Q. I want to buy a chic but classic little bag to wear for evenings out or to go to dinner. I’m willing to spend a few hundred dollars, but want to make sure whatever I buy won’t go out of style in a year. Can you recommend something?
A. Absolutely! Look no further than a classic Chanel-inspired quilted bag with a chain handle. Though the Chanel original costs a lot more than a few hundred dollars, there are plenty of gorgeous bags that “borrow” the look, from designers like Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff, that are well within your price range. Not only is this a classic bag you’ll wear for years, but it also happens to be incredibly “in” right now. Here are some beautiful options for you: