I found this wonderful website, Designer-Vintage.com and while they’re not based in the US, (they do ship) they have a few articles that I found interesting and wanted to share.
Top 9 brands with the highest resale value
Since 2008, the prices of a Chanel Flap Bag have increased with more than $1800, investing in a Chanel bag is safer than investing in the stock market as prices of Chanel bags have only gone up in the past, despite of the economy, and will only go further up in the future. These constantly rising prices make it easy to resell the bag for the same price or in some cases even more.
Hermès bags hold their value. Of course you pay a huge sum for a Hermès Birkin. But there is a big difference in spending your savings on a Birkin instead of a seasonal piece. A Hermès bag is extremely stable in price and will even earn you money. At this moment, most Birkins sell for far above their retail price.
- Louis Vuitton
It might surprise but the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is in the top 5 of bags with best resale value. It really doesn’t matter if you’re selling the Monogram or Damier version, this versatile bag remains a very popular bag. Reselling a Neverfull will earn you 80% of your investment back (when in excellent condition.
- Christian Louboutin
- David Yurman
- Van Cleef & Arpels
I pretty much agree with this article but always, always buy what you love but if you have a huge pile of money, buy Chanel!