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5 investment-worthy bags under $5000 to look out for

Investing in a luxury pre-owned designer handbag can be a daunting task. With plenty of styles, colours, fabrics, and fluctuating prices to consider, it certainly isn’t as easy as it would seem. Unfortunately, there are no detailed guides that can guarantee the future value of a bag. You will have to look at past prices, recurring trends for bags, and so on, in order to make a good decision. But if there’s one piece of advice that we can offer - it’s that choosing a bag you love is what will satisfy you the most. To get you started on your bag investment journey, we’ve created a list of 5 bags under $5000 that we think are worth considering!


Dior totes are a great first-time second-hand luxury bag investment worth considering

Who doesn’t love Dior? More so, who doesn’t love a good tote bag? If functional luxury is right up your alley, then you would probably be among the thousands of celebrities and high fashion followers who have fallen for the Dior Book Tote bag. This tote bag is characterised by its distinct boxy and rigid structure that won’t lose its shape (unless you try really hard). The Book Tote also makes organisation for your personal items more convenient when they aren’t constantly being shifted around due to loose fabric. A luxury bag that’s made to last does indeed sound like a fairly good investment. Luckily for us, the Book Tote comes in a variety of shapes, materials, and colours to choose from. That’s over 50 variations to be tempted by! All in all, it’s a tote bag worth considering when thinking about worthwhile second-hand luxury bag investments. We carry the Small Book Tote in case you’re interested. Otherwise, we also carry a variety of Dior tote bags to select from. Check out our range of pre-loved handbags by Dior that may be of interest to you.       

Dior Book Tote bag

Investment-worthy designer bags and Hermès go hand-in-hand

For over a decade, Hermès has reigned supreme as the creator of various it-bags for those seeking to invest in the most luxurious designer wear. This is in part due to being renowned for the quality and care that goes into every one of their handmade luxury bags. From the use of extravagant materials to masterwork attention to detail, it is no wonder that Hermès has garnered so much attention. Some obvious examples that come to mind are the coveted Birkin and Kelly bags, which speak for themselves. But unfortunately for many of us, Hermès’ most sought-after bags are simply beyond reach. And even if their hefty prices weren’t enough to deter us, those seeking a Birkin are met with the disappointment of waiting lists caused by soaring demand. Luckily for Hermès lovers, the gorgeous Evelyne TPM is more available and more affordable for someone looking for a taste of high fashion luxury handbags. We carry a diverse selection of used shoulder bag by Hermès that might catch your eye Oh - and in case you are in the market for one of the aforementioned coveted bags, you might just like our collection of Birkins that is always being updated, only at LXR!

gorgeous Evelyne TPM

Chanel is almost always guaranteed to make the list

It is often said that the dream of every designer handbag lover out there is to eventually own a Chanel bag. That’s not much of a surprise given that Chanel did in fact pave the way for modern handbags as we know them. Chanel has had over a century to perfect its craft and has become a luxury brand associated with being chic and elegant. It’s as simple as that. What may not be so simple is choosing that first Chanel bag to invest in. With an astonishing amount of iconic bags to choose from, such as the Chanel Flap bag, the 2.55, the Chanel Boy Bag… it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Unsurprisingly, many of our favourite Chanel bags come with hefty price tags that remind us of their stature in the luxury world. If you are not yet ready to make the leap toward one of Chanel's more expensive bags, we recommend the Medallion Tote for a Chanel bag under 5000$. You will find this gorgeous tote in either Caviar, Lambskin, velvet, or Patent leather, along with its gold or silver medallion. These are the same luxurious materials you’ll find in Chanel’s most expensive bags! Likewise, we carry many other Chanel tote bags for you to choose from. Interested in anything and everything Chanel? We may have what you are looking for!


CHANEL USED Medallion Tote BAG

Premium used Louis Vuitton luggage are a throwback to the past

When we think about luxury pieces to invest in, we tend to think about handbags, shoes, jewelry, and other small personal items. There are, however, many other types of pieces to consider investing in that are a little less conventional. As you may or may not be aware of, Louis Vuitton’s roots began with the design of luxury travel trunks. Once the brand began to expand into the luxury fashion world, it incorporated many important aspects of comfortable and luxurious travel in its different designs and styles. The famous Keepall is one functional piece of travel luxury that comes to mind. Naturally, the creation of more modern luxury suitcases had to be done by Louis Vuitton in order to pay respect to the past! The Pegase suitcase is a contemporary creation that’s found in beautiful scratch-resistant Monogram Canvas or Damier. You will find the Pegase in versions of either 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, or 70 in width. For the largest carry-on size, we recommend the Pegase 55 for a luxurious LV suitcase that will have you travelling in style. We have other available sizes for the Pegase that you may be interested in as well. If you would like to invest in other travel-minded creations by Louis Vuitton, check out our large selection of second-hand luxury Keepall bags to satisfy your needs.


Premium used Louis Vuitton luggage

You can’t go wrong with a vintage Prada bag

The last bag on our list is something for those who wish to find a potential investment piece that they won’t be too afraid to take out for daily use. The Galleria Double Zip Tote is a refined bag that’s sharply shaped along with tapered sides. It is without a doubt a very Prada-looking bag, especially with its sought after inverted triangle logo that we love to see. Quite a few Prada bags have been known to retain or even increase in value. If you think the Galleria could be such an investment piece, then it’s not a bad first-time investment at all! Check out our entire used Prada selection for the perfect first-time investment piece that will suit your needs.


vintage Prada bag Galleria Double Zip Tote

Hopefully you’ve felt inspired by our guide to 5 bags under $5000. With everything that can be said about investing in second luxury bags, we think the most important decision to factor in is your overall happiness with your choice. Select bags you actually love and move on from there! In the past, we wrote about 5 Louis Vuitton bags worth the investment. Check out our last article for Mother’s Day and get ready for next year!