The luxury cars of the fashion world, designer handbags hold a place near and dear to the hearts of enthusiasts and collectors alike. Over the last 200 years, the luxury handbag space has evolved and molted from the first iterations of luggage, fueled by status and celebrity affiliation. Today, vintage styles from the past have never been more valuable — the Hermés Birkin, the Fendi Baguette, or Prada’s nylon backpack, to name a few — proving designer handbags to be a viable long-term investment.

Taste and style play largely into any purchase decision, but the best designer handbags to invest in are those that carry a legacy that’s sure to outlive (or perhaps already has) the ebbs and flows of fashion trends. Although many modern brands are producing handbags of a similar nature, the best designer bags to invest in have already withstood the test of time.

Follow Kate on Instagram here.

Tags hermes / handbags / louis-vuitton / prada / dior / chanel