The 3 Best Designer Handbags To Invest In

Designer handbags should be seen as investments that last a lifetime and can be passed down from generation to generation. Styles from storied brands, such as Herm├Ęs, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, are the ultimate examples of luxury. They have never gone out of fashion – and never will – and have historically increased in value over time due to the craftsmanship and heritage at their core.

“All of the main luxury designer bag brands are a safe investment to buy really,” affirms Oliver Purnell, the owner of Depop shop @oliversarchive. “The fact that they have been around for so long, and, more importantly, have always been popular and fashionable means they are going to be desirable 100 years from now.”

As well as the timeless classics, limited-edition pieces are worth investigating before you make a big purchase. “Rarity drives up the price,” says Sophie Hersan, co-founder and fashion director of fashion consignment platform Vestiaire Collective. “A special colourway or one-off collection increases demand – for example, Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Takashi Murakami”, which Rihanna is a fan ofRewind Vintage Affairs founder and CEO, Claudia Ricco says that the rarest gems on her resale platform are runway pieces, because they are created in small batches. “They are double or triple the price because you literally can’t find them anywhere,” she says. “We are always on the hunt for these one-of-a-kind items or pieces that will stand the test of time.”

Herewith, are the three designer handbags that British Vogue’s network of vintage fashion experts collectively agree are solid investments to confidently buy. As Ricco says, sourcing your dream bag in mint condition is “a combination of experience, alchemy and mystery”, so don’t forget to consult our expert guide to authentication and pricingbefore you proceed to purchase

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