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Rebag's 2020 Luxury Resale Report

Foreword

In October 2019, we revealed Clair by Rebag, our Comprehensive Luxury Appraisal Index for Resale. Clair, with its instant offers, universal taxonomy, and standardized grading system, was designed to bring one vital thing only: radical transparency to the opaque luxury resale.

Transparency has always been at the heart of Rebag, so in turn, our goal is to provide educational consumer
resources that lift the veil over a seemingly exclusive industry.

With this in mind, we are excited to present to you the first-ever Clair Report, a consumer resource covering shifts within the luxury resale market pertaining to retained brand value, pricing trends, and significant changes in overall brand ranking since Clair’s 2019 debut.
Foreword
“Since launching Clair in October 2019, our submissions have almost tripled. We see that as customers validating our approach to provide radical transparency. The resale industry is constantly changing. The Clair Report is our way of tracking those changes, sharing them with the public, and empowering consumers to make informed decisions and investments.”
CEO & Founder | Charles Gorra

The Value Of Brands

Using Clair data to take a closer look at the brands we all know and love, Rebag has calculated each brand’s average percentage of value retained compared to their retail prices for handbags and accessories.
The value of luxury brand - average resale value
Unsurprisingly, Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have not wavered from the upper echelons of brand value, with Hermès handbags maintaining on average 80% of their value, and on average 63% of their value for Chanel and LV.
After all, there is a lot to be said about their rich, storied histories that have made them into household names today. But, in an unexpected and fascinating twist, two designer houses have risen in the rankings since 2019…
Bottega Veneta
28% 38%
'19 vs '20 average value retention
Bottega Veneta Arco Bag
+10% since 2019
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Christian Dior
43% 56%
'19 vs '20 average value retention
Christian Dior Saddle Bag
+13% since 2019
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Boosting Brand Value

Let’s take a closer look at rising stars Bottega Veneta and Christian Dior, whose values have increased from 2019 to 2020, thanks in large part to new collections.
Bottega Veneta Handbags Retained Value: Average Resale Value / Retail Price
In 2018, Bottega Veneta brought on a new Creative Director, Daniel Lee, who has since catapulted the fashion house into the spotlight. The handbag collections under his reign have been minimalist in design yet rich in quality,
filling the void that Phoebe Philo’s departure from Celine had left behind. The appetite for Lee’s designs has dramatically influenced the brand’s rise in the rankings.
The Winners
96%
average value retention
Bottega Veneta BV Jodie Hobo
Bottega Veneta
BV Jodie Hobo
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86%
average value retention
Bottega Veneta The Pouch
Bottega Veneta
The Pouch
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Christian Dior Handbags Retained Value: Average Resale Value / Retail Price
The demand for Dior has increased since 2018 when the brand reissued its Saddle Bag model and released even more heavy hitters such as the Book Tote.
Thanks to the trends of ‘vintage revival’ and ‘logomania,’ the current trend climate has been pushing the French luxury house upwards in value.
The Winners
98%
average value retention
Christian Dior Saddle Rectangular Belt Bag
Christian Dior
Saddle Rectangular Belt Bag
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94%
average value retention
Christian Dior Book Tote
Christian Dior
Book Tote
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The Value Of Accessories

In the summer of 2020, Rebag began buying and selling some of the most coveted luxury accessories in addition to handbags, including sunglasses, belts, scarves, and small leather goods. With accessory purchases usually opening the gates to luxury loyalty, let’s review this small but mighty category.
The value of luxury accessories - retained value and average resale value
At a respective 119% and 109% average value retention, both Key Holders and Pochettes reign supreme, but categories like Card Holders (96%) and Pouches (87%) are very close behind. The attractiveness of these categories is likely thanks to their functionality, much like handbags themselves.
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The Value Of Wallets

The value of a brand is determined by the sum of all its parts, which is why it’s interesting to delve into brand strength from a different perspective: in this case, how some brands surprisingly hold more value than others in a little accessory category called “wallets.”
The value of luxury Wallets by brand - average resale value / retail price
The leading brands of the wallet category include Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Celine, and Gucci, which is quite the departure from the ‘Big Three’ we know as Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton. Dior is popular thanks to recent wallet collections that have a vintage touch to them, much like their most in-demand handbags.
Meanwhile, Saint Laurent’s wallets boast a clean, classic look and an iconic monogram, popular with luxury shoppers. It goes to show that brands can spread their value across categories and subcategories far beyond large leather goods.
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Clair's Picks

