My Dream Designer Bag and 20 Less-Expensive Ones I'd Buy in the Meantime

When it comes to fashion items, there's basically no better investment than a designer bag. Depending on the brand, bags have proven time and again to hold their value, making them a great thing to save up for. Currently, the investment-worthy bag I can't stop thinking about is none other than the Gucci 1955 Horsebit Shoulder Bag. 

Every time I've decided to save up for a designer bag, it has veered classic and timeless. Who wants to spend a lot of money on something that's going to look dated in just a matter of time? The Gucci 1955 bag is based on a decades-old style, which is certainly a good sign, and the medium-size saddle-style bag is incredibly versatile. Plus, that horsebit detail is as chic as it gets. I'm partial to the logo-printed iteration (that's been the most popular among the fashion crowd), but I'd be a proud owner of any one of the all-leather styles as well.

Although the Gucci 1955 bag is completely worth the wait, I'll be the first to admit that the waiting game is no fun. When there's something I really want, I can't stop thinking about it (I'm sure you know the feeling), so to tide myself over, I chose 20 less-expensive ones that I'd be thrilled to carry in the meantime (and beyond). Scroll to shop my dream bag (and see how some of fashion's most stylish are wearing it) and a selection of other bags that I'd be just as excited to own in the meantime.

My Dream Designer Bag

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Model Adwoa Aboah hit the nail on the head with this perfect look.

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Caroline Issa shows how cool it looks worn as a crossbody.

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María Bernad's red-trimmed iteration is investment-bag gold.

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That print just never gets old.

Gucci 1955 Horsebit Bag


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So good with a suit.

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The size of the bag makes it so functional.

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Jo Ellison is one of the many fans of this dream bag.

The Less-Expensive Bags I'd Buy for Now

Staud updated the classic shoulder bag shape with an angle, and I love it.

This bag is a staple you can wear season after season. 

I love the unique hue of this one.

More likely than not, this will be an It bag by summer.

I bet Kendall Jenner can't wait to wear this one.

I can't believe this sculptural Yuzefi bag is on sale.

The It bag shape of 2022, hands down.

Guaranteed to make even my most boring outfits exciting.

Not every bag needs to be a statement bag.

This color palette goes with everything.

I'm starting to think that I should probably go ahead and get an orange bag.

Coach did not come to play with this bag. 

Next up, These Are the Only Spring/Summer 2022 Handbag Trends You Need to Know, Period

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.