Best Designer Handbags to Invest 2021
It’s no secret that designer handbags, while they’re stunning, top-quality pieces of art, come with a hefty price tag. Of course, the price of any designer bag is dependent on many factors, so there is lots of variation in the market depending on the bag you choose.
Because of this, it’s easy to see why many people are reluctant to spend so much money on designer handbags, especially if you’re new to the world of fashion. In all honesty, some designer bags, despite the price, are worth the investment, as they’ll last you for many years. Here are nine of the best designer bags to invest in.
Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires
Louis Vuitton – $790
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without one of the monogrammed classics from Louis Vuitton, so it’s the first on our list. Often, many of the Louis Vuitton bags can seem almost overused, as they’re so popular, but this pochette is one you’ll never go off of, and it’s also iconic.
It’s only small, so it’s suitable for small days out or evenings with friends or family when you don’t need to take much, but it may not be the bag for you if you’re a fan of keeping everything imaginable in your handbag.
Christian Louboutin Elisa Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag
Net-A-Porter – $1690
What are the most timeless designer shoes? Louboutin heels, of course. And, to match with your sexy red bottoms, this red shoulder bag has a fiery personality, and it’s another wearable, bold piece.
While it’s not neutral, like black or beige, the color of this bag is such an intense red, and it’s a timeless color that’s never going out of style. It’s a flattering colour on everyone, and the perfect hue to match a pair of Louboutin Kate Pumps.
Longchamp Le Pliage Shoulder Bag
Farfetch – $159
On the slightly more affordable end of designer, Longchamp’s Le Pliage collection have been in trend since they were first released, and there aren’t many bags you can say that about. One of the best things about these bags is that they’re so sturdy, and there’s a lower risk of staining or damaging them, thanks to their unique material.
This specific piece is dark grey and yellow, a subtle, effortless combination that’s modern and easy to wear, so you’ll get plenty of use out of this bag.
Kate Spade Petal Embossed Backpack
Farfetch – $513
Sometimes, a backpack is required for the occasion, so it’s always good to have one on hand. A lot of the time, backpacks can be unsightly and out of style, but there’s no chance of that with this one from Kate Spade.
The black petal imprint is fun and quirky, whilst also being plain enough to carry you through many eras of style in the years to come. You can either carry it as a backpack for comfort, or as a bucket bag, making it versatile and practical, too.
Saint Laurent Uptown Croc-Effect Patent-Leather Pouch
Net-A-Porter – $675
A classy black clutch bag is an essential for every wardrobe, regardless of your style, and it’s arguably the easiest accessory to add to any outfit. Being from Saint Laurent, it’s fitted with an eye catching YSL badge in the front, and the glossy finish matches the patent leather like a dream.
Not to mention, the croc pattern makes your clutch stand out from other similar styles, without veering too far from the original design of a black clutch.
Bottega Veneta The Chain Pouch Orange Leather Shoulder Bag
Harvey Nichols – $3690
As you may have noticed, all of these bags have come in more neutral colors (except the fire-engine red, of course), but this bag is for those who wish to make a bolder statement. It’s a rusty orange color, which is unbeatable as we head into the fall months and finished with a shiny gold chain handle.
It’s also slightly bigger than some others we’ve seen so far, but not too huge, making it perfect for those who like plenty of space in their handbag, without buying a bag the same size as themselves.
Prada Re-Nylon Quilted Shoulder Bag
Farfetch – $1850
You may have seen this bag dotted around various designer websites and department stores already, or perhaps you’ve seen it on Instagram, starring in an influencer’s post. The entire Re-Nylon collection, released this year by Prada, is an ode to the late 90s and early 00s, re-releasing their original styles from these times.
This shoulder bag is one of the most popular options of them all, and it’s one of the most sought-after bags right now. If you’re looking for a bag that’ll hold its value over the years, the original nylon Prada bags have gained value since the collection, and they’ve gained value.
Gucci GG Marmont Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag
Net-A-Porter – $2100
Another unforgettable, effortless, and enviable collection is Gucci’s Marmont range, compiled of many accessories with a common GG motif that bonds them together. The quilted design of this bag makes it bubbly and fun, whilst also being traditional and sensible.
Once again, we see the theme of black leather and gold detailing, a combination which will stick around forever, just like this piece. And if the bag alone isn’t enough for you, there’s always a belt or other similar bags available in the collection, too.
Saint Laurent Sunset Caramel Leather Shoulder Bag
Harvey Nichols – $2290
Finally, this cosy, creamy, pumpkin-colored bag is the last on our list, but it’s certainly not least. The considerable price may be a small shock, but the elegance and sophistication of a bag like this isn’t something you find every day.
Its rigid, panelled structure is aesthetically pleasing, and the sharp corners make it fierce and bossy, perfect for bringing out the businesswoman in you. And, yet again, we see the gold YSL logo and chain reappear, which is just proof of the popularity of this detail.