7 Handbags Carried by the Most Powerful Women

With hefty price tags and even heftier waiting lists, the world of luxury handbags hinges on the vagaries of what a select number of women choose to carry with them. Ladies such as Kate Moss, Diane Kruger and Alexa Chung are rarely seen without a piece of scene-stealing arm candy. A luxurious tote or clutch can seal a woman’s status and easily place her on the best dressed list.

It’s no wonder, then, that when fashion expectations are running high, the more extraordinary, unobtainable, and achingly chic the bag in question is, the better it’s going to be. Here are the top 7 handbags from 2015, from the Chanel 2.55 to the Chloé Drew. Go shop if you are feeling inspired.

The Flap Bag by Chanel

flap bag by chanel

Meet the quilted shoulder bag, which is Chanel’s most iconic handbag of all time. Revamped each season with a new twist, it’s the fashion world’s all-time favorite luxury bag. Taking on many forms, the quilted Chanel shoulder bag is the all-time classic that cleverly captures the moment. You can wear yours with denim, leather, silk or jersey. It’s the signature item that has the power to rev up any outfit.

The Drew Bag by Chloé

drew bag by chloé

Model Ming Xi personifies sports luxe here. Alas, the neutral Drew bag is a best seller because it’s so versatile and can be worn with any tone or color. You can shorten the chain as well if you want, and it becomes a top-handle bag.

The Shoulder Bag by Saint Laurent

saint laurent shoulder bag

The Saint Laurent shoulder bag has captured the eye of many a style icon. It is practical, versatile and looks incredibly fashionable. Some of the most famous women are regularly seen with this handbag. You can wear your Saint Laurent shoulder bag across your body and deftly placed by the front of your hip.

The Marcie/Hudson by Chloé

marcie hudson by chloé

Anna Dello Russo makes a chic case for up-styling the Hudson bag (it comes with a knotted handle). Add some faux fur and it looks even better for the cameras. The color contrast is a high point too. White lace will lend a feminine edge to the tan Chloé Marcie bag and make it stand out.

The Baguette Bag by Fendi

fendi baguette bag

Let your Fendi Baguette take the lead on your outfit’s direction and color palette. This bag is loved by some of the world’s best dressed women because the classic design can take on many different color ways and style directions. Just find one that is 100% you. It will make your outfit invincible. Make your bag stand out by contrasting it with your dress, trouser or coat.

The Loewe Puzzle Bag

loewe puzzle bag

The roomy leather Puzzle bag by Loewe is another favorite thanks to its cool look and practical shape. It’s the go-to designer bag for outfit minimalists and lovers of bold prints, respectively.

The Birkin Bag by Hermès

birkin bag by hermès

Wear your classic Birkin with off-duty denim for a zero-effort contrast. Add some personality to your Birkin and give it a seasonal refresh.