Designer Bag Prices Are Up, But These 24 Are Still Worth It


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You're probably sick of hearing about inflation. I know I am, but it's a very real thing. And fashion—especially luxury fashion—hasn't been spared. First things first, designer handbags are obviously hardly a necessity, and inflation is a much bigger problem when it comes to things like rising food, gas, and lodging prices. But if you are in the market for a designer bag, the significantly higher prices compared to last year can be a tough pill to swallow. I certainly don't love paying more for something I could have gotten for a few hundred dollars less a year ago, but it is what it is, unfortunately.

I can't change the price of designer handbags, but what I can do is offer advice on which ones are still worth the money if you're in the market for a bag. Whenever I invest in a designer bag, I'm sure to choose one that I'm positive I'll wear for years and that won't look dated in a few seasons. All of these fit that criteria and are just plain chic and cool. Keep scrolling to shop my investment-worthy bag recommendations.


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.