What fashionista doesn’t want to have at least one or two designer bags in her closet? Handbags are equally as important to a wardrobe as any other accessory and it rivals shoes for the top spot. As a handbag lover, I’ve been trying to work on my collection of designer bags. As my collection grows, I want to look for more unique pieces, ones that are usually hard to find or are vintage. This means that I’m looking for exclusive pre-owned handbags. While shopping for vintage pre-owned bags can be fun, it takes a little bit more caution and research in my opinion.
In this post, I’ll be sharing with you about a trusted online place to ease your mind and a few key advice to keep in mind when buying a pre-owned handbag.
When I first learned about Trendlee, I was so impressed by its mission statement –to provide one of a kind, authentic, pre-owned handbags at a fraction of the cost. No two bags are alike, so you’re guaranteed a stunning bag at a minimal price. Plus, they are highly selective about which bags they sell on their website –each bag must be certified authentic and is evaluated for condition.
I’m excited to share that I am working with Trendlee to curate a collection of pre-owned handbags of my own for you guys! This is not just any old collection. I’m hunting for standout vintage pieces that are not only rare but definitely worth the investment.
For example, this Chanel Perforated Flap is pre-owned, but no one would even know it. Trendlee insured above standard quality for this pre-owned Chanel handbag and it really makes any outfit shine.
Not only is this Chanel bag a huge hit, it gives serious attitude to almost any of my outfits. I paired my orangey-red Chanel bag with a beige romper and white ankle boots and feel utterly unstoppable. Also matched my lipstick and earring to the bag and bang, fireworks!
In the past, I’ve already shared “9 Designer Handbags That Are Worth Investing In” to give you an idea of why these are a part of my personal collection. I want to share with you my key tips in determining the right bag for you when shopping for a pre-owned handbag to grow your own unique collection.
Key Tips When Buying Pre-Owned Handbags
Know which designer/brand pre-owned handbag you want to invest it. It’s just a matter of taste, really. Which designers are you drawn to? Which brands to you already have in your closet? These questions matter when considering which preowned handbag will make its way into your closet. Pick a designer that’s suitable for your everyday use and lifestyle. Chanel is more classic and timeless, while something like Chloe is more bohemian and casual.
Crossbody bags are ideal for on the go types. Satchels are suitable for work and weekend trips, even for travel. Totes are good for carrying a lot of things and in many cases, the bigger the better. Mini bags make for great accessories/statement pieces or a night out on the town. The bag shape of your choice is actually really important in determining its functionality for the money that you’re going to spend, so definitely think about this wisely.
Don’t underestimate the power of color when it comes to finding that perfect pre-owned handbag. Pick a color that’s suitable for your wardrobe. If your wardrobe is more monochromatic and simple, choose a classic color like black or cream. You can choose bright color if you want a statement bag. If your wardrobe is more colorful consider a patterned bag. Remember though, with the prices at Trendlee, you might be able to invest in two pre-owned handbags and really fill out your wardrobe.
Pre-owned handbags don’t mean that they are more costly, there are actually plenty that will suit your financial bracket. As each bag is pre-loved, think carefully about the price and see if it makes sense with your personal budget. Although this is an investment into your wardrobe, you don’t want to break the bank. Take your time, but also remember that each piece is unique and will go fast.
When I first considered a pre-owned bag, I felt both excited and overwhelmed, but with Trendlee I was put at ease and felt totally confident in my purchase. I want you to feel the same way about shopping for a pre-owned bag. It’s about making the right choice for your style and budget!
With my tips and experience, I hope to shed some light on the matter. And for those of you fashionistas who are ready to make the investment, I’m offering all my readers a gift code for your purchase on Trendlee. You can use this code: NJFASH to get a 5% discount on Trendlee.com.