Handbags: The Classics

Handbags: The Classics

January 29, 2022

We all know luxury handbags are quite a big investment, so what bags should you purchase when you're starting out your luxury handbag collection? We've got you covered, take a look at some of our favorites.


GG Marmont matelassé shoulder bag

GG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag

The GG Marmont was launched in 2016 by Alessandro Michele, who wanted to revive pieces of Gucci’s history with the new line of bags. Since then, the Marmont has taken the world by storm, becoming a reliable favorite among designer bag aficionados. Even though this bag was created in 2016 it is a great bag to kick off your collection!

  • Retail $2,350 + tax
  • Black matelassé chevron leather with a heart on back
  • Antique gold-toned hardware
  • Double G
  • Interior zipper pocket
  • Sliding chain strap can be worn as a shoulder strap with 22” drop, as a top handle with 12” drop or as a cross body bag.
  • Flap with spring closure


Lady Dior Handbag

Lady Dior Bag

Born in 1995, the first time this bag appeared was on the arm of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, on a trip to Paris. Before that moment, this Dior bag did not have a name but because of the historic moment snapped with this bag on her arm, it received the perfect name: the Lady Dior. The Lady Dior Bag has been re-imagined, season after season for the past two and a half decades, which makes it a bag easy to love. A timeless elegance exudes from the soft lambskin and rounded handles, along with the topstitched Cannage motif. Today’s versions of the Lady Dior bag offer playful charms to personalize the bag to your liking along with a wide shoulder strap which gives a more effortlessly wearable vibe. There are plenty of sizes, different hardware options, and materials differ from leather to embroidery.

  • Retail $4,900 +
  • Removable chain
  • Interior zip pocket
  • The bag may be paired with different embroidered straps
  • Dust bag included
  • Made in Italy


Black Classic Flap

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 & 11.12

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel introduced her first iteration of the classic bag with flap in February of 1955. Now known as the 2.55, it was revolutionary because of its functionality; the shoulder bag freed women’s hands to do other things than hold a cumbersome handbag. While significant, this was not the bag that would ultimately become synonymous with her brand. It wasn’t until Karl Lagerfeld took over as creative director in 1983 that the Chanel Classic Flap bag was created. Lagerfeld reinterpreted Chanel’s 2.55, adding a few significantly different features including a leather woven chain and the Double C turn-lock closure. The now-classic flap bag was an immediate success, garnering the attention of the fashion world and becoming a status symbol around the globe. Since then, it has not lost traction and continues to be in demand. In spring 2021, Chanel renamed the Classic Flap the 11.12, named for the original Medium Classic Flap’s style code — A01112. The Medium Classic Flap eventually evolved into a number of sizes and styles, and they now all carry the official name 11.12

  • Retail $8,800 + 
  • Smooth or caviar leather
  • Silver-Tone or gold-toned Hardware
  • Chain-link shoulder straps
  • Single exterior back pocket
  • Leather lining
  • Five interior pockets
  • Turn-lock closure at front


The Birkin

Who could have imagined that one of the most coveted objects of recent decades would be born in the sky, in 1984, on a flight from Paris to London? British actress Jane Birkin, sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, Executive Chairman of Hermès (1978-2006), was complaining that she couldn’t find a bag suitable for her needs as a young mother. A born creator with a keen eye, he immediately sketched a supple and spacious rectangular holdall with a burnished flap and saddle stitching. With a dedicated space for baby bottles!

  • Retail $10,145 + 
  • Luxurious Leather
  • Thin but sturdy rolled leather top handles
  • Cross over flap
  • Strap Closure
  • Clasps with gold-tone or palladium turn lock
  • Top opens to spacious interior
  • Inside zipper with patch pockets

We at Mile High Clozet understand that these prices are not affordable for everyone, that is why we are passionate about sourcing pre-loved luxury handbags, shoes, and accessories for our customers. Contact us at support@milehighclozet.com and we will help make your designer dreams come true!



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