Flashback to Y2K Bags: Pochettes & Baguettes on Your Customers' Most-Wanted List
When the pandemic struck, online shoppers stocked up on marked-down merchandise as prices of clothing, shoes and small accessories dropped due to stagnant inventory. Meanwhile, the top-tier luxury labels like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, and Chanel raised their retail prices from 2% all the way up to 25% which caused customers to shift their focus to designer resale. Why pay retail price anymore?
THE NOSTALGIA FACTOR
Empowered by the current logomania and Y2K bag trend, shoppers began searching for limited-edition, and now iconic pieces that were popular in the early aughts. We’ll never forget the hysteria surrounding the Louis Vuitton x Murakami Collection, LV Croissant Bag, the Prada Re-Nylon, the Fendi Spy, Louis Vuitton’s Multicolore Monogram Collection, and the Fendi Baguette.
So, why are shoppers interested in throwback bags? A combination of influencers and celebs from Kendall and Kim to Bella and Addison, slinging the pochettes with their OOTDs to people were yearning for some comfort and nostalgia during the pandemic, early 2000s bags are the hot item of 2021.
SHOP LIKE IT’S Y2K ALL OVER AGAIN
Now that we’re in the 2020s, these bags have become increasingly rare, valuable, and a pleasant surprise. They bring you back to a time when Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie owned the small screen, you wanted to be besties with Carrie Bradshaw, and a Juicy Couture velour track suit was your go-to, off-duty style.
In fact, many of our stores have reported seeing these nostalgic handbags fly off their shelves, and more customers are requesting them too.
Did you know the value of some of these bags has more than doubled since they were first launched? Back in 2003, you could snag a Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami Cherry Blossom Monogram pochette for around $400. Today, a limited-edition bag is priced at $2,000. The value of this investment is stupendous.
WHAT TO STOCK UP ON NOW
Since designers revived late 90s and early 2000s style, we’ve all been taking a page out of our past look book, but even Generation Z is interested in owning a vintage piece of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Fendi’s. That’s why we suggest you stock up your store with these essential designer items.
LOUIS VUITTON X MURAKAMI CHERRY BLOSSOM POCHETTE
Who can forget Regina George toting this iconic Louis Vuitton bag around the mall in Mean Girls?
LOUIS VUITTON X MURAKAMI MONOGRAM MULTICOLORE POCHETTE
From Paris Hilton to Jessica Simpson, everyone stylish and famous toted this lightweight, studded pouch with the rainbow-hued LV monograms.
LOUIS VUITTON X STEPHEN SPROUSE GRAFFITI POCHETTE
A style staple on the runways and streets of NYC back in the early aughts, Kendall Jenner has recently brought her LV x Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Pochette out from the depths of the closet.
LOUIS VUITTON X MURAKAMI PANDA POCHETTE
A sweet, colorful panda design lends a splash of color and whimsy to this not-so-basic LV pochette.
LOUIS VUITTON X STEPHEN SPROUSE ROSES POCHETTE
One of the rarest and most sought-after Louis Vuitton bags ever created, the Sprouse’s Roses collection is vibrant, artistic and beautiful. And the resale value is well over market value.
LOUIS VUITTON CROISSANT BAG
This tiny, crescent-shaped LV monogram bag is one very hot item on the resale market.
PRADA CLEO BAG
Made famous by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & the City, the Baguette has been relaunched and reimagined by Fendi, and celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Lily Collins immediately grabbed one for themselves.