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THE iconic handbag, in your opinion
What would be the ultimate iconic handbag, in your opinion?

Would it be something by Chanel, or Hermes, or Louis Vuitton? Or are all of those being diluted by the sheer amount in use these days? Whom else might hold that honor now?

Classic, understated, tasteful, expensive... I want to buy something that says these things but I can't quite bring myself to get an LV because I see them everywhere...

Thanks. I see many threads but I didn't see one that was specific to THE ultimate iconic bag.

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Hermés Birkin and the Kelly bag are the most iconic handbags - in my opinion.The use of the leather,and its silhouette is amazing,if I saw a woman with a Birkin I'd think that she is a great woman,with a classic,tasteful but fresh style at the same time,I'd admire her so much!It's so beautiful,and luxurious.There aren't any huge logos on the bag(like on the Louis Vuitton bags)you can choose from a tons of colours and leather styles.Hermés really defines luxury for me,though i don't own any of their products,but i am 100% sure that their bags' quallity is exquisite! I hope you are going to make the right decision.

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Hermes Birkin, definitely

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Birkin.

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Chanel classic quilted flap bag.

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Hermes Birkin & Kelly.

runnerups: Chanel 2.55 and the Lady Dior

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eventually the kelly will survive longer than the birkin and the 2.55 chanel

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a black Hermes Birkin bag

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LV is iconic. The second place is for Birkin. I've never liked it. If you're asking me, I'll choose Gucci Boston bag, Tod's D bag (I know - looks like Birkin, but I prefer this one) or Chanel 2.55.

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a black Hermes Birkin bag
Ditto. You can't get more classic and classy.

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Birkin bag for sure. A woman came into my work with a real bag and my heart just stopped.

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I think the Chanel 2.55 is the best classic. a 20 yr old or an 85 yr old can wear it and still look super chic.

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Birkins are definitely the most famous and "iconic", but I feel like the Chanel 2.55 is the most accessible- it'll definitely cost you a pretty penny, but it's not for the top 1% only the way the Birkin is. In my opinion, that makes it the preeminent handbag.

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Chanel 2.55 and the Birkin tie for most iconic, imo.

Those two will never go out of style.

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Definitely Birkin followed by Chanel 2.55.

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