How To Shop For Vintage Designer Handbags

There is nothing that compares to designer handbags because they make a statement about your tastes, your style, and offer you a classy and elegant look.

One of the popular ways to buy a handbag is getting a classic designer handbags that was made long ago and still looks fantastic. 

Watch Out for Fakes

One of the problems in buying vintage designer handbags is that you will run into fakes. Therefore, you need to do some research before you hit the vintage shops and know something about the designers that you are interested in. 

Look at the lining

The lining inside the handbag you are looking at should not be loose, it should be stitched, this is often a dead giveaway that it is a fake if you look inside and the lining is loose.

Check out the hardware

Depending on how someone that owned the vintage handbag took care of the bag often determines the condition of the hardware, but in general, the hardware should be very heavy. 

Check out thrift stores

Many thrift stores have vintage designer handbags and they do not even realize it. Imagine picking up a vintage for $5 at a thrift shop that is worth thousands of dollars, which can and does happen, but it means you have to visit the shops often because the merchandise changes so rapidly. 

It is important to keep in mind that vintage designer handbags do not come around easily, but you will find a lot of fakes. 

Handbags For Sale Online

There are some handbag stores which deal only in new handbags, while there are others which would also have used ones. There are also many online stores that have online bags for sale. You can also search the company like that provide handbags services online.

You need to find out which one of these works the best for you, depending on which one has better discounts or sale offers, and which one has better shipping offers, better customer care service, etc.

When you are buying original new bags, make sure that you check for some authorization seal or sign on the website, which ensures that the website is not fraudulent and that you will actually get original and authentic products only. 

In the case of used bags, make sure that you ask the seller to send you the pictures of the bag beforehand so that you can look at them and decide if you like the condition of the bag or not.

On some websites, different sellers have different profiles, and you can individually chat with them and have individual negotiations done. On websites that have been started by a specific dealer, this can be done with the help of emailing, or visiting the office itself, in case it is close to your house.