From coveted classics to on-trend novelty bags, the world of luxury handbags has something for every taste. And while many of the most coveted styles are incredibly expensive, some can actually appreciate in value over time.
There are a few key factors that contribute to this phenomenon. First, there are the price-tier leaders like Chanel and Hermes, who have a wide, dedicated, ultra-rich client base that allows them to charge whatever they feel like. This can make it challenging for lower-tier brands to establish a foothold without coming off as overpriced.
But thankfully, there are a few designers who have been able to hit the sweet spot between high-end and accessible. The RealReal reports that some of the best designer bags to invest in right now include Marc Jacobs’ iconic mini tote bag, which is a fave of celebs from Kaia Gerber to Gigi Hadid. There’s also the cult-favorite Simon Miller patent vegan leather shoulder bag, which comes in a range of bold and bright hues from texturized lime to poppy blue. And then there’s Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson’s namesake brand, which has revived a handful of ’90s and Y2K-era nylon bag styles as well as launched new ones including this raffia shopper that taps into the Gorpcore trend.
Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton’s signature brown monogram and Neverfull silhouette are a go-to for the resale site’s demographic, which also tends to gravitate toward bags with strategic hardware and fabrics that add a touch of interest. And LVMH’s heritage French label, Celine, is making waves with its revamped Multipli-Cite style that was originally introduced in 1930 and taps into the utility pocket trend that we saw on the spring 2023 runways. luxury handbags