The Coveted New Crop of Investment Handbags Rivaling Birkins

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In the list of designer handbags that are superstars at retaining their value, it's no secret that the Hermès Birkin reigns supreme. However, that's not to say that there aren't other brands and styles people are clamoring for. The RealReal recently released its annual Luxury Consignment Report, which harnassed data from thousands and thousands of purchases on its site to identify trending items and brands, revealing the most in-demand buys right now.

The report included several different categories from fine jewelry to ready-to-wear, but I zeroed in on the section labeled "Rising Resale Stars" and "Smart Investment Bags". These specific purse styles were highlighted because they are currently retaining their value exceptionally well. In other words, these bags can be sold on the resale market for almost as much as the original price (no rapid depreciation here!). Impressive, right? We get there's no such thing as a sure thing, but when it comes to value, these styles are about as close as you can get. Scroll down to see the new crop of designer handbags that are a smart investment.

Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie

A popular bag among the fashion set right now, Bottega Veneta's Mini Jodie bag comes in the brand's signature intrecciato leather in a variety of neutral and cool saturated colors. The RealReal reports that it sells 1.5x faster than the average bag on their platform, meaning should you choose to resell it later, you won't have any trouble finding buyers.

Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag ($1900)

Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag ($1900)

Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag ($1900)

Gucci Jackie

The Jackie (coined after Jacqueline Kennedy) has been a legacy silhouette of the Italian house, but its reintroduction last year has spawned a new buying frenzy. The price for the bag (including both vintage and new versions) has grown 35% on The RealReal since last year, so it's definitely one with value.

Gucci Jackie 1961 Mini Shoulder Bag ($1980)

Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Shoulder Bag ($1980)

Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Shoulder Bag ($1980)

Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Shoulder Bag ($2400)

Prada Re-Edition

Another reinterpreted throwback, The Prada Nylon Re-Edition bag is a wise investment right now, as The RealReal reports that it sells on average 110% of its original retail price on the resale market. Buy it now, and you could make a little chunk of change reselling it later.

Prada Re-Nylon Re-Edition 2000 Mini-Bag ($895)

Prada Re-Nylon Re-Edition 2000 Mini-Bag ($895)

Prada Re-Nylon Re-Edition 2000 Mini-Bag ($925)

Prada Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag ($895)

Hermes Kelly

To almost no one's surprise, Hermès has an entry on the list (albeit not the style you were probably expecting). Although the Birkin has much of the spotlight right now, you may want to give its slightly more affordable sister a chance. According to the report, the Kelly resells for 92% of its original retail price—a thoughtful investment if you ask us.

Hermès Kelly Handbag Noir Box Calf With Gold Hardware 35 ($7680)

Hermès 1996 Pre-Owned Kelly Retourné 32 Bag ($10913)

Hermès 2018 Pre-Owned Mini Kelly 2way Bag ($32526)

Hermès Kelly Handbag Noir Box Calf With Gold Hardware 32 ($8585)

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