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18th Feb 2022

Top designer handbags to invest in that will last a lifetime

Ellen Fitzpatrick

We know they’re super expensive, but hear us out…

As dear as they can be, a designer handbag is a statement and something you’ll have for a lifetime.

With the new season of fashion rolling around, we yearn for something new for our accessory collection.

A designer bag is a long term purchase, and a timeless one is something you can use again and again without worrying about wear and tear.

They’re an investment piece, they’re so much more durable than any high street bag and when it comes to getting them cheaper, second hand is the way to go.

Pre-loved and second hand designer bags have risen in value by an average of 8% per year over the last decade, so they’re definitely worth looking into.

There are a lot of “it bags” this season, but which ones will stand the test of time, and which will be out of style as quickly as they came in?

That’s where we come in, we’ve complied a list of the 10 bags you should consider if you’re looking to make that big investment, from Gucci to Prada, there’s something for everyone.

The Gucci Diana small tote bag, €2,850.

The Saint Laurent Manhattan small shoulder bag, €1,890.

The Saint Laurent Cassandra mini top handle bag, €1,990.

The Loewe mini Flamenco clutch in nappa calfskin, €1,400.

The Prada brand-plaque recycled-polyamide and leather pouch bag, €425.

The Bottega Venetta mini knotted leather tote, €1,200.

The Mulberry Top Handle Lily, €1,095.

The Celine mini belt bag, €1,950.

The Givenchy medium Antigona, €1,850.

10. The Chanel classic handbag, €7,300.

While we’re very aware that these bags are not cheap, they are classics which means most can be bought second hand and for a little bit cheaper, but it always depends on availability.