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10 Luxury Bags That Are Elegant & Worth Buying!

10 Luxury Bags That Are Elegant & Worth Buying!


Which designer handbags do
I find the most elegant? You are going to find out in this video, so make sure to watch until the end
because I’m actually going to tell you exactly how to prioritize your
designer handbag purchase. Don’t miss that part. Welcome back to
my channel, my dear elegant ladies. This video has been highly requested.
I have done a video called, These Designer Bags Are Not Classy.
This video on the other hand, talks only about those designer
bags that I truly find elegant, that look sophisticated and that I
personally think a well-worth to spend on. In my online finishing school, www.SchoolOfAffluence.com we talk more in-depth about how to
strategize your financial game. But I think this video today will definitely
give you a good kind of insight to if you are, for instance, a beginner and you want to purchase
your first designer handbag, how to choose and where to start or if
you are somebody who already owns plenty of designer handbags then maybe this video
can give you some inspiration on what to purchase next. So I’m going to jump straight
into number one and on number one, I am not going to put
nobody else than Hermes. As I mentioned in previous videos, Hermes does run the title as kind of
the most exclusive brand for handbags. And that’s truly because they have earned
it since they are very selective in terms of how many bags per year they sell
to each customer and how easy or let’s say, how hard it actually
is to get a bag from Hermes. And we’re talking now Birkin or Kelly. I wanted to put Hermes
Kelly as my number one pick. This doesn’t actually mean this
is my personal pick. Again, this list is not on a priority order, but I still think that Hermes is worth
mentioning in the beginning because they keep the throne of being exclusive.
And let’s put it this way, I could put Birkin in two but I actually
decided to go for Kelly because Kelly has a more lady like
appearance than the Birkin bag. The Birkin bag is also as good as an
investment as a Kelly and the reason for that is is because both are
equal investment pieces. If you ever have somebody who say,
I want to buy you a bag as a gift, always ask for a Kelly or a Birkin
because they really have the best resale value on the bag market. They are
also elegant. they’re timeless. Yes. In some people’s eyes, they feel that perhaps both Kelly and
Birkin has been overly done because you do actually see a lot of people with
these bags and not always is the person actually either affluent or
elegant. A lot of the times, people are just purchasing the bag just
because of the status of it just because you can and because it kind of
gives you a milestone in life. I afforded a Birkin or Kelly and
look, I have made it this far. But regardless of your
intention with this purchase, all I can say is that it is an investment
piece and that’s really how you have to see it. Some people like to stash their money in
their wardrobe while other people like to stash it elsewhere, so depends who you are. Moving on to number two and we continue
with Hermes and now I’m talking about Constance. Constance is a very
kind of everyday type of bag. It has this really nice leather strap
that you can wear as a crossover bag and I would say that instead of wearing your
Kelly or your Hermes to run errands with, which of course can also do
but for your everyday errands, I think a bag like Constance
would make so much more sense. It’s also a little bit smaller, practical and not as heavy as
it’s sister Kelly and Birkin. The only thing I don’t really
like about Constance is the big H. You have this big H also on the belts of
Hermes and I personally don’t like them so much. I think that there are nicer
buckles that you can do. But hey, this is how Hermes have
chosen to design the bag. But I will actually touch upon Constance
a little bit later down in this video. But all I can say is that this is
definitely a really nice classic timeless piece and it looks very minimal,
which is what makes it look elegant. Number three and we are still with
Hermes but this is going to be the last Hermes bag on this list. I’m
talking about the Kelly Pochette, which is so elegant, so classic
and also quite hard to get, well also depends what color and leather. Now the Pochette is perfect for evening
activities because you use it as a clutch. You also have it in various sizes and
you can literally have in any form of colors or leather. So this is
a really good collector’s item. It’s also very good investment piece.
