Top Ten Countdown of Best Bags Ever! This is a Top Ten Countdown of the very Best Bags ever! I performed all my own research over the past several years to prepare this page. This page of a top ten countdown is my own summary.
This lens presents my original interpretation of the "Best Bags" -- no matter what the price -- as I see them. Trust me as this is a tough task to present my Top Ten as it is like comparing apples with oranges or trying to pick your favorite child!
By the way! Do you see that I authored this lens in April 2006? I was talking about top ten countdowns and the "best" of something when I was a brand new lensmaster! I'd say I was getting off on the right foot right from the start; wouldn't you? Think about how many lenses you have seen which talk about "top ten" and "best" of something! There; the cat is out of the bag, so to speak!
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Photo Credit: CAVALCANTI Italian Light Orange Calf Leather Designer Tote Handbag. Love it!
The Best Bags Reader Poll
Quick, how many bags do you OWN?
Answer me this ... Can you count that high?
Over 50 -- OMG
Not THAT many 20-30
A Reasonable 10-20
Oh, 10 or Less
ONLY one !!!
What Inspired Me to Do the Research
And report my fashion findings to my readers ...
I was inspired to write this lens after all my years of experience with handbags. I've seen the use of confusing terminology to describe handbags and figured if I was confused, so must a lot of other people be confused.
According to Wikipedia:
inspired: having excellence through inspiration;
replica: an exact copy;
counterfeit: a non-genuine article;
mirror image: an image that is reversed from left to right, as it would appear if seen in a mirror; a reflection.
My interpretation of the above definitions makes me think that an "inspired" handbag or fashion item is more acceptable than say a "replica" or "mirror image." After all, don't we usually hear from the red carpet designers the day after the Academy Awards when they are creating their "inspired" fashions?
The Top Ten Countdown of Best Bags Ever
It was a scientific analysis of the designer handbag market by JaguarJulie
The canvas style has patent leather piping and logo trim with eyelet
detail and calfskin bottom. From the Resort 2007 Collection. Brass
hardware, topstitching. Double rope shoulder straps, with 8″ drop.
Inside buckle closure. One inside zip pocket and canvas lining.
It’s a great size at 19″ wide X 13″ high X 7-1/4″ deep. Yep — another made in Italy handbag!
Tonal patent leather trim. Gold-tone hardware. Top handles with rings;
zip top. Two front zip pockets. Logo plate on front. It’s 15-7/10″ high x
11-4/5″ wide x 4-7/10″ deep.
And, best of all, it’s made in Italy.
It’s soft and luxurious leather that is perforated by a monogram design. It’s 32.2″ x 16.5″ x 11.4″.
It’s luscious pebbled leather gleams with silver hardware and a shining
removable chain strap. 4″ double handle drop. 12″ detachable shoulder
strap. Magnetic snap closure. Two exterior magnetic snap compartments.
Interior holds one zip and one cell pocket. Signature leopard print silk
It’s another somewhat roomy bag at 16″ wide x 11″ high x 3-1/2″ deep. You guessed it … it’s made in Italy.
For the price, it’s a lot of bang and classic style.
This is the larger satchel in patent leather. With two leather handles and detachable shoulder strap. Black or brown.
It’s fairly roomy at 18.9″ long x 5.5″ wide x 13″ high. There are a
variety of color combinations–this one is black/bronze degrade patent
leather with dark gold hardware that is a website exclusive from
It’s the Bottega Veneta Knot that is leather lined with a nappa trim.
The body is a silk satin and it measures 7″ x 2″ x 4″. The color is Nero
It has an appealing shape with a lot of bling styling. I love that domed handle. It is like carrying a piece of jewelry!
The metallic gold is super hot and trendy!
It’s a classic bag with elegant lines, accented with studs and the
signature Chloé padlock and key ornaments. Topstitching; buckle strap
detail at sides; double top handles; double silver top zip and tab
closure; one inside zip pocket; standing feet on bottom; canvas lining.
It’s fairly roomy at 17″ wide by 12-1/4″ high by 7″ deep. It’s also made in Italy.
The red is a super trendy color, not to mention the patent leather is so in.
Tonal topstitching. Gold-tone hardware.
Top handles with rings. Bow detail across front. Logo plate detail. Made in Italy.
Leopard-printed ponyhair with a dramatic bow, gold hardware, and bright red logo plate.
