When it comes to splurging hard-earned money on a designer bag, we strongly discourage shopping on a whim. Especially if you're only starting to build your collection, one important thing to ponder on is practicality. Is it something that would pair well with the pieces in your wardrobe? Is it timeless enough to never go out of style? Is it gonna be worth your every dime? Allow us to let you in on a not-so-secret fashion tip: A black bag ticks all of those boxes! It's a foolproof choice if you're planning on investing in a luxury arm candy.
One stylish celebrity with covetable designer bags is Kathryn Bernardo. And while she has tons of gorgeous pieces in her ever-growing collection, the former teen queen is known to be smart when it comes to her purchases. Below, we've cherry-picked the five designer bags on Kath's rotation that are sure to stand the test of time.
1. CELINE Nano Luggage
Kathryn loves her Celine Mini Luggage for off-duty days, especially when she's off to her beauty treatment appointments at The Aivee Clinic. After all, it's roomy enough to fit her essentials, like a small makeup kit, a wallet, and a cellphone.
Nano Luggage Bag in Smooth Calfskin Black, $2700 (approx. P149,107), CELINE, celine.com
2. CHANEL Mini Flap Bag
Any designer-loving gal knows that you can't go wrong with a classic Chanel flap bag. It's an investment you won't regret, and its mini version is a great start for your first big purchase. It will be such a cute yet no-fuss addition to your travel outfit, as seen on Kathryn's Japan OOTD.
Mini Flap Bag, $4900 (approx. P270,600), CHANEL, chanel.com
3. PRADA Re-Edition 2005 Re-Nylon Mini Bag
Hobo bags are back, and Prada's Re-Edition 2005 iteration is a modern upgrade to the original. You can easily spruce up a casual outfit with this arm candy—just look at how Kathryn teamed hers with an all-black 'fit!
Re-Edition 2005 Re-Nylon Mini Bag, $1290 (approx. P71,240), PRADA, prada.com
4. DIOR Lady Dior
Remember when Kathryn traipsed around Italy toting this gorgeous arm candy? So chic! Named after Princess Diana, the Lady Dior is inarguably the French maison's most iconic bag. You definitely won't regret splurging on a piece in classic black.
Small Lady Dior My ABCDIOR Bag, $5600 (approx. P309,260), DIOR, dior.com
5. SAINT LAURENT Kate
A black purse accented with gold hardware is always an elegant choice for an evening affair. Kathryn's pick is the Saint Laurent Kate bag adorned with the Parisian brand's iconic YSL insignia and chain tassel. So stunning!
Kate Medium Chain Bag with Tassel, $2650 (approx. P146,346), SAINT LAURENT, ysl.com
Want to see more of Kathryn Bernardo? Watch her talk about her most memorable beach OOTDs in the Preview exclusive video below!
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