Picking out a designer handbag for someone else is hard. Unless you know that person’s style in and out or she’s given you a specific bag to look for, choosing an expensive gift out of thin air can be a daunting task. We’re here to make it just a little bit easier for you with our Holiday Gift Guide 2011, and today’s installment will focus on the safest kind of accessory gift: The Classic Bag.
These are not your grandma’s classics, though, even if grandma would probably be delighted to receive a few of them. After the jump, we have our picks for nine modern-but-timeless bags that will dazzle the lucky ladies on your giving list. Or, you know, your favorite blogger. My birthday is Christmas Eve. Just saying.
Victoria Beckham Victoria Small Tote, $2995 via Net-a-Porter
Balenciaga Giant Velo Bag, $1895 via Barneys
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote, $1730 via Neiman Marcus
Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag, $4300 via Chanel
Yves Saint Laurent Roady, $1495 via Neiman Marcus
Kate Spade Irving Place Little Nadine Satchel, $395 via Neiman Marcus
Rachel Zoe Margaret Minaudiere, $275 via Neiman Marcus
Proenza Schouler PS11, $1850 via Net-a-Porter
Louis Vuitton Mirabeau PM, $1740 via Louis Vuitton