It also has quite a good resale value. You have other clutch bags made by Hermes, but I personally think that
Kelly Pochette is probably, the more popular one and
also has good resale value. Moving on to number four and now we’re
talking about Louis Vuitton Capuchine bag I really like this bag, I must say, and the reason for that is I think it’s
really cute. It’s really affordable. It’s part of Louis Vuitton’s classic bag
models now and it really comes out in different colors and materials, depending
on season. Let’s put it this way, however, we can clearly see that this bag is somehow
Kelly inspired and I actually don’t mind it somehow. I don’t think
it’s a knock off of a Kelly. I just think that Louis Vuitton did
their kind of own version of that type of bag and they did a little variation to it, which I think works absolutely fine. And actually, it can even go better for somebody
who is a little bit younger, not saying young as a teenager, well a teenager could also
wear the Capuchine bag. But I feel sometimes that the Kelly
bag can look a little bit old fashion, depending which Kelly bag you get. I just think that this bag is a little
bit less kind of strictly lady-like while it keeps its elegance.
It’s really classic. It’s really simple and I like the
fact that it’s quite structured. This bag does not come in kind of
soft leather or strong leather. This just comes as a structured
model, which I personally like. But let me tell you one thing that I don’t
like so much for this bag and that is again logo. I’m not a
big fan of big logos, even though I do have designer
handbags with big logos. But it’s not my top choice when
I purchase handbags. However, I do have a love for the Capuchine and
even though it has a bit of a bigger logo there. Somehow when you wear this bag, this logo at least is
not really in your face, which I think kind of excuses this bag.
I have two of these and I love both, so I will definitely consider
myself buying more of Capuchine, simply because I just think that it’s
fun to have this bag in different colors. And always kind of see in each season, what type of design are they going to
come up with next when it comes to this bag. This is a playful bag, so definitely it’s fun to play
around with the way it looks. I actually have a free cheat sheet called,
How To Look Expensive cheat sheet. It’s absolutely free of charge
and you get it by visiting. www.classycheatsheet.com where I give you loads of free tips
and tricks on how to look expensive, regardless of your budget.
Make sure to visit www.classycheatsheet.com. I’m actually going to stay a little bit
on the Hermes Kelly topic since I spoke about it in reference to
the Louis Vuitton Capuchine. I do want to put on number five on
my list, the Fendi Peekaboo bag. Now, the thing about this bag is that
if we actually compare it to let’s say, the Capuchine or the Kelly bag,
we can again see it resembles. But it doesn’t mean that it’s
another knock off, absolutely not. Probably the design has got a
little bit inspired to some level, but I still think that they
did their own variation to it. And if I said that the Capuchine was
a younger version of the Kelly bag, I definitely think that the Peekaboo is
the youngest version and also probably the most casual version of them all. The Peekaboo comes in more softer leather, is definitely an everyday bag that you
can just throw on your shoulder and kind of run errands with. It’s not really
a bag that you can wear for a dinner, let’s say in the evening, which you can actually do
with both Kelly and Capuchine if you pick the smaller sizes. Because
those are little bit more formal. The Peekaboo, it’s more
casual. It’s more like, let me just throw all my stuff in that
bag and kind of stay chic on the go. But what I really like
about this bag because here, we definitely don’t have any
logos whatsoever. And I do really, really like the buckle, even though
that definitely feels a little bit Kelly inspired. I really, really do like this bag. I think it’s really cute and
really a perfect everyday bag, so definitely worth investing in. Moving on to number six and I have
put the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour bag. Now the Sac De Jour bag has definitely
been around the block. And yes, a lot of influencers have this bag.
You can sometimes feel like, a lot of plain girls out there are
wearing this bag. But you know what? I am going to defend this bag because
this is definitely not a bag that has been overly done in my opinion.
And the reason for that is, it’s structured in a very simple way. There’s a very tiny logo on the
bag that you can barely see. The bag comes in a very classic
