In 2021, These Designer Bags Will Hold Their Value

Update: Rebag just launched a new service called Clair Trade, an extension of Clair (the brand’s AI-powered instant pricing engine). With this new program, you can buy and sell items at Rebag in a single transaction. Essentially, you can receive an offer on an item you want to sell and instantly put the money toward a new purchase and only pay the difference that the sold item didn’t cover. Fun fact: there’s a 25% trade-in incentive for a limited time, allowing you to earn 25% more when you choose trade-in compared to a cash payout. Check out more here, and keep scrolling for shopping tips and inspiration from Rebag.

If you’ve been looking to potentially invest in a designer bag or simply want some visual inspiration, you've landed in the right spot. That’s right. We’re here to highlight a few specific handbag styles that could be worth the investment from a resale perspective. To uncover said silhouettes, we tapped designer resale retailer Rebag. On that note, the brand actually just launched quite a handy tool. Introducing Clair AI. As an extension of the brand’s pricing tool, Clair, Clair AI features image recognition technology that can identify and price luxury handbags in literal seconds. 

"People can use Clair AI for many instances, from understanding the value of the bags they already own to making an informed investment decision when considering a new purchase,” said Charles Gorra, CEO and founder of Rebag. "For example, those cleaning out their closets can generate offers for their once-loved bags, while shoppers both in stores and online can scan a bag to get a look at its resale value before they make a purchase.” It’s all quite fascinating. You can literally snap a picture of a bag on the Rebag app and see how much the brand would be willing to pay for that item today to get a sense of the value.

With all that in mind, we wanted to get further insight into just some of the bags that will hold their value, according to Gorra. In essence, if you were to scan any of the styles coming your way, the resale value would be higher. Intrigued? Keep scrolling to check out the bags in question. And if you’re interested in shopping any of the styles or want to note for a later date, you’ll also uncover a variety of inspired picks throughout. 

The Prada Re-Edition Bag


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"There are several handbag styles that have risen in popularity and resale value over the past few months. Prada is one that tops this list with their Re-Edition Hobo Bag that was introduced recently. They typically sell in only a few days for close to or higher than retail.”

The Chanel 19 Bag


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"The Chanel 19 Flap Bag is a front-runner—a model from their new collection that encapsulates the ‘puffy’ bag trend while featuring Chanel’s iconic CC motif.”

The Hermès Evelyne Bag


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"Our all-star picks as featured in our 2020 Clair Report include the Evelyne.”

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This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, check out sleek and stylish wallets.

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.