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Top 10 classic handbags right now

It seems every season we are seeking the current IT bag of the moment. While there are many IT bags on the market, there are always classic handbags out there which catch our eyes.

What is a classic handbag? To understand this, we need to ask ourselves what makes one handbag more classic than another handbag? A classic handbag is one which withstands the test of time. Timeless handbags have stood on the IT bag pedestal, and when another IT bag du jour stepped into the limelight, the previous IT bag never faltered; it never became cliché.

The reason I have titled this article “Top 10 classic handbags right now,” instead of saying “all time,” is because this list will change very year, or every few years. There are always new IT bags emerging in the fashion world which will eventually fall into obscurity, or rise to classis status.

There are several IT bags on the market right now which are hot for the moment. They may, or may not, become classics over time. To see the hottest bags on the street right now, visit my post here. For classic handbags, read on!

Without further adieu, here are the top 10 classic handbags right now.

  1. Hermes Birkin or Kelly: Groundbreaking right? You already knew this one! The Birkin and the Kelly have sleek lines and they are customizable in different sizes, colors, and fabrications. There is nothing gimmicky about the styling. The silhouette is chic and timeless, making it a classic handbag.

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  2. Givenchy Antigona: Say whaaaat? Oh yes, this is the perfect example of a recent IT bag turned classic IT bag. The Givenchy Antigona has slid into the closet staple category; everyone feels the need to own at least one. It has a classic doctor bag silhouette and is offered in mini, small, medium and large sizes as well as several colors, and different fabrications. This is must-have for the modern age.

  3. Chanel Classic Flap or 2.55 shoulder bag: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Every handbag fan out there needs at least one in her closet. The classic flap and the 2.55 come in mini, small, medium, and jumbo versions. All sizes are hot, all colors enviable, and all fabrications lust worthy.

    Chanel Boy Bag styled for summer.
  4. Chanel Boy bag. Another example of a recent, modern IT bag turned classic. This bag has an edgy slant to it, surprising many when it became an instant hit. Since Chanel keeps reinventing this now-classic style every season, it is one of the most sought-after handbags of all time. Invest in at least one. It is the ultimate classic, casual shoulder bag to own.

  5. Chloe Marcie satchel: This casual, closet staple has held IT bag status for over a decade. The popular colors include black, beige, and caramel. This is a great everyday bag Chloe Girls love to own! It has an unique design which is slightly boho. The bag is easy to use and extremely durable, making it the IT bag for everyday.
  6. Gucci Boston Bag: This is a classic duffle satchel. It has been around fooooor-eva! The Gucci Boston is an everyday bag which is quite casual. It has a roomy interior making it great for girls who like to tote a lot of things around. Vintage versions can be found for well under $1000, making it a budget-wise purchase from the pre-loved market.
  7. Stella McCartney Falabella Tote: This vegan handbag is loved by celebrities and comes in small or large sizes. The Falabella is also available in many different colors making it a fun, everyday bag. The smaller versions can be worn for dressier occasions; not formal, just dressy.

  8. Balenciaga City Tote: The City Tote put handbag zippers and tassels on the map. This soft and scrunchy bag is roomy and practical, making it a go-to everyday bag on casual days. Balenciaga introduces it in new colors every season creating a market of superfans who collect the bag in every color imaginable. The most popular color among handbag lovers is Anthracite.
  9. Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote: This might be one of the most recognizable totes on the planet. The plain, simple design of the Neverfull has made it an easy go-to tote for Fashionistas everywhere. Almost everyone has it in their closet. It is a go-to when traveling, beach-bound, and the like.

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  10. Chloe Drew: This chic, 1970s inspired shoulder bag has a very of-the-moment saddle bag silhouette, yet it has proven to withstand the test of fleeting IT bag status. The Chloe Drew is extremely sought after, and continues to sell well in every color, fabrication, and unique style Chloe has thrown to market. This is most the modern of the current, classic IT bags.

What do you think of the handbags that made the list? Any surprises or bags you felt were missing? Data for this list was compiled through social media post frequency, natural observation throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and online popularity. I worked on collecting data for this list over the course of six months, I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to comment below, I would love to hear what you have observed where you live too!

Thanks for stopping by

XOXO

Cathy


Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection review

chanel nail polish collection spring 2017

Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection from left: Chanel Beige Beige nail polish, Chanel Black Metamorphosis top coat nail polish, Chanel Blanc White nail polish

The Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection is here! This year Chanel has taken an edgy yet classic approach to nail polish. The spring 2017 nail polish collection includes a pale, pinkish-beige color named “Beige Beige,” a clear, pearly white hue named “Blanc White,” and an avant-garde top coat with a black tinge named “Black Metamorphosis.”

Blanc White, and Beige Beige, are both part of the Longwear nail colour collection, while Black Metamorphosis is a sheer, color-tinged top coat. Here they are!

Chanel Beige Beige nail polish spring 2017

chanel beige beige nail polish spring 2017 review

Chanel Beige Beige nail polish for spring 2017 is my favorite color from the collection. This is a sweet, pinkish-beige hue which is easy to wear daily. It is also a classic, spring color which captures the vibe of the season.

I used one base coat, and two coats of color with Beige Beige by Chanel. It is a cream polish, and with the second coat, did not show any streaks. Very pretty color!

Chanel Blanc White nail polish spring 2017

chanel blanc white nail polish spring 2017

Chanel Blanc White nail polish is a soft, sheer, pearly white hue which is a great neutral for the spring season. Although I am wearing Blanc White by Chanel on my hands at the moment, when sandal weather comes around, I plan to wear this color on my toes and go darker on my fingers.

I used one base coat, and two coats of color-no streaks! If you are looking for a clean looking color which is classic and easy to wear this spring, Blanc White is your hue!

Chanel Black Metamorphosis Top Coat nail polish spring 2017

chanel top coat black metamorphosis nail polish spring 2017

There is always at least one color in Chanel’s seasonal nail polish collections which is new and exciting. Black Metamorphosis top coat is that color. It can take a sweet polish such as Beige Beige, or an understated hue such as Blanc White, and transform them into something avant-garde.

Black Metamorphosis top coat by Chanel is shown in this photo with three coats over Beige Beige. Topping Beige Beige off with Black Metamorphosis gave it a slightly pinkish undertone, causing the sheer black hue to take on a brownish-black vibe,

Did you catch that I used three coats? Ah yes, this top coat will streak like crazy if you are not careful! Also, it does not apply evenly, so the streaks are extremely pronounced with fewer coats. It is up to you how you want to wear Chanel Black Metamorphosis top coat. You can wear one coat, which shows off the underneath color the most, and leaves a heavily streaky coat on top, or you can tone the streaks down with two coats.

I prefer to see more of the top coat, then the color underneath, so I applied a third coat. Streaks drive me crazy, so I had to keep applying it until I felt it was as non-streaky as possible; without compromising the effect of allowing the underneath color to show through just a little bit. 😉

The pinkish-brownish-charcoalish-blackish result of three coats of Black Metamorphosis over Beige Beige turned out to be a color I really love for spring. It is a little edgy, a little bit different, and a new way of looking at creating color on my nails. Love that!

The spring 2017 nail polish collection by Chanel is a cross between classic and sweet, and edgy and modern. Love! You can find the Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection online here and online here. It is limited edition, as always, so the popular colors will sell fast. If you like one or more of these colors, snap them up now while you can!


Chanel Rouge Coco Shine spring 2017 lipstick review

chanel rouge coco shine hydrating sheer lipstick spring 2017

Pictured: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Noir Moderne and Beige Dore hydrating sheer lipstick

It’s here! The Chanel spring 2017 beauty collection has arrived. With it, we have two beautiful new Rouge Coco Shine hydrating sheer lipstick colors! Love! Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Noir Moderne and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Beige Dore are the two new IT lipstick colors for spring 2017!

Although I wear lipsticks from a few different brands, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine is my all-time favorite lipstick. I love the sheer nature of the lipstick; plus, it always hydrates my lips. It is comfortable, never smears, applies evenly, never cakes, and wears off evenly. That is perfection.

For spring 2017, we are seeing beige hues, and deep, dark, autumn-like hues. The new lipstick colors from Chanel for spring 2017 reflect this trend in makeup. Beige Dore is a golden beige hue which is easy to wear daily, and to work. Noir Moderne is an avant-garde, dark purple, which if it wasn’t sheer, would be as vampy as it gets! Noir Moderne is perfect to wear at night, and if you are the daring type, wear it during daylight hours too! Why not?!

Here are swatches of me wearing the new Chanel Rouge Coco Shine spring 2017 lipstick colors. My darling little ten-year-old daughter took these photos of me, so I apologize in advance for my expressions. She was making faces while snapping the pictures, which in turn, made me laugh. But I digress. . .here are the spring 2017 colors!

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine hydrating sheer lipstick Beige Dore

chanel rouge coco shine beige dore lipstick spring 2017 chanel spring 2017 lipstick

This is the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Beige Dore lipstick. I love this color for everyday wear. It is a golden beige color which blends well with any color palette. It will be easy to wear with all of the spring colors hitting store shelves! Beige Dore by Chanel will be my go-to lip color this spring 2017 season. Love!

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine hydrating sheer lipstick Noir Moderne

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Noir Moderne lipstick is a vampy, deep, dark purple hue which is easy to wear since it is sheer. For me, this will be my nighttime lipstick this spring 2017. It will also work well at fashion week in New York. If you like to take chances with your daytime makeup, Noir Moderne lipstick will be a fun lip color to wear during the day this spring 2017 season. I love this color!

So there they are! The new lipstick colors from Chanel for spring 2017. What do you think of Beige Dore and Noir Moderne? Will you be rocking these colors this spring 2017 season? I plan to wear them often! Beige Dore will be my daily go-to lipstick; it already has turned out to be!

You can find the spring 2017 beauty collection by Chanel online here. You can find Chanel’s spring 2017 lipstick online here.

Stay tuned! I will start reviewing Chanel’s spring 2017 nail polish colors next week! They are a-ma-zing!