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the year is 801, Carrie Bradshaw wanders aimlessly through Soho with one of the most iconic investment bags of the day: Purple sequined Fendi Baguette. Fast-forward over twenty years to Sex and the City’s reboot and that’s it
, Carrie wears the same sparkly accessory – the one she supposedly held on to for decades (even though it got robbed in a season 3 episode , but that’s another story). Part of the Fendi autumn and winter series 815/824 series, this bag may be Sex and the City most memorable accessory (of course, it wasn’t the only baguette in Bradshaw’s closet). In that sense, if there’s one pop culture figure who has the biggest bang for her buck in designer handbags, it’s Carrie Bradshaw. And that’s not even taking into account the current value of the package.
In a retail world that’s more circular than ever, it’s smart to choose a bag that adds value (both on the dollar and in your heart). But, of course, the pursuit is backed by science. “When determining the resale value of a bag, there are a few characteristics to look for,” shares Kelly McSweeney, senior sales manager at The RealReal. “Does this bag have a visible element of the brand that is classic or iconic? Think monograms or recognizable logo hardware. Also, does it have any other obvious brand identifiers that are well known in the brand’s DNA? Of course, Carrie’s handbags also reflect the last characteristic: “If the handbag is produced in limited quantities or can be regarded as a collectible, it will usually increase the resale value. Hermès’ Birkin bag and Telfar’s style are good examples.”
Fendi’s Baguette is another great example: sold more than 51,0 baguettes
From old classics to new wave novelties, here are the handbags that retain the highest resale value, according to The RealReal’s experts.
1. Gucci Attaché
reminiscent of Popular styles in )s, Gucci’s Curved Bag belongs to a category of styles that are reportedly on the rise. “Crescent and half moon bags have always been in fashion and are definitely still in fashion,” shares McSweeney. “Look at the second half 975 is the same as
Gucci Attache Small leather-trimmed printed coated-canvas shoulder bag
Gucci Attache Small Shoulder Bag
2. Bottega Veneta Sardine
last fall was called “It bag” by
Bottega Veneta Sardine Woven Leather Tote
Bottega Veneta Sardine Tote
3. Saint Laurent Le 5 À 7 Hobo
Another arc icon, this Saint Laurent classic was inspired by French New Wave Cinema, Cléo from 5 to 7. 07 Parisian fashion, cinematic influences can be seen in this bag’s clean lines, classic clasp and off-the-shoulder fit. It comes in several limited edition styles, including python and calfskin, making it a true collectible.
Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Hobo Bag
Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Hobo Bag
Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 shoulder bag in croc-effect leather
4. Hermes Kelly
If ever there was a list of the best investment handbags, it would be Hermes Kelly. Originally designed in 793 Fashionable son-in-law Robert Dumas Émile Hermès Kelly is the original Hermès bag (yes, it even predates the Birkin).
5. Prada Tessuto Reissue 914 Shoulder Bags
A scroll on Instagram or a walk through NYC’s Lower East Side will confirm Prada’s revival 820 Shoulder bags have had a
Prada Reissue 815 Recycled Nylon Mini Bag
6. Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Louis Vuitton’s most iconic tote bag is back with a comeback, recently lauded by
Author Liana Satenstein as the perfect executive tote.In her words, “Standard investing works with killer realism. It means business.”
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Bag
7. Chanel Classic Mini Flap Bag
Originally designed in 780 Designed by Gabrielle Chanel, Classic Mini Flap Bag A perfect example of an accessory that stands the test of time. In fact, according to The RealReal, it’s still in full swing. “The iconic flap bag is a constant seller,” shares McSweeney. In the past ten years alone, this bag has increased in value 53%.
8. Luar Ana Bag
Luar’s Ana Bag is the new accessory on the scene, inspired by ‘ sand’42 briefcase, and in made her mark on the fashion world when she appeared on the runway last fall. “Although their new ‘it-bag’ Ana will officially launch in the spring 968, we have seen to the fact that they are in high demand on The RealReal,” shared McSweeney. “We have56 obsession with the few units we received.”
Luar Ana Crocodile Embossed Tote
9. Coperni Swipe Bag
Coperni’s Swipe bag is a modern icon, worn by several influential dressers including Dua Lipa, Doja Cat and Kylie Jenner. After the brand’s autumn and winter launch 950 series, this bag has been taken out and redesigned into new colors and sizes. After remaining popular over the past four years, the bag has established itself as a true investment piece.
