Which are the best investment bags to buy 2023?
Trends come and go, but there are definitely a few great, classic luxury handbags that are here to stay.
Lately I have received several requests from followers who asked me which are the most classic luxury models to focus on to enrich your wardrobe in the long term with a great new piece.
So, if you’re in a hurry, in this roundup you’ll find all the best investment bags to buy 2023 and use forever:
Because when you decide to spend a certain amount on a beautiful bag, you want to know if it’s a good “investment”, an accessory capable not only to satisfy all the practical needs that a bag, even a designer handbag, must meet, but above all to make your outfits even more elegant and to last over the years.
I’ve been passionate about bags for a long time and, over the years, I’ve bought several handbags I still love. I bought some of my bags new, in a boutique, while for others I preferred to opt for a high quality vintage piece.
To acquire its “It bag” status, a bag usually has to be characterized by a certain mix of elements: it must be immediately recognizable, but in a subtle and never tacky way, it must be versatile but elegant and not too easily accessible. In addition, it must have a modern, but also classic and clean design.
So I tried to draw up a list of what I believe to be, in 2023, the absolutely best handbags to buy, the classic pieces to focus on when you decide to invest in a new handbag. And here’s a list of the best designer handbags to invest in 2023!
1 – CHANEL 2.55
What to say? It’s the classic of the classics and no, it doesn’t age you, you just have to combine it well. I own it and I absolutely recommend the Jumbo version in Caviar leather. You’ll use it a lot and it’s definitely still one of the best designer bags for 2023.
WHERE TO BUY A CHANEL 2.55:
In every Chanel boutique in the world or in every Chanel Corner in luxury department stores all over the world.
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2 – LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY BAG
For some years now the Damier version is the most wanted one, but whatever version you choose, this bag will remain a classic. Equipped with a shoulder strap, it will soon become your favorite bag on the go. The Speedy Bag is still the best louis vuitton bag to invest in – at least in my opinion.
For a complete review click here.
WHERE TO BUY IT:
In every Louis Vuitton boutique in the world or in every Louis Vuitton Corner in luxury department stores all over the world.
Insider tip: See on Vestiaire Collective for the best worldwide choice of secondhand (and sometimes new) and vintage Louis Vuitton investment bags. The choice and the service are simply great!
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3 – FENDI PEEKABOO
Like the previous bags, this bag has been on the market for some years now and it remains a great bag, suitable for a full and dynamic life. Every year it is presented in new colors and leathers.
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4 – SADDLE BAG, DIOR
Definitely the new entry among the best classic bags, the Dior Saddle Bag was already in vogue a few years ago, then it temporarily disappeared from the scene and made a great return last spring. And it seems here to stay, judging by the many bloggers and socialites who show it off right now!
I’ve always liked this bag and every now and then I think about buying one. In black, of course. It’s a fantastic bag that gives any outfit grit and personality. For this reason, it is perfect for any woman over 40, but also for the very young ones. Its most beautiful version – black and shiny – is also scratch-resistant.
6 – GUCCI DIONYSUS
In recent years, in my opinion, it has become difficult to identify the real classic pieces from this brand – the best Gucci bags to invest in. Gucci’s new style strategy has in fact produced a multiplication of models that tend to have an increasingly shorter life.
There is one item, however, that has been around for years and does not seem destined to leave the scenes: the Gucci Dionysus, with its characteristic and unmistakable lines, is here to stay.
7 – CÉLINE BELT
I include this model of Céline ex aequo in my list of the best classic investment bags because I find there are other it bags from this brand destined to last over time (such as the ). In any case, buying a Céline bag is always a good idea if you want a luxurious product capable of withstanding in time without going out of fashion.
Other great and chic classic choices from Céline are the Classic Box Bag and the Céline 16 Bag.
8 – HERMÈS BIRKIN
The Birkin Bag is, of course, the ultimate investment bag. I think its price is really exorbitant, but it’s also a handbag that you can use and love forever, and looks amazing with every possible style.
It’s a great classic and one of the bag dreams of many women, so it deserves a place on this list by right!
These days it is very difficult to get a Birkin in a boutique.
You also find a great choice for the Kelly Bag, which many women (myself included) now prefer to the Birkin bag as a more modern, trendy option to the Birkin bag.
9 – BOTTEGA VENETA CASSETTE BAG
The Padded Cassette cross-body bag is an irresistible expression of the Bottega Veneta style. Its orthogonal braiding and signature triangular buckle offer an aesthetic that women enamored of the brand will love.
10 – GUCCI DIANA BAG
A newcomer between the best designer bags 2023, the Diana bamboo handle tote was first presented by the House in 1991. Speaking to the narrative of evolution and reinvention that runs through Gucci’s designs, the bag was redesigned by Gucci in 3 different sizes – with removable, neon leather belts —a nod to the functional bands that once came with the original bag to maintain the shape of the handles.
11 – CHLOÉ TESS BAG
Actually, among the best women’s handbags to buy under the title of great classics, there is more than one from Chloé, but I chose the Faye because it is the one that, personally, I find the most beautiful and characteristic. Other classic models are the Drew and the Marcie bag.
12 – FALABELLA BAG, STELLA MC CARTNEY
Vegan bag designed by designer Stella McCartney, this great classic in vegan leather never fails to impress and amaze: I had it since many years and I love it, it’s comfortable and decorative and is also one of the bags that most often arouses interest (and requests about where to buy one!) when I go around.
13 – LOEWE PUZZLE BAG
LOEWE’s Puzzle shoulder bag has been a fan favorite for years. It’s made of leather that was hand-stitched and cut into geometric panels, which gives it an interesting multifaceted look – perfect to reflect the company’s diverse identity!
You can wear this bag on your back or crossbody in different ways:
It can be carried in five ways: Over the shoulder, across the body, on the back, or in the hand as a tote or clutch.
Best place to buy it new: HERE.
14 – YVES SAINT-LAURENT SUNSET BAG
This is one of the most recent classic bags, which is extremely popular right now, especially in some cities such as Milan, but in a few years it has managed to deserve a place in the ranking of the best luxury handbags to invest in.
Other great investment bags by YSL are the LouLou bag and the Kate bag.
15 – GUCCI 1955 HORSEBIT
This investment bag comes in many shapes, colors and sizes and has definitely become one of my absolute favorites in the designer bag universe.
Eclectic, modern, innovative yet timeless: this is how I would describe this gorgeous classic Gucci bag. I’m using mine all the time, it really matches with everything!
Complete review of this bag: see HERE.