When it comes to investment-worthy luxury, we have the options to choose from right here. With data backing our every move, Clair by Rebag presents Clair’s Picks, the blue-chips of the resale market.
Handbags
Hermès Long Strap Evelyne Bag Epsom TPM
Hermès Long Strap
Evelyne Bag Epsom TPM
Clair Code
HB.HM.EV.EPSM.TPM
Cash
$1,315
73% of est. retail price
Rebag Credit
$1,580
88% of est. retail price
OR
45% increase since 2019
Hermès Long Strap Evelyne Bag Epsom TPM
The Hermès Evelyne Bag was conceived in 1978, initially designed to transport small equestrian goods, but in the mid-2000s, it became an everyday style worn beyond the stable. Generally speaking, the Evelyne model has been spiking upward in popularity with Hermès shoppers in recent years, but the Long Strap Evelyne is truly the prize winner. Thanks to its compact size and crossbody functionality, this petite style ranks as one of the best mini bags that luxury lovers can’t get enough of.
SHOP The Hermès Evelyne
Louis Vuitton OnTheGo Tote Limited Edition Reverse Monogram Giant MM
Louis Vuitton OnTheGo Tote
Limited Edition Reverse
Monogram Giant MM
Clair Code
HB.LV.OTG.RMG.MM
Cash
$2,050
81% of est. retail price
Rebag Credit
$2,460
97% of est. retail price
OR
19% increase since 2020
Louis Vuitton OnTheGo Tote Limited Edition Reverse Monogram Giant MM
Louis Vuitton’s OnTheGo Tote was introduced in 2020 and has surged in popularity due to its large, accommodating size, limited availability, and numerous variations in different prints and colorways, with Reverse Monogram being the most in-demand. The OnTheGo Tote is hard to purchase at the retail level, making it an excellent model to shop in the resale market.
SHOP The Louis Vuitton Onthego
Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Mini
Chanel Classic Single Flap
Bag Quilted Caviar Mini
Clair Code
HB.CH.CSF.QCA.MI
Cash
$2,680
71% of est. retail price
Rebag Credit
$3,220
85% of est. retail price
OR
53% increase since 2019
Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Mini
It comes as no surprise that Chanel’s Classic Flap Bag is one of the most attractive items to add to a luxury portfolio. Since its introduction in the 1980s, it has been released in hundreds of variations, making it possible for any luxury shopper to find the right Classic Flap for them. In this case, we consider the Single Flap in size Mini to be a winning investment for 2020. It has all the makings of a Classic Flap, but in a compact size that can fit all the essentials while satisfying the mini bag trend.
SHOP The Chanel Classic Flap Bag
Accessories
Christian Dior Saddle Flap Wallet Oblique Canvas Mini
Christian Dior Saddle Flap
Wallet Oblique Canvas Mini
Clair Code
WL.DI.SDFW.OBCV.MI
Cash
$325
56% of est. retail price
Rebag Credit
$390
67% of est. retail price
OR
30% increase since 2020
Christian Dior Saddle Flap Wallet Oblique Canvas Mini
Based on Rebag data, we know that Dior is the top brand to shop in the wallet category. This success is thanks in part to theSaddle Flap Wallet, a mini wallet that packs a punch in terms of design. It’s the wallet counterpart to the popular Saddle Handbag, crafted in a recognizable monogrammed canvas that collectors and vintage lovers adore – no wonder that it’s in high demand.
SHOP The Dior Saddle Flap Wallet
Gucci GG Marmont Belt Leather Thin
Gucci GG Marmont Belt
Leather Thin
Clair Code
BL.GC.GGBL.LE.THI
Cash
$225
63% of est. retail price
Rebag Credit
$270
75% of est. retail price
OR
41% increase since 2020
Gucci GG Marmont Belt Leather Thin
Belts have always been an excellent entry point for first-time luxury buyers for multiple reasons, including functionality, accessible price point, and prominent branding, which is appealing for those who like to add a touch of luxury to their looks. Gucci’s GG Marmont Belt has been one of the best belts to buy over the past few years, thanks to its recognizable double-G logo. Its popularity can also be attributed to the overall success of the larger Marmont collection, introduced by Alessandro Michele in 2016.
SHOP The Gucci's GG Marmont Belt
Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Card Holder Matelasse Chevron Leather
Saint Laurent Classic Monogram
Card Holder Matelasse Chevron
Leather
Clair Code
CH.SL.CLMO.MCL
Cash
$190
69% of est. retail price
Rebag Credit
$230
84% of est. retail price
OR
124% increase since 2020
Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Card Holder Matelasse Chevron Leather
Even after dropping the ‘Yves,’ Saint Laurent is still well-known for their sleek and shiny YSL emblem, which often adorns the brand’s most popular bags and accessories. The slim and functional Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Card Holder is no different. Similar to belts, card holders are practical and easily accessible, making this style a must-have purchase for anyone who loves this particular monogram.
SHOP The Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Card Holder
Discussion With Founder Charles Gorra
Watch as the Founder and CEO of Rebag, Charles Gorra, talks us through the data unveiled in our first-ever Clair Report:
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