The forever pieces

These new arrivals from Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo and LOEWE have definite heirloom potential. Make them your next investment buy.

There are certain designs that endure, year after year. This is especially true with a well-chosen handbag – one that will see you through thousands of outfit dilemmas and trend cycles. When it comes to choosing your last-forever piece, craftsmanship and materials are key, and you can afford to have a little fun with the design. These are our favourite future icons…

Timeless and durable, denim is a mainstay in our wardrobes for a reason. Now, Jimmy Choo has used it to recreate its most wearable designs in statement denim fabrics. With a backpack and tote bag to choose from, the Tafira collection features dark denim with pale topstitching. These eye-catching materials will add interest to any outfit.

When it comes to size, we think the smaller the better – a ladylike purse is always in style. And this Boxyz bag from Salvatore Ferragamo is just the thing to wear for an elegant evening out or to clash with casual box-fresh trainers during the daytime. Mini but mighty, the playful design comes in bold fuchsia and lime green for pick-me-up power that will last forever.

An intricate design comes with the territory when it comes to investment-worthy quality. Understandable then, that LOEWE’s Puzzle bag – which takes more than 500 steps to assemble – is a firm fashion industry favourite. Each one is hand sewn by artisans in Spain, a process that takes about three days. Plus, with a variety of leathers and patterns, the Puzzle bag can be folded up and worn in five different ways, from cross-body to clutch – a total keeper!