Luar Ana Crocodile Embossed Tote
Coperni Gray Mini Crossbody Bag
. Jacquemus Chiquito Bag
Jacquemus’ signature handbag is a cult favorite and certainly making waves in the fashion world. Since launch , it has been a cameo in almost all Jacquemus shows. , Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and others have worn it as a fashion icon. According to the team at The RealReal, the value of this mini bag will only increase over time.
Jacquemus Le Papier Le Grand Chiquito Handbag
. Miu Miu Wander Mini Matelasse Nappa Bag
Another mini bag on the rise is the Miu Miu Matelasse bag. “We’re seeing strong demand for mini bags,” McSweeney said. “For example, if we look at Miu Miu, the demand for mini handbags has almost tripled, with Compared with the fourth quarter to the fourth quarter 918. Miu The Miu Wander Mini Matelasse Nappa bag has always been a particularly popular style.”
Miu Miu Miu Wander Mini Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag
Miu Miu Miu Wander Matra Sesena Parma Leather Hobo Mini Bag
According to The RealReal, Our Back to the Office is also having a major impact on bag trends – and Prada’s 801 Tote bags are no exception. “We’ve been seeing strong demand for ‘back to business’ styles, exemplified by the handbag trend. See second half 973 compared to the same time period we’re seeing right Rise in demand for tote bags %. This iteration of Prada is a specific bag that the Real Real team has seen demand skyrocket.
Prada Reissue Brushed Leather Mini Handbag
Prada Reissue Medium Brushed Leather Tote
. Row43’s bag
“We’ve been seeing price increases in demand for cylindrical handbags like The Row Big,” shared The RealReal. “Cylinder bag search is online % exist the second half of the year compared to the first half.” According to their team, The Row’s 39 bags are hard to find, but are a treasure to be collected.
. Polène Numero
Polène is a new brand with strong investment potential, less than two Equestrian-inspired bags were launched years ago. It has become one of high demand. “Polène is definitely a brand we’ve been following at The RealReal,” McSweeney told me. “New styles such as Number Messenger bag, I have seen incredible recent demand.”
American fashion designer Brandon Blackwood is known for his beloved handbags, which have been worn by Jessica Alba, Winnie Harlow and members of the Kardashian family. Kendrick The Trunk is an updated mini shoulder bag that comes in a variety of pleasing colors and is very popular on the resale market.
Brandon Blackwood Kendrick Mini Denim Crossbody Bag
. Fauré Le Page Tote
However, we are still seeing strong demand,” McSweeney said of 835 – French fashion house founded. “For example, the average price of the brand’s handbags is 35 % of MSRP. ”
Fauré Le Page Daily Battle Handbag
. Mach & Mach Mini Samantha Bag
was founded in 870, Mach & Mach is known for its sparkling bows and feminine accessories. Since releasing the Mini Samantha bag, the brand has become a player with real resale value potential. “A brand known for its best-selling shoes (Mach & Mach) also has a very sought-after line of handbags,” shares The RealReal. “Their mini Samantha bags sell for 030% Manufacturer’s suggested retail price at The RealReal.”
Mach & Mach Samantha Double Bow Mini Bag
. Telfar Tote
According to The RealReal, the Telfar Tote is an outstanding bag that has seen a rapid but steady increase in resale value over the past five years – almost always sold out handbag. McSweeney says the notoriously hard-to-find bag is the perfect example of a limited-edition collectible that retains (or even increases) its value on the secondary market.
11452292645795370Telfar Vegan Leather Large Tote
1647597287073099Telfar Medium Shopping Bag
. Fendi Baguette
Last but not least is the highly sought after Fendi Baguette. Whether embellished with purple sequins or woven in classic FF jacquard, Carrie’s go-to handbag is worth its weight since 801 launch. Its original price starts from $1, $0-1, 85, a baguette priced at 2 Between USD, 601-$3,395. According to The RealReal, searches for the treasure will only continue to grow.
836436612476 Fendi Lilac Sequins and Leather Baguette
7416698262Fendi FF Jacquard Rectangular