The 3 Designer Bags Women Pay Above Retail Just to Carry


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We all know that the Hermès Birkin is the Mecca of handbags. Given the hard-to-get, waiting-list-only nature, people drop serious to cash to own the expensive silhouette. But the Birkin isn’t the only designer handbag that people pay a premium to own. We tapped handbag expert Sarah Davis, the mastermind behind luxury handbag and accessories resale shop Fashionphile, to fill us in on the other bags that sell out quickly and are always in demand.

“At this point, we all have heard that the Birkin is an investment bag because it behaves like this. But many bags (that are current styles and retailing for much more accessible prices) that go in and out of availability do the same thing,” she said. “The Dior Saddle Bag, Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis, and the Chanel Coco Handle all sell quickly and often above retail.”

Yep, it’s these three It bags that people will pay more than they actually go for just to carry. But to be honest, it may be worth it if you're in the market for a fancy bag because these new classic handbags will also hold their value over time.

What do you think of these three handbag styles? Would you carry one (or all three)? If you’re looking for inspiration, keep scrolling to check out the street elite carrying the satchels. Plus, shop the bags, along with other must-have styles you won’t ever regret.


The Chanel Coco Handle Bag
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This Chanel bag normally ranges in price from around $4300 to $6100.


The Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis Bag
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This Louis Vuitton bag is $1830 at the retail level.


The Dior Saddle Bag
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The Dior saddle bag ranges in price, starting at around $2850 for some of the monogram iterations.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.