shape. It’s very structured. You have it in loads of different colors. You also have it in like alligator imitation
and this bag is a really good purchase. Number one because it’s probably one of
the less expensive on my entire list. Number two, this bag does
not really age. I have one. I know it is so durable and it
really last you for a very long time. So it’s definitely worth the money
you spend on it. Number three, this bag is perfect if you
are running errands with. If you have the bigger size,
it is good as an everyday bag, you can bring it to work, to school,
wherever. But if you have the smaller one, you can use the crossover strap to
run errands with or you can detach the crossover strap and take it
out for dinner in the evening. Like this bag is so versatile and I do recommend
it as a beginner handbag, definitely. If you’re somebody who thinks that this
is definitely not an elegant bag, then let me tell you, I think
you are absolutely wrong. Because compared to many other bags, this bag is so subtle and so discreet
that you really cannot classify it as not being elegant. As you
probably noticed ladies, there is a trend in terms
of what bags I’m presenting. Everything that looks subtle, minimal,
elegant, sophisticated, sharp, sleek, that is kind of the type of style
that I have when it comes to bags. I don’t really like clutter so much.
I really don’t like the big logo thing. I don’t like crazy things.
I think everything should be neat, simple, minimal,
classic and timeless. Because really that is worth to spend
all those thousands that we spend on designer handbags. And anyway, as
I’m going to present number seven, which is a classic Celine bag, you will pretty much understand exactly
what it is that I mean. And I mean, look at the classic Celine bag. It is so minimal but so chic and Celine
is a very respected brand. Definitely, this bag is not super expensive
so you also can afford it, even if you are somebody who has a
bit of a lower budget. But okay, so I’m going to be cheap either. I must say, this bag is very much
similar to Hermes Constance, which is I’m telling you, designers are definitely getting
inspired by each other. But again, this is a perfect everyday bag.
You can use it as a crossover bag, giving you loads of flexibility when
you are running errands or need your hands free. Yet again, this bag comes in
many different colors and variations. I mean, you have it in such cute pastel colors
as baby blue and you have it in beige, you have it. And you know, you
have it even in like lizard skin, you have it in in alligator skin. So you can really wear this
bag in many different ways. You don’t necessarily need to only
pick the most subtle and the most plain design if that is not your style. But I personally adore this type of style. I think this looks very chic and the
buckle is just so extremely beautiful, and the best thing, there is no logo. Number eight and we’re talking Alaia
and Alaia is one of my favorite brands. I do have a favorite bag from Alaia, which you probably have seen so much of
because this is probably the bag that I use the most. And I even included
it in my What’s In My Bag video. You can watch that video after this video. But Alaia is truly a really amazing brand. If you want to buy a really nice tote bag, they always have many different
designs, colors and variations. Maybe not as much colors and variations
as maybe some of the other brands that I’ve mentioned, but you can
definitely find the perfect white bag, the perfect pink bag, kind of
more those kind of subtle colors, like a bit more pastel summery colors. One of the things that I liked the
most about my Alaia bag is that it’s so durable and to be quite honest with you,
I have been traveling with it so much. It’s my go to bag to take with me into
the aircraft and no matter how much I kick it, shove it under my seats in
front of me and all those things, it has never ever lost its shape, ruin the appearance or anything. Not saying now that all the Alaia bags
can be treated this way, I do not know. I haven’t tested them all, but one thing I can do tell you is that
Alaia bags are perfect for either everyday or if you are maybe going to the beach, maybe running errands or you’re
traveling like me. Honestly, this bag is so versatile and you
can also get them in different sizes. Just go and have a look at Alaia bags in general
and you will spot some really nice gems. And what’s really nice about Alaia is
that not every other joe out there wears Alaia, which makes
you feel like, okay, this bag has not been overly
done and it’s a cute bag, and it’s a very useful bag. So I am going to kind of get my
