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The Bag Icons

There are only a handful of bags that make a style statement all on their own but once you’ve tracked down that perfect piece of arm candy it becomes the cornerstone of every outfit and the envy of all onlookers. Scroll through the gallery above and discover our edit of the iconic handbags you’ll want to hold onto forever.

The Givenchy Antigona Tote

Sleek, sturdy and spacious enough for all your daily necessities, Givenchy’s Antigona is the go-to for many an A-lister. Launched for Autumn/Winter 2010 by Riccardo Tisci, this iconic piece is now available in myriad colour-ways, textures and sizes – we love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s dark green version.

The Valentino Rockstud

Never has a motif sartorially soared so high. Valentino unveiled the Rockstud shoe range in 2010, paving the way for a playful and contemporary collection of tote bags and clutches. Since then, the oh-so-recognisable studs have been spotted on red carpets, street stylers and models aplenty.

The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

Set to be a classic from the off, Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour (which means ‘bag of the day’ in French) embodies elegant-chic. Designed by the brand’s Creative Director, Hedi Slimane, it is no surprise that this refined beauty is the top choice for Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel, to name but a few.

The Alexander Wang Rocco Stud Duffle

With its heavy dose of underside studding, there’s no mistaking Alexander Wang’s Rocco Bag. Its tough-luxe look has risen to cult status since the launch in 2009, adding edge to outfits across the globe. Favoured by the Olsen twins, this bag has ‘must-have’ written all over it.

The Mulberry Willow Tote

Featuring a detachable clutch at the front, Mulberry’s Willow Tote launched in Spring/Summer 2013 with aplomb. Named after the brand’s second factory, The Willows, in Somerset, the bag has been worn by Kate Moss, Lily Collins and was modelled by Cara Delevingne in Mulberry’s woodland-esque SS13 campaign.

The Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Tote

Launched in AW11, Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicily bag range (formerly named, ‘Miss Sicily’) embodies true elegance. A bag that boasts a refined, feminine shape, this style is simply timeless. Whether you want to showcase leopard print, embroidery, or both (we love the clashing prints on Christina Hendricks’ Sicily design), this accessory will see you through day-to-evening ensembles in true style.

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