Luxury Does Not Have to Break Your Bank!
Accessories complete a fashion statement. Earrings, bracelets, belts, and scarves help diversify your wardrobe and give your look a personality. But, in a world where these things matter, your handbag draws attention.
Handbags can complete a look or destroy it. So, it may be your turn to consider investing in pre owned luxury shoulder bags from brands and designers you could not afford.
7 Pre-Owned Bags You Will Want to Have in Your Collection
According to Business Insider, “No longer looked at with disdain, the pre-owned market is growing in both dollars and prevalence.” Pre-owned luxury products have become price-attractive to average spenders as well as traditional luxury product customers.
The candy-red Gucci New Jackie shoulder bag is functional and pretty. Created from leather by Italian artists, it carries the signature Gucci piston closure. With a nylon interior, top handle, and detachable shoulder strap, this bag sold for $2,250, but it’s now available for $632.
A $895 Marc Jacobs Quilted XL Shoulder Bag goes for $211. For that, you get a black quilted exterior with a fold-over flap. The black leather is offset with small gold-tone hardware. The bag is formal and simple enough for business wear or chic enough for evening.
Prada’s Blue Woven Tessuto Impuntu Shoulder Bag has a woven nylon exterior with a push lock for the flop. Larger than you’d think on the inside. Royal blue makes this a bag for evening or night time. The bag’s estimated retail price (ERP) was $1,190. Pre-owned, it’s available at $495.
The trendy Fendi Black Leather Large 3-D Claudia Shoulder Bag sports a geometric design in layers of colored leather. Featuring a leather and chain link strap, it holds a comfortable canvas interior. Unique in architecture and appearance, they priced the bag at $2,520, but now it is posted at $965.
The Burberry Brown House Check Fabric Aurelia Shoulder Bag works for the country village tour or the winter vacation where everyone recognizes Burberry. Shades of brown create their signature plaid pattern under leather belts and handles with metal buckles. The ERP of $1,200 lists at $431.
The supersized Louis Vuitton Green Monogram Canvas Mini Lin Sac Maman Bag is also great for those outdoor events. But, the size will easily hold business portfolios or professional documents. Expandable pockets on the back make it suitable for travel. A rich loden-green exterior has deep navy leather and canvas straps and belts. Once priced at $1,870, you can buy it for $337.
So original, it’s a classic, the Carolina Herrera Brown Monogram Leather Shoulder Bag is a bruiser. Monogrammed fine brown leather, the bag is durable and multi-purpose. It’s stylish enough for daytime and early evening wear, tough enough for travel, and big enough for work. Filled with a fabric liner and a lot of space, the bag sold at $1,770, but you can have it for $587.
The Business of Fashion calls this market sector “Vintage Luxury.” And, the shoppers who are buying pre-owned luxury bags see value in that. If the original owner is downsizing or cleaning out a closet, the label conscious buyer can find a price they are willing to pay.