What luxury items are best to invest in?

With the growth of the second-hand market, consumers are beginning to think about the value of collectibles. Those who have a penchant for designer work no longer want to buy to buy. What they want: the confidence that the coins they own will keep their value and that they will be able to resell them to invest elsewhere. They may also consider collectibles as an active investment, hoping to return the investment if the item increases in value (for example, your Chanel bag). Consumers want products that will keep their aura forever, not for one season.

Today, the question of whether luxury is evidence of decline is being discussed. The gap between the richest and the poorest has never been the same in the United States, and even in times of crisis, there will always be consumers with money to invest. If you are one of them, here are the best articles to look for.

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What is the best thing to invest in coins?

Classic Chanel bag 2.55

Chanel has recently come under fire for rising prices, but that hasn’t stopped customers from continuing to buy. The turnover of the French luxury house reached 14.5 billion euros, which is a historic increase for the company. The classic 2.55 Chanel bag now costs € 7,750, compared to € 1,100 in 1990. For the lucky ones who have kept their bag in good condition for the last thirty years, this is a significant return on investment. . As Chanel positions itself to compete with Hermès and supply chains are intensifying, we can still expect prices to rise in the near future.

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Hermès Birkin bag

The Birkin model has become an icon of modernity. Named after actress Jane Birkin, the bag is received after registration in a waiting list, which can sometimes reach three years. This means a significant resale price: Birkin vintage bags can be purchased at auction in six figures, and their return on investment is higher than gold. Your strategy: buy a Birkin and keep it in a safe for twenty years.

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Rolex Submariner watch

The world of watch collectors is inhabited by people who know the value of investment. It is sometimes said that vintage Swiss watches were sold at a down payment price when buying a home or studying at a university. The Rolex Submariner is a must-have for diving watches. The average price of a Rolex watch is now € 12,500, up from € 4,800 in 2011. And these prices are not ready to dive…

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Cartier Tank watch

Another luxury watch that is a good investment is the Cartier Tank watch. It is a safe bet among collectors, but often prefers others. However, this model manages to maintain its value in the secondary market. Although the return on investment is not as high as with the Rolex Submariner, its value remains safe.

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Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag

This model was once an entry-level bag from the Louis Vuitton brand for 1,150 euros. Today, Louis Vuitton sells this model for an average of almost 2,000 euros. For those who have kept their Neverfull bag in good condition, this is a small victory: its cost is now higher than the price at which you bought it.

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Dior saddle bag

Maria Grazia Curie has updated the Dior branded bag – Saddle. Now one of the bestsellers of the house, as well as one of the most popular luxury bags at the moment. The saddle bag also retains great value on the secondary market, and its unisex properties give it great versatility.

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Alhambra necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels

The Alhambra is one of Van Cleef & Arpels’ most famous jewelry motifs. This not only brings good luck, but the design of the four-leaf clover also adds value to this iconic necklace. On specialized resale sites, the Alhambra necklace is offered at a price similar to its original cost. A symbol of luxury since 1968, it will definitely never go out of style.

This article first appeared on FashionUnited.com. It was translated and edited in French by Maxim Der Nahabedyan.