The 10 Bags That Make a Wise Investment

As a new season approaches you'd be forgiven for thinking we were going to tell you to go out and buy the new 'it' bag. But we're more about the long term - these bags have not only stood the test of time, but are still of the moment and probably always will be (for the foreseeable, anyway.) Of anything to spend your pennies on, a handbag's CPW (cost per wear) is pretty damn economical. So, if you're looking to splurge, then look no further: here are the ten styles that we're vouch for anytime.

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Natasha Ramsay Levi’s reimagining of the Drew Bag, the ‘Drew Bijou’, is a new classic with a bouji twist.



The ‘it’ bag of the noughties, the Dior saddle bag, is back in all its glory , and you can bet it will come back time and time again. Head to Harrods or Selfridges for some great styles, or why not go via Vestiaire and invest in an original?


We say a bag that looks vintage is the thing to invest in and they don’t come more convincing than this Gucci bag, fresh from the 70s.


Perhaps because of their beautiful quality and minimalist design, or maybe because each season they are remade anew, Loewe bags don’t date. Therefore the perfect investment, we say!


A Miu Miu quilted bag will never not be a good investment (the double negative was necessary to emphasise our point.) and this one is classic enough that you’ll love it forever

Miu Miu

Vintage inspired beaded bags are everywhere but we say go to Shrimps, one of the first to make them and a classic in our minds.


The bag that spawned a thousand imitations is still the perfect evening bag. Plus, it looks great with jeans and maxi dresses and always cooler than an evening clutch.

The Row

A bright Mulberry bag will brighten up winters for years to come and these are silhouettes that will never feel dated, even for decades to come.



As Phoebe Philo departs Celine, now is the time to invest in one of her beautiful bags. This mini clasp bag is our all time favourite for timeless chic.


A monogrammed bag will always be chic (especially when it's iconic Fendi) and the flocking on this shoulder bag adds a luxe, contemporary feel to an otherwise instant classic.