The year is 2019, but curiously many are dressed more and more like their ’90s style icons these days. Some are even revisiting throwback fashion trends from the 2000s that we all thought would be best if left in the past. After dad shoes, scrunchies, bucket hats and tiny sunglasses became some of the hottest fashion items in the past two years, capri pants and biker shorts are now having a moment. Naturally, the interest in vintage designer bags have also grown considerably among millennials and Gen Zers. From Fendi‘s Zucca print and Dior‘s signature branding, to Gucci‘s house monogram and Prada‘s classic, inverted triangle logo plate, retro purses are all over Instagram.
So, where can you find these old luxury handbags? The easy answer would be your mother’s closet. Those drawers of hers are like treasure troves full of archival designs you can no longer find in stores. You’ll just have to rummage them for your dream bag, and hope that your mom doesn’t notice it’s gone missing — we’re just kidding.
For those who prefer a less sneaky route, we’ve rounded up a list of the six best stores to shop designer bags online. Read on to learn where we get our second-hand goods.
Those of you who’re into luxury womenswear will probably have heard of The RealReal. The consignment store has a team of authentication experts that make sure all products it carries are 100-percent the real deal, so you don’t need to worry about any of that. On the website, you can find vintage bags in different sizes and shapes from a wide range of brands including Chanel, Dior and Burberry.
Vestiaire Collective is where supermodel Karlie Kloss shops her Chanel bags, so you know it’s got to have a great selection. Another major player in the reselling market, the web store sees a vast lineup of pre-owned handbags by Prada, Fendi and the like — all available at reduced prices.
What Goes Around Comes Around
With a loyal group of celebrity customers that counts Rihanna, who got her vintage Chanel bottle holder from this boutique, What Goes Around Comes Around‘s handbag collection is to die for. Apart from its huge selection of vintage Chanel, the store also sources products from other major luxury brands including Dior and Phoebe Philo-era Céline.
Luxury Garage Sale
If you’re a fan of designer bags but not particularly fond of the price tags they come with, then Luxury Garage Sale will be your new best friend. The upscale consignment store offers a massive range of coveted styles, including archival styles from Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. Check the site right now to see if you can find any steals.
Madison Avenue Couture
The Hermès Birkin is perhaps one of the most covetable luxury handbags on the market. If that’s your ultimate dream bag, then look no further than Madison Avenue Couture. The store carries a huge selection of new as well as pre-loved Birkins that are rare and hard to get a hold of.
From vintage Prada to Goyard, to Balenciaga, expect to find a stunning array of statement designer handbags available at slashed prices on Rebag‘s website. For those who reside in California, Florida or New York, you may also visit Rebag’s IRL locations to see its inventory in person.