Prada, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Gucci—the list of brands that have spent years perfecting and dominating the handbag market goes on and on. While many of us have either owned or dreamt of owning one of these holy-grail designer handbags, they leave you looking just like everyone else. When you’re walking down the street carrying that new Prada Sidonie bag, people will eye it and instantly know where it’s from, what colors it comes in, and how much it cost you. None of those things is necessarily bad, but there are definitely those of us (including myself) who would much rather carry a handbag brand that is new and unique and won’t leave us looking like everyone else.
If that’s also you, the list of designer handbags ahead is one you ought to pay close attention to. Some of the 10 handbag brands I have selected ahead are just barely over a year old, while others you might have heard of before. The point here is that these brands are quickly rising up as the new class of designer handbags, creating a category all of their own for fashion girls who desire more than the Chanels and Celines of the world. No, the household handbag brands you know and love aren’t being replaced by the brands ahead, but the following are gaining steam in a way that can’t be ignored, and today, we’re here to celebrate that.