Bags of investment for under £500

With the continued pinch on our wallets with the increasing inflation, is it possible to find an investment designer bag in 2023? With a strict budget of £500 and in search of designer labels with designs that can stand the test of time, here are 10 bags to choose from, if you are able to treat yourself. Be reassured, these bags have classic shapes, can be worn several times, all bringing down the cost per wear, just as an investment bag should.

For weekend breaks

If you’re going away for a short break here are two bags that are ideal to carry your essentials,. The classic tote bag from Longchamp, the Le Pliage, in this time in leather (or opt for the canvas version with brown leather handles) or the classic camera bag with a street edge from Marc Jacobs, which comes in multiple colour ways.

Evening bags

When it comes to evening bags, classic choices come in the form of a top handle bag, or for those who like to keep their hands free, a slim shoulder bag. Add a touch of sparkle with Cult Gaia’s mini-sized embellished Solene top handle bag. Or taking the triangle prism design from the Bao Bao Issey Miyake tote bag, new this season is the slim Lucent shoulder bag.

A touch of texture

Whether it’s quilted leather bags or a croc effect bags, textured bags are often offset by a long chain strap. Choose between a black quilted crossbody bag from Tory Burch or a top handle bag from Aspinal of London, the mini Mayfair which comes in 7 colours.

Holiday times

Whether it’s a beach or casual vibe, look to two well established bag labels; Loewe for a small woven raffia basket bag and Coach, who bring a bag made with recycled leather scraps that might otherwise have gone to landfill. the Ergo bag from the Coachtopia collection.

Bags of colour

Take two british iconic bag designers; Mulberry and Vivienne Westwood. Both can be relied upon to bring two recognisable bag shapes and give you that pop of colour; take the Bayswater crossbody bag and the Yasmine woven bag with its gently sloping sides.

There you have it 10 investment designer bags, all under £500. For even more classic designer bags, when you don’t have to mind the budget, check out the icons.

Head photo credit to Ibrahim Boran on pexels.

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