Designer handbags, once thought of as nothing more than a frivolous indulgence for the rich, are now seen as an essential component in any classy woman’s wardrobe…
First world indulgence – for sure. Pure marketing genius? Maybe. But whatever thoughts you happen to have on designer handbags, one thing is for certain – the right one can upgrade an ordinary outfit (and in fact, and entire wardrobe) in a split second.
Of course, the action of incorporating designer handbags into your outfits is the easy part! It isn’t rocket science to team your Chanel Boy with a classic jeans and white T-shirt combo. Or your YSL Kate with an LBD.
For most of us, the difficult part is saving up enough pennies to invest in the first place, and knowing exactly which bag/s are going to give you the most mileage for your money.
But once you’ve decided, don’t be afraid of buying something second hand. Shopping only from reputable retailers such as The Real Real, you can pick up some amazing purchases for much less than the RRP.
Here, we have selected 6 designer handbags we’d happily spend money on right this minute. These are the bags that have proven to be iconic and timeless without being boring or old-fashioned.
These designer handbags will stand the test of time and pay dividends from a wardrobe perspective for many years to come. In fact, it’s true that some designer bags actually appreciate in value, so don’t feel so bad with your purchase!
Scroll through our gallery of 6 designer handbags worthy of the investment.
#1 – Chanel Classic Flap
Created in 1955, it is safe to say that this designer handbag is not going away any time soon. Iconic and classic, the Chanel classic flap comes in several sizes and colours.