When you think of an iconic handbag, what comes to mind first? The Hermès Birkin or Kelly? Chanel’s quilted 2.55? Gucci’s First Lady-approved Jackie hobo? The Lady Dior? The Louis Vuitton Speedy? All of the above are great answers, of course—but some pretty incredible bags have hit the market in the past decade that we think will stand the test of time just as stylishly. Above, we’ve rounded up 17 of our favorites—all bags that launched sometime in the past decade, but have since been reissued and updated enough times that we know they’re sticking around for good.
Of course, fashion classics generally don’t come cheap—that’s why they’re called "investment pieces," after all. To wit, you’ll notice that many of the bags featured in the gallery above ring in somewhere in the upper three-figure/low four-figure price range. But here’s the thing: unlike an everyday purchase, these carryalls are meant to last, to be carried year after year until—some day—you choose to pass them along to your children (or perhaps a lucky niece or cousin). And when that time comes, you can rest assured that these bags will all feel just as chic as they did they day you bought them. Click through above to shop 17 modern handbags that have already reached timeless status.