The best designer handbags to invest in right now

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From ladylike totes and slouchy suede bags to timeless classics, shop our pick of the best new season designer handbags

The latest designer handbags ticking all the AW17 trends have dropped, and there’s no better time than the present to invest in one. Now I appreciate it’s a big purchase, so to save you time and effort, we’ve rounded-up the best fashion-editor approved new season bags that suit all tastes, styles, daily needs and budgets (yes, really).

If there is one piece worthy of investment each season, it has to be a designer handbag (and if you don’t believe me, some brands are literally a better financial investment than gold). And while many designers are on-trend with their offering, there are also some classic styles that never go out of fashion out there too.

You could clash colours a la Loewe or J.W. Anderson, while you can always trust Anya Hindmarch and Hill & Friends for some acid pops of colour and novelty designs – think smiley faces and emoji bags.

For something avant-guard, look to the likes of Balenciaga (yes, of the Balenciaga blue bag fame) or Off-White, for some seriously tongue-in-cheek yet sculptural designs.

If your heart is set on something a little sleeker and modern, then go down the chic Stella McCartney, Chloé or Céline route. These beautiful bags will pay for themselves when you work out the cost per wear – persuaded? Thought so.

Somewhere in the middle, you have your classics with a twist. Think modern Manu Atelier satchels and velvet purses, Mulberry’s round bags and basically anything from Tom Ford.

Still struggling? Here are five designer bags worth the detour.

Best designer handbags to invest in now

Chanel boy bag

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The Chanel boy bag is a timeless classic that has been proven to increase in value over time. For AW17, it gets a cool new grey shade.

Shop now: Chanel boy bag for £3,890 from Chanel

Céline black belt bag

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This Céline belt bag is a key style this season, yet it’s classic enough to stand the test of time.

Shop now: PRODUCT for €2,000 from Céline

Balenciaga striped tote

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Balenciaga is having a bit of a moment, and was the accessory brand of choice of many an influencers at Fashion Week. Totes are big news this season (as are stripes), and are for SS18 also, so this style is a great investment.

Shop now: BALENCIAGA Bazar large striped textured-leather tote for £1,045 from Net-A-Porter

Off-White leather tote

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Want to always have your finger on the fashion pulse? Be aware that Off-White is the name on every fashion editor’s lips at the moment, much like Reformation a few seasons ago. this tongue-in-cheek tote will suit all your needs, and then some.

Shop now: Off-White leather tote for £595 from

Staud bucket bag

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The Moreau has become a bit of a cult classic on Instagram, and for good reason. It combines utility with style, thanks to its bucket design with hoop handles and net finish.

Shop now: MOREAU BUCKET BAG for £285 from Staud

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