If you’re investing in a designer handbag, it makes sense to consider its quality, versatility and style. You want something that’ll last, but also compliment your outfits and look great for years to come. One factor that often goes overlooked is whether the bag will hold its value and, ideally, become worth more over time.
While there are certainly less pieces in the latter category, the likes of Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton each have at least one handbag that fits the bill. In this post, we’ll take a look at those which make for the best investments, as well as some other classy designer handbags to buy in 2020.
The Sac à dépêches, which was mercifully renamed to the Kelly bag after it was popularized by the American actress of the same surname, has become quite the status symbol in recent years – thanks in no small part to skyrocketing prices.
Some versions are made of more exotic (and expensive) materials, while others retain the classic Hermès leather look. All of them are handcrafted and by no more than one artisan, who spends up to 25 hours on each bag. The classy gold hardware makes the Kelly a standout piece that is sure to get you noticed.
Chanel Boy Bag
The Boy Bag is a relatively new contender, having entered the market just 10 years ago. Despite that, it’s already a classic that’s on-par with Chanel’s Flap Bag and their reissues, fetching similarly high resale figures. Pick up the Boy Bag to join the ranks of Bella Thorne and Jessica Biel, who have both been spotted wearing one.
Jacquemus Le Iba Bag
A less familiar name to most, Jacquemus has been making excellent bags for some time now and the Le Iba Bag is easily one of the best to come out of the French fashion house. With ultra-plush grained calfskin and plenty of storage compartments, this piece is sure to keep you moving in practical style.
You can find this Jacquemus bag and a range of others in SSENSE’s designer bag collection. On top of their pieces from the brand in question, the online store also sells countless other brands ranging from world-famous fashion houses to up-and-coming boutiques. They also have plenty of garments, footwear and accessories, so check them out.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull
As the name suggests, this Louis Vuitton bag is hard to fill. It’s not any easier to buy, as everyone is trying to get their hands on whatever limited release hits the market. If you do happen to snag one, you’ll be wearing the same luxe tote that the likes of Cara Delevingne, Sofía Vergara and other A-listers have used in recent years.
Of course, the ultra-limited Birkin bag has to make the list. You’ll probably find it to be the most difficult to acquire, even more so than the Neverfull. But if you’re looking to make a sizable investment, this iconic Hermès piece is worth a look.
Which bag are you planning to tote around town? Either way, you’ll be making a smart investment.