The best Chanel bags Popsugar fashion

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When someone asks you to photograph the most iconic bag in our sartorial lexicon, most fashion enthusiasts will think of Chanel. Of course, there are more beloved bags from other high-end designers that also fall into that category, but for most, they will always stand as secondary.

While there are plenty of bags to choose from in the world today, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel first designed her classic for the modern woman, and the original feel still stands. With long straps so the bag can be slung over a woman’s shoulder and an inside zippered pocket to hold any small valuables, it was easy to wear in terms of style.

While Chanel bags are flying off the shelves with demand that only seems to be growing, prices seem to have risen astronomically. While the classic Chanel bag cost $220 in 1955 (that’s about $2,400 in 2022 dollars), the Maxi currently retails for $10,000. And that’s before taxes.

While Chanel’s 2.55 top-flap shoulder bag, aptly named for its February 1955 creation date, will forever take the cake, the brand has worked hard to create an army of icons that followed. And, as such, they have subsequently become quite timeless themselves.

Sure, some styles or colors come and go, but there are true icons that will forever stand the test of time. Ahead, find the 10 most timeless Chanel bags of all time — some as old as the brand and others, new additions.

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