By Kate Marin
Whether you’re looking to invest in a new designer handbag or clearing out a few under-loved pieces from your wardrobe, there’s no better time to enter the world of luxury resale than now. Not only is it a more environmentally conscious way to shop, but it’s also way smarter: With the help of a little market research, it’s clear as day what items maintain (or even increase) in value over time. So yes, you can think of your next big handbag purchase as an informed investment rather than a splurge.
Just in time for the holiday season, we partnered up with StockX — a live marketplace for authenticated designer goods — to pin down the most luxurious, on-trend accessories in the luxury resale market. From vintage Chanel to the latest Gucci waist-bag, three of our editors share the holy-grail handbags that will heighten your wardrobe now and last for years to come.
My husband and I are always traveling on the weekends, especially during this time of year, and the Louis Vuitton Puffer duffel checks every box for a brief getaway. It’s roomy enough to accommodate both our outfit changes (plus my entire skin-care routine). The black leather can camouflage signs of having jumped from cab to train to car to… And the trendy puffer style feels super cozy, even if we’re stuck on Metro North.
Considering most of my wardrobe falls on a gradient between black and white, it’s nice to add a zest of color with accessories — this royal blue Balenciaga bag goes with everything. And despite its traditional top-handle shape, it still feels interesting with the ironic white logo.