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When it comes to covetable bags, legendary French brand Hermes is a tough competitor. The Birkin is arguably the king of handbags, and its years-long wait lists are the stuff of legend.

Hermès vs. Valentino: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Hermès (2,207 Votes)
  • Valentino (65 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,272

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When it comes to covetable bags, legendary French brand Hermes is a tough competitor. The Birkin is arguably the king of handbags, and its years-long wait lists are the stuff of legend.

Round Two: Hermès vs. Gucci - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Hermès (1,495 Votes)
  • Gucci (57 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,552

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When it comes to covetable bags, legendary French brand Hermes is a tough competitor. The Birkin is arguably the king of handbags, and its years-long wait lists are the stuff of legend.

Round Three: Hermès vs. Chanel - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Hermès (390 Votes)
  • Chanel (115 Votes)

Total Voters: 505

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No one combines unabashed femininity with a punk edge quite like Valentino, and with that non-intuitive combination, the brand has carved out an utterly ladylike niche for itself in the handbag market.

Valentino vs. Hermès: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Valentino (430 Votes)
  • Hermès (164 Votes)

Total Voters: 594

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Gucci bags have been carried by everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Beyonce, and with signature touches like bamboo trim, horse bit details and beautiful flora prints, few brands have more iconic bags.

Gucci vs. Alexander Wang: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Gucci (1,352 Votes)
  • Alexander Wang (190 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,542

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Gucci bags have been carried by everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Beyonce, and with signature touches like bamboo trim, horse bit details and beautiful flora prints, few brands have more iconic bags.

Round Two: Gucci vs. Hermès - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Gucci (308 Votes)
  • Hermès (151 Votes)

Total Voters: 458

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From a downtown New York City upstart to the helm of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang rode his knack for creating covetable handbags all the way to the top of the fashion hierarchy at one of the most covetable jobs in the industry and helped create the premium contemporary market.

Alexander Wang vs. Gucci: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Alexander Wang (910 Votes)
  • Gucci (118 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,028

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Coco Chanel revolutionized the accessories industry with the 1955 introduction of the world's first shoulder bag, and Chanel has been making iconic, ultra-covetable bags ever since, now under the creative genius of Karl Lagerfeld.

Chanel vs. Saint Laurent: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Chanel (2,212 Votes)
  • Saint Laurent (89 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,301

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Coco Chanel revolutionized the accessories industry with the 1955 introduction of the world's first shoulder bag, and Chanel has been making iconic, ultra-covetable bags ever since, now under the creative genius of Karl Lagerfeld.

Round Two: Chanel vs. Proenza Schouler - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Chanel (1,644 Votes)
  • Proenza Schouler (53 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,697

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Coco Chanel revolutionized the accessories industry with the 1955 introduction of the world's first shoulder bag, and Chanel has been making iconic, ultra-covetable bags ever since, now under the creative genius of Karl Lagerfeld.

Round Three: Chanel vs. Hermès - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Chanel (636 Votes)
  • Hermès (43 Votes)

Total Voters: 679

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Coco Chanel revolutionized the accessories industry with the 1955 introduction of the world's first shoulder bag, and Chanel has been making iconic, ultra-covetable bags ever since, now under the creative genius of Karl Lagerfeld.

March Madness Final: Chanel vs. Céline - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Chanel (605 Votes)
  • Céline (62 Votes)

Total Voters: 667

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Coco Chanel revolutionized the accessories industry with the 1955 introduction of the world's first shoulder bag, and Chanel has been making iconic, ultra-covetable bags ever since, now under the creative genius of Karl Lagerfeld.

Under the guidance of designer Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent has become a go-to source for the kind of everyday luxury bags that grace the arms of women like Kate Moss - rockstars, models and cool girls of all kinds.

Saint Laurent vs. Chanel: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Saint Laurent (377 Votes)
  • Chanel (146 Votes)

Total Voters: 523

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Coach is the quintessential American accessories brand. Founded in New York City in 1941, the brand recently brought on powerhouse accessories designer Stuart Vevers to revamp its look, with fantastic, modern results.

Coach vs. Proenza Schouler: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Coach (809 Votes)
  • Proenza Schouler (253 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,062

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It's not often that a brand's first foray into accessories turns into a bona fide It Bag, but that's what happened with New York-based Proenza Schouler and its incredibly popular PS1. With recent expansion and increased experimentation with exotics, Proenza wants to compete with the European handbag powerhouses.

Proenza Schouler vs. Coach: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Proenza Schouler (1,427 Votes)
  • Coach (88 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,515

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It's not often that a brand's first foray into accessories turns into a bona fide It Bag, but that's what happened with New York-based Proenza Schouler and its incredibly popular PS1. With recent expansion and increased experimentation with exotics, Proenza wants to compete with the European handbag powerhouses.

Round Two: Proenza Schouler vs. Chanel - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Proenza Schouler (201 Votes)
  • Chanel (145 Votes)

Total Voters: 346

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With the arrival of legendary creative director Phoebe Philo, Celine went from a cult French brand to a worldwide accessories powerhouse and top industry trend-setter. Just when we thought handbag wait lists were dead forever, people started paying for Luggage Totes six months in advance, sight unseen.

Céline vs. Givenchy: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Céline (1,604 Votes)
  • Givenchy (212 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,815

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With the arrival of legendary creative director Phoebe Philo, Celine went from a cult French brand to a worldwide accessories powerhouse and top industry trend-setter. Just when we thought handbag wait lists were dead forever, people started paying for Luggage Totes six months in advance, sight unseen.

