Vestitaire Collective, an online platform for pre-owned luxury goods, listed its top seller bags since the platform’s launch in 2009. From over 500,000 products the so-called ‘Global Bag Exchange Index’ was created.
This ranking is interesting for everyone who wants to stay up-to-date. If you’re the type of woman who gets bored by an accessory pretty easily, this list enables you to assess the resale value of it. However, when thinking about investing in a bag, make sure to have a closer look: Even if Gucci’s Dionysus bag only reached place 25, the resale value is estimated at 84 percent of the original price.
Get ready to dream away, because here comes the top ten of the most iconic bags:
- Chanel, Timeless
Characteristics/History: With this model the first CC logo was introduced; quilted material
2. Louis Vuitton, Speedy
Characteristics/History: Audrey Hepburn suggested the brand to create a smaller bag out of the Keepball model and the iconic Speedy was born.
3. Hermès, Birkin
Characteristics/History: Named after Jane Birkin who met the brand’s former boss Jean-Louis Dumas on a plane and explained the need for a bigger purse.
4. Hermès, Kelly
Characteristics/History: Became famous after Grace Kelly wore it in Life Magazine after her wedding; one handle
5. Chanel, 2.55
Characteristics/History: Inspired by military bags with body straps; the lining is always made of bordeaux coloured leather
Creation: Named after the date of its creation, February 1955
6. Balenciaga, City
Characteristics/History: Studs and leather bands on zippers
7. Céline, Luggage
Characteristics/History: The most sold Céline bag at Vestitaire Collective
8. Chanel, Boy
Characteristics/History: Hommage to Coco Chanel and named after the love of her life, Boy Chapel
9. Louis Vuitton, Neverfull
Characteristics/History: To guarantee their durability, the bags dropped from half a meter holding 3.5 kilos inside.
10. Céline, Trapeze
Characteristics/History: A bag that sold out even before it hit stores; wing pockets
Images via Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Portero, Elle, Balenciaga, Rebelle, Vogue
By Vivien Gilow