Hi everyone, today we’re talking about secondhand designer bags and the best place where you can buy secondhand designer bags: it’s a topic I get a lot of questions about almost every week.
As you know, I’m a bag lover and every year I add a few to my collection.
What you may not know is that, when I fixate on a model, I can be quite determined and, if I don’t find what I’m looking for in the current collections, more than once I have bought luxury secondhand designer bags at Vestiaire Collective, my all-time favorite website to buy (and sell) designer and luxury handbags.
MY REASONS TO BUY SECONDHAND DESIGNER BAGS
The reasons why, in my opinion, it is absolutely worth considering the purchase of secondhand or, better, “pre-loved” luxury handbags, are many. Here are my reasons to buy secondhand designer bags, at least sometimes:
- It’s good for the environment. Buying a used luxury bag, in fact, gives it a second life, extending its durability and, therefore, sustainability. Also because, often, the objects put on sale on Vestiaire Collective are completely new or almost new.
- It really helps you save a lot of money! If you want a particular designer luxury bag, here you will find many alternatives, at different prices, from brand new (maybe an unwelcome gift) to used only a few years.
- And since I am a real fan of this site, where I have bought and sold many times over the years, I also have a gift for you: my personal discount code for Vestiaire Collective, NOTIMEFORSTYLE20: use it and save an additional 15 euros/dollars for every 120 euros/dollars you spend.
- The authentication service is provided by real experts, professionals in the luxury sector, who guarantee not only the quality of the individual items (almost always the actual purchase has turned out to be infinitely more beautiful and in better conditions than in photos), but also its authenticity.
- The possibility to save further on your purchase by using the “counter offer” system offered by Vestiaire Collective: if you do not agree on the price proposed, you can in fact present a counter offer to the seller; if she accepts, you will have saved further. Or she will offer you an intermediate price, lower than the original price. In this case (and it happens often), you will still have saved on the original price.
- The possibility to send the object back if you are not satisfied: I have used this option once and the whole process is absolutely simple and easy.
- On Vestiaire Collective, in addition, you have access to many resources that make the heart of any fashionista beat faster: seasonal promotions, edited selections for individual brands or models, collaborations with fashion icons, and so much more. Even many famous VIPs and renowned style icons, in fact, have been using this fabulous website for designer clothing, accessories and luxury bags and used it for years.
BUT WHO IS VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE?
With its large community of fashion enthusiasts, Vestiaire Collective is the first online social shopping site specialized in high quality and luxury second-hand fashion. Vestiaire Collective offers the largest and trendiest product catalogue in the world.
The items on sale, coming from thousands of fashion lovers in different countries, are able to satisfy the desires of all women. Every week more than 30,000 new products are selected by a team of designers and then published online, to enrich the permanent catalogue with more than 600,000 items and accessories (including many bags).
The site stands out from other e-commerce sites for its rigorous quality control, which I have been able to benefit from many times. 100% of the items sold are physically controlled by a team of professionals. The offices of Vestiaire Collective are located in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and soon in Milan and Madrid.
CAN YOU ALSO SELL SECONDHAND DESIGNER BAGS ON VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE?
Of course! Unlike other sites, the sales process is absolutely simple and well described. With a little practice, putting an item up for sale will not take more than 5-10 minutes.
Céline Mini in the color “Dune” (found new and still with all tags attached): one of my best purchases on Vestiaire Collective !
Not only that: I usually put several items on sale after a decluttering session and save time by focusing the process of taking photos and putting individual items online.
See also here for a blog post about the best investment bags to buy and enjoy for a long time in 2020.
Here you can find all the information you need to sell your best items for sale you don’t use any more: it’s really very simple.
WHAT KIND OF DEALS CAN YOU DO ON VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE?
With a catalogue of 600,000 items, it is virtually impossible NOT to find great items to buy!
The problem, if anything, is not to lose your head and limit yourself only to the most desired objects! That’s what I usually do:
- if I find something I’m looking for, as good as new and at a great price, buy it immediately. In my experience, the most popular designer luxury bags of the moment, in classic colours, disappear in just a few hours, especially if the price is already good. (Otherwise, absolutely try to negotiate: 90% of the time it works! And use the code NOTIMEFORSTYLE20 to save another 15 euros/dollars for every 120 spent!)
- If I find other fabulous objects, I put them in my wishlist wait a couple of days or weeks; you can also set an “alert”, which will alert you in case of future price reductions. More convenient than that…
My black Givenchy Nightingale: Another fabulous purchase made on Vestiaire Collective, saving almost 50% on a perfectly new item!
SOME EXAMPLES OF GOOD DEALS ON SECONDHAND DESIGNER BAGS THAT CAN BE DONE ON VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE:
Wide selection of Speedy Louis Vuitton bags in various leathers and in very good condition: HERE
Wide selection of Gucci belts, various designs and lines, HERE
Selection of pre-loved models of the famous Chanel 19 bag: HERE
Goyard bags, various colors, HERE
Discount code, valid on any item, WHICH LEAVES 10 EURO/DOLLARS EVERY 12O SPENT: NOTIMEFORSTYLE20