return on investment on this bag. And those things really matter
when you purchase items. How much are you going
to be wearing this bag? It Is definitely a question you have
to ask yourself before you fork out thousands and thousands on a designer
handbag. Moving on to number nine, let’s talk about the
Bottega Veneta Marie bag. It’s a bag that is definitely classified
as an everyday bag and this perfect because it has a shoulder strap and you
can see a lot of things will fit into this bag. This is really how you have to think
when you’re buying an everyday bag. Am I going to get my iPad or
laptop or school books with me? Those things that I really need to drag
with me whenever I go to work or to school. But this bag definitely ticks those boxes
and what I really like about Bottega Veneta overall is that it’s
a very nice and subtle brand. You never have any logos.
You have of course, their signature. What do you call it? They
have like this woven texture. Gosh ladies, I don’t know how to
pronounce it. So this woven bags, let’s call it that way.
You know what I mean. That is the traditional signature for
Bottega Veneta’s leather goods and it’s beautiful. I think it’s so chic and you also have a
lot of high society woman who just love Bottega Veneta as their everyday bags. You have them actually in
all kinds of variations. But I did want to put the Marie on this
list because I really think that it’s a new bag that deserves a little bit of
attention and I did want to put Bottega Veneta on my list. Now coming to number 10 and don’t forget
to watch until the end of this video ladies, because I’m actually going to recommend
which of these bags I think is the best to buy as your first or maybe
next designer purchase. Okay. But talking about number 10, I am
going to put Bottega Veneta again. And the reason for that is, I didn’t only want to put a bunch
of everyday bags on this list. I did want to have a bit of variation
so that I added a few evening bags too. And as an elegant evening bag, especially if you are going
to a very dressed up event, let’s say you go into a gala or
there’s a long dress as a dress code, so you need a clutch. And who else to go and buy clutch
from if not Bottega Veneta? Their collections are extremely
elegant, very subtle and very chic. You have them in various sizes, so depending on if you’re
a petite or a tall woman, remember if you saw my previous video,
you probably know what I’m talking about. If not, make sure to
watch that one afterwards. You can have it a bit smaller size,
you can have a bit longer, depends and you have so many
beautiful color variations. What I really like about this clutch is
that it’s made out of silk and I’m a big silky lover. I love the fabric silk. There is nothing that screams
more elegance than silk. So having that as part of
your handbag is very unusual. You don’t really have many silk bags
out there, maybe only as a clutch. So for this reason, I really wanted to put this bag on my number 10
and that kind of summarize a whole list. We have done from 1 until 10.
I must say though, this is not the only
elegant handbags out there. There are so many elegant handbags
that of course, I didn’t include. But I did want to give you a bit of a
sample and with my specific mindset in mind Because as I’ve said, all these
handbags, they have a running theme, being sober, being discreet,
being subtle, being minimal, being classic and being timeless.
If you really want to have a full, elegant wardrobe, then this is really
how you have to structure your mindset. Now, I am going to
answer you the question, which of these handbags would I recommend
a beginner or somebody who would like to purchase your next handbag?
Which one should you go for? Ideally, you should go for an Hermes Kelly or
Birkin because of the resale value. But at the same time, let’s be
realistic and they are very expensive, unless you have your partner
who will buy it for you. But if I’m going to recommend you a bag, I definitely think you should just go
for the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour bag. And that is because it’s one of the
cheapest on this list. And also, it’s one of the most versatile on this
list, you are not going to go wrong. If you are somebody who yet cannot
afford a bag that cost $1,500-$2,000 but because that’s actually how much the
cheapest bags on this list costs. If you’re not there yet ladies,
there are ways to go around this, and I will do another video about this. So make sure you have subscribed
and make sure you watch now, These Designer Handbags Are Not Classy
and I will see you in that video.

