Versatile, classic and perennially chic, a designer black bag is sure to stand the test of time and is a valuable addition to any wardrobe. Chanel is a popular choice for handbags as its iconic quilted fabric and delicate chain are both chic and practical. Many designer handbags have been given subtle modern updates for SS17, including JW Anderson’s Pierce, one of the most coveted bags of the season, with a loyal street-style following. Gucci is also one of the cult fashion brands of the moment, with its accessories a huge draw. This season why not invest in Gucci’s dragon-motif bag with red ribbon handles – a subtle way to update the classic black bag? Discover our edit of the top 14 designer black bags to buy now.