For most 20-somethings, the idea of splurging on every single new Saint Laurent release or a pair of Gucci sunglasses may just seem absolutely unnecessary — luxury tags can go ahead and sit on the back-burner while we down that second shot of tequila.
But once we approach the big 3-0, saving up for a series of high-quality, classic handbags is a more logical move that you’d imagine. We’re talking about ‘investment pieces‘, the things that will supposedly see you through a lifetime of wardrobe crises and cheap, trend-obsessed fast fashion. An arsenal of timeless bags (which frankly, are meant to be earned) can really last you for life — and even serve as a valuable heirloom after.
Reimagined renditions of your favourite classics like multicoloured, striped Birkins and Bvlgari’s iconic Serpenti Forever bag covered in luxurious light gold chains are sure to be a mainstay in any collector’s arsenal. There are also some new designer releases, like Balenciaga’s edgy Hourglass bag and the celebrity-favourite Bottega Veneta Jodie clutch.
It’s time to look and feel the part of a glamorous, polished adult; we’ve rounded up bags that we predict will be decade-spanning investment pieces for time to come. Below, check out the designer bags that are really worth pumping your hard-earned, hard-saved money into.