  • Thank you for watching! Which bag would you add to the list? Also, if you still haven’t, watch my related video These Luxury Bags Are NOT Classy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN_Q2izktzA&list=PLLtTVHnRmkJkulziRD_BQpOSdQ04BOwic&index=4

  • I loved the list and the distinct styles considered as elegant handbags ? ? that even when you travel it will keep your look sophisticated!

  • Pikaboo look so simple and boring when both sides are closed, but when one side is open and you can see all the embroidery inside it looks absolutely marvelous! I personally have medium monster pikaboo and my mother has big pikaboo in dark blue colour with embroidery inside. I am in love with her bag since she got it about 10 years ago

  • Love this video Anna thank you so much for sharing this. I am looking for improving myself and becoming a elegant woman. Love you videos. I would appreciate seeing a video as you mentioned in the end about bags for people who are in a budget wich is my case. I am trying to succeed in my own and working and studying at the same time. I know what a I want and what are my goals and don't want any men's help achieving those goals. However i respect your life and choices. It's a personal decision.
    Kisses from Portugal

  • I love Anna's videos, and I use a lots of tips from her. But, I do work in welfare office and often think how it would look coming to work with bag that cost as much as some of my coworkers car or some of clients make in 1/2 year. I think it would be rude to wear items that are that expensive.

  • I’m a Gucci girl. Not the new design with the huge metal GG on the front. My favorite is the classic canvas design with the logo small and subtle. My new favorite is the Ophedia in the medium size! I need a large bag to carry all my stuff lol I also have a LV Speedy with the Damier checkered design (I really don’t like the LV logo all over it thus why I like the Damier print) I need to look into the YSL handbag that you mentioned! The price is reasonable for a premier designer bag! Thank you for this list!:)

  • Hi Anna..I love your videos a lot.. can you please make a video on elegant travel bags for ladies? As ladies need to carry lots of things with them & also have to look elegant at the same time!

  • Are there any elegant backpacks for those days when you have to carry too much to have all the weight on one shoulder (like school books)?

  • "They are very expensive, unless you have a parter who can buy it for you"?, preach girlfriend. Thank you for reminding me whose responsibility it is when it comes to breaking the bank!❤

    Ps; Today you surely exude glamour, class n style. I see lots of "body image consultancy" everyday, but today you are over the moon.
    Love all the colours on you. And the hairstyle suits you perfectly

  • I love the Celine box bag, however it seems to age poorly. I wish Hermes would rethink the H on the Constance because it's really off putting for me.

  • I like all of your choices Anna! I have come very close to buying that Alaia bag several times! Love it ?. Next time I think I’ll get it ?. Thank you for these lovely recommendations ?.

  • Hi, love your channel. I have a question, I have always preferred more classic bags, but sometimes i can feel that I would like a shoulder bag that is more "casual" but still elegant and classic. So I wonder what you think about Hobo bags? I had one from HM back in the 90´s and as I can remember I loved that bag. It was not havy, was big enough for my stuff but not to big, and was soft. But, I had another style back then, today I have a more business style. I´m quite petite so I can sometimes feel that Totes are to big for me. I have been looking for a Hobo bag for a while but can´t find one that I found elegant/classic enough. Tack på förhand! 🙂

  • Excellent suggestions, Anna! I agree that understated bags of high quality are the epitome of elegance. ? I subscribe to this theory most of the time and pepper in a few fun bags for casual occasions. (But never logo-mania) ???

  • You are so eloquent, I love not only your content but also, they way you express yourself. I agree on the "big logo" part. It's so in your face and not classic at all

  • I think those bags are going to be massively both now 😀 You look super fresh and beautifull Anna in this lime colour!

  • I want to buy the Chanel flap bag in brown u said that it’s overdue but u mentioned that it depends on the color can u plz mention ur opinion on it I really want to know what do u think

  • sometimes i find i get a little frustrated watching certain videos of yours, but i really like your wording. i think in this video you came off more soft, understanding and looked at a lot of different viewpoints. thank you, also great content?

  • Guys, by "big logos" does the ébène print from LV count as one? I'm unsure if I wanna sell my speedy 25 bandoulière because of that reason …

  • in my opinion big logos are too much in your face like "look at me, i can afford this, i upgraded my fashion game"

  • I have a black leather MK purse that was a few hundred dollars and unfortunately I'm not very lady like in how much I carry on my purse and now after a few years the strap is coming apart. Is this only because I am carrying too much weight in it and too careless? Or would a more expensive leather bag last longer?

  • I can't afford European and American designers' bags yet, but after watching this video I went ahead and ordered a bag from a local luxury designer

  • Another great video. I love the Hermès Kelly and Pochette. I hate logos on my items – it's just too much IMO.

