Some people just love keeping up with the Joneses. They’ll do whatever it takes to get the latest handbag in the market worn by their favorite celebrities, as seen on television and on glossy magazines. And while it is quite therapeutic to get yourself something new every now and then, once in a while you have to pause and think, “Will this bag go with my outfits a couple of years from now?” Because let’s admit it. We wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing a tacky purse from last season’s collection

Scroll down to see the bags that have remained to exude class and sophistication over the years 

Designed and released in 1997 by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the name itself suggests it be carried under the arm like the French loaf. This It bag had its fair share of limelight when it appeared on Sex and the City being carried by every fashionista’s fictional darling Carrie Bradshaw. It has then been dubbed as an It bag by every style-savvy chic. This Fendi Baguette even had a book to its name to commemorate its fifteenth anniversary.

Nothing screams extravagance and elegance as loud as this classic Hermès Kelly Bag. To create one would take 18-25 hours, which only goes to show how the great amount of craftsmanship poured in to make this bag. It gained its popularity back in 1956 when Princess Grace Kelly of Monacco used variations of this bag to cover her growing tummy in an attempt to hide her pregnancy from the press. Since then, it has been making women all over the world feel like a star in their own fairy tale too.

 

The ultimate style icon Audrey Hepburn loved her Louis Vuitton the same way Grace Kelly loved her Hermès. And what’s not to love about this classic It bag? It is a beautiful marriage between style and function. It comes in different styles- monogram, leather, graffiti, roses, and even cherries. It is relatively affordable too compared to the other luxury handbags out there. What’s great about this bag is that you can carry it with you whether you’re dressed down in just a plain white shirt and jeans, or whether you’re dressed up in a cocktail dress, and still look effortlessly chic in both.

Named after the former actress and First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, this classic is an It bag a discerning fashion lover ought to have in her closet. Created in the late 1950s but later redesigned and relaunched in 1999, this bag is handmade in Italy and has the signature Gucci piston clasp and comes in various designs and materials. It takes a minimum of seven to thirteen hours to make this bag, they say, which boasts of artistry and sophistication. It is stunning, just like the beautiful woman it was named after.

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