10 Of The Most Valuable Designer Bags In 2020
Can you spot your favourite bag on the list?
When buying yourself a luxury handbag, there are a lot of considerations that come into play. From the brand, style, colour and size, there’s also the question of whether a bag is likely to hold onto its retail value. Since the start of 2017, resale site Vestiaire Collective has seen 75,000 bags pass through its HQ. To help shoppers out the company has consequently created a list of the top ten most valuable handbags of 2020 to help customers see which styles are most desirable and are guaranteed to hold onto their resale price. Shop the favourites below.
1. Chanel Timeless Flap Bag
Unsurprisingly Chanel’s Timeless Flap bag came out on top. Karl Lagerfeld first designed The Timeless in the 80s with a new CC lock and it became an instant hit and best-seller.
2. Louis Vuitton Speedy
The Louis Vuitton Speedy was born out of Audrey Hepburn's request for a redesign of the brand's famed Keepall. It’s the perfect day bag, being perfectly sized to fit all your essentials and look chic doing it.
3. Hermès Birkin
This list wouldn’t be complete without the Hermes Birkin. The Birkin bag has been dubbed a better investment than the stock market, so it comes as no surprise the iconic style should make the top five.
4. Hermès Kelly
The Kelly is one of Hermès' most renowned handbag styles. Grace Kelly was spotted with this vintage bag style so often that the brand consequently renamed it after her. A best-seller still to this day, it’s one to buy now and treasure forever.
5. Chanel 2.55
Fashion insiders will know that Chanel's 2.55 was named after its launch date - February 1955. A cult classic, it’s the perfect bag for nailing day-to-day elegance and deserves a place in any bag lovers edit.
6. Balenciaga City
It’s been reported that a Balenciaga City bag sell within 50 seconds making it one of the fastest-selling bags on Vestiaire. Crafted from the best leather, it’s easy to see why this luxury tote is included as one of the top buys.
7. Celine Luggage
Launched in 2010 during the golden age of the Phoebe Philo years, Celine's Luggage bag is the site's top-selling Celine accessories. Like all Philo designs, it’s a style so classic it’s a guaranteed to be in your closet for years.
8. Chanel Boy
Following in the footsteps of the Timeless and the 2.55, the Boy is another solid investment. Names after Chanel’s lover Boy Capel, it’s instantly recognizable with a thick chain strap and boxy leather exterior.
9. Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Louis Vuitton's spacious Neverfull bag is true house classic. Perfect for work, weekends away or for running errands, it’s a hardworking do-it-all tote that will never date - no wonder then that it has been carried by so many A-listers.
10. Celine Trapeze
Rounding out the top 10 is another Phoebe Philo design - the distinctive and instantly recognisable Trapeze bag. One of the most recognised must-have designer handbags around, it’s also a great size for carrying around everything you need.