Handbags are investments. I don't just mean that they cost a lot of money (even though the best ones absolutely do), but if you buy the right ones you will be able to have it for a lifetime. Even shoes, regardless of how timeless the style, have an expiration date if they are worn too much, but handbags can last and last. I'm starting to believe that purses are the single most important part of an outfit. I don't know about you, but they are one of the first things I notice. So let's just say somehow tomorrow I woke up with some serious cash, we're talking about the kind that would make Oprah jealous, these are the bags I would buy to make up the ultimate collection.
The Perfect, Casual, Clutch:
Valentino's signature studded detail is edgy, yet understated. This purse would go with just about anything and compliment the outfit, instead of overpowering it.
For the Black Tie Events
Similar to having a good dress coat, a classic, formal, clutch is essential. This Salvatore Ferragamo Vera Patent Leather Piuma Clutch is perfect.
Balenciaga Motorcycle Bags are hip and edgy. They come in funky and neutral colors and are great for a dressed down look.
Goyard Totes come in a rainbow of colors and are lightweight and the perfect, casual bag. Unfortunately, the authentic bags are not sold online.
Chloe Marcie Handbag are trendy without being too wild that they would go out of style in the near future.
Saint Laurent's Ligne Y Handbag is so classic. The silhouette will never go out of style and it will go with everything.
The Prada Saffiano Medium Double Zip Top Handle Bag is so versitile. It would be the perfect bag for work, but still hip enough to take out to lunch with your girls.
However, the Godfather of all purses is Chanel Classic Flap Bag. This is the most expensive of the bunch, but in my opinion well worth it. I mean my grandmother carried this bag, so you know it's timeless. They are gorgeous and always appropriate.
What purses would you include in your ultimate collection?