Best Chanel Bags | POPSUGAR Fashion


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When someone asks you to picture the most iconic bag in our sartorial lexicon, odds are that most fashion enthusiasts will think of Chanel. Sure, there are other beloved bags from other high-end designers that also fall into that category, but for many, they will always stand as secondary.

Though the world has a plethora of bags to choose from today, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel first designed her classic for the modern woman on the go, and the original sentiment still stands. With longer straps so the bag could be slung over a woman’s shoulder and an inside zipper pocket to store any small valuables, it had ease of wear in mind, commensurate to style.

While Chanel bags continue to fly off the shelves with demand that seems to just keep growing, the price seems to soar astronomically. Though the classic Chanel bag in 1955 held a price tag of $220 (which is roughly $2,400 in 2022 dollars), the maxi currently retails for $10,000. And that’s before tax.

Though Chanel’s 2.55 top-flap shoulder bag, aptly named for its February 1955 creation date, will forever take the cake, the brand has worked hard to build an army of icons that follow suit. And, as such, they have subsequently become quite timeless all on their own.

Sure, some styles or colors come and go, but there are those true icons that will forever stand the test of time. Ahead, find the 10 most timeless Chanel bags to date — some as old as the brand itself and others, new additions.