You’ve reached the point where you want to invest in a designer handbag. Congratulation! A well-chosen luxury handbag is truly one of the best investments you can buy. It will help you get through a lifetime of sartorial crises, serve as a loyal traveling companion, and even become a treasured heirloom after your departure. So where do you start in the bag buying process, and what type of bag is really worth the investment? It is of course crucial that you choose a style that you like, but there are several other factors to consider before making the big purchase. For example, will the brand retain its value? Which color to choose? Which silhouette will never go out of style?
Investing in what we like to call the holy trinity of luxury handbags – Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès – is a given when looking at resale value. The fashion crowd has also put designers like Chloe, Celine, Gucci and Loewe on the It-bag fashion map with styles that have become classics in their own right.
If you’re ready to dive into the world of designer handbags, scroll down below to see our curated list of electric handbags that are timeless, desirable, and incredibly elusive arm candy.
Chanel Classic handbag ($ 7,800)
A favorite of Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rita Ora, the Chanel flap bag has a high resale value and, let’s be honest, will never go out of style.
2. Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Neverfull Mm ($ 1,450)
Don’t underestimate the power of this classic tote bag. The Neverfull is one of Louis Vuitton’s most successful bags of all time and comes in endless material options as well as limited editions and special artist collaborations.
Hermes Midnight Blue Togo Kelly Handbag with Golden Hardware 28 ($ 20,870)
Inspired by Grace Kelly, this Hermès bag is a true classic that constantly retains or increases its resale value.
Loewe Puzzle Leather Bag ($ 2,990)
Made up of 41 different pieces of leather, nine pieces of textile and 45 pieces of fabric, with the addition of metal items and zippers, the Loewe Puzzle bag is a true work of art and an element of must-have style among fashion sets.
Saint Laurent Nano Day Bag ($ 1990)
The timeless Sac de Jour is available in a variety of colors, textures and sizes. An ultra-chic option for the working girl.
Saint Laurent Lou Medium Monogram Ysl Calf Crossbody Bag ($ 1,350)
Ensure a sophisticated look with the classic Saint Laurent crossbody bag (with removable leather tassel). It is guaranteed to work with any item in your entire wardrobe.
Fendi Peekaboo Leather Tote ($ 6,500)
Designed by Karl Lagerfeld, the It bag by Fendi is known for its easy-to-open pouch and trendy lining that shows when the clasp is not undone.
Chloe Small Nil bracelet bag ($ 805)
Since the bracelet bag debuted on Chloé’s Spring 2017 catwalk, it has since become a cult following.
Chloe Small Faye Suede Crossbody Bag ($ 1,450)
Versatile, sophisticated and perfect for day or night, the The Chloé shoulder bag remains a powerful handbag among the fashion ensemble.
8. JW Anderson
JW Anderson Medium Pierced Flap Bag ($ 532)
Available in a range of colors and five sizes, the now iconic silhouette and gold hardware quickly became a staple on the street style circuit.
9. Christian Dior
Dior Lady Dior My Abcdior Bag ($ 4,600)
Lady Diana catapulted the intricately detailed Dior Lady bag to cult status. Follow in the footsteps of royalty and wrap your arm around the handbag that will never go out of style.
Prada 2000 reissue nylon mini bag ($ 895)
Prada’s nylon shoulder bag has seen a huge surge in popularity since its release in the early 2000s and it has been spotted in the hands of fashion girls everywhere. The classic silhouette has real power to grip and adds a relaxed sporty touch to every ensemble.
Prada Galleria Medium Textured Leather Tote ($ 2,790)
Appreciated for its spacious interior and simple, work-friendly design, it has become a true classic over the past decade. Plus, have you ever seen the brilliant Olivia Pope without her trusty Prada tote on Scandal? Never.
11. Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta The pocket bag ($ 2,500)
Adored by celebrities and influencers, the Bottega Veneta soft clutch is the pinnacle of cool girl fashion and has been a hit in every fashion month since its release. It is also available in mini size, with stone and beige colors being the most popular.
This article was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
Then, in 2021, these designer bags will keep their value.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
Read more about Who What Wear