If ever there were an expert qualified to list the most desirable bags to invest in right now, it's Anna Vitiello, co-founder of And Finally - an online go-to accessories destination, offering an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry. Here, she introduces the 10 bags to invest in this year.
Just a few years ago, it might have seemed too obvious, or bad taste, even, to sport such a recognisable accessory - a mood that gave rise to a number of brilliant new brands that pride themselves on invisible branding understated design. But the tides have shifted and our thirst for ‘It-bags has returned. So what do the next 12 months hold for these cult-status, wait list-inducing handbags that seemingly sell out faster than we can reach the queue for them? The answer, in short, is a bright future: behold a new breed, prepare to fall over yourselves to get your hands on one.
So much controversy accompanied Hedi Slimane’s handbag debut for Celine, but looking past all the noise, you’ll find an inherently elegant, timeless bag that ticks all the heirloom boxes. It’s an investment, for sure, but also a piece of history (and history is worth paying for, right?) Worn with some vintage wash jeans and a garbadine trench, you can’t fail to to emulate Christy Turlington circa 1989.