I compare buying luxury designer handbags to buying a car pretty much because it's a big purchase decision due to cost. You must also factor in depreciation, practicality, wear & tear, your own acceptable cost per wear, etc, etc.
When the time comes to sell though, there's now Brisbane-based business Luxe.It.Fwd. (yay for local) who you can sell or consign your old baby to. I had the absolute pleasure of getting this Givenchy to play with for a week! Every girls' dream! All handbags on the site are pre-loved in amazing quality. If you're lusting over a particular classic bag, I recommend you keep checking the site out for new listings because you never know, your bag could appear for up to 60% off!