The 10 Most Popular Designer Bags Ever

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Every season, new handbag trends make their way into the street style world, and each season, we eagerly scout said accessories. Right now, there are some unique styles trending that is sure to liven up your look in an instant and have serious street-style star backing. Sometimes, though, it's the classic designer handbags you simply can't say no to because they are just that: classic.

If you're unsure about which luxury piece to splurge on, consider turning to the most popular designer bags ever. It's no easy feat to earn such a title, and though many come attached with a pretty big price tag, they're worth the splurge and deserve a spot in your collection. They've been the most sought-after year after year (just take a look at the street-style stars as proof), and they'll continue to be a great pick for seasons to come. Ready to see our roundup of the 10 most popular designer bags based on our street style research? Read on to see and shop them below.

1. The Birkin Bag

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Named after Jane Birkin, this bag has been coveted since its inception in 1984. The BBC revealed how it came to be: "Its existence was a happy accident, borne out of an exchange between Birkin and former Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on an Air France flight from Paris to London in the early '80s," the BBC wrote. 

2. The Chanel Classic Flap

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Nothing says luxury like a Chanel bag. Quilted designs have been an integral part of the brand's history since Coco Chanel herself designed this bag in 1955. Sleek and simple yet totally elegant, it's no wonder why it's still selling like crazy. It doesn't hurt that everyone from Anna Wintour to Beyoncé owns one. 

3. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote

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This bag is popular because of its unmistakable LV logo and practical shape. The Neverfull bag, which launched in 2007 to great fanfare arguably paved the way for the designer logo craze that is still going strong.  

4. The Gucci Quilted Shoulder Bag 

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A handbag roundup is not complete without mentioning Gucci. The GG logo is extremely recognizable and is closely associated with Italian luxury. 

5. The Balenciaga City Bag

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We'll just go ahead and say it: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are basically single-handedly responsible for the popularity of this bag. They carried it nonstop in the early 2000s and it became instantly iconic. 

6. The Dior Saddle Bag

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Dior's version first Saddle Bag debuted in 1999 when John Galliano was still at the helm of the house, and its high resale value is proof that it's still coveted today. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rihanna are among the celebrities who own this chic style. 

7. The Loewe Puzzle Bag

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While Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags are recognizable to the masses, Loewe bags are a bit more niche for fashion girls in the know—making them all the more desirable for discerning customers. 

8. The Bottega Veneta Jodie Tote

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While Bottega Veneta's Jodie knotted intrecciato leather tote. Released in 2021, Bottega Veneta's Jodie knotted intrecciato leather tote has cemented itself as a must-have bag. While this bag is comparably "newer" than the other styles in this list, it will indeed be a popular choice for years to come. 

9. The Chloé Faye Bag

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Don't forget about Chloé! The iconic French house has produced its fair share of It bags over the years, but the Faye bag has retained a particularly impressive resale value. 

10. The Fendi Baguette

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Last but not least, it's the bag everyone dreams of: the Fendi Baguette. Since its initial release in 1997, this bag has cemented itself into pop culture and can be found in closets everywhere. 

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Jasmine Fox-Suliaman.

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