If You've Bought Any of These 25 Handbags, You're Onto a Winner

Hannah Almassi

Ask any girl whose heart beats for fashion, and she'll tell you that a handbag is one of the best investment you can make… outside of something clever on the stock market or a wise property purchase. And that's not just down to our usual argument regarding the outfit impact a quality designer bag can deliver, but because many become so iconic that there's money to be made when it comes to selling them later on.

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But just like anything else in this world, not all It bags are born equal. You can imagine the kind of names that top the list (Chanel, Hermès, more Chanel, more Hermès), but that doesn't mean some unexpected brands can't make it into the highest echelons of fashion's resale market.

Premium resale site Vestiaire Collective has gathered a giant stack of data to bring you a definitive list of the most worthwhile handbag purchases—and they would know, considering the biggest chunk of its business comes from the supply and demand of handbags.

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So now you now have its Global Bag Exchange Index for handy reference: It could help shape your shopping strategy for a designer bag in 2017, but it may also give you the impetus to dig out some old styles you'd cast aside as out of date: I was surprised to see that the Chloé Paddington still has great retail potential, despite the fact that it's now over a decade old and not particularly aligned with today's more minimal It-bag preferences.

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