15 Designer Bags That Are Actually Works of Art

by Charles Manning

Miami Art Basel kicks off this week, but, obviously, art is more than what you see in a gallery. As any true fashion lover will tell you, a handbag can be a work of art in and of itself. The people at luxury bag resale brand Rebag couldn’t agree more.

“By definition, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in visual form,” says Rebag. “From craftsmanship to the materials and media used to create striking prints, patterns, and embellishments, luxury handbags are simply wearable art. Rebag believes in handbags as an art form that is more attainable and collectible, particularly with pieces that come from collaborations or limited edition runs; these bags can be displayed and may appreciate in value over time, much like their classical medium counterparts like paintings and sculptures. As a modern-day collectible for many, handbags remain an incredible way to value and appreciate artistic expressions while revealing personal style and taste.”

Check out some of Rebag’s best bags-as-art below and join The Daily at Rebag’s store in the Miami Design District at 140 NE 40th St. on Wednesday, December 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to see what we mean IRL.

1. Hermes Birkin

Birkin Handbag Noir Shiny Porosus Crocodile With Gold Hardware 30, Hermes (Available at Rebag), $55,860

2. Chanel Minaudiere

No. 5 Minaudiere Embellished Plexiglass, CHANEL (Available at Rebag), $3,180

3. Fendi Monster

Monster Kan I Bag Flower Studded Leather Medium, FENDI (Available at Rebag), $1,880

4. Dior Diorama

Diorama Flap Bag Sequin Embellished Lambskin Mini, CHRISTIAN DIOR (Available at Rebag), $1,260

5. Louis Vuitton Capucines


Capucines Handbag Leather with Feathers Mini, LOUIS VUITTON (Available at Rebag), $6,085

6. Thom Browne Rolling Dog

Rolling Dog Chain Clutch Leather, THOM BROWNE (Available at Rebag), $1,400

7.  Dior Lady Dior

Lady Dior Handbag Patch Embellished Leather Medium, CHRISTIAN DIOR (Available at Rebag), $2,050

8. Gucci Queen Margaret

Queen Margaret Top Handle Bag Snakeskin Small, GUCCI (Available at Rebag), $3,580

9. Louis Vuitton Twist

Twist Handbag Limited Edition Graphic Leather MM, LOUIS VUITTON (Available at Rebag), $2,695

10. Chloe Faye Bracelet

Faye Bracelet Crossbody Bag Printed Leather Mini, CHLOE (Available at Rebag), $840

11. Valentino Glam Lock

Glam Lock Shoulder Bag Camo Leather and Canvas Small, VALENTINO (Available at Rebag), $630

12. Louis Vuitton Alma Sloupe

Alma Souple Handbag Limited Edition Grace Coddington Catogram Canvas and Calfskin MM, LOUIS VUITTON (Available at Rebag), $4,410

13. Chanel Boy

Boy Flap Bag Sequin Quilted Calfskin Old Medium, CHANEL (Available at Rebag), $4,670

14. Hermes Constance

Constance Handbag Limited Edition Summer Day Printed Swift 24, HERMES (Available at Rebag), $19,055

15. Louis Vuitton Twist

Twist Handbag Limited Edition World Tour Epi Leather PM, LOUIS VUITTON (Available at Rebag), $2,230

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