These Are The Most Popular Handbags Of All Time

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Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior: All makers of iconic handbags that every fashion girl aspires to have in her closet. If you’ve ever been curious about which designer bag tops the style set’s most-wanted list, you needn’t wonder anymore: luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective has launched the Global Bag Exchange Index, counting down the top cult-status bags sold through their community—from Chanel’s Boy Bag to Saint Laurent’s Sac Du Jour to Gucci’s Dionysus. We got the inside scoop from Soohee Cho, Director of Supply at Vestiaire Collective, on the 25 bags that top the list, plus tips on best practices when it comes to making a designer handbag investment. Read on to find out fashion’s most coveted bag, and shop each style from the site.

Adam Katz Sinding

Fashion's Favorite Handbags

Why these bags still make a great investment:

"Yves Saint Laurent once said, 'Fashions fade, style is eternal.' Iconic bags are the epitome of timeless style, quality and beauty. These bags are not only great investments in terms of elevating style, but they often have higher resale values, making them a smart financial investment. For example, select Hermès Birkins from 2012 in very good condition have been sold for more than the original price of purchase."

Is it smart to purge an investment bag when it hits cult status or keep for the long haul?

"It’s best to purge when you are ready to let it go. You might get a higher return when selling during the peak of its popularity, but if you’re not ready to part with it, the financial gain isn’t worth breaking up with your beloved bag."

Which types of bags are always worth holding onto and which ones increase in value over time?

"The Chanel Timeless, Louis Vuitton Speedy, Hermès Birkin and Kelly as well as Balenciaga's City bags are a few of the top-ranked and best-selling on Vestiaire Collective. Exclusive colors, materials or limited-edition bags are all factors that can determine a higher resale value."

Is it cool to now invest in the bags that were huge years ago?

"Iconic bags are reissued and reinterpreted by the luxury houses every so often. This means owning an It bag is like owning a piece of history in its original form. There is something very cool about that. Also, we think it's always a good idea to invest in items you love, regardless of when it was most popular."

Any additional or important facts to know about buying or selling designer bags?

"When purchasing a bag, be sure to assess quality, desirability, and rarity as these three metrics can increase the value when you are ready to sell it. When selling an item, there are two major rules to keep in mind. First, take care of your bag by keeping it in its original storage when you aren’t using it, and keep the accessories it came with such as the dustbag and authenticity card. Second, sell through a trusted site such as Vestiaire Collective that helps monitor the community so it is a safe place to sell and make purchases."

Timeless Handbag

$3,071

Chanel

Chanel, Timeless

Timeless Handbag

$4,325

Chanel

Chanel, Timeless

Speedy Handbag

$556

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, Speedy

Speedy Cloth Handbag

$629

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, Speedy

Birkin Leather Tote

$8,970

Hermès

Hermes, Birkin

Birkin Crocodile Bag

$37,907

Hermès

Hermes, Birkin

Kelly Leather Handbag

$6,059

Hermès

Hermes, Kelly

Kelly Leather Handbag

$11,200

Hermès

Hermes, Kelly

2.55 Leather Crossbody Bag

$2,670

Chanel

Chanel, 2.55

2.55 Patent Leather Handbag

$2,996

Chanel

Chanel, 2.55

Green Leather Handbag

$875

Balenciaga

Balenciaga, City

Purple Leather Handbag

$1,095

Balenciaga

Balenciaga, City

Luggage Phantom Leather Handbag

$1,499

Céline

Celine, Luggage

Luggage Phantom Python Handbag

$2,723

Céline

Celine, Luggage

Boy Leather Handbag

$3,417

Chanel

Chanel, Boy

Boy Leather Handbag

$3,619

Chanel

Chanel, Boy

Brown Leather Handbag

$905

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, Neverfull

Brown Leather Handbag

$1,695

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, Neverfull

Trapèze Leather Handbag

$1,495

Céline

Celine, Trapeze

Trapèze Leather Crossbody Bag

$1,698

Céline

Celine, Trapeze

Falabella Handbag

$533

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney, Falabella

Falabella Handbag

$1,067

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney, Falabella

Lady Dior Handbag

$1,700

Dior

Dior, Lady Dior

Lady Dior Handbag

$3,122

Dior

Dior, Lady Dior

Antigona Leather Handbag

$1,339

Givenchy

Givenchy, Antigona

Antigona Leather Bowling Bag

$1,440

Givenchy

Givenchy, Antigona

Black Leather Handbag

$1,145

Valentino

Valentino, Rockstud

Rockstud Leather Handbag

$1,549

Valentino

Valentino, Rockstud

Paddington Leather Handbag

$263

Chloé

Chloe, Paddington

Paddington Leather Handbag

$417

Chloé

Chloe, Paddington

Leather Mini Bag

$795

Fendi

Fendi, Baguette

Baguette Mink Clutch Bag

$2,995

Fendi

Fendi, Baguette

Jackie Cloth Handbag

$194

Gucci

Gucci, Jackie

Brown Leather Handbag

$1,800

Gucci

Gucci, Jackie

Sac De Jour Leather Handbag

$1,700

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent, Sac Du Jour

Red Leather Handbag

$2,210

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent, Sac Du Jour

Drew Leather Handbag

$998

Chloé

Chloe, Drew

Brown Leather Handbag

$1,210

Chloé

Chloe, Drew

Constance Shoulder Bag

$11,987

Hermès

Hermes, Constance

Constance Leather Handbag

$14,972

Hermès

Hermes, Constance

Rocco Leather Crossbody Bag

$534

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang, Rocco

Rocco Leather Satchel

$600

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang, Rocco

Alexa Leather Satchel

$562

Mulberry

Mulberry, Alexa

Alexa Leather Satchel

$513

Mulberry

Mulberry, Alexa

Green Leather Handbag

$800

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler, PS1

PS1 Leather Bag

$1,100

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler, PS1

Brown Leather Handbag

$490

Mansur Gavriel

Red Leather Handbag

$520

Mansur Gavriel

Dionysus Leather Handbag

$2,830

Gucci

Gucci, Dionysus

Dionysus Leather Handbag

$2,563

Gucci

Gucci, Dionysus