The New Handbag Styles That Are Already Classics

We're all acutely aware that a Chanel 2.55, an Hermès Birkin, or a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag is money well spent if you can swing it, thanks to the investment factor and wardrobe-enhancing capabilities. That being said, if you want something a little less ubiquitous, there are several bag styles that have been released considerably more recently that already have major staying power. To find out exactly what they are, we consulted with an expert from one of our favorite sites for designer bag shopping, Net-a-Porter. The site's fashion director, Lisa Aiken, filled us in on the best styles to shop if you're in the market for a new designer classic. Keep scrolling to see what she had to say and to shop the six bag styles that she recommends.

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