I don't wear handbags much (I wear backpack, across body/sling bag or wear-over-your-arm bag most of the time so that I have my hands free..), but that doesn't stopped me from loving them. I definitely love making them!
Check out this article on 50 signature bags in LA Times. See which are your favorites. I love bags based on their shapes rather than designer labels though I am a big fan of Coach! Among my favs from the list are LV Graffiti Neverfull Bag, Burberry Plaid Tote and Chanel Quilted 2.55 Bag. Not that I can afford them but I can make a similar one, right?
It would be interesting to check the bags' histories. This is an article on short history of Chanel 2.55 bag.