Orange is not always the new black. While the Hermes Birkin is still the undisputed “it” bag for having an out-of-this-world exclusive status, other designs from various luxury labels are just as iconic. Here’s a roundup of five famous designs that you should know of.

Gucci Bamboo Bag

The design is a celebrity favourite, with famous women like Elizabeth Taylor spotted with one. The bamboo handle is so distinctive that the bag became an instant hit when it debuted in 1947.

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Chanel Classic Flap Bag

This bag is a constant favourite of Rita Ora, Demi Lovato, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lauren Conrad. Designed by Coco Chanel herself in 1955, it is believed to be the first shoulder carried bag for women.

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Celine Luggage Tote

When the Celine Luggage Tote came on the scene in 2010, it required a customer wait list to be purchased. Not only that, an upfront payment of six months in advance was often needed as well.

Fendi Baguette

The Fendi Baguette’s claim to fame is via its appearance on Sex And The City in 1997. It was rumoured that more than 100,000 of the bags were sold in the first year of launch because of the cameo.

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Dior Lady Dior

In 1995, Bernadette Chirac, France’s First Lady, gave Lady Diana the house of Dior’s latest creation: an elegant black stitched leather bag. She apparently fell in love with it and ordered one in every style, catapulting it to fame.

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