After several rounds of closet cleanouts recently, I’ve really honed in on what I want in my wardrobe. It boils down to one simple thing: quality over quantity. In my donation pile are trendy items with a short shelf life. The items with a permanent place in my closet? Well-made basics, special pieces from emerging brands, and investment items that I’ll never part ways with. Perhaps the most prized among these investment pieces is a Chanel bag that I bought over a decade ago in Paris that remains one of the best purchases I’ve made to this day.
If you’re similarly considering an investment purchase and want to know what is worth putting your money behind, a Chanel bag is an item that holds its value that I guarantee you’ll never want to part ways with. So, which are worth the investment? I’m betting on four key bags. From styles that have been recently introduced to the iconic shape that Karl Lagerfeld put on the map in the ‘80s to the bag that was first designed by Gabrielle Chanel in 1955 and continues to be hugely popular to this day, ahead, I’m highlighting the pieces you can count on being great investments—today, 10 years from now, and decades ahead. Here, see the four classic Chanel bags that will never go out of style.