Chanel to Dior: Luxurious handbags to buy now for Christmas

·Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
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The best part about the holidays is splurging on a luxurious (or two) IT handbag for yourself this year. Admit it, you deserve the gift for all the hard work you've put in. Most of all, it's a statement piece that shows, wherever you go.

When splashing out, choose from brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and more as they stand the test of time as their handbags are made with expert craftsmanship.

Here are some of the handbags that are coveted by fashion lovers.

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Gucci Dionysus super mini metallic leather shoulder bag

Buy now at S$1,488 (approx.)

Gucci Dionysus. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Gucci Dionysus. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Gucci's coveted 'Dionysus' bag is scaled to fit just essentials. It's been crafted in Italy from silver leather and is topped with the label's distinctive double tiger head hardware encrusted with glittering crystals.

Longchamp Brioche Crossbody Bag

Buy now at S$1,235

Longchamp Brioche. (PHOTO: Longchamp)
Longchamp Brioche. (PHOTO: Longchamp)

This bag with a flap will charm you thanks to its small size, perfect for carrying around all your essential items. Fitted with a delicate and sliding chain, it can be worn long on the shoulder for a smart look, short or across the shoulder for a more casual style.

Louis Vuitton 2017 pre-owned Malle mini bag

Buy now at S$5,680

Louis Vuitton Malle Mini Bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Louis Vuitton Malle Mini Bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

Contribute to the circular economy by purchasing this well-loved secondhand Malle mini bag.

Chanel 1992 pre-owned CC diamond-quilted belt bag

Buy now at S$6,349

Chanel 1992 CC diamond-quilted belt bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Chanel 1992 CC diamond-quilted belt bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Crafted from diamond-quilted caviar leather and finished with the signature interlocking CC turn-lock, this belt bag is the perfect mash-up of practicality and style.

Saint Laurent Envelope small quilted textured-leather shoulder bag

Buy now at S$3,045

Saint Laurent Envelope bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Saint Laurent Envelope bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

This small version of Saint Laurent's 'Envelope' bag is the perfect choice for evenings out. It's been expertly made in Italy from quilted textured-leather and has polished gold hardware, including a chain strap and the iconic 'YSL' logo on the flap.

Valentino Garavani bag

Buy now at S$1,919.09

Valentino Garavani bag. (PHOTO: Yoox)
Valentino Garavani bag. (PHOTO: Yoox)

This small, leather handbag is pretty versatile; wear it as a clutch or use the strap as a crossbody bag.

Balenciaga Pink Croc XS Hourglass Bag

Buy now at US$1,833

Balenciaga XS Hourglass bag. (PHOTO: SSense)
Balenciaga XS Hourglass bag. (PHOTO: SSense)

This structured croc-embossed calfskin bag in pink comes with a rolled carry handle at the top, plus a detachable strap for you to use.

Lady Dior 1997 pre-owned bag

Buy now at S$5,789

Lady Dior 1997 bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Lady Dior 1997 bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

There's no bad day a great bag can't fix. Finished with equally refined gold-tone hardware, this pre-owned bag from Christian Dior will boost your looks and your mood. Feeling better yet?

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