Welcome to our list of the Top 10 Investment Bags!
If you are looking for a bag that will hold its value over time you have come to the right place! Here I’ll show you 10 bags that can actually be considered investments. They are classic styles you will love all your life, and if you ever need to sell it, they will hold their price.
So, without further ado here are the Top 10 Investment Bags:
1. Hermès Birkin
The Birkin bag is perhaps the most famous bag in the world, and for sure one of the most classic. The Birkin was designed in 1983 when Hermès creative director Jean-Louis Dumas set next to the actress Jane Birkin on a flight. She was wearing a straw tote and explained that most leather bags were too structured for her taste. So Dumas designed the bag on that flight on the back of a napkin. Today the Birkin is an icon and is the kind of bag that will last you your whole life. It is the most iconic bag ever!
The price of a Birkin when buying directly from an Hermès store varies depending on size, leather, hardware and color, starting at $10,075. On the resale market it can easily sell for double the original price!
2. Hermès Kelly Bag
In 1935 Émile-Maurice Hermès diversified the brands offerings designing a bag for his wife to carry. Called the Sac à Dépêches the bag was practical and elegant with a classic style. The accessory achieved worldwide recognition in 1956 when the American actress and princess of Monaco Grace Kelly used her Sac à Dépêches to cover her pregnant belly. As soon as the photo of that is published on the cover of Life Magazine women from all over the world start running to Hermès asking for the Kelly Bag. In response the brand changed the bags name to the Kelly, and history was made. Today an icon of elegance and sophistication, the Kelly is one of the most sought-after bags on the resale market. Not only for its timeless style but also for the enduring allure of the woman it is named after.
The Kelly is sold in Hermès stores for around $9,000 and can be sold in the resale market for more than $20,000! Which makes it one of the best investment bags on the market.
3. Gucci Blondie
Launched in early 2022 the Gucci Blondie is a perfect example that a long-lasting bag doesn’t need to be minimalist! Inspired by an archival design from the 1970s, the House’s newest line of handbags and belt bags is distinguished by a rounded Interlocking G hardware. Crafted from leather, this shoulder bag is completed by a delicate chain strap, infusing this accessory with a refined feel. There is also a larger version with the web shoulder strap and a mini one with a leather strap. This bag taps into the retro revival trend that is a favorite of Gucci, this is a beautiful bag that you will love forever.
The vintage Gucci Blondie has an average retention value of 122% according to Rebag! It is an amazing investment bag!
4. Fendi Baguette
It was 1997, when minimalism was all the rage, that Fendi launched the first It Bag in history, the Fendi Baguette. The bag was anything but minimalist, but because of its iconic style and pop culture it became one of the most important bags in fashion history. The bag was designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. It was intended to be worn under the arm in the very same way French people are usually seen carrying their baguettes. The bag was a breakout success. More than 100,000 bags were sold in the first year alone. And its appearance in Sex and The City solidified its place as the ultimate It Bag. Today, 25 years after its debut, the Fendi Baguette, remains a stylish it bag that is iconic of the brand and one of the most classic designer shoulder bags!
According to Rebag the Baguette has an average retention value of 115% of the original retail price. You would love this bag for years to come!
5. Chanel Deauville Tote
Refined yet casual, there is no better bag to honor Coco Chanel’s first fashion boutique and favorite seaside destination than the Deauville tote, first introduced for the Spring-Summer 2012 collection. Received to incredible demand, the Deauville quickly expanded color, hardware, and material options to suit any season or occasion. Adorned with two intertwined chains, leather straps, the iconic interlocking CC logo, and “31 Rue Cambon” (the address of Coco Chanel’s apartment and first boutique), this tote is an ode to the luxury brand’s rich history. The spacious tote is equipped with large zipped pockets and a key clasp, ensuring that no personal belongings be misplaced. Designed as the ideal beach bag – able to hold all the oceanside necessities one may need – the Deauville is functional in all variations.
