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The Handbags You Should Be Investing In
We gave you our list of the 10 accessories to invest in last month but when it comes to handbags, SnobSwap co-founder, Emily Dang says when in doubt, "[i]nvest in the holy trinity - Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès. While the value of luxury handbags can fluctuate due to trends or buzz, these three iconic brands in certain styles have the most resale value."Classics_BirkinShop the Hermès Birkin: We begin with the 'The Holy Grail', the Hermès Birkin. The most recognizable and highly sought-after bag in the world but still, one of the trickiest to find. "The power behind the Hermès brand is due to their limited quantities. This creates an unparalleled level of scarcity and exclusivity that no other brand has yet to achieve. ",Emily Dang says. A simple search online shows Birkin-fans offering "tips" how to attain the exclusive bag or skipping the waitlist altogether and buying the bag pre-loved. Either way, finally getting your hands on the exclusive bag is oh-so worth it. Not only is it gorgeous and the ultimate status symbol but it's also a better investment than even stocks and gold.Kelly handbagShop the Hermès Kelly: The Hermès Kelly really gained popularity when Grace Kelly began using it to hide her pregnancy from paparazzi. This association the bag has had with the Princess eventually led to the French luxury house officially naming the bag after her. Dubbed a slightly more practical Birkin, the Kelly has a top handle and a more functional shoulder strap, allowing you to go hands-free.Classics_Chanel bagShop the Chanel Classic Flap: Released as a reinterpretation of the original Chanel 2.55, the Chanel Classic Flap was introduced by long-time creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. He switched out the Mademoiselle lock in favor of the interlocking CC logo and introduced a chain-and-leather strap. There had been multiple different variations, colors, and sizes over the years but get yourself a Classic Flap in caviar leather and a neutral color and you're looking at a bag that might be worth almost 1.2 x the price you paid for it.Classics_Neverfull bagShop the Louis Vuitton Neverfull: The Neverfull is one of the easiest, most durable luxury handbags there is on the market. It fits everything and can be used just as easily as a work or diaper bag. The Neverfull is one of Louis Vuitton’s all-time most successful bags that come in endless options of materials as well as limited editions and special artist collaborations", says Emily, "it retains at least 85% of its resale value unless it is a rare limited edition bag—which can see upwards of double the resale value."
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