Bags that hold value


Aug 31, 2013
I recently was doing an eBay search for vintage Fendi and Prada bags, and was surprised how inexpensive they were. Are their any bags that retain their value?
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Dec 29, 2012
Yup Hermes and Chanel!

For Hermes is the Birkin, Kelly, Constance, and other models in rarer colors/materials.

For Chanel it is mostly the classic flap in black and the classic boy bag, also in black. Some runway pieces and rarer colors for both model do retain their value a lot but I mostly see black color for both go for big bucks.
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Jun 18, 2012
As others have said. Certain models of Hermes, Chanel, LV hold their value relatively well. Almost no bag will hold 100% of its value forever.

I've found some of the premier brands worst at holding their value are Miu Miu, Prada, Celine and Gucci. Dior isn't that great either.

"It" bags of any brand also tend to plummet in value years after they aren't "it" anymore.

Of course all of these are guidelines and IMHO. :smile: I just try to buy wisely for any potential resale but never think of bags as investments.


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Jun 7, 2016
Philip Lim Pashli or Coach 1941 Rogue Satchel and why? Help me decide ladies? Based on any factors including resell value but not nearly a top concern.


Mar 26, 2015
ime, just certain styles from hermes, chanel and lv... and vintage styles from the other brands might be worth a bit more than their regular stuff. usually the exotics have a good resale too, or at least hold value, like ostrich, python, stingray, etc. there are lots of hermes that don't hold value, the same with chanel and lv - just because it comes from one of those 3 doesn't make it a great return for money spent, it really needs to be a true classic piece in a very standard design and color. the more bells and whistles and color, the less it'll hold value. be boring and classic and stick to those 3 and you'll at least get some of what you spent back. bags are not an investment though, at least not like they used to be when women held on to them for 20+ years ; these days we turn them over too soon and fashion houses produce too many for any to appreciate well. bit of a tangent there....:smile: