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  • A

    What about the balenciaga city bag?

    • laura

      I thought the same questions. That one is a classic too.

      • Yoshi1296

        I think Balenciaga City is an old classic along with the classic flap, Birkin, Kelly etc. It came out way before the bags featured above.

  • Edia

    gucci really?

    • Dylan Propst

      They have to include it. Gucci sponsors TPB

  • laura

    I don’t agree with the Celine, Gucci and Mansur Gavriel bags you chose. I don’t see them as the new classics but I might be wrong. I would add to the list the Balenciaga City, LV Alma and Neverfull or the Goyard St. Louis.

  • AAAA

    Def need the Balenciaga City. That bag has had over a decade of popularity. I think it is way too soon to say that the Mansur Gavriel bags will be a classic.

    • These are new classics – the Balenciaga City has been around for a decade, these bags are all newer and making a major impact.

      I put Balenciaga in the same category as Hermes Birkin, LV Speedy, Chanel Classic Flap – it is newer than the others but still has held its position for a long time now!

  • Mya Wilkes

    I agree with others about the Balenciaga City, however, I also think the Celine Box and Diorissimo are well on their way to being classics. Even the prada Saffiano tote.

    • In my mind, the Balenciaga City is already a classic. More than a decade of popularity over a very fickle period for fashion is enough to get it that distinction. That’s why it wasn’t included! We were thinking more along the lines of what might make the jump in the future.

  • The Mansur Gavriel is really great and I’m obsessed with mine and at 1/10th of the chanel boy bag, definitely more affordable. But the Chanel boy bag, I can’t wait to have but it’s hard to justify the price.

    P.S totally agree for the Balenciaga City!

  • Liz

    I disagree about the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. They’re cute bags(I preordered a mini mini from M’O) but the brand hasn’t established itself amongst some of these other persevering heavyweights. I think it’s way too early to tell. No Hermes or Goyard?

    • Most Hermes and Goyard bags are already classics! These are bags that we think might be destined to be classics one day. It’s too early to tell on all of them, but we looked in our crystal balls a bit and made some guesses.

  • Guest

    I definitely see the boy bag having longevity.

  • A

    I’d love to know why you guys chose to leave out the mini luggage or trapeze bags?

    • Dylan

      They’re declining in popularity, I think.

    • I think that both of those bags had such a saturated peak in popularity that it will probably prevent them from having longevity over the long haul; the same thing happened to the Chloé Paddington. When a design becomes too closely tied to a particular moment or era, that can hurt its future popularity. The bags that are likely to become classics are those that are popular but not quite ubiquitous.

    • Eli

      I think the luggage should still be here even if it is not as popular as before. It did reach its peak but it is still as iconic as it used to be. Probably a better choice than the others on this list. The Paddington is a different story. Similar to the Neverfull and Goyard St. Louis–not as popular as they used to be, but still iconic in recognition.

  • missarewa

    I think the Prada saff totes and the Anitgona will attain classic status

  • Vbogaert

    I would have picked the Fendi Toujours over the peek-a-boo.

  • ccc

    What about Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour???!!!?? That should be a classic more so than the antognia??

    • Sandy

      I don’t agree…the Antigona has remained and I believe will remain a extremely popular and dare I say iconic bag. The YSL of late are popular for a couple years and are gone (the Roady). Don’t get me wrong, I adore YSL, I just think the Antigona is perfection.

      • shueaddict

        I have been so torn on the Antigona – I missed the first few years, then I thought the fade might fizzle. It looks like it is here to stay – I just need to find the right kind of black leather.

  • Michelle

    Love this article as I would totally invest in these bags since a majority of them are already on my wish list. The Box bag is simple and elegant and has been on the top of my wish list forever. The mini peekaboo is so adorable! I’ve been eyeing that Gucci Jackie should bag since it first came out. If you’ve noticed, I love a good hands-free crossbody bag that’s timeless. Great post!

  • LoveBags

    Love Purseblog… help.. Fendi mini Peekaboo or By the Way?????

  • LoveBags

    I think gucci bamboo daily leather flap shoulder bag is as gorgeous as the jackie soft… u think it would make it to the future list? What do you think is the major difference between the two?

