December 10, 2019

If you are thinking of splurging your year-end bonus on the latest ‘it’ bag, hang on a minute. Like luxury watches, designer bags can be investment pieces that appreciate in value over time. A good example is the Celine luggage tote, a timeless classic, increasing in resale value years after its launch. But how do you source for the perfect one to invest in, when fashion houses are coming out with swoon-worthy designs that are on fleek? Fret not. Here’s a curated list of arm candies that are more than just a seasonal accessory.

Fendi Baguette Bag

When the original design was first launched in 1977, it gained traction instantly. Needless to say, celebrities and fans of the Baguette were more than pleased to see revamped editions on the runway during Fendi’s SS19 show. Be it denim or jacquard, the Baguette will never lose its appeal regardless of the material.

The Baguette can be purchased for $4,350 here.

The Bottega Veneta Pouch

First seen at the SS19 show, The Pouch got snagged up in a jiffy and garnered quite a waitlist on multiple designer retail sites. Featuring multiple folds of leather in butter or velvet calf, the clutch comes in multiple colours that are suitable for any occasion, day or night.

The Pouch can be purchased for USD2,700 here.

Chloe C Double Carry Bag

When Net-a-Porter’s Global Buying Director Elizabeth Von Der Goltz claims that this bag is destined for cult status, you better add it to your cart. This dainty number features a wide leather strap with an additional chain for you to wear it however you fancy.

The Double Carry Bag can be purchased for $2,014 here.

Dior Saddle Bag

Seen on the arms of Beyonce and Paris Hilton, the Dior Saddle Bag has always been a celebrity favourite. And it was only a matter of time before it appeared on the runway again. With newly imagined prints and styles crafted by Maria Grazia Chiuri, you can be more fashion-forward by getting the belt version, which retains the exact same silhouette of the icon.

The Saddle Bag can be purchased for USD$1,837 here.

Chanel Classic Flap Bag

Mention Chanel and the late Karl Largerfeld evidently comes to mind—a name synonymous with the brand because of the way he shaped and transformed Chanel into what it is today. One of his contributions was his modern take on the Classic Flap bag in 2005, breathing new life into the outdated style. In the past 9 years, the value of the bag has increased by at least 70 per cent and is expected to rise further, proving its worth in the market.

The Classic Flap Bag can be purchased for $7,600 here.

Image Credits: Chloé, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Dior, Chanel