Essential Luxury Items Worth the Splurge for Every Fashionista in 2023

Love fashion but overwhelmed by the choices? Here’s the top must-haves that are practical but will keep up with your chic ensemble. Let’s break down some of the top designer items every stylish woman should have in her closet for 2023.

Among the wardrobe staples of any stylish woman is a go-to black handbag. As sparkles continue to be favored this year, this addition can be a fun way to spice up the classic little black bag. Prada has had a significant resurgence in the past few years, with Gen Z driving its Y2K-inspired silhouettes to the top of everyone’s wish list. The Prada Cleo satin bag with crystals has all the characteristics of an iconic classic bag with a bit of fun and flirty spice.

Another brand that has gained prominence with an edgy style that revived the early 2000s is Bottega Veneta. This year they are leading the way for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 trending color lineup as they introduce many bright colors and a variety of stunning muted pastels in their collection. However, they seem to be leaning away from their previous eye-catching funky shapes to favor a more timeless style. They embody this new style with subtle colors like Travertine, a soft pistachio shade, and a bag that combines the ever-popular tote bag shape with a convenient top handle or crossbody carry option in the Bottega Veneta Medium Andiamo bag that will likely be a staple for years to come.

Louis Vuitton is a consistent leader in women’s handbags. They always hit the mark, securing their long-held spot as a brand that will deliver iconic staple bags that set the tone for fashionistas everywhere which is why they will remain a globally recognized brand that is the go-to for every “it girl.” LV often experiments with different, unexpected looks like the Louis Vuitton Papillon Trunk. Right on par with the pantone of NYFW, the bright pink is a lovely complement to any outfit. Similarly, kelly green has been side by side with this magenta hue, and it seems they will stay on the runway for a while. This gorgeous Louis Vuitton Milla MM handbag is a stunning marriage of an iconic and trendsetting brand and color in one. LV bags are always in high demand. From the days of the Neverfull Tote, the Speedy, Alma, to the Pochette Metis, this brand has been worn by almost every tastemaker, celebrity, influencer, and style icon that comes to mind, including the legends Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. These bags, hold their value and hardly ever go out of style, and that is why this brand is a must-have for all fashion lovers’ collections.

Top handle bags have always had a classy, versatile look that can effortlessly transition from the office to a night out. Another brand that is following the color cues to bring in more pastels this season is Dior. Dior’s Lady Bag has been one of the in-demand “it” bags of the past couple of years, but it does not seem to be going anywhere any time soon. The Dior Medium Lady Dior Bag in Horizon Blue Cannage Lambskin is a stunning pale blue that is on trend for the spring and summer, and in addition to going with everything, this unique color will turn heads day or night.

Even Chanel is getting in on the colorful fun this season with their pre-collection. Despite being known for their consistent style, they have adapted to a new generation of playful fashion players. Their latest collection is filled with various pink tones, more casual styles and shapes, and even bag charms. A perfect example of this shift is the Chanel Small Bucket Bag Lambskin, Resin & Gold-Tone Metal Pink. This bag is fantastic for adding color and personality to an all-black look. It will be interesting to see if Chanel continues with this lively influence into the fall season.

A far cry from the micro bags that had their moment, the time has come for oversized bags to be the top choice for off-duty models and celebrities alike. YSL’s Icare bag embodies this movement. We love a trend that is both stylish and practical! Ideal for the woman on the go, these mega bags have space for all your valuables and then some. As the year goes on, the fashion industry will surely see a massive uptick in this functional trend.

Gaining attention and adoration quickly is the very reasonably priced Luar Ana Bag. Predicted to be the hot bag of 2023, it has already sold out at many retailers, and the many variations of its recognizable profile took over New York Fashion Week. Designer Raul Lopez even launched an exclusive collaboration with Gucci Vault. The vast colorways and appealing, clean lines make them the perfect style shapeshifter. These handbags will have you looking like you stepped right off the runway.

Metallics and iridescent finishes are making a soft comeback among many top designers. Much like the sparkle craze in handbags this year, metallics add a touch of whimsy to any outfit. Metallics go great with unique silhouettes and bold buckles and straps. A beautiful example is the Medium Voyou bag in silvery grey laminated leather by Givenchy. Metallics are head-turners that demand a second look, so if you like standing out from the crowd, this trend is for you.

Finally, if you want to turn heads and stand out with a highly unique bag that shuns the day-to-day title, look no further than the Ferragamo Minaudiere with long fringing. Although, they have long been recognized for their more nuanced style with past releases. Ferragamo has launched several bold, bright, and distinctive new handbags. Even though the Minaudiere bag is so memorable, another unusual Ferragamo bag deserves an honorable mention for the head-turner category: the Wanda top handle with airbrush detailing in orange. The coloring is so refreshingly gutsy. Both of these bags definitely bring to mind the creative boldness that will lead this year’s fashion.