Designer bags aren’t just for the rich and famous. You only need a few staple pieces to really add some ‘ooomph’ to your wardrobe.
We often talk about investment items that will supposedly see you through a lifetime of wardrobe crises, but a carefully curated wardrobe should be simple and understated, with a few kick ass pieces.
So when it comes to fashion, knowing what to ‘invest’ in, when, and why can be something of a challenge. For us, looking at the resale value of items plays a big factor, along with its beauty and affordability.
A well-chosen designer bag can last you forever, depending on how well you take care of it. The best part is, if you’re interested in actually making money, as well as spending it, then a well-timed purchase and a sale could help you bring in the big bucks later on.
So let’s get to it!
- Chanel 11.2 Bag- Otherwise known as the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, Chanel’s 11.2 bag (created in 1982 on Karl Lagerfeld’s arrival) is truly a classic.
Based on Coco Chanel’s 2.55 design (we’ve included this further down), the 11.12 is characterised by its gold chain, diamond quilting, double flap and ‘CC’ clasp, which combine to create a supremely useful but nonetheless pretty bag.
Dior Book Tote – The result of Dior’s savoir-faire, the Dior Book Tote bags created by Maria Grazia Chiuri are the embodiment of casual elegance and are available in various motifs and colours. Keep it in good condition and you could make a fortune selling it. It’s not hard to see why it’s so popular either. It is the perfect bag to elevate any daytime look.
White Leather Prada Bag- The Cleo bag takes influence from archival Prada. With its sleek and streamlined appearance, it is not hard to see why it has been such a huge hit with fashion editors and influencers worldwide.
- Hourglass Balenciag Bag– The sculptural silhouette of Balenciaga’s Hourglass bag gives a modern update to a classic, versatile shape that you will be able to have in your arsenal for years to come. Valentino Leather Slouch Bag- Prepare to make a slouchy statement in Valentino’s beautiful pink Roman Stud tote, which also comes in more muted tone
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