Chanel is undoubtedly the authority on the quilted handbag.
The designer’s Classic bag is one of the few to stand the test of time since the arm candy was debuted in 1955.
After becoming tired of having to carry her handbag in her arms, Coco Chanel designed the quilted bag to free up her hands.
Fast forward to 2023 and the quilted handbag is now one of the most iconic on the planet.
They’re timeless, versatile and eternally stylish, but they’re also practical and wearable. They’ll take you from loungewear to office wear, or even Friday night drinks.
You never have to worry about matching and styling a quilted bag. There is no place they can’t go and they bring an instant air of sophistication with them.
Chanel is one of the few brands that increases in value over time. On average Chanel increases its prices from 8 to 12 per cent each year – so if you do have a spare £4k – £8k to splurge on a bag, it sounds like a solid investment to me!
As for the rest of us, fear not. There are plenty of quilted handbags on the high street inspired by the designer.
Here are some of the best lookalike bags that all have the look and feel of the real bag without the alarming price tag.
With prices starting from £17.99, we’ve found a bag for every budget.
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Shop Quilted Bags
Chain-link quilted bag, £519, Kate Spade – buy now
Quilted Chain Bag in Black, £85, Charles & Keith – buy now
Quilted shoulder bag, £29.99, H&M – buy now
Retro Quilted Crossbody Bag, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Chevron leather quilted bag, £365, Tory Burch – buy now
Jeans Couture, £210, Versace – buy now
Mini Kensington, £189, Kurt Geiger – buy now
Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag, £35, Marks & Spencer – buy now
Black Quilted Chain Strap Bag, £105, Charles & Keith – buy now
Quilted Crossbody Bag With Buckle, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Saint quilted trophy shoulder bag in black, £29, Topshop – buy now
Lottie Small Quilted Pebble Leather Shoulder Bag in Black, £550, Aspinal of London – buy now
Quilted shoulder bag, £17.99, H&M – buy now
Evelyn quilted leather medium convertible shoulder bag, £475, Kate Spade – buy now
Kensington drench, £269, Kurt Geiger – buy now
Mini Quilted Chunky Chain Bag, £29.95, NA-KD – buy now
Quinlynn Metallic Accent Quilted Bag in Black, £145, Charles & Keith – buy now
Delphine Quilted Leather Flap Cross Body Bag, £255, DKNY – buy now
Quilted Compartment Bag, £34.95, NA-KD – buy now
Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag, £75, Marks & Spencer – buy now
Quilted leather shoulder bag, now £268, Pinko – buy now
Black Double Chain Handle Quilted Bag, £85, Charles & Keith – buy now
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Abey Quilted Pebble Mini Cross Body Bag in Black, £100, Guess – buy now