Hello Megs and Vlad!
I am a tPFer and Ilove love love loveyour website. I’m looking for my next bag and it’s been a long time since I fell in love withCeline Luggage Bag. However, I tend to continue to buy bags that hold their value. Do you think the luggage bag has staying power? Will it retain some kind of value or will it be another sad case of Chloe Paddington?
Jesse: Thank you for being a long-time PurseForum member and fan of our site! We love hearing from our readers and I love being asked for advice. You raised a question that is on the minds of many accessory lovers: Do popular bags still hold their value, or will fashion disappear, and with it, the allure of the bag?
Let’s go back to the Chloe Paddington, a bag that was one of the items that sparked theBagcraze and there were people coming across country borders trying to find a Paddington to pick up (eg, ahem, yours truly). The Paddington was different when it came out, the design being highlighted by the extra thick leather, the accents and most of all the extremely heavy lock. This bag was heavy to carry, really too heavy, but everyone wanted to have it and it was hard to hold in your hands.
But the Paddington era was during an interesting time in the world of accessories, whenBagsreigned supreme and the more ornate and over-designed the bag, the more likely it was to garner premium status. The Paddington was in style for about three seasons, but when it went out of style, it really went out of style. Personally, I still love the aesthetic, but this bag reached critical mass and everyone moved on.
Fast forward to the Celine Clutch, a bag that has bag enthusiasts going crazy right now. This bag has been huge for over two full years, though, and while it’s not nearly as hard to track down as it once was, finding the exact version of luggage bag you want can be quite a feat. . The most important thing to note about this bag is that it is more classic than the Paddington. Sure, the design stands out and some even say it looks like a face, but the end product is extremely classic due to the clean lines, sleek design, and superior quality. Ladylike bags will always have a place in the world of accessories, and this Celine bag is both ladylike and feminine while still being useful and elegant.
I can’t tell you that the stock will hold its value. While luggage bags can still be resold for close to their original retail price, it’s hard to say that any designer bag will retain its value in the long run, aside from Hermes and Chanel. What I can tell you is that the bag is beautiful. I own three of these bags and even with more people buying and carrying them (did you see our feature on all the celebs with Celine luggage bags?), the bag hasn’t lost its shine. It may be overloaded, but the design is beautiful enough to deserve the attention it’s getting.
I hope this helps!