Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Bella Bag's Cassandra Connors on Four Handbags That Hold Their Value

Atlanta, GA, June 07, 2012 --( Looking to streamline your bag stash for summer? reports that women buy three handbags, on average, per year. To prevent bags from collecting dust in the closet, bag authenticity expert Cassandra Connors says a wardrobe of trendy knock-offs can be scaled down to four classic pieces.

“Not every woman can afford dozens of bags for every occasion. At Bella Bag, we've analyzed the timeless style factors and narrowed it down to four brands and styles that hold their value. You’ll be passing these bags down to your granddaughters!” says Connors, who is Bella Bag’s Founder and Director.

Quoted by Reuters and DailyCandy, Connors’ advice will ensure that what’s on your arm will be in style for generations. Her list of investment pieces and why they’re worth the cost:

1. Louis Vuitton Red Epi Speedy 25 Purse Bag – “Epi Leather is a Louis Vuitton classic. It has been around for many, many years. Every time we see pricing changes at Louis Vuitton, Epi is on the rise!”
2. Hermes Black Box Calf Kelly 28 cm Purse Classic Bag – “Hermes structured vintage Kelly Bags will never lose their value, especially in safe and classic colors like black, blue and brown. You can snag one of these for around $5k on a good day; and in a few years, hope to see it worth $6 or 7K.”
3. Chanel Black Leather Large Classic Flap Bag CC – “The most timeless piece in the Chanel collection. This bag will never go out of style and over the past 10 years, we've seen prices increase 70 percent.”
4. Christian Dior Classic Lady Dior Black Cannage Quilted Bag – “Made famous by Lady Di, women all over the world still clamor for this bag's style. Just like the Chanel, we've seen prices more than double in the past 10 years. If you grab a vintage one for less, you will have an investment piece that you can pass down in your family. Fit for a princess!”

Bella Bag offers these timeless styles at 30-50 percent off original retail. Consumers have four options on; they can buy, sell, trade or authenticate bags. Before a bag is offered for sale, a 13-Point Authenticity Inspection takes place to ensure everything is up to snuff.

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