Sales of womens handbags remain strong even in difficult economic times. Sales of clothes may suffer but sales of handbags, particularly designer handbags actually increase!
Last year Burberry reported sales of accessories up 32%. Armani saw unprecedented sales growth of over 30% and recently Louis Vuitton reported strong sales of its designer handbags.
Womens handbags also stand the test of time - according to Forbes magazine eight designer handbags that will stand the test of time and therefore represent good investments are :
The Chanel 2.5 Quilted Bag - price around $3,495
Designed by Coco Chanel herself, the 2.5 bag is available in seasonal colors or black. Brand new or handd down over generations it will complement any outfit, especially the classic little black dress.
Louis Vuitton Speedy Cube Bag - price around $2,000
An innovation of the classic best-selling Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. The latest version is a mixture of tradition and trend. A useful and gorgeous timeless designer handbag.
The Lowry Bag by Burberry - price around $2,995 This could well become a timeless classic like the Trench - and if you can afford it then you may like to exchange $23,000 for the corrugated alligator bag.
Mulberry Roxanne Bag - retail price: $695
The Roxanne by Mulberry is very popular and exists in a wide range of models including patent leather and snakeskin.
Giorgio Armani Clutch - retail Price: $8,195
Small and perfectly formed. The Armani clutch is anothe rtimeless classic.
Fendi Baguette Retail price: $3,790 The Baguette, which was first introduced in 1997, is said to have given rise to a whole new generation of bag fanatics. Models of the Baguette include versions in printed canvas and mink.
Prada Bag - retail price $2,500
Launched in Fall/Winter of 2008 it will no doubt prove to be one of Prada's best-sellers.
Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag - retail price $3,495The Ricky bag is the very epitome of American elegance and class. It is available in a variety of colors and finishes including alligator.
For information on Radley designer handbags see - How to Spot a Fake Radley Bag
Bear in mind also that the current economic climate means that there are lots of sales on at the moment - so keep an eye open for bargains ! Sometimes you can get as much as 50% off designer handbags !