Just last week we filled you in on the designer bag brands that are most likely to hold on to their resale value, but with so many brands to choose from it’s hard to fit them all into one article. Which is why we’re here to shine the spotlight on two other brands: Goyard and Delvaux. Chic, classic and pared-back, both brands are the pinnacle of investment style and offer something different to your standard Gucci or Chanel. Let’s take a closer look.
The ancestor of the suitcase – Goyard
Known as a brand that never gives it all away, Goyard is famed for its secrecy. Known for its leather goods and suitcases, the brand was founded in 1853 and became instantly world-wide known for its trunk cases. The brand has since become better known for its iconic interlocking Chevron pattern that adorns many of its cult styles. Always innovating, the brand was one of the first to introduce personalized services for its products, allowing you to add unique prints onto its handbags.
The Saint Louis handbag is Goyard’s signature design. Both lightweight and large, it’s the perfect throw-on-and-go tote but is full of Parisian style. It’s no wonder celebrities such as Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow are fans.
It’s also a regalar at fashion weeks and a popular bag among the style set, offering just about everything we look for in a tote: practicality and style and oh, a great monogram too.
Founded in 1829 in Brussels (that’s 8 years before Hermes), Belgium, Delvaux is the oldest fine leather luxury goods company in the world. Over the past two centuries, Delvaux has held on to its independence and remains a family-owned company. You won’t find a brand that strives to offer ‘Luxury’ in the purest sense of the word.
The brand’s Le Brillant handbag is one of their most sought-after models. A practical day-to-day choice that is made with impeccable craftsmanship it features a curved horseshoe-shaped buckle, leather buttons and a twisted handle. Made of sixty-four separate leather and metallic pieces, the Brilliant requires exceptional skill and precision to create. It takes more than 8 hours of work to piece together. You can buy it in three sizes: large, medium and small. Prices start from around $35,000, so it isn’t cheap, but you are buying an icon.