The Life List: It bags through the years

(Clockwise from top left)  Hermes Kelly Pluch Bag in merino shearling and Swift calfskin, Gucci Jackie 1961 Shoulder Bag, Hermes Birkin 3 en 1 bag in Barenia Faubourg calfskin, Barenia calfskin and H canvas and Chanel 2.55 Handbag.
(Clockwise from top left) Hermes Kelly Pluch Bag in merino shearling and Swift calfskin, Gucci Jackie 1961 Shoulder Bag, Hermes Birkin 3 en 1 bag in Barenia Faubourg calfskin, Barenia calfskin and H canvas and Chanel 2.55 Handbag. PHOTO: HERMES, CHANEL, GUCCI

SINGAPORE - Perhaps what truly defines an It bag is its longevity in the fast-paced fashion industry and its resale value through the years.

In 2019, luxury resale marketplace Vestiaire Collective reported that, based on data from January to June, favourites like the Dior Saddle and Fendi Baguette saw their average selling prices spike by 191 per cent and 178 per cent year on year respectively.

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