Handbag Styles to Invest in: trends in bags that carry season after season 


Handbags are a crucial part of a woman’s daily life as well as a carrier of everything she needs in life and for that reason, investing in a great bag that will carry you from season to season is an excellent idea. Certain handbag trends come and go; this, is what makes buying one you know won’t go out of style that much more difficult. After examining some of the luxury designer collections over the years, we’ve found that there are certain design themes and trends that stick around and that you might want to stick to when investing in your first designer bag.

First we’ll take a look at the chain link shoulder strap: this is a design on handbags that we have seen since Coco Chanel first created her classic quilted double flap bag in the 1955 and a look that will continue to show on the runways and on the shelves of retail and resale stores season after season.

The satchel is another bag trend that we have seen throughout the seasons and has become a staple in handbags through the years. With the combination of handles and a longer strap, the functionality really equals its style status. Hold it on your elbow or use it as a crossbody; the possibilities are endless! Some of our favorites right now are the Kelly bag by Hermes and Fendi’sPeekaboo bag.

Next, is the studded bag. Many of you have seen it grace us with its presence on the rockstud collection of bags by Valentino and now, even more designers are starting to adapt this edgy sense to their designs including the likes of Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Fendi.

Structured shoulder bags are also a style that we’ve seen for a very long time and continue to follow us season after season with their durability. Louis Vuitton’s Alma bag, for example has been a design sold for over 20 years and still continues to increase in price showing that, the sleek, stiff structure of this style continues to persevere!

And last but not least is the open tote bag. From the long lasting designs like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull to Chanel’s Cerf Tote, and Goyard’s Saint Louis, to their contemporary counterparts like Mansur Gavriel and Givenchy- open totes are a consistent go-to everyday look. Their ample room, easy wear and simple design makes them in constant demand among any type of woman.

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