Women who love luxury and fine leather goods must have these five handbags in their closets.
1. Louis Vuitton Speedy
The Louis Vuitton Speedy is what we call “a starter bag.” The Speedy is usually the first luxury bag many women purchase. Although it’s an investment, it’s the most affordable bag on this list. Its timeless shape is instantly recognizable, and it has been carried by many style icons, like Audrey Hepburn. The Speedy comes in four different sizes (and one mini version) for the woman who wants to carry a little, or a lot. The Speedy has kept its iconic shape since it was first introduced in the 1930s, but it has been reinvented many times in prints like Damier, and Multicolore by Murakami, as well as in different materials, like epi leather and denim. At PORTERO you can find pristine and pre-owned Speedy bags, as well many other Louis Vuitton handbags; each one under the PORTERO Promise, guaranteeing authenticity and quality.
Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Speedy 25 $690. Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Burgundy Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 $1,850. Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Cube Pony Hair Speedy 25 $1,645. Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Red Epi Leather Speedy 30 $699.
2. Louis Vuitton Neverfull
The Neverfull was launched in 2007, but has since become a staple of the Louis Vuitton fashion house. It’s a very popular tote for the woman (or man) on the go, because of its roomy structure; it’s also a favorite travel bag! Depending on your needs, there are three sizes available: PM, MM, and GM. The Neverfull can also be made smaller by folding the sides. Find Louis Vuitton Neverfull bags on PORTERO.com.
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Louis Vuitton Rose Indiene Monogram Ikat Neverfull GM $2,900. Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Neverfull Rayures XL $2,780. Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Blue Monogram Idylle Neverfull MM $950. Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverfull MM $895
3. Chanel Flap Bag
Vintage Chanel Maxi Flap Bag $2,299
Coco Chanel dreamed of making women’s life much easier by creating a bag designed to be carried on the shoulder, keeping hands free. And so the Chanel flap bag was born in February of 1955, which is why these type of bags are also called 2.55 bags, because of the date they were created. The bag was inspired by 1920s military satchels and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s own life. The Chanel Flap bag, also known as Classic Chanel bag, is certainly a bag that every woman should own. Chanel is synonymous with luxury, but you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a brand new Chanel Flap bag, when you can buy a gently used one for a fraction of the price on PORTERO.com.
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Pre-owned Red Chanel 2.55 Double Flap Bag $2,999. Beige Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag $7,200. Chanel Fuchsia Patent Jumbo Flap Bag $6,850. Black Chanel Maxi Flap Bag $7,250
4. Céline Luggage Tote
Although Luggage totes bags have only been around since 2010, they have quickly reached “It bag” status. Many were skeptical of the staying power of the Céline Luggage tote, but the demand is still high, and we don’t foresee it going anywhere anytime soon. The Luggage tote comes in a variety of colors and materials, including exotic skins, tweed, and canvas. Céline does not sell handbags online, so people who live far away from a boutique have come to online marketplaces, like PORTERO to find a Céline Luggage Tote that fits their needs, and also find other types of Céline bags, like the Céline Trapeze.
Pre-owned green and Black Céline Mini Luggage Tote $1,805. Pre-Owned Céline Beige Tweed Mini Luggage Tote $1,999. Pre-owned Tartan Tweed Mini Luggage Tote $1,999. Pre-owned Red Python Céline Luggage Tote $4,200
5. Birkin or Kelly
Rouge Pivoine Togo Birkin 40cm with Palladium Hardware $20,500. Malachite Epsom Kelly 32cm with Gold Hardware $23,750
The Birkin has been called “The Holy Grail of Handbags,” because it’s highly coveted and extremely hard to get directly from Hermès. However, the Kelly bag also has a cult following of its own. Some people prefer one over the other (although here at PORTERO we appreciate them both equally. If you prefer to carry your bag in your hand or the bend of your arm, then the Birkin is your best bet. If you want a bag with a strap for hands-free ease of movement, then Kelly is the way to go. However, one thing is certain: your luxury handbag closet will not be complete without one of these two Hermès bags.
Shiny Niloticus Bleu Marine Birkin 30cm with Gold Hardware $64,581. Rose Jaipur Epsom 30cm with Gold Hardware $21,136. Pre-owned Noisette Swift Birkin 30cm with Gold Hardware $9,400. Terre Cuite Ostrich Birkin30 cm with Palladium Hardware $37,000
Black Togo Kelly 28cm with Gold Hardware $19,750. Geranium Clemence Kelly Relax 50cm with Palladium Hardware $18,900. Gris Tourtelle Togo Kelly 28cm with Gold Hardware $22,950. Orange H Shiny Alligator Kelly Pochette $34,250