Every wardrobe needs a classic handbag. The beauty of buying a timeless piece is that it will never go out of fashion. If you’re on the hunt for classic bags to inject style and sophistication into your wardrobe, we have a spectacular selection of handbags available.

At JewelStreet, we’re proud to work with over 400 brands, providing our customers with the opportunity to buy direct from the designer. We have styles to suit all budgets, with prices starting at just £25. For those searching for a classic bag for their collection, here’s 9 of the best. 

Twenty-Six Leather Handbag in Noir- Pacha £165


Elegant and understated, this Twenty-Six Leather Handbag in Noir is the definition of a classic handbag. Made from 100% leather, which has been treated to retain an authentic aesthetic, this is a bag that will complement any outfit. 

This bag features an adjustable strap for added versatility and it’s the perfect size for work, travelling or dressing up for a romantic date or a catch-up over cocktails. 

Pacha is a Thai brand, which is famed for its stunning leather goods. Handcrafted in Bangkok, Pacha bags ooze style and simplicity, paying homage to timeless designs at the same time as injecting a contemporary twist to create pieces that are both practical and fun. 

Bella Black Large Backpack- Luella Grey London £99


A classic shape, which has been rebranded in recent years to create modern, functional pieces that look smart and professional, the Bella Large Backpack is a staple that is suitable for every season. 

Functional and aesthetically-pleasing, this is a timeless design that will complement smart and casual looks. With this bag, you can dress any outfit up or down while enjoying the benefits of being able to carry items around with minimal effort. Featuring a unique molten plate and a tiger printed cowhide trim, this is a quirky, cool take on a classic style.

London-based brand Luella Grey was established by designers Rachel and Sarah. The aim was to bring women a selection of bags that exude luxury without the inaccessible price tags. Designed in a studio in South London, every piece is inspired by handcrafted jewellery. 

Kali Black Crocodile Print Leather Bag- Yan Neo London £75


A quirky interpretation of the classic little black bag, the Kali Black Crocodile Print Leather Bag is an ideal update for any capsule wardrobe. Featuring embossed leather and a gunmetal chain, this contemporary classic will complement casual get-ups as well as workwear and smarter outfits. The chain can be removed to turn the bag into a chic clutch. 

Yan Neo is inspired by a love of history and art. This London-based designer is famed for producing bags and jewellery that empower women. 

Brown Leather Laptop Bag- Cataleya London £450


For working women looking for the ultimate in classic, sophisticated work bags, nothing beats the Brown Leather Laptop Bag by Cataleya London. This sleek, stylish bag is practical and versatile, with plenty of room for a laptop or a tablet. Made from Italian embossed calf leather, this is an accessory that oozes opulence. 

Cataleya London was founded in 2013. Based in London, the design team works alongside expert craftsmen and women in Sicily to create stunning pieces that celebrate the grace and beauty of women. 

Brownye Leather Shoulder Bag- Ishlimov Global £110


Small but perfectly formed, this Brownye Leather Shoulder Bag by Ishlimov Global is a bona fide style staple. Ideally suited to smart casual and formal outfits, the metallic clasp and chain strap add a vintage feel and an expensive, luxurious edge. This bag features embossed crocodile leather. 

Established in 2019, Ishlimov Global is a Bulgarian brand renowned for designing high-quality, chic clothing and accessories. 

Chloe Sand Leather Bag- Crea Uni £175


For fashionistas looking for something a little different to the tried and tested black bag, this Chloe Sand Leather Bag by Crea Uni is a stunning choice. 

A beautiful shade of sand, which will match almost every colour, this bag is made from natural cowskin. Understated and uncomplicated, you can wear this handbag with casual ensembles, workwear or smarter attire. There are two external zipped pockets and internal compartments for storage. 

Crea Uni is the brainchild of husband and wife, Pauline and Vincent. Vincent has been inspired by his parents’ trade in the leather goods industry and Pauline is a stylist. The duo have joined forces to combine know-how and creativity to produce beautiful bags at affordable prices. 

Black Leather Nou Belt Bag- Kaeros £115


A contemporary take on the classic black crossbody bag, this Black Leather Nou Belt Bag ticks both the style and substance boxes. 

Boasting adjustable straps, which convert from a belt bag to a shoulder bag, you can carry your possessions safely and comfortably while ensuring you look and feel the part. Handcrafted in black grained leather, this bag is ideal for travelling. 

Based in India, Kaeros was founded in 2018. This brand strives to create unique pieces that celebrate texture and the beauty of intricate detailing. Every piece is lovingly handcrafted in India. 

Shiny Black Vegan Leather Tote £134


If you’re looking for a tote bag that will forever be in style, this Shiny Black Vegan Leather Tote by L’Autre Sac is a must. Cruelty-free and eco-friendly, this tote is functional, it has a classic shape and style and it will match almost any outfit. Ideally suited to everyday life, travelling and 9-5 hours, this 100% natural bag is made from biodegradable materials and it is tear and scratch-resistant. 

L’Autre Sac bags are the product of teamwork between designers based in Barcelona and London and expert craftswomen working in Bogota, Colombia. Designers, Ana Maria and Mariana, are committed to championing innovation and creativity and they invest heavily in creating opportunities for Colombian women.

Chloe Red- Petty Things £274


Boasting a classic shape and an undisputable elegance, the Chloe Red bag by Petty Things provides a flash of colour, which will liven up any capsule wardrobe. Featuring a vintage fabric barkcloth and vibrant red leather, this chic bag is guaranteed to turn heads for years to come. 

Petty Things is a Spanish brand, which specialises in creating unique, timeless pieces, which draw on influences from retro and vintage styles and traditional craftsmanship. 

Classic handbags never go out of fashion, and they are versatile, practical pieces that always enhance a look. If you’re looking for a new handbag, take a look at our scintillating selection of classic, elegant, beautiful bags.