Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you've got to admit that the returning-champ likes of the Fendi Baguette and Dior Saddle have their days in the sun as well as lenghty years in the cave (a.k.a. the back of your closet), forgotten 'til the style set deems them relevant again. That said, there are monogrammed bags we consider to be unanimous investments—here, the six logo splashes that'll never date badly. Key lies in choosing sturdy, classic silhouettes!
1. The travel duffel: Louis Vuitton Speedy
"For a lifetime of adventures," its 'gram-posted recent reintroduction on model Rianne van Rompaey's svelte frame reads. Well said! First launched in 1930 as the Express (in homage to the era's travel revolution and LV's still-beloved heritage trunks), it was originally only available in the 30 size. We have none other than Audrey Hepburn to thank for the smaller 25: In 1959, she requested for the French label to make her a mini version of the Keepall duffel. Snag easy, fuss-free lugging and cop it in the Banduoliere variation or simply buy a selection of extra embroidered jacquard slings you can enjoy mixing and matching. A luxe solution to clever print clashing via a companion who won't ever get old.
2. The chain strap: Gucci Padlock
Owing to its demure, elegant, structured shape, the Gucci Padlock is a strong contender for fortitude in the face of constant change (and fashion's famously fickle heart). Stylish, always jetsettin' gals Lovi Poe and Nicole Andersson own it in two different sizes, so call the pair proof of its universal appeal! Its sliding, brilliant gold chain allows you to wear it crossbody or perched prettily on your shoulder, and, as if to balance out its inherent timelessness, it's yours to shop in a dizzying slew of ultra fun prints set against those iconic interlocking Gs. Choose from a spray of shimmering bees, cheeky red cartoon strawberries, blooms and Bengal tigers...
3. The bucket: Fendi Mon Tresor
As decades pass, it becomes more and more apparent that the bucket bag is here to stay. The Fendi Mon Tresor derives its name from the French word for "treasure," and first debuted on the brand's Spring-Summer 2018 runway. You might be accustomed to bigger pails, but we really do like how small this kid is–just roomy enough to toss all your daily essentials in, but also miniature enough to look cool slung crossbody and nestled against your hip. Cop one sporting Fendi's famous Zucca Fs for a very current pick that'll sport you through everything, from casual weekends in town to the most memorable trips overseas.
4. The box bag: Dior 30 Montaigne
Don't tell us you weren't delighted by the veritable outfit post avalanche that announced the Dior 30 Montaigne's explosive entry into the scene. Unforgettably heralded by hundreds of Instagram's best dressed dropping simultaneously-uploaded OOTD snaps dangling it on the crooks of their bling-decked arms, it was completely overwhelming...and, naturally, we thrived in the overload. Just fashion girl things. In case you didn't already know, the 3Mwas famously named as a loving tribute to Dior's flagship address in Paris! We suggest you pick it up in a sleek, sensible mood, 'cause though we definitely see its quieter, plain leather iterations aging gracefully, there's honestly no reason its D-dotted version should fade in the coming years as it did in the naughty noughties. A total modern icon.
5. The carryall tote: Goyard Saint Louis
We dare you to challenge our statement: Everyone and their mom owns Goyard's emblematic Saint Louis. A certified fave of world-weary constant travellers, it's basic, huge, foldable, and oozes that elusive, subtle whisper of effortless luxury you crave. And did we mention that it's enormous? A true catchall, it's the choice BFF of busy moms, frequent flyers, and anyone in need of a lightweight functional tote capable of stashing a ton.
6. The vanity case: Coach Trail
Shown posed below with its shimmery, metallic leather sisters, the vanity kit-shaped Coach Trail, in our shared humble opinion, remains a favorite in its signature, circa 1940s C-smattered canvas. Based on an archival design of the enduring American house's, this petite charmer finishes off with a ladylike top handle and convenient crossbody strap. The best part is that you can have it personalized for free: Create your monogram online and put your stamp on it—literally—or visit a store to get it done on-site for your own curious, wondering eyes to see. Whether you're scrawling initials on or perhaps even a special date, it'll make the perfect customized gift for any loved one...even if said loved one is, well, yourself.