These Are the 8 Designer Bags to Invest In, Based on Data From Rebag

Unless you’re someone with a disposable income, shopping the posh market is…not for the faint of heart. It’s a hefty a part of your paycheck, in any case! That said, if you find yourself able to treat yourself with a designer bag, watch, or anything (you deserve it), odds are you wish to make sure you’re making a sensible purchase—especially in case you’re doing it for the primary time. You aren’t the just one, and thankfully, there’s plenty of information to assist you to determine if the high-ticketed item you’re eyeing is definitely value it. Just take a look at the 2022 Clair Report from Rebag.

For those who aren’t already familiar, Clair uses information from Rebag—the posh resale site specializing in designer bags, accessories, shoes, watches, and more—to drag data and analytics so that you, dear reader, can research a brand or product to your heart’s content. Based on the 2022 Clair Report, there are three brands well definitely worth the investment: Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.

Hermès Birkin Handbag Rose Jaipur Epsom with Gold Hardware 30

19 Flap Bag Quilted Leather Medium

Chanel 19 Flap Bag Quilted Leather Medium

Diane NM Handbag Monogram Canvas

Louis Vuitton Diane NM Handbag Monogram Canvas

This will come as no surprise, especially since these three houses took the highest spots for one of the best luxury brands on the platform for the second yr in a row. Nevertheless, 2022 marks the primary yr Chanel, which now retains 87 percent of its value, and Louis Vuitton, retaining 92 percent, join Hermès as “unicorn brands.” Elizabeth Layne, the CMO of Rebag, explains that a big a part of that is resulting from each brands’ price increases over the past yr. Mix that with each’s limited primary market supply and overall allure, and you will have yourself a unicorn brand.


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Possibly those brands aren’t really your thing. No worries—to every their very own! By which case, there are many other designer brands you may spend money on. “Prada, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Fendi made significant gains on the Clair Index,” Layne adds. “Specific models that hold their value include the Fendi Baguette with a 115 percent average retention value, the Prada Re-edition 2000, which carries 112 percent of its original retail value on the resale market, and the Gucci Soho Chain Crossbody, keeping a median of 122 percent of its retail price on the secondary market.” And just in case you aren’t sure what to purchase, tote bags and crossbody bags have develop into two top-selling styles on Rebag. Layne attributes this to their functional qualities.

Baguette NM Bag Zucca Lycra Mini

Fendi Baguette NM Bag Zucca Lycra Mini

Re-Edition 2000 Hobo Crystal Embellished Satin Mini

Prada Re-Edition 2000 Hobo Crystal Embellished Satin Mini

Soho Chain Crossbody Bag Leather Medium

Gucci Soho Chain Crossbody Bag Leather Medium

The buzziest bag from the Clair Report might surprise you, since it isn’t one amongst the posh labels—but it surely has a price retention that exceeds them. “Telfar’s secret sauce is a mixture of exclusive limited-edition drops, buzz-worthy sales events just like the Telfar Bag Security Program, and the recent Rainbow Bag drop,” Layne shares. In fact, it doesn’t hurt that the brand’s products are available a wide range of colours and folks like Oprah Winfrey, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Dua Lipa, and Beyoncé have been spotted wearing them. But at the top of the day, it’s easy economics. “The demand for the Telfar Shopping Tote outweighs its supply, subsequently raising its value.”

For those who’re getting a bag with the concept of doubtless reselling it, Layne offers some key suggestions to maintain in your back pocket: “Timeless, classic styles often hold their value,” she says. “Mini editions greatly appreciate in value because they’re produced in lower quantities and have a high demand. Finally, keep the handbags in pristine condition, and aim for handbags with high demand and low supply.”

Shopping Tote Faux Leather Small

Telfar Shopping Tote Faux Leather Small

Shopping Tote Faux Leather Large

Telfar Shopping Tote Faux Leather Large

UGG Reverse Shopping Tote Shearling and Suede Small

Telfar UGG Reverse Shopping Tote Shearling and Suede Small

Dale Arden Chong is the Senior Fashion Commerce Editor at Previously, she was an editor at and has written for Who What Wear, GLAMOUR, The Coveteur, and more. She loves fashion, food, and art, amongst other things—but her best love is K-pop idol V of BTS. 

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