  • Dylan

    I don’t really think of the Gucci or the Noe when I think classic.
    I would say the Birkin, Kelly, Classic Flap, and Speedy are the classic bags.

  • Aini

    I don’t know how long the Moynat Rejane has been around, but I think it should be a classic too…

    • Lumidee

      Love moynat rejane

  • FashionableLena

    I see the Boy bag and the Prada. The others, not so much. Those two bags have not died down in popularity.

    • whizcheng

      Agree. Boy bag and prada hands down

      • Stefanie

        I agree with you girls!

  • Maya

    Definitely the Chanel Boy bag! I could definitely see Proenza’s PS1, Fendi’s Peekaboo on the list too!

  • shueaddict

    Amanda, what a line-up!!! I actually think they all have staying power . I have recently bought the Valentino lock in grey, with leather studs – it just goes with everything and never fails to get attention!!!! The lock is a little fiddly and I am particularly irked to see Furla have copied it down to the 2 skrews.

  • Agree that the Balenciaga City is ALREADY a classic. Which is why it’s not on this list.

    The Celine Box Bag, I already think of it as a classic. Hasn’t it been around for ages? Apart from that, I think the Boy, the PS1, the Prada (really, any of the Saffiano totes, not just this particular one), and the Mansur Gavriel have the potential.

  • Laura Hess

    I agree with all of these except for the Celine box bag. Just think it is a pretty boring looking bag. Love the Boy Bag and Diorissimo! Wish they weren’t so expensive, but it is always nice to have something to put on my “dare to dream” list.

  • Deborah

    Oh yes to Givenchy’s Antigona!

  • Stefanie

    I think the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote definitely is a classic! I like the Valentino, but it is too trendy for me, I would not invest this much money in a bag that is not timeless. That is also the reason why I stay away from the Alexander Wang Rocco. I think its nice and edgy, but simply to trendy. I will rather put my money towards an iconic piece from LV, Chanel, Prada etc.

  • Gia

    Chanel forever!

  • A

    Hey meg! can you guys do an edition of classic bags that every women need to invest in, without repeating a certain brand? So basically a purse from any brand that makes life long classic investment piece, ie. chanel classic flap

    • ST

      I would love to read this too!

  • carryallqueen

    Im not sure on the gucci choice.
    i agree with a few earlier comments on the lv neverfull. If i had a dollar for every girl i saw worldwide carrying it i could easily afford several birkins.

  • Wannaprada

    I agree with all except for those in slides 3, 4 and 11. While I love the Fendi peekaboo bad, I wouldn’t classify the design as a classic or as a bag that will pass down through generations like an LV Speedy, Hermes Birkin does, or like the classic “ageless” Givenchy Antigona bag can. Same argument for the other two bags.

  • Rania

    I’m happy the Peekaboo made the ranks, it’s design is so sleek and sweet , it’s timeless

  • Sparkletastic

    I absolutely see the Chanel Boy Bag and Prada Double Zip becoming classics. And I think the Dior bag will be around a long while but with a few more tweeks than the other two to keep it fresh as the years pass.

    While I REEEEEAALLY love the YSL, I don’t see it having enough uniqueness in its personality to stay around for decades. I think SL will come out with a different cute bag in the same size and move the brand forward. The MG bucket bag will definitely be seen as having its “moment” and fading. Same thing for the Rockstuds. I’m shocked they’ve lasted this long but I think they will seem very much a bag of the 2010 decade. Not a bad thing. But not a trend with lasting powered.

  • Rashida

    All lovely bags! Great article!

  • Guest

    I think the main point here is looking at possible longevity of the bag, projecting into the future. if a bag was popular for a decade long but you can hardly find one today, you can name it a closet staple if you want but not a classic. can you still picture yourself carrying it in the next 10 years?

    90% of the bags listed are trendy bags imo.

  • The Boy Bag and Prada Saffiano I think have long term appeal. I love the Valentino rockstud bag though.

  • Shaan

    Chloe Drew bag would definitely be a classic, its already a big success in all the 3 sizes!