Every girl remembers her first…designer handbag. For many of us, we dreamed of it long before we ever got our hands on it.
Others, like Kylie Jenner’s little one, Stormi, get gifted their first Chanel by DJ Khaled before they can even say “Chanel!”
Or how about Angelina Jolie’s lucky baby Zahara? Reportedly, when Jolie visited Valentino to get a new Histoire, Valentino gave little Zahara her own mini version of the handbag to take home.
Whether stories like those make you roll your eyes or narrow them with scowls of envy, we can probably all agree that we’d love to be able to pass down a treasured and well-maintained Classic Flap or Louis Vuitton Speedy to our own daughter or granddaughter one day, even if our mothers and their mothers weren’t able to do the same for us!
However you come by it, that first designer handbag can be something like a rite of passage. Saving every penny and getting it for yourself might be even more meaningful to your life story.
This is part of the magic of these particular manifestations of luxury we love—they’re made of quality materials, sure, but they are more than the sum of their parts. They become symbols—and not just status symbols. They are expressions of identity, belonging, tradition, style, value, coming-of-age, and who knows what else! And they are expressions that last.
Someone’s first designer handbag is a very individual story, of course, and one that we would never attempt to prescribe! But if you’re starting to dream for yourself or for something to give a special person in your life, we can offer some helpful perspective.
As Elle Magazine notes, a given season’s hottest designer handbags are still usually not the top sellers overall. Recurring demand tends to fall back to a core set of classics, and this is likely because most people want to build a designer fashion foundation on pieces that are time-tested to never go out of style or significance.
It’s no accident that fashion magazines and bloggers alike repeatedly list most of that same core of designer handbags again and again as “best investment bags.”
So it may be smart to at least start those designer handbag dreams in considering this list of beauties that are guaranteed to hold their social and monetary value as much as they will hold personal value to you as your first!
The Louis Vuitton Speedy
(Love it? Check out our Speedy spotlight!)
The Louis Vuitton Neverfull
The Chanel Classic Flap
(Obsessed? Check out our Classic Flap spotlight!)
The Yves Saint Laurent Sac de Jour
The Prada Saffiano Lux
The Chanel Boy Bag
The Hermès Kelly
The Gucci Marmont
These are all classic pre-owned handbags that Keeks works hard to keep in stock and to keep in more accessible price ranges for you. Shop online now or stop into one of our locations to make that “first” a reality!