Some of the designers bags on the list are so precious that their prices don’t depreciate. Instead, the longer you have these luxury designer bags the higher the command value. If you want to collect something beautiful that is considered a good investment in the long run then these are the luxury bags that should be added on your list. Luxury designer bags are able to withstand the test of time and each have a special story that come along with it.
The Chanel 2.55 was crafted and designed by Coco Chanel herself. She got so tired of carrying handbags in her arms and decided to create something functional yet stylish. Inspired by the straps that are found on soldiers bags, she innovated and created something so elegant and stylish that even the woman of today still fall in love with the Chanel 2.55. Coco Chanel included thin straps and introduced this luxury designer bag in 1929. She then made some updates with the design of the bag in 1955 resulting to the design that we know today.
Chanel made this bag so that women all over the world can have their hands free while attending society functions, added a double-chain shoulder strap to make sure that the design remains elegant. Some of the original bags came with a front lock to signify the Mademoiselle Lock, to reference of the idea that Coco Chanel will never marry. The Chanel 2. 55 comes with a quilted diamond or herringbone pattern on its exterior. It was believed that the design was influenced by the abbey at the Aubazine, and the cushions in the Chanel’s Paris Apartment. Today the modern Chanel 2.55 comes with leather and fabric combinations, metal and interwoven leather straps and lock, the madeimoselle vs. interlocking CC. Since the 1990s the Chanel 2.55 continued to have a rapid increase with the price. In 2010 it was already priced at $2850 and in 2019 the Chanel 2.55 is not worth $5600.
The Chanel 2.55 remains as one of the most popular bags of Chanel due its pretty iconic and vintage feels. Chanel is known for limiting its supply to make sure that the cost of the Chanel bags remain high. Chanel was also able to maintain its good name in the luxury market and remains a favorite on the resale market. Chanel bags are also hard to find and only have seasonal versions, and even if you hold the bag for 10 years or more the original value will still remain as long as you keep the bag well maintained. Which means buying the Chanel 2.55 bags poses very little risk for you. If you want a bag that is sturdy and still a wise form of investment then you should consider this luxury designer bag.
2. The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag
Another luxury designer bag that you should look into is the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag. The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was an instant hit and was constantly worn by icons like Audrey Hepburn. It remains as one of the most recognizable handbag in the world. The Speedy was first designed in 1930 as a smaller version of the Keepall bag, it was crafted and designed for everyday use of the globetrotting elite. Women loved the Speedy because the size is manageable, it was roomy and remains fashionable and easy to become a part of any outfit. The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag is waterproof and scratch free and does not easily tear, it is in fact a heavy duty bag perfect for every busy woman in the world. The Louis Vuitton in the mid 19th century gained the reputation as a world class bag maker and in 1853 after releasing his iconic designs the Louis Vuitton bag became the status bag for European elite.
The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag remains one of the elegant and most important luxury bags from the brand. You can purchase the Speedy 25, the Speedy 30 and the Speedy 40. The Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Speedy Bandouliere is worth $1950 USD while the Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Speedy 30 Bag retails at $1,470.00 (USD)
3. Fendi Peekaboo
The Fendi Peekaboo remains one of the best designer investment bags due to the ability of the brand itself to withstand the challenges of the market. It was released 10 years ago and it still remains relevant. Designer icons all over the world still prefer to add Fendi Peekaboo in their collection. It is tagged as a timeless bag and was designed with posterity in mind by Silvia Venturini-Fendi.
The Fendi Peekaboo gained its unusual name because of the two halves of the bag. It is divided by a rigid middle with a twist lock on both sides. It comes with an element of surprise with its front flap that can be pushed down into a U-shape to reveal a central partition that works like canvas. The Fendi Peekaboo was first released in the Spring of 2009 at the Milan Fashion Week and was modeled by Anja Rubik and Lara Stone. It became an instant classic due to the monochrome finishes and the glossy black patent leather. Women all over the world immediately fell in love with it.
“The first Peekaboo was a black one, simple and timeless “. Fendi bags come with a serial number on the back of the card. Fendi purses come with a serial number that is embossed on the back of the fabric. To make sure that you are buying an authentic Fendi you can call them at 212-759-4646 or 310-276-8888 and follow the prompts to speak with a representative.
From the previous price of $3,750.00 (USD) the amount increased in 2019 and it is now being retailed at $4,700.00 (USD) for the Fendi Peekaboo Large Bag.
4. Hermes Birkin
The Hermes Birkin is not your average luxury bag, in fact only a few people get to own an authentic Hermes Birkin. The prices are so enormous that only the Hollywood A-listers are said to own one. Birkin bags is used by the super elite, it is said to be a better investment than gold and less risky than stocks. In 2017 at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong a Birkin Bag fetched for the whopping amount of $379,261 .
The Himalaya Birkin by Hermes now costs $432,000 USD and it made with matte white crocodile skin, diamond encrusted and comes with an 18-karat gold buckle and strap loops. A standard Birkin model by Hermes retails around $12,000. The value of the birkin shows no signs of decreasing, it is expected to gain even more value in the years to come. It is not affected by inflation rates and it still one of the most sought after designer luxury bag in the world.
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5. College Bag, Yves Saint-Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent SAS is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé . It was founded in 1961 and remains one of the most prominent fashion houses in the world. They create modern and iconic pieces like tuxedo jackets for women. It has also entered the fragrance and cosmetics market.
This is an outstanding piece from YSL, the College bag also called as the Boyfriend Bag, it comes with sizes large and medium. The YSL College bags come with detachable shoulder strap and fixed handle strap. You can wear the medium as a crossbody and you can carry both bags in the crook of your arm using the short handle strap. This bag is light, and the chain not as heavy as it looks.It has a lot of compartments with different pockets making it really practical even for daily use. It looks like a Chanel bag, but is much more affordable. The standard price for YSL College bags is around $1,950 US Dollars.
6. Céline Box Bag
Céline Box Bag remains one of the best bag investments in the world. It maintains a high resale value according to Moola Forum, one of the most high profile forum event for luxury brands in Asia. Its retail price remains at $5,400 in countries like Australia. The bags are hard to come by and once they are released they tend to sell out immediately.
7. Gucci Soho
Gucci remains as one of the most powerful luxury brands in the world. The Gucci Soho is tagged as one of the best luxury investment bags right now with a high resale value. It is able to retain 80% of its price once you decide to sell it. The Gucci Soho disco bag that was released in 2014 remains very in demand. A lot of A-list celebrities were seen carrying it including Emma Roberts and Selena Gomez. It is also one of the most researched luxury investment bag on Google.
8. Christian Dior’s ‘Lady Dior’ Bag
The Lady Dior bag was crafted in 1994 with the intent of becoming a classic, this bag was used by Princess Diana herself. The bag was crafted as a tribute to Lady Diana Spencer before her marriage in 1996. She fell in love with the bag and the rest is history. It contains shimmering, faceted diamonds and the iconic D,I,O,R charms that hang from the handle. A new Christian Dior Lady Bag costs £3,200 while a used one can retail for £1,148.26.