It is no secret that the luxury market has become more and more inflated. Prices at Louis Vuitton and Chanel have skyrocketed, making them more and more not worth the price. However, one of my favorite ways to get the “look for less” is through designer consignment. Over the past year, I’ve purchased so many of the hot designer bags for a fraction of their new price. Some of these bags honestly may not be the exact same as their new counterparts, but they are definitely a close comparison. And, with the quality going down, I can honestly say that my vintage bags are definitely a lot better made than the ones I’ve purchased new. So, without further a due, here are some vintage bags to check out before adding the new ones to your cart.
1. Louis Vuitton Odeon:
I loved the Louis Vuitton Odeon and came this close to purchasing it at the Louis Vuitton store. I am so glad I didn’t because I ended up getting a Louis Vuitton Bloomsbury, which was a much better purchase compared to the Odeon because I paid less than half of the current retail price for it. I will note that it was so hard to find a bag in good condition for a price I was willing to pay, so I recommend checking everywhere for it.
2. Gucci Crossbody:
I fell in love with the Gucci Crossbody a while ago and almost bought it on Fashionphile. However, I waited too long and the bag was sold by the time I was ready to add it to my cart. I then searched for it on Poshmark and found one for about half of the Fashionphile price, but in good vintage condition. I will note that this one is not the crossbody bag, but the rather the shoulder one, however, it is still worth the price difference if you ask me.
3. Fendi Bageutte:
“It’s not a bag, it’s a baguette!” Thank you Carrie Bradshaw for making this bag oh so popular. This bag has made a huge comeback, including the Fendi Mama Zucca one. I have both a smaller and a larger