Round Two: Céline vs. Fendi - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Céline (1,302 Votes)
  • Fendi (88 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,390

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With the arrival of legendary creative director Phoebe Philo, Celine went from a cult French brand to a worldwide accessories powerhouse and top industry trend-setter. Just when we thought handbag wait lists were dead forever, people started paying for Luggage Totes six months in advance, sight unseen.

Round Three: Céline vs. Louis Vuitton - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Céline (659 Votes)
  • Louis Vuitton (85 Votes)

Total Voters: 744

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With the arrival of legendary creative director Phoebe Philo, Celine went from a cult French brand to a worldwide accessories powerhouse and top industry trend-setter. Just when we thought handbag wait lists were dead forever, people started paying for Luggage Totes six months in advance, sight unseen.

March Madness Final: Céline vs. Chanel - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Céline (257 Votes)
  • Chanel (91 Votes)

Total Voters: 348

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Creative director Riccardo Tisci has made Givenchy's luxuriously gothic streetwear a favorite among stylish industry veterans and Hollywood starlets alike, and his guidance has even helped Kim Kardashian win the praises of fashion critics. (With a little help from Kanye, of course.)

Givenchy vs. Céline: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Givenchy (726 Votes)
  • Céline (123 Votes)

Total Voters: 849

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Under the guidance of Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi has transformed its accessories business into a hotbed of innovative design, forward-thinking textiles and modern aesthetics. The resulting bags are gorgeous, often with a winking sense of humor - we can't forget the Bag Bugs, after all.

Fendi vs. Rebecca Minkoff: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Fendi (1,754 Votes)
  • Rebecca Minkoff (141 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,895

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Under the guidance of Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi has transformed its accessories business into a hotbed of innovative design, forward-thinking textiles and modern aesthetics. The resulting bags are gorgeous, often with a winking sense of humor - we can't forget the Bag Bugs, after all.

Round Two: Fendi vs. Céline - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Fendi (431 Votes)
  • Céline (130 Votes)

Total Voters: 561

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Rebecca Minkoff may design everything from denim to sunglasses now, but bags will always be what the brand is known for, not to mention where it started. Minkoff's easy, casual leather goods have outfitted an entire generation of young women, from afternoons in the park to mornings in the office.

Rebecca Minkoff vs. Fendi: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Rebecca Minkoff (456 Votes)
  • Fendi (97 Votes)

Total Voters: 553

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As the biggest handbag brand in the world (by far), it's always big when Louis Vuitton makes a move. This year, adding fashion genius Nicolas Ghesquiere as the brand's creative director indicates that the French stalwart is headed forward with a refreshed strategy and ever-evolving look. Don't expect the famous monogram logo to go anywhere, though.

Louis Vuitton vs. Balenciaga: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Louis Vuitton (1,095 Votes)
  • Balenciaga (89 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,184

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As the biggest handbag brand in the world (by far), it's always big when Louis Vuitton makes a move. This year, adding fashion genius Nicolas Ghesquiere as the brand's creative director indicates that the French stalwart is headed forward with a refreshed strategy and ever-evolving look. Don't expect the famous monogram logo to go anywhere, though.

Round Two: Louis Vuitton vs. Prada - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Louis Vuitton (1,056 Votes)
  • Prada (174 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,229

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As the biggest handbag brand in the world (by far), it's always big when Louis Vuitton makes a move. This year, adding fashion genius Nicolas Ghesquiere as the brand's creative director indicates that the French stalwart is headed forward with a refreshed strategy and ever-evolving look. Don't expect the famous monogram logo to go anywhere, though.

Round Three: Louis Vuitton vs. Céline - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Louis Vuitton (384 Votes)
  • Céline (71 Votes)

Total Voters: 455

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With new creative director and accessories wunderkind Alexander Wang firmly ensconced atop the brand, Balenciaga has moved in a modern, slightly minimal direction that's well characterized by the recent debut of the company's new signature bag, the Balenciage Le Dix.

Balenciaga vs. Louis Vuitton: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Balenciaga (1,147 Votes)
  • Louis Vuitton (328 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,475

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No other brand has quite the sense for quiet, discreet luxury that Bottega Veneta has. The brand's signature is its exquisitely soft woven leather, available in all shapes from box clutches to oversized, supple totes. If you want an elegant bag that doesn't feel showy, there's no place to go but BV.

Bottega Veneta vs. Prada: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Bottega Veneta (581 Votes)
  • Prada (106 Votes)

Total Voters: 687

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Prada's handbag manage to live in two world, simultaneously; some of them are experimental explorations in the intersection of fashion and art, others are straightforward, businesslike bags for women who feel most at home in the corner office. Somehow, it never feels like a contradiction.

Prada vs. Bottega Veneta: Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Prada (1,552 Votes)
  • Bottega Veneta (272 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,824

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Prada's handbag manage to live in two world, simultaneously; some of them are experimental explorations in the intersection of fashion and art, others are straightforward, businesslike bags for women who feel most at home in the corner office. Somehow, it never feels like a contradiction.

Round Two: Prada vs. Louis Vuitton - Which brand's handbags do you prefer?

  • Prada (705 Votes)
  • Louis Vuitton (102 Votes)

Total Voters: 807

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