"Preloved" Hype: 5 Shopping Destinations For Designer Bags

Quality pays off in the truest sense of the word. The second-hand market for designer bags is growing rapidly - we have the best shopping tips for Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci & Co.
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Despite the crisis, the U.S. is reporting record growth in the fashion industry: And that applies to the second-hand market, which is already growing by double-digit percentages per year. The run on "good old Chanel" and its ilk continue unabated. No wonder, because here you can finally get hold of those special editions that were once out of print or call a classic your own. 

This pays off not only for sellers, but also resellers, who are now far away from musty second-hand boutiques on the Internet. If you don't feel safe on eBay and other platforms and are afraid of buying a fake by mistake, you're in safe hands with vintage platforms like Vestiaire Collective. Re-sellers often offer a second check by an in-house team that is very familiar with serial numbers, ID cards, and specific brand characteristics.  

1. Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective now dominates the international secondhand market. Based in Paris, the company has become a sought-after platform within ten years, offering everything from Hermès to Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci that the fashion and bag heart desires. Here you can not only get hold of your new favorite treasures as a buyer, but you can also sell them again. 

For those who don't want to do the packing and communication with portentous buyers themselves, they can rely on Vestiaire Collective's Parisian "concierge service." 

Incidentally, the reseller is so successful that it will even go public as part of a SPACS at the end of May. This marks a milestone. So far, no other company in the luxury category has managed to become listed.  

2. Rebelle

Rebelle founders Max Schönemann and Cécile Wickmann are the founders of Rebelle and have become pioneers in the German market. On the road since 2013, they started in the fashion city of Hamburg and have become highly successful. In addition to bags, clothing and accessories can also be found here. Also included are rather smaller brands, such as 0039 Italy, Adriano Goldschmied, or Ann Demeulemeester. 

3. Rebag

A collection edited by fashion influencers? No problem! Exclusivity is the motto at Rebag. For this purpose, there are selected pieces recommended by celebrities such as Nicky Hilton or Bryan Boy. These are presented in monthly "drops" and can then be ordered directly on the website in the online store. The online seller specializes in one-size products. In other words, here you can find bags, accessories, jewelry from Balenciaga, Boucheron, Cartier to Versace

Using a special image recognition technology with artificial intelligence called "Clair," the price can be evaluated immediately at Rebag. The portal also asks its sellers to tell a short "life story" about the product. 

4. kamiempire – Preloved Luxus Handbags

Viennese Kamila Linhart has made her distinct love for design and especially vintage designer bags her profession and offers handpicked "drops" via her Instagram channel and store "kamiempire - Preloved Luxury Handbags". Especially as a Chanel lover, she attaches importance to special pieces as well as classics. She explained to L'OFFICIEL Austria what sets her apart from other resellers and vintage stores online: "The impeccable condition of the bags is particularly important to me. In this process, they are refurbished, cleaned, receive polishing, and then arrive at the customer's door in beautiful packaging with an ironed dust bag." 

With her unique service, Linhart has already built a loyal clientele here who eagerly await her latest bags. "Once I even sold out within four minutes!" she says enthusiastically. The returning clientele proves her right. 

Picture: kamiempire

5. Catawiki


For anyone looking for that special something, Catawiki is an exceptional marketplace that is also getting more and more attention from fashion lovers. And there's a reason for that: Catawiki specializes in special, which can range from stamps to furniture. And among them, there is also a dedicated bag section. A Max Mara Margaux, Louis Vuitton Chantilly or a Fendi from the "Selleria" line? Here you can browse through a variety rarely found elsewhere. A real vintage paradise!



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