Frugality has become all the more fashionable – particularly of late – yet we still yearn for new designer bags. Especially when a new season rolls around. Pair that with a desire for any excuse to dress up, and you’ll probably be left with an overwhelming craving to update your accessories repertoire on the reg’. Let us reassure you, you’re not alone.
So what to do? While it’s tempting to snap up a super affordable high street one that ‘does the job’ (for now), if you’re in a position to do so then it’s wise to think long-term and invest. After all, treating yourself to one of the best new designer bags that stands the test of time is one of the savviest luxury purchases you can make.
Need convincing? Right now, some bags are proving to be safer investments than stocks and shares because they are the accessory that appreciates the fastest, while vintage, pre-loved and second-hand designer handbags have risen in value by an average of 8% per year over the last decade and also outperformed the price of gold. Interesting, right?
But which bags are going to be the ‘it’ bags this season? The 90s cool-girl shoulder bag has had a welcome update, with denim designs like Mugler’s Spiral Curve silhouette and Jacquemus’ Le Bisou design proving wildly popular with influencers on Instagram.
The allure of the oversized pouch (helped no doubt by that Bottega Veneta) is another style which will continue to soar, while tote bags make a triumphant return this spring thanks to the likes of Mulberry’s cobalt blue update to their iconic Bayswater – which, by the way, is the perfect work bag – and Max Mara, whose woven straw take has got us dreaming of summer holidays.