1. Hermes is the handbag holy grail.
Individual must-haves will vary, but if you look at the handbag market on the whole, there’s no other company that can touch what Hermes does. The brand is the best, bar none, and it’s the only company that can reasonably claim that title. Lots of designers charge big money for their bags, but objectively, Hermes is head and shoulders above all of them.