If you’re bag shopping for 2023, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up bags that are designed to look good regardless of the season. Not just in the clean lines and functionality, but in the quality of the construction. The high-end leathers these bags are usually made of – like box calf, silk calf and nappa lambskin – have a polished look that ages extremely well.
Savvy shoppers and industry folk call it the “permanent collection”.
These new designs aim to find a lasting place in your life. ‘Classic’ as it turns out is as much a descriptive quality as an aspirational one these days. I like to call these arm candies my “forever” bag. Meaning, a classic design that wouldn’t feel dated (or even better, that would grow to look more desirable) a few years from now.
What fortuitous timing, then, that luxury brands and designers are on a similar wavelength. I suspect, too, that this is what a lot of shoppers are looking for these days. Novelty and opulence are great distractions, but things that are simply beautiful and well-made can also offer far more lasting pleasure. Here are a couple of good examples.