It doesn’t matter if you’re treating yourself, buying an extravagant gift, or seeking a luxurious and stylish way to enter the world of investing – there are some accessories and brands that sit head and shoulder above the rest.
In this blog, we’re focusing on the luxury handbags that everyone desires; considering what it is about luxury handbags that make them such a viable investment and sharing some of the most popular bags that come in and fly out the door almost instantly here at Love Luxury.
What are the biggest luxury handbag brands out there?
A luxury handbag is not just an investment; nor is it simply a highly coveted accessory that mimics social status, wealth, and fashion prowess. A luxury handbag is also a piece of history – with the biggest brands intertwining each and every collection with the brand story, its inspiration, influencing factors, and the accessory category it falls into.
Synonymous with luxury – and the high price tag that comes with it – some of the biggest brands that we work with here at Love Luxury, and which appear on the must-have lists of people all over the world, include Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton.
Here are some of the standout pieces that are so desirable from these three brands.
Designer handbags that everyone desires
Hermès Birkin 25
The story behind the Hermès Birkin is one which combines style with function – creating a collection of handbags with storage space for all ages and lifestyles, while also giving them something which is fashionable, aesthetically pleasing, and well-designed. The Hermès Birkin 25 is the smallest bag in the standard Birkin collection and is a refined and delicate accessory with new colours launching every season.
This, combined with the high-value status of the brand and the link between the Birkin and celebrity fans, puts it at the top of the list of bags that are desired.
Hermès Mini Kelly II
A big injection of style is contained within a very small structure. The clue is in the title with the Hermès Mini Kelly II – reflecting its small shape at just 7.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches high. Presenting the same intricacy of style and detail as any of the larger models, this Hermès Kelly bag makes it onto our list of most desired designer handbags because it is a fun, playful, and vibrant accessory which transitions from daily use to nighttime decoration with ease.
Hermès Kelly 25
The Hermès Kelly 25 measures at 25cm which makes it one of the smaller-sized bags in the Kelly collection – largely recognised as being the most functional and easy to use on a daily basis.
An example of the direct link between some of these designer brand stories and their most popular pieces and items, the Hermès Kelly was named after Grace Kelly – transforming it into a coveted symbol of status and fashion that people all over the world began to covet.
Chanel 2.55 Flap
The Chanel Flap bag encompasses a collection which has become so popular that it is subjected to endless fakes – emanating the style and the various ways that the bag can be used and worn. The 2.55 in particular is finished in a rectangular shape which soon became Chanel’s signature look – first launched in February 1955 hence the 2.55 name.
The Chanel 2.55 Flap is a piece of history which is easy to wear, can be seamlessly integrated into any outfit or style, and presents adequate storage space without being too bulky.
Chanel Boy Bag
Like the Chanel Flap bag, the Chanel Boy bag is available in a multitude of sizes and colours – however, the boxy structure and shape means that the Medium is typically regarded as the most functional and therefore the most popular for everyday use. However, in recent years the small sizes have dramatically grown in popularity.
For buyers – whether as an investment or as an accessory that they intend to use – the Chanel Boy bag is useful and is simple in its aesthetic look, meaning that it can be integrated as part of a daily look.
Louis Vuitton Speedy
The Louis Vuitton Speedy is considered an elegant and modern staple of city life, in particular, characterised by the iconic monogrammed canvas and the rounded structure which optimises the inside storage space and makes this bag as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. With the rolled leather handles and signature silhouette, the Speedy sits as arguably one of the most iconic Louis Vuitton bags – making it the most readily desired by those both seeking an investment and a luxurious accessory.
Are these bags worth the investment?
Whether it’s something that you buy and hold onto, pass it on as a high-value heirloom or go on to sell once its original value has increased and you are ready to pass your investment on to a new buyer, a luxury handbag from any one of these brands exists as a reputable, globally recognised, and secure investment opportunity.
Each of the brands mentioned in this blog is among the most famous in the world, known for their stylish designs, their luxury materials, their high craftsmanship, and the stories which breathe life into both the brand and the individual pieces.
One of the biggest selling points across these brands, in terms of investment value, is the fact that demand always far outweighs supply – meaning that the buyer pool will always be bigger than the number of pieces available. As such, investing in a formally valued and authenticated handbag from any of these brands will ensure that you enjoy the status of ownership and the long-term benefits of the investment.
Here at Love Luxury, we offer a comprehensive valuation process on all of these brands – buying and selling high-quality pieces as investments to buyers from all walks of life. To find out more and to explore our current collection of handbags and other luxury items and accessories, get in touch directly.