The Next Time You Invest In A Luxury Bag Take A Look At This List First

It's time to pick and choose.

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Marianna Hewitt wearing a Louis Vuitton handbag.

When it comes to iconic handbags that every fashion lover aspires to have in their closet, one might think of Chanel, Dior, or Valentino. Yet if you want a trendy one, there are lists that declare which designer bags top the year’s most wanted. Within these lists, you might see a handbag or two that you already know, but also some silhouettes you never knew about. Luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective revealed to TZR its most popular handbags of 2021 — it ranged from Louis Vuitton’s Speedy to Gucci’s Diana bag (beloved by Princess Diana herself).

Many classic bags top this year’s list as must-have pieces as they’re both timeless and on trend. “Iconic bags are the epitome of timeless style, quality, and beauty,” said Soohee Cho, Vestiarie Collective’s former director of merchandising. “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 that are in very good condition have sold for more than the original price of purchase.”

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As you consider which It-bag or favorite celebrity purse to buy, think about its potential resale value too — if you plan on eventually trading it in for something else. “When purchasing a bag, be sure to assess the quality, desirability, and rarity. These three metrics can increase the value when you are ready to sell it,” Cho said. Whether you’re selling or need inspiration for a new handbag to add to your collection, check out the 34 most popular handbags sold on Vestiaire Collective so far. (The first nine picks are also part of Vestiaire Collective’s top luxury bag brands of 2021, so you know they’re worth investing in.)

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Fendi’s Baguette

Gucci’s Jackie

Dior’s Monogram Book Tote

Louis Vuitton’s Pochette

Hermès’ Bolide 31

Saint Laurent’s LouLou

Gabriela Hearst’s Nina

GANNI’s Mini Knot Baguette

Telfar Bag

Totême’s T-Tote

Coperni’s Swipe

Okhtein’s The Feryel

Kassl Editions’ Pillow Tote

Louis Vuitton’s Speedy

Balenciaga’s City

Gucci’s Dionysus

Prada’s Re-Nylon

Givenchy’s Antigona

Gucci’s Soho

Louis Vuitton’s Alma

Gucci’s Ophidia

Marc Jacobs’ Snapshot

Gucci’s Bamboo

Valentino’s Rockstud

Louis Vuitton’s Keepall

Dior’s Saddle Bag

Gucci’s GG Marmont

Dior’s Lady Dior

Longchamp’s Le Pliage

Louis Vuitton’s Noé

Prada’s Tessuto Nylon

Stella McCartney’s Falabella

Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull

Furla’s Metropolis

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