When it comes to style, there is no safer investment than a classic It bag. Beloved by celebrities, fashion editors and style icons alike, these are some bags that are so timeless they’ll never fall out of style. Picking the right investment bag can be tricky though, especially given how many there are on the market. Luckily, however, there are a few investment styles that are tried-and-true classics and can guarantee to provide bang for your buck on the resale market. Ahead, we list the 10 designer handbags that are worth investing in.
1. CHANEL FLAP BAG
The Chanel Flap Bag, designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1983, is the smaller younger sister to the 2.55. It’s synonymous with enduring elegance and is truly a wear-forever piece. In essence, out of all the bags on this list – this one if your fail-safe investment.
2. HERMES BIRKIN BAG
Designed for the actress Jane Birkin after she mentioned she found the Kelly too small and rigid for everyday life, the Birkin has arguably become the most famous bag in the world. It’s iconic design is instantly recognisable – each bag takes between 15 and 20 hours for one artisan to make.
3. CHANEL BOY BAG
One of the world’s most Instagram-famous bags, the Chanel Boy Bag is a fashion week regular. Despite being fairly new, only introduced in 2011, it’s now a mainstay, joining the ranks of the brand’s classic flap styles.
4. LADY DIOR BAG
Named after Princess Diana, the Lady Dior is one of fashion’s most enduring style staples. A firm favourite of the Hollywood set and fashion influencers, the bag has been reincarnated into a myriad of finishes, boasting an assortment of charms and straps, fit for every kind of woman.
5. CELINE CLASSIC BOX BAG
With its clean lines and pared-back adornment, the Classic Box bag is old Celine personified. This style made its way onto the market in 2011 and still remains one of the most in-demand and iconic Celine styles to this day.！
6. HERMES KELLY BAG
Made famous by Grace Kelly, who regularly wore the bag throughout her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco, Hermes officially renamed the Kelly bag in the late 50s. Unlike a Birkin, the Kelly has a singular top handle and as of the 1980s was designed with an added shoulder strap as standard.
7. DIOR SADDLE BAG
Carried by everyone from Paris Hilton to Carrie Bradshaw, the distinctly-shaped Saddle bag was the bag to own in the 90s and early aughts. Back by popular demand, Maria Grazia Chiuri reintroduced the Dior saddle bag on the Fall 2018 runway in newly-imagined iterations like sleek all-black leather, ’60s-inspired patchwork, and of course, the logo version that started it all.
8. LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM NEVERFULL BAG
LV is a brand that has buit its repuatation on iconic totes and each new design is as timeless at the first. A standout however, has to be its Neverfull nag. Not only is this tote incredibly functional and spacious (as the name alludes), it’s also incredibly chic. Pair it with anything and you’ll immediately look 10x more put-together.
Often pictured on the shoulders of It girls such as Kendall Jenner, Kaia Geber and Bella Hadid – There’s no denying that Prada’s 90-style nylon shoulder bag is one of the most in-demand styles of 2020. The most reasonably priced tote on this list too, it’s a great everyday piece, being perfectly sized to fit just the essentals. We love that it can be worn cross-the-body too.
10. BOTTEGA VENETA CASSETTE BAG
Bottega Venetta’s Cassette bag is the brand’s coolest take on its intrecciato weave technique. Woven to form perfectly shaped squares, it has a structured 90-inspired silhouette that is made from soft, thickly padded leather. The Scandi street style set are big fans – which says it all.