The Fashion Editor’s Secret To Finding Affordable Designer Handbags


We all love a good deal, especially when it comes with a designer label. As a fashion editor, I’ve become quite used to sniffing out an affordable high-end piece of jewelry (if I say so myself). My secret? Used shopping. According to the Business of Fashion, before the pandemic, the resale market was on the verge of doubling from $ 24 billion in 2019 to $ 51 billion by 2024. One also need only look at the recent acquisition of Depop and the major investments in Vestiaire Collective. to see that pre-liked is on the rise. Obviously, I’m not the only one with a soft spot for a used flight.

Who What Wear is Hannah Almassi with her thrifty Fendi wand.

Add to that the fact that many big brands are reissuing classic bags from their archival collections (think nylon Jackie styles from Gucci or Prada), which has led to a surge in searches for “originals.” There is of course the elephant in the room, which is fooled by designers, and we recommend that you stick to sites like Cloakroom that offer internal audit teams so you know your purchase is the real deal. .

Getting the right search terms can be a bit of an art, but most sites offer price ranges so you can fit into your budget as well as options to narrow down by brand, vintage, model, and fabric. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to find what you want. However, if you’re looking for a place to start, we’ve rounded up six designer brands including classic handbags. always be a smart investment. From “old” Celine logo baguettes to Prada’s’ 90s backpacks, scroll down to view and purchase our selection of pre-owned designer handbags. But remember, there’s only one of each, so once it’s gone, it’s really gone.


Fendi Baguette bag (£ 440)

Fendi Baguette bag (£ 425)

Fendi Baguette cloth bag (£ 350)

Fendi Cloth handbag (£ 171)

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Mini Cloth Bag (£ 410)

Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag (£ 800)

Louis Vuitton Leather handbag (£ 500)

Louis Vuitton Pouch (£ 750)


Chanel Leather handbag (£ 2,999)

Chanel Leather handbag (£ 1950)

Chanel Leather handbags (£ 2,900)

Chanel Leather shoulder bag (£ 950)


Gucci Jackie handbag (£ 1,200)

Gucci 1955 Leather handbag (£ 1,500)

Gucci Mini Marmont bag (£ 549)

Gucci Dionysus Cloth Handbag (£ 1000)


Prada Cleo Leather Handbag (£ 1,260)

Prada Reissue handbag (£ 599)

Prada Re-Nylon Backpack (£ 300)

Prada Fabric shoulder bag (£ 290)


Celine Cloth pouch (£ 250)

Celine Leather shoulder bag (£ 440)

Celine Leather belt purse (£ 1,150)

Celine Leather tote bag (£ 330)

Celine Nano Luggage Fabric Handbag (£ 1,050)

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