Lust List: Designer Bags Worth Saving For

We’ve all been there; you’ve just added it to your cart and about to press checkout, only to realise you’ve spent too much money on the brunch life and your dream Chanel bag will have to wait until your next pay cheque(s).

For some, the idea of dropping $800+ on a handbag sounds absolutely mad. But for others, a classic and well-crafted designer bag is an investment piece that will stand the test of time. What’s more the investment bag can elevate any outfit – regardless how plain – and take you into seriously stylish territory.

Here are our top picks of investment bags worth saving for:

Chanel Boy

It would seem only silly not to include to infamous Chanel Boy bag (also known as Chanel 2.55) in the lust list. This bag has certainly past the test of time and since its inception in 1955 the Chanel Boy still remains the epitome of class and elegance. And with no signs of the Chanel Boy ever dating, it’s certainly a bag worth investing in.

Saint Laurent Monogram Clutch 

Every gal needs a trusty clutch to take her from day to night, and the Saint Laurent Monogram clutch is an obvious choice and absolute winner. The smooth leather design, hallmark monogram and playful tassel create the perfect concoction of fun, elegance and refinement in one bag.

Givenchy Simple Tote

Givenchy is synonymous for its innovative prints, modern craftsmanship and edgy accessories. For these reasons we cant go past Givenchy’s large black leather tote. It is a clean and simple style that’s perfect for every day use.

Scanlan Theodore

When it comes to sophistication, Australian label Scanlan Theodore is the master and their bucket bag is no exception. Not only is it beautiful on the eye but is also incredibly practical, sophisticated and an absolute must-have this season.


Celine Phantom Tote

There’s nothing quite like a Celine bag, there wouldn’t be a much better feeling than having their Phantom hanging from your arm. This it-bag gets even better as you can practically fit your entire life in there. We’re sure this won’t be a regrettable purchase.

Alexander Wang Rockie Bag

He is the king of the grunge-cool mantra, sleek directional tailoring, and must-have bags ­– we are talking about Alexander Wang of course! And his Rockie Duffel Bag is the ultimate downtown chic accessory. Made with luxurious textured leather and embellished with his signature rose gold studs, this bag is a must have for that revered off-duty style.

We’d love to know what’s on your designer handbag lust list — share with us on Instagram & Twitter with the hashtag #jointheclique. 




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