Do you want to hop on the quiet luxury trend, but aren’t sure which handbag to go for? Well, if yes, then look no further, as I have curated a list of the 12 best quiet luxury bags that exude stealth wealth. These bags are the epitome of understated elegance, designed for those who understand that true luxury doesn’t need to shout. From timeless classics to contemporary designs, each bag in this list has been carefully selected for its impeccable craftsmanship, attention to detail, and of course, discreet branding. So, if you’re ready to invest in a handbag that speaks volumes without saying a word, read on for the 12 best quiet luxury bags the money can buy.
1. Delvaux Brillant
The Delvaux Brillant is undoubtedly one of the best quiet luxury bags on the market. With its sleek and elegant top handle design, it exudes sophistication and class. One of the bag’s most eye-catching features – it’s fabulous buckle curved like a horseshoe, while subsequently spelling the “D” for Delvaux. The bag also has a detachable strap which allows to wear it over the shoulder in addition to the standard top handle carry. It comes in 5 different sizes from the adorable Mini to the large GM and an array of classic colors. Choose the one that suits you best!
2. Moynat Gabrielle
If you’re looking for a bag that whispers luxury rather than screams it, the Moynat Gabrielle is a fabulous choice. Echoing the lines of Moynat’s historic Limousine Trunk, the bag features a classic trapezoidal shape embellished with the distinct, M-shaped twist lock clasp. Arriving in two standard sizes, as well as the compact Gabrielle Clutch, the Moynat Gabrielle can be either carried by its top handle, or worn over the shoulder for a chic, hands-free look (The Gabrielle Clutch also looks really good when worn crossbody).
3. Valextra Iside Bag
There’s a good reason for why the Valextra Iside Bag is a favorite among those in the know. Crafted into a distinctive pyramidal shape with no loud logos, just a simple gold-tone clasp decorating the flap, this bag is an absolute stunner, while still being quiet luxury. Actually, the Valextra Iside now comes in an array of different styles, from a classic top handle to a stylish belt bag, which is the latest addition to the range. Oh, and did I tell you that the bag is also super lightweight?
4. The Row Half Moon Bag
The Row, known for its super stripped-back styles, is often associated with quiet luxury. The Row’s Half Moon Bag is no exception, with its clean and ultra-minimalistic lines. Debuted in the brand’s Fall 2014 collection, the bag is made from 100% calfskin and features an asymmetric, half-moon shape, which is what gives it its name. Arriving with a flat shoulder strap that encompasses its curved silhouette, the Row Half Moon Bag is available in one size and several classic colors.
5. Toteme T-lock Top Handle Bag
You may have seen the Toteme T-lock Top Handle Bag splashed all over socials right now. Launched just last year, this gorgeous low-key number has already managed to catch the eye of numerous celebrities, including Katie Holmes, who seems to absolutely love it. Sculpted with a curved top that complements the shape of the hand and arm of the wearer, this chic number is crafted from pebble-grained leather and features a detachable shoulder strap that lets you wear it multiple ways. There are also four protective feet at the bottom.
6. Hermès Roulis
I know a lot of you were probably expecting to see the Hermès Birkin or Kelly bag on this list, but let me disappoint you: these are not quiet luxury. Yes, neither of those bags features any prominent logos. And yes, both sport fairly simple designs. However, the Birkin and Kelly are literally the two of Hermès’s most popular bags. Basically, everyone knows how these look! And not sure how about you, but I can’t consider that as quiet luxury. The Hermès Roulis Bag, on the contrary, being a relatively new Hermes design (released in the brand’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection) fits into the quiet luxury discussion really well, with its versatile square shape and the futuristic buckle. See how it becomes a must-have soon!
7. Bottega Veneta Arco Tote
Bottega Veneta might be one of the hottest designer brands right now, but fear not, a lot of their designs can still be considered quiet luxury. Sporting the brand’s signature intrecciato weave on a functional tote bag silhouette, the Bottega Veneta Arco Tote is a prime example of the brand’s impeccable craftsmanship and commitment to design. Arriving in an array of 4 sizes, from the adorable Candy to the spacious Medium, the bag comes in calfskin leather and features arched handles that enable comfortable carry by hand. Some sizes also feature a detachable shoulder strap.
8. Celine 16 Bag
Understated and elegant, the Celine 16 Bag is the one that exudes ultimate old-money vibes. Exquisitely crafted from natural calfskin into a timeless rounded silhouette with a detachable shoulder strap, the bag is a subtle nod to the 60s Celine, with its cropped flap and belted effect. The style arrives in 3 main sizes, as well as an array of colors incl. timeless black, tan and red. Introduced in 2018 as Hedi Slimane’s debut bag for Celine, the Celine 16 is without a doubt one of the best quiet luxury bags around.
9. Saint Laurent Le Maillon Bag
If you are looking to achieve that “stealth wealth” look, make sure to check out the Saint Laurent Le Maillon. Boasting a clean design defined by gold-curb chain hardware, the Saint Laurent Le Maillon Bag proves that classic is always the best. Crafted in Italy from the most luxurious calfskin leather into a chic satchel silhouette, the bag features two main compartments, with extra pockets for your smaller essentials. Arriving with an adjustable shoulder strap, the bag can also be worn multiple ways, incl. crossbody.
10. Fendi Peekaboo
An iconic style from Fendi, the Fendi Peekaboo, has very minimal branding, which makes it fit into the quiet luxury trend perfectly. Initially released in 2009, the bag has since been reinterpreted numerous times, arriving in countless sizes and styles to suit any taste. Styles range from classic leather options to exotic designs and beyond. The Mini Peekaboo will be great for the evening, whereas larger options will work perfectly for everyday.
11. Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag
The iteration of the Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder bag in smooth leather will make for another excellent quiet luxury bag. Arriving in a curved flap bag silhouette, decorated with the minimalistic Horsebit buckle taken from the brand’s archives, the Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag is a perfect choice for those who prefer to stay low-key. Choose from an array of classic colors, incl. black, white and brown. Carry it either over the shoulder, or crossbody thanks to an adjustable shoulder strap.
12. Mulberry Bayswater
Wrapping up the list of the best quiet luxury bags with the iconic Mulberry Bayswater. A hallmark style for Mulberry, the Bayswater is a classic and timeless shoulder bag, proudly finished with the brand’s signature Postman’s lock. The Bayswater arrives in an array of different sizes and styles. From the classic Mulberry Bayswater Shoulder Bag to the spacious Bayswater Tote. Neither feature any prominent logos, or any other elements that could somehow reveal the brand. And not sure how about you, but for me, this is the epitome of quiet luxury.
Any bags on this list that you’d like to add to your collection? Sound off in the comments below!