triomphe Shoulder Bag in Shiny Calfskin, $2750 (approx. P160,400), CELINE,

                                      43. Celine Luggage

                                        Who can forget the Luggage tote by Celine? Introduced in the Spring of 2010, this bag became an instant must-have for celebrities and influencers, and soon could be spotted on just about anyone. No other bag at the time had the same unique silhouette, making it one of the French luxury brand’s most recognizable pieces. 

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                                        Nano Luggage Bag, P145,000, CELINE,


                                        44. Givenchy Pandora

                                          The Givenchy Pandora is the perfect handbag for the laidback yet stylish individual, who prefers slouchy pieces over structured ones. Coming from Greek mythology, Pandora who opened the infamous box, so it’s only fitting that the label’s bag is in a box-inspired silhouette. 

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                                          Medium Pandora Bag in Grained Leather, $2150 (approx. P125,410), GIVENCHY,

                                          45. Givenchy Antigona

                                            If you’re going for a more structured bag, then Givenchy’s Antigona should be on your radar. It was conceptualized by then creative director of the brand Riccardo Tisci, and his desire to create a bag that was a blend of both masculine and feminine touches, thus birthing this piece. 

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                                            Antigona Mini Leather Tote, €1450 (approx. P83,795), GIVENCHY,

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                                            46. Coach Pillow Tabby Bag

                                              Coach came out with their own iteration of a Y2K-inspired bag in the form of the Pillow Tabby. It’s a playful take on the baguette bag, coming in a puffy, padded leather that gives it its “pillow” appearance and fashionably punctuated by a monochrome leather C.

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                                              Pillow Tabby Bag, $602 (approx. P35,114.66), COACH,


                                              47. Goyard Saint Louis Tote

                                                There’s nothing quite like the Goyard Saint Louis Tote bag. Despite being incredibly hard to come by, this chevron-printed tote remains one of the most popular tote bags to exist. Its lightweight Goyardine material is a colored textile that’s surprisingly durable for something made out of natural fibers, while still giving that leather-like appearance. 

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                                                Saint Louis GM Bag, Price available upon request, GOYARD,

                                                SAINT LAURENT

                                                48. Saint Laurent Sac du Jour

                                                  Understatedly elegant is one way to describe the Saint Laurent Sac du Jour. Reminiscent of the Birkin, this bag is one comes in a more structured form that makes it just the right choice for daily wear. Oh, and it even comes with a detachable shoulder strap if you want a hands-free option!

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                                                  Classic Sac de Jour Small in Grained Leather, $2850 (approximately P138,260.62)SAINT

                                                  49. Saint Laurent Kate

                                                  Arguably the most recognizable among Saint Laurent's arm candy lineup, the Kate is an It bag you simply can't go wrong with. Its shape, chain shoulder strap, and front flap closure that bears the YSL logo make it an elegant choice for an evening affair. But of course, nothing's stopping you from sporting the plain white tee and blue jeans combo and instantly sprucing up your casual 'fit with this showstopper.

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                                                  Kate Medium in Grain Embossed Leather, $1990 (approximately P95,715), SAINT LAURENT,

                                                  50. Saint Laurent Icare

                                                  Saint Laurent's Icare maxi shopper isn't your average tote bag. A masterpiece of creative director Anthony Vaccarello, it comes in quilted lambskin leather and boasts of the French maison's signature YSL brass logo plate. This ultra-oversized bag could fit in all of your cool-girl essentials; no wonder celebs are obsessed.

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                                                  Icare Maxi Shopper, $4900 (approx. P274,600), SAINT LAURENT,


                                                  51. Jacquemus Le Chiquito

                                                    Since tiny bags have been having their moment in recent years, French luxury label Jacquemus came out with their own micro rendition called the Le Chiquito purse. What it lacks in size definitely makes up for in the design as its trapezoid silhouette, rounded handles, and sans serif logo plaque make it an iconic bag to this day. 

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                                                    Le Chiquito, $510 (approximately P24,654), JACQUEMUS, 


                                                    52. Bulgari Serpenti Forever 

                                                      One way to recognize a Bulgari Serpenti Forever bag is by the brand’s trademark bejeweled serpent head on the clasp. These snake heads are made out of enamel and the eyes are set with a range of stones, depending on your preference.

                                                      bulgari serpenti forever designer bag
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                                                      Serpenti Forever Shoulder Bag, €3220, (approximately P186,760), BULGARI 

                                                      MARC JACOBS

                                                      53. Marc Jacobs The Traveler Tote Bag

                                                        In case the name hasn’t made it obvious, Marc Jacob’s The Tote Bag is, in fact, a tote bag! It carries all the same characteristics one would expect from a trusty tote like its spacious interior and its ability to easily be folded away when not in use, but it's the novelty of the design as it brandishes what it is that makes people clamor for this tote. 

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                                                        The Traveler Tote Bag in Beige, $195 (approximately P9400), MARC 

                                                        54. Marc Jacobs Snapshot Camera Bag

                                                        The sudden popularity of the boxy camera bag silhouette in 2018 can perhaps be attributed to Marc Jacobs' Snapshot bag—not only was it trendy, it was also sensibly priced. Not to mention, it gave off that street style energy that was and still is loved by many fashion influencers.

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                                                        The Snapshot, $325 (approx. P18,216), MARC JACOBS,


                                                        55. Valentino Supervee

                                                        Valentino Garavani's Supervee crossbody bag's most notable feature is the supersized gold hardware, which was inspired by the Italian fashion house’s 1968 archive. The signature V-logo is front and center, making the bag instantly recognizable. That said, it comes as no surprise that the Supervee is well-loved by celebrities—particularly K-drama actresses.

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                                                        Small Supervee Neon Calfskin Crossbody Bag in Rouge Pur, $1995 (approximately P96,040), VALENTINO,

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