Confession time: I am one of those people… You know, a bag lady. Despite pleas from loved ones, I can't stop buying more handbags. In fact, I could consider it a full-fledged hobby at this point because I'm constantly searching for rising brands, secondhand gems, and new trends. It may be annoying to some, but true fashion insiders know that this accessory is one of the best investments you can make.
Not only can a handbag make or break an outfit, but designer accessories can also retain and gain value over time. Unsurprisingly, then, there's no better gift idea than giving them a handbag. But if you are shopping for someone who's a self-professed bag person (like me), you can't give them any old purse. You'll want to give them a bag that can retain value and become a pivotal part of their wardrobe.
In that vein, I combed through data from WeThrift and our own trend guides to identify 37 purses that will retain value and remain stylish well into 2023. Keep scrolling to see the best handbag gift ideas at every price point.