    I know I'd mess up woven leather bags so I have to avoid Bottega Veneta?.

    I've never seen that Celine before – I'll def check it out at the store.

  • Very nice choices. I would add Urban Expressions. Minimal vegan/ cruelty free, but there is no shipping outside the USA unfortunately.

  • I have been following you for such a long time on facebook and Instagram, i just like the fact that you keep everything real. You proposed expensive and affordable bags which i really appreciate. Thank you! Hope you hit the million soon?

  • Needing your recommendation on vegan bags Anna! Well known ones are like stella mcartney, I dont find them very classy looking, so yeah definitely a struggle here ?

  • If you have $13k to drop on a handbag.. do you want to help me pay for my student loans? LOL … asking for a friend….

  • Love this video! As a side note, I’ve noticed in the past you have mentioned elegant and not elegant house clothes/pajamas/lounge wear. I would really like to see a video on this because I am actually in the process of figuring out what is appropriate and what is not. Some guidance on that topic would be much appreciated. Thank you!

  • I do agree with you but personally I am a little confused why Chanel was not mentioned as I feel that the classic flap bag is a classic, traditional and timeless handbag that always looks good and elegant. (I realise you aren’t a fan of logos but I just love the cc turn lock). Thank you for again a really informative video, some new ideas for future purchases definitely. Have a wonderful day xxx

  • People I would like to know, why Ana all the time wears side hair. Is that chic and elegant? I think ? it is the reason! ?

  • Great video! My personal 'affordable' favorites recently are Vivienne Westwood and vintage Burberry nova. however, I noticed that the VW bag does get scratched easily whereas Burberry lasts for decades.

  • Great video and that Saint Laurent bag is a wonderful suggestion. The other thing I like about it is that many of the sac de jour bags do not have metal hardware. There is nothing tackier to me when I see someone perfectly tailored carrying a handbag that has a ton of metal that does not match her jewelry, belt buckle, etc. . . . .

  • I own the YSL Sac de Jour. I love it! My next one will be my peekaboo. I agree with you. Don’t like the big logos too much.

  • the Saint Laurent Manhattan is also oooh so elegant. It’s very similar to a birkin. Not lot of people know about it yet

  • I like Anna's videos although I am very far to be an elegant lady. As a vet I almost every time as dirty as hell. But it is Ok I chose it. ? What about bags I love them but I bet I never buy one as I made it myself. I am in a project nearly finished to create a xmass present to my dear elegant mate a laptop bag with unique design and high end quality materials. No designer bag could beat it. And it is guaranted this will be the only one in the world! It is also true it is not cheap I already spent over 200 dollars for the stuff!When I finish the new project will started to create my unique elegant travel bag because when I am on holiday I want to be an elegant lady but with no labels. Anyway I am appreciated your effort to made us better and please do not stop I am really enjoy your lessons and I bet I am not alone. Happy Xmass for you all.

  • I tried on the LV capucine BB in orange croc. STUNNING. I’m thinking about adding one to my collection. All reviews seem very positive. Nice video.

  • I think the lady Dior is very classy as well. I own the first 6 bags and love them, however after time I sold my Birkin and Constance in favor of the Celine box bag.

  • This was quite useful, I am just about getting into handbags that will make me look elegant and discrete. Thank you, the de jour is beautiful.

  • I love how the wallpaper in the background compliments your top, yellow is a pretty colour to wear when one picks the right shades. You look lovely Anna, thank you for this video

  • I understand that this type of content is requested and I think fashion is great… but I hope there will be more content about philosophical ideas, positive mindset, creative ideas and reaching goals that Anna is so awesome at. That is the content that I find interesting and inspiring. Thank you Anna. You are truly wonderful 🙂

  • I am surprised that you like the Alaia bags. The line has so many that are made from the cut out material that is rather tacky looking .I agree with all your other thoughts especially concerning logos. I really want the classic sac de jour baby in embossed crocodile shiny leather in the black and the marbel pink.

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