6. Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Making a comeback of its own, Louis Vuitton’s most iconic tote was recently praised by Vogue
writer Liana Satenstein as a perfect executive tote
. In her words, “The standard investment piece has an air of killer executive realness. It means business.”
Originally designed in 1955 by Gabrielle Chanel, the Classic Mini Flap Bag is the epitome of an accessory that has stood the test of time. In fact, according to The RealReal, it still flies like hotcakes. “The iconic Flap Bag is a consistent best-seller,” shares McSweeney. In the past decade alone, this bag’s value has increased by 100%.
7. Chanel Classic Mini Flap Bag
8. Luar Ana Bag
A newer accessory on the scene, Luar’s Ana Bag
is inspired by ’80s and ’90s briefcases and made its mark in the fashion world when it appeared on the runway last fall. “Though their new ‘it-bag,’ the Ana, is officially launching in Spring 2023, we’ve already seen they are in high demand on The RealReal,” McSweeney shares. “We’ve had 100’s of obsessions on the handful of units we’ve received.”
A modern icon, Coperni’s Swipe Bag has been spotted on Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, and Kylie Jenner, to name a few influential dressers. After being introduced in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection, the bag has taken off and been reimaged into new colorways and sizes. After maintaining its popularity over the last four years, this bag has secured its place as a true investment piece.
9. Coperni Swipe Bag
A crowd favorite, Jacquemus’ signature handbag has undoubtedly made waves in the fashion world. Since launching in 2018, it has made runway cameos in nearly all of Jacquemus’ shows and is carried by Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and more stylish icons. According to the team at The RealReal, this mini bag is only becoming more valuable with time.
10. Jacquemus Chiquito Bag
11. Miu Miu Wander Mini Matelasse Nappa Bag
Another mini bag on the rise is Miu Miu’s Matelasse bag. “We’re seeing strong demand for mini bags,” McSweeney says. “If we look at Miu Miu
, for example, demand for mini bags is up nearly 3x, comparing Q4 of 2022 to Q4 2021. The Miu Miu Wander Mini Matelasse Nappa Bag has been a particularly popular style.”
According to The RealReal, our return to the office has also made a significant impact on bag trends — and Prada’s 1995 tote is no exception. “We’ve been seeing strong demand for ‘Back to Business’ styles, exemplified by totes trending. Looking at the second half of 2021 compared to the same 2022 time period, we’re seeing demand for totes is up 30%.” Prada’s iteration is a specific bag that The Real Real team has seen soared in demand.
12. Prada Re-Edition 1995 Tote
13. The Row 90’s Bag in Leather
“We’ve been seeing an uptick in demand for cylinder-shaped bags like this one from The Row
,” The RealReal shares. “The search for cylinder bags is up 35% in the second half of 2022 compared to the first half.” According to their team, The Row’s 90’s Bag is a hard one to find, but a valuable treasure to hold onto.
14. Polène Numero 10
A newer brand with strong investment potential, Polène
launched its equestrian-inspired bag less than two years ago. Already, it’s become one of high demand. “Polène is certainly a brand we’re keeping an eye on at The RealReal,” McSweeney tells me. “New styles, like the Number 10 crossbody, have seen incredible demand as of late.”
15. Brandon Blackwood Kendrick Trunk
American fashion designer Brandon Blackwood
is best known for his beloved bags, which have been worn by Jessica Alba, Winnie Harlow, and members of the Kardashian clan. While a newer design, the Kendrick Trunk, a mini shoulder bag that comes in a variety of joy-inducing colors, is a popular piece in the resale market.
16. Fauré Le Page Tote
“Fauré Le Page
is perhaps less broadly known compared to Goyard and Moynat; however, we’re still seeing strong demand,” McSweeney says of the 2009-founded French fashion house. “Totes from the brand, for example, sell for an average of 88% of the manufacturer's suggested retail price.”
Founded in 2012, Mach & Mach is famous for its glittering bows and feminine take on accessories. Since releasing its Mini Samantha Bag, the brand has taken off as a player with true resale value potential. “A brand better known for their best-selling shoes, (Mach & Mach) also has an incredibly sought after handbag collection,” The RealReal shares. “Their Mini Samantha Bag is selling up to 80% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on The RealReal.”
17. Mach & Mach Mini Samantha Bag
According to The RealReal, a standout bag that has made a swift but steady rise in resale value over the last five years is the Telfar Shopping Bag—a handbag that is almost always sold out. McSweeney shares that the notoriously hard-to-find bag is a perfect example of a limited quantity, collectible piece that retains (and even increases in) value in secondhand markets.
18. Telfar Shopping Bag
Last, but certainly not least, is the highly sought-after Fendi Baguette. Whether adorned with purple paillettes or woven with the classic FF jacquard fabric, Carrie’s go-to handbag’s value has grown significantly since its 1997 launch. Its original price ranged from $1,000-$1,500, and Baguettes today range between $2,950-$3,750. According to The RealReal, the search rate for this treasure only continues to grow.
19. Fendi Baguette