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From The Dior Saddle To The Fendi Baguette, These Are The Best Designer Bags To Invest In

Here's our round up of fashion editor approved designer bags that are worth the investment

New bags are constantly being released by fashion houses around the world. But which ones can truly stand the test of time? From Bottega Veneta to Loewe, here are the top designer bag picks from our fashion writers and editors.

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Celine Clasp, prices vary
“I’m not going to advocate for the usual Chanel or Hermes — my pick would be the #OldCeline Clasp top-handle bag, simply because I’ve loved it since it first launched in S/S’17 – and still do, two years on. Get a bag you feel you can treasure for a long time — not what people tell you you ought to. Besides, the ’50s-inspired frame is such a classic silhouette and the lovely teal hue reminds me of Grace Kelly’s Edith Head gown. Sadly the Clasp has been phased out but you can still pick it up from consignment e-stores such as The Real Real or Vestiaire Collective.” — Keng Yang Shuen, Fashion Writer, Female Singapore Loewe Puzzle bag, from S$3,150
“There’s something chic about the Puzzle bag that I love. Perhaps it’s the softly-slouched shape that feels a little unconcerned, or the eye-catching patch-worked leather pieces that form the focal point on the front. Either way, it’s one of those bags that you can carry everywhere and it won’t look out of place.” — Aaron Kok, Senior Fashion Stylist/Writer, The Singapore Women’s Weekly Goyard Saint Louis tote bag, from S$1,640
“The OG of all workhorse bags: The Goyard Saint Louis seems to fit anything and everything but yet, remains surprisingly light. I recommend buying a CloverSac organiser if you’re into carrying your entire life’s belongings inside.” — Bryan Goh, Senior Fashion Stylist/Writer, Her World Singapore Celine 16 bag, from S$5,300
“I’m in love with the Celine Medium 16 bag from Hedi Slimane’s first collection with the brand. It’s roomy and sophisticated, with a gorgeous golden clasp and functioning lock (with accompanying keys). The black piece — as seen on Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie — is a classic that won’t go wrong, but if you want to bring your outfit up a notch, go with the one in Amazone Green. It adds just the right touch of colour to your professional workwear without being too over-the-top.” — Joy Fang, Associate Editor, Digital Trending Desk Bottega Veneta Veneta in intrecciato nappa, from S$3,530
“A generous sized bag made in Italy using the house’s signature intrecciato technique, this is a classic design that only gets better with age.” — Debby Kwong, Associate Fashion Editor, CLEO Singapore Dior Saddle bag, from S$3,300
“If you’ve missed out on buying the Dior Saddle during John Galliano’s tenure, then make sure you get your hands on one from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s stint at the Parisian fashion powerhouse.” — Gerald Tan, Associate Fashion News Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore Fendi Baguette bag, from S$2,950
“Fendi’s Baguette is making a huge comeback this Spring/Summer with the release of a new embossed monogram leather design that gives the classic bag a facelift. Everyone is digging out their old Baguettes and its value in the second-hand market is rising. Still unsure? The coming Fall/Winter will see a street version of the Baguette designed in collaboration with Porter Yoshida for men.” — Donson Chan, Stylist, NUYOU Singapore Lady Dior bag, from S$4,700
“A favourite of the late Princess Diana, the enduring design of the Lady Dior is a classic to own. Even if you’re not a traditionalist, you can get the limited edition collaborations from the Dior Lady Art collection that features fresh takes by contemporary artists.” — Ho Guo Xiong, Content Specialist (Fashion & Lifestyle), Digital Trending Desk