According to Rebag the Deauville tote has an average resale value of 112% of its original retail price. So it is not only a chic addition to your collection, but also a great investment!
6. Chanel Coco Handle
Also known as the ‘Flap Bag with Handle’ Chanel released this bag in 2015. The style received mixed reviews at the time. Critics said it was too similar to other Chanel styles. However, the Chanel Coco Handle has stood the test of time and is a fond favorite among many Chanel enthusiasts. The Chanel Top Handle features Chanel’s classic codes we all know and love. Like the diamond quilting, the flap, the interlocking CC logo, and the chain strap, but with the addition of its distinctive feature: the top handle. This style has been growing in popularity with each year that passes.
This is a beautiful Chanel bag that is a little less serious that the classic styles is a great investment bag! In 2022 it sold for 104% its original price according to Rebag!
7. Chanel Boy Bag
Debuted in 2011 in Chanel’s Fall/Winter collection, the Chanel Boy Bag struck a chord among lovers of Chanel handbags and romantics alike, cementing a place as a mainstay in Chanel’s collection. For this handbag, Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by Chanel’s life. Arthur “Boy” Capel was a polo player and Coco Chanel’s greatest love, with whom she had a nine-year passionate affair. With the Boy Bag, Chanel offers a more masculine edge, paying homage to the radical spirit of Coco Chanel and her mission to push the boundaries of femininity and gender norms. To little surprise, this Chanel bag was met with a surge of demand, quickly becoming one of Chanel’s most sought-after styles among style icons. Characterized by its lego-brick lock and main body framed by straight edges, the Chanel Boy Bag is admired for its versatile silhouette and unique, limited-edition versions.
According to Le Prix the average retention value of the Boy bag is 90% of the original retail price. Making it an amazing investment bag!
8. Chanel Classic Flap
The Chanel handbag that would ultimately become synonymous with the brand was not created until 1983. The Chanel Classic Double Flap was first introduced when Karl Lagerfeld became creative director. He decided to reinterpret Chanel’s iconic 2.55 Flap Bag. From his artistic vision came two new features – a leather woven chain and Double C turn-lock closure. Lagerfeld’s Classic Double Flap was a breakout success. Almost forty years later, and out of all the Chanel handbags on the market, the Classic Double Flap remains one of the most sought-after pieces ever crafted.
According to Rebag the classic flap has an average retention value of 87% of the original retail price. But the longer you hold to the bag the higher resale value, because of Chanel’s constant price increases.
9. Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Introduced in 2007 and thought to be created to compete with Goyard’s St. Louis Tote, the Neverfull was designed to be completely reversible with its contrasting interior. While it’s not widely publicized, the GM size of the Neverfull is able to hold up to 200 pounds of weight despite the appearance of its delicate handles. This bag is an amazing companion to take to the beach, to the airport or even to work. In 2013, Louis Vuitton updated their signature tote to include a detachable accessories pouch. They also began introducing additional interior lining colors with an updated print, and a full leather version.
When Louis Vuitton launched the OnTheGo tote it appeared that the Neverfull would be left behind, but so far, the Neverfull has truly proven to be a mainstay of the house. As of last month you can only buy the Neverfull if you join a waitlist that is reported to be two to three months long. The goal is to increase demand and decrease supply for this iconic style.
According to Le Prix the Neverfull has an average retention value of 85% of the original retail price.
10. Bottega Veneta Cassette
Introduced in Bottega Veneta’s 2019 Fall/Winter collection, the Cassette Bag instantly became a favorite in the fashion community. Probably it’s because of its quirky yet chic design that can easily elevate and add texture to any outfit. The style of the Cassette Bag is based on the house’s famous Intrecciato weave design. It is crafted with the highest quality nappa leather, varying from lambskin to calfskin. There are multiple styles available, you can choose between the leather or the gold chain and the normal or the padded versions. They are all iconic!
According to Rebag the average retention value of the Cassette is 82% of the original retail price, not a bad return.