These are the 10 designer handbags everyone is investing in right now

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If there's anything worth investing in when it comes to the sartorial world, it's definitely a designer handbag (the Chanel 2.55 famously increases in value the longer you have it).

But deciding which bag to get can seem like an insurmountable task when you see how much choice there is out there. So I thought I'd ask the team at NET-A-PORTER which 10 bags customers are buying right now, a good sign that they're worth buying.

At the AW19 trends presentation, Elizabeth Von Der Goltz, Global Buying Director at NET-A-PORTER, called it: it's the return of the IT bag, and as a result, customer are investing in big brands. As for trends, she says, 'To complete our working woman’s look, the frame bag returns, with a vintage style update'.

In keeping with the vintage and ladylike look, Saint Laurent's croc effect clutch and leather pouches have been big hits, as has a beaded bag by Vanina Comino, now sold out.

For a more practical take on dressing this season, the tote bag is key. Elizabeth says, 'Totes have made a cool comeback, and this is sure to be a cult item for the season.' Enter Loewe's dreamy raffia tote.

Finally, it seems it's the timeless classics that will always be popular, with Gucci's GG Marmont shoulder bag and Bottega Veneta's Arco style topping this season's bag hot list. Shop them all below.

Vanina Comino faux pearl and gold-tone beaded tote (sold out)

Bottega Veneta The Pouch mini leather clutch (sold out)

Gucci GG Marmont super mini quilted leather shoulder bag, black, £715

Saint Laurent Uptown croc-effect patent leather pouch, £345

Gucci GG Marmont super mini quilted leather shoulder bag, white (bigger version here)

Bottega Veneta The Pouch leather clutch (sold out)

Saint Laurent Uptown leather pouch (sold out)

Loewe + Paula's Ibiza small leather-trimmed raffia tote, £295

Bottega Veneta Arco small Intrecciato leather shoulder bag, £2,370

Saint Laurent Uptown croc-effect leather clutch(sold out)

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.