As we saw in ourlast article, a handbag is needed at all times at different events. For every occasion, there is an outfit, a pair of shoes and that perfect handbag - a practical item that you will never leave behind. Like thecleo purse, it’s an accessory that can add a bit of extra edge and can keep your belongings safe and sound.
If you decide to splash out for once, buying a handbag is a great way to do it. Choose the right one correctly and you will make a great investment. Handbags, are an asset that can be bought and sold for higher prices due to the value they have.
Luxury handbags are a treasure and if you keep them in perfect condition, they can make you look good and make you a lot of money if you ever decided to sell. Vogue takes us through some of the best brands to invest in.
Hermès was always known as good brand to buy from. Their handbags are made with genuine leather. The softest of its kind. Usually made from calf leather, Hermès bags can have a starting price of over 13.000 dollars, so you would to be sure that it is made from the finest fabrics.
Hermès also use animal skin that is hard to come buy. Crocodile, snake - whichever the animal - is now illegal to hunt in most countries making the source of the fabric scarce. This ends up adding to the bag’s value and it’s price tag.
All the metals used on each bag are precious. The locks, buckles and keys are made from platinum, palladium or gold. Some of the bags even have diamonds encrusted. This process can be done on request and is not usually found in the original design.
Each bag is handmade with a unique method of stitching that is at least two centuries old in France. Everything from cutting, sewing, painting and polishing is done by hand and there are no other makers of this style making the bag even more valuable.
Hermès was not always top of the range. Its rise to high-end (if not the highest) fashion accessories is a story of fairy tales. Two people, actress Jane Birkin and Hermès Chief Executive Jean-Louis Dumas sat beside each other on a plane.
After revealing that the actress would like to see pockets in the design of the bags, the two brainstormed together and sketched out the infamous bag as we know it today on the back of a paper airplane bag.
Since 1984, the release of the Hermès Birkin helped the brand’s value sore up 500% in the last 35 years.
Chanel’s vision for her accessories included being practical and oozing luxury. The most famous model, the 2.55, has a flap opening as its main feature. Released in 1955, chanel changed the accessory forever.
Inside the handbag is a zipped pocket to store the very most important treasures or secrets. The puffy quilted leather is a classic feature and the chain that holds the bag revolutionised how women carried their handbag.
The late Karl Lagerfeld gave this iconic bag a modern twist by adding a CC clasp to the bag. To this day, it is still the number 1 bag sold by the brand. Once the shelf gets refilled, the bag leaves as quickly as it came in.
Louis Vuitton is a popular choice in terms of great brands to buy. Compared to some of the other brands in the same line, Louis Vuitton can be quite affordable. The bags are virtually indestructible and they go through rigorous testing to ensure this. And if, for some reason, you have really put your bag through a rough time, the company has an excellent repair service.
The speedy is one of the originals and was made famous by Audrey Hepburn who would carry two at a time. Starting prices are under $1000 making it a reachable goal unlike other iconic bags that have so much history. Those ones will set you back a couple of thousand.
Another great design is the Neverfull. It has been a hit since 2007. The bag is slouchy, but neat and stylish - perfect for the city or the country. With plenty of pockets inside you can fit loads of valuables!
There are other brands worth mentioning such as Dior and Longchamp. These two brands are favorited by the royal English family with many of them seen carrying the brands. The Lady Dior was named after Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge just loves her Longchamp.
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