Soraya Bakhtiar is a Geneva-based blogger with a fresh take on fashion. At a mere 23 years old, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia featured Bakhtiar in a chic photo shoot before London fashion week, labeling her as 'fashion’s newest ‘it’ girl'. Two years later, the self-described 'street style superstar' and Instagram addict is still going strong. Since we're launching Christie's Handbag Shop, we're revisiting Bakhtiar's advice on what makes a handbag last, below.
How many handbags do you own?
Soraya Bakhitar: ‘I have about 25 handbags but my favorite is definitely my Chanel boy bag, I purchased it two years ago and I wear it all the time!’
What do you look for in a bag?
‘Practicality and a funky twist to it, so it doesn't look too boring.’
What advice would you give someone buying a luxury bag for the first time?
‘Definitely go for a timeless piece. I would go for a classic Chanel bag, since it never goes out of style!’
See our collection of Chanel handbags and more luxury items at Christie's new online Handbag Shop.