7-3/4″ double handle drop (hand carry like the 2nd photo or It can also
carry in the shoulder but with light clothing). Magnetic snap closure. 3
compartments – middle one with V-zipper closure. Red polyester satin
I love the size of this 14″ wide x 15-1/2″ high x 7″ deep. It’s also made in Italy!
Contenders and Honorable Mention for Best Bags Ever!
These designer handbags almost made the countdown!
Soft nappa leather with woven and gathered details. Braided top handles,
6-1/2″ drop. Top zip closure. Logo hardware. Standing feet. Inside zip
pocket. Cotton canvas lining.
It’s super roomy at 26″wide x 16″ high x 9″ deep. And, it’s made in Italy.
Beautifully textured in hand-tucked calfskin with allover golden stud
accents. Double top handles, 6″ drop. Double top zip closure. Inside zip
pocket. Cotton canvas lining.
A perfect size of 15″ wide x 11-1/2″ high x 4-1/2″ deep. It’s made in Italy.
Pintucked and bow accents give this soft nappa leather bag a tuxedo
style. Contrast stitching detailing. Goldtone logo plaque. Double top
handles, 6-1/2″ drop. Magnetic frame closure. Inside zip pocket. Cotton
It’s a perfect size of 16″ wide x 13″ high x 4″ deep. Yep, it’s made in Italy.
Nappa gaufre tote with detachable shoulder strap.
It’s 10-1/4″ wide x 13″ high x 5″ deep.
Yep–it’s made in Italy.
Large leather patchwork satchel with double handles. Top zip closure. Inside zip, cell and additional pockets. Lined.
It’s a great size of 11-1/2″ high x 16″ wide x 5-1/2″ deep with a 5″ drop. It’s imported from Italy.
Vamp Bags Vicki is three bags in one. Vicki goes from the clutch to
market bag to shoulder bag in just moments. It has a top flap entry with
zipper closure, two slide interior pockets, oversized exterior pocket,
faux leather material with faux suede lining, removable strap with
polished silver hooks, and large silver O Rings for handles or
decoration. It’s 13″ x 11″ x 1″ with a 25″ linear length.
You’ll find it at eBags for just a smidge over $200.00. What a deal.
And, it’s Italian leather making it ever so desirable.
It has hand
stitching detail with a top zip closure, one main interior compartment
with three pockets plus a removable shoulder strap. It’s 8.25″ x 8″ x
Well, to get back down to earth–I’m a typical woman who has got oodles
of handbags AND shoes. You know, I’ve just got to coordinate with my
outfits. Naturally, my “favorite” handbag tends to change with the
seasons. Hence, this “spotlight” segment to highlight that one
particular bag that’s caught my eye; well, for the moment! ;-)
OK … drum roll, it’s the Isabella Fiore Snake Charmer Calco Penelope
Handbag in a deep turquoise. It’s a snakeskin embossed leather bag that
has beautiful detailing and pretty tassels. Sorry to be a tease, but I
think it’s next to impossible to find this bag new today. I’ll try and
find another Spotlight Bag that you can actually buy. ;-)
2006 Top Ten Countdown of the Best Bags Ever
It's a historical archive study of the best bags by JaguarJulie
#10 BCBG Max Azria Signature Hobo
#9 Prague Leather Frame Flower Bag
#8 Fendi Spy Bag
#7 Dooney & Bourke Nile Medium Duffle Bag
#6 Brighton Corazon Heart Handle
#5 Dooney & Bourke Pink Ostrich Domed Satchel
#4 Chanel Black Hobo
#3 Banana Republic Tangiers
#2 La Tour Eiffel Papillon Bow Barrel
#1 Givenchy Baguette
Hungarian trivia ...
Bag in Hungarian, is táska which comes from the Italian tasca. Why Hungarian trivia? Jaguar Julie is a proud writer celebrating her Hungarian heritage.
What are your best bags?
Hope you enjoyed the top ten countdown of best bags! So, what are your favorite handbags? Do you own hundreds like I do?
What would be your “Top Ten?” Do you collect handbags? I’d love to hear
History: Top Ten Countdown : Best Bags Ever! was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on April 18, 2006. Highest lensrank ever achieved: #174 overall. Lens #18 in the quest for Giant Squid 100 Club Charter Member 2007.