Elegant and simple, these classic handbags are worth the wait list
Saving up for a high quality, classic handbag is a more logical move than you’d imagine. These investment pieces will see you through a lifetime of wardrobe emergencies and even serve as a valuable heirloom. The key is to educate yourself on which handbags will hold their value and never go out of style. Here, we round up five bags that really are worth pumping your hard-earned cash into.
Chanel Classic Flap
Sophisticated and elegant, a Chanel bag invites as much intrigue as the woman herself. Available in an array of sizes, colours and materials, Chanel’s tried-and-tested Flap bag (not to be confused with the brand’s 2.55 bag), is a sure-fire investment piece. In fact, studies have shown a Chanel bag is a better investment than a house, reselling up to 70% per year.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull
As one of the cheaper entries into the brand’s stable, the Neverfull has become one of Louis Vuitton’s best-selling, most-coveted bags. Fans credit the Neverfull for its wearability, craftsmanship, durability and design. Retaining up to 85% of its price after sale, the Neverfull continues to be the perfect bag for travelling or work.
First conceived in 1999 by former artistic director John Galliano for his spring/summer 2000 collection, the iconic Dior Saddle Bag has returned to Dior stores worldwide courtesy of Maria Grazia Chiuri who revived the equestrian-inspired carryall for her autumn 2108 collection.
Crafted in Spain, Loewe’s Barcelona bag has a sophisticated and distinctive style, embellished with geometric details taken from the Loewe archives. The aesthetic and versatility mixed with the functional and classic envelope shape makes it perfect for every day, every occasion. The only downside is it’s increasingly difficult to find.
For an investment bag that’s a little smaller but will still retain its value, you should consider investing in a Gucci Soho. The humble Soho is one of Gucci’s most popular handbags, and can retain up to 80% of its retail value in resale. Launched in 2014, the bag comes in classic coulours such as black, red, beige, and white, and can be worn across the body, making it super easy to sling on and forget about.
- Words by Gracie Stewart