Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Investments (See Jane Keep Forever)

As a style blogger, it's easy to get caught up in the trends of the moment.  Often, I'll see what hot item is floating around twitter, tumblr or other bloggers' wish lists and soon enough, I'll be lusting after it, too.  I try not to not be an impulse shopper--but that's not to say I haven't snatched something up in the heat of the moment and worn it once, never to be seen again.  Bags, however, are something that I think long and hard about before buying.  Before I purchase a bag, I want to ensure that I will love it, 2, 5, and even 30 years down the road.  In fact, I often envision passing it down to my future daughter or niece; I want a bag that will withstand the sands of time.  There should be no question why these three bags are on my list of investment bags--ones that will last a lifetime.




Any bags that you consider longterm investments?

40 comments

Josie said...

I'm totally with you, Anna. These three bags are on my forever-lust-list too, especially the Chanel. and I'd love a classic Birkin!
xo Josie
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RosaLovesDC said...

Totally agree with you. I want a Mulberry, I think that would a classic in my book.

hello, Friday said...

Totally agreed! Style is forever, right?! xoxo

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Bud and Leo said...

totally agree- love the mulberry!

Sheer said...

Love your choices.

And love your blog. Huge fan from Spain!

Rosa Virgínia said...

You couldn't be more right! These are to be kept by he heart.

Jaclyn said...

I love having a piece that you know will never go out of style. I think bags and shoes are a great way to do that. After graduation I splurged on a pair of simple pump louboutins and I love that I can put them on to instantly polish an outfit. Love your bag picks too!

Lauren and Julie said...

Chanel is truly forever, but kind of obsessed with anything YSL! XO

Courtney Erin said...

I'm not sure if it's really the same thing because it's not even close to being in the same league as the Mulberry Alexa (e.g.) but I'm planning to invest in a Cambridge Satchel as my primary work bag - it's such a classic and professional and definitely more of an expensive bag than I would ordinarily allow myself.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Agreed, all of those are classics and something I would love to own!
I think my 2 splurge bag purchases are investments too, they are just in wilder colors (pink and purple) but I wear them with everything
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thenauticalwheeler said...

I think Furla also has some great pieces that will make it through the years. ~Jen

Cara said...

I'll take that YSL or a classic Chanel (beige) :)
Lilac and Grey

BrooklynBlonde said...

Love this post. I'm a BIG bag person and often invest in bags more than shoes - the pieces I get the most use out of are my 2 Chanel's and my Balenciagas!

Taylor said...

these bags are all definitely timeless. i one day hope to splurge on a nice Louis Vuitton or Prada, even one of these! Gorgeous purses. Have a good day Jane!!

Collections said...

Great post. Going to invest in a mulberry alexa in december!

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vanda said...

The Chanel is an investment for LIFE!!! I think also a Hermes Birkin bag! ...Love them all!

Taylor said...

I couldn't agree more on this post! I will not be spending that amount of money on anything trendy and that won't last me a lifetime {Im sure my Louis speedy is over by now, but you could carry that to the day you die!) I saw this YSL on Sun, it is amaze!!! I love my YSL bag - my favorite!!!! I want this one!!!

My Two Cents ...before I spend it said...

Agreed! My bags are my best investments! I'm going to splurge on a Mulberry stachel next -- you featured three timeless bags! Xo.

Ashley said...

Those are gorgeous, and will definitely be chic no matter the decade. :)

-Ashley
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

definitely a Chanel! on my wishlist :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

briannelee said...

Definitely Chanel. I also love vintage Gucci and Coach bags.

Kate said...

I am definitely in need of a classic, quality bag! I am LOVING this YSL one, it's gorgeous!

Nikki said...

The classic bags by mulberry and the cute clutches by chanel are def great investmenst if you ask me! x

skippysays said...

Love the bags- so classic and elegant!
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Grace said...

o yeah - total investments!

-grace

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La Petite Olga said...

At the moment I'm saving my money for a classic Chanel bag. I think it's a perfect timeless piece.

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

The Queens Native said...

i just recently bought a louis vuitton bag great investment.. next is chanel.. love ur picks =)

Miss Jess said...

I would go for the Chanel, if we're talking investment. But the YSL one is the most of the moment one of the three, I feel.


<3, J

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Anonymous said...

Love all 3 that you posted above (:

My favorites that I've "invested" in so far are the Tod's bauletto satchel and another huge tote that I travel with b/c it's so roomy. I love Derek Lam. I have a crossbody from his own line that I've been carrying all summer. I'm dying for the python one.

Gina Ybarra said...

i want the mulberry bag!!!

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Tracy Davis said...

I agree with the Chanel! I also consider the Louis Speedy a classic/investment! I was lucky enough to score one earlier this year :)

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Ally said...

I would die for a Chanel 2.55 in ivory, a Mulberry Bayswater or a Louis Vuitton in Daimier Azure. That YSL you chose is to die for as well! I love handbags!!!!

Ashley said...

couldn't agree more with your choices! A good investment bag makes all the difference!

Amy Creyer said...

Yes, I have a Chloe tote bag from the Spring 2007 collection, one of Phoebe's last collections (I think THE last actually) for the house. I love it dearly, more than any other bag. I've traded in my Balenciaga lariats, as they became too dated, for an Alexander Wang Marti backpack, but that's not an investment piece like my Chloe tote. It was totally worth the money.


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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I run an online consignment store. I must say, it can be heartbreaking to sell my clients' bags for a fraction of the price they'd paid for. The only ones that truly hold their value would have to be Chanel and Hermes. Balenciaga too if it's their popular motorcycle bags. As for the IT bags, they depreciate faster than cars!

Pearl said...

Completely agree with everything you said. I graduated law school this year, and as a gift from my parents, and after long consideration (and hunting!) I bought a Celine purse :) It is gorgeous brown, with a fun, neon yellow interior - ah perfection :)

On another note, I just came across your blog and am loving it! So glad I found it!

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♥●• İzdiher •●♥ said...

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♥●• İzdiher •●♥ said...

bags are amazing.
Follow each other .

Sara said...

my dream bag is the PS1. such a perfect classic messenger bag. i've been thinking about saving up for one :)

CynthiaHoyt said...

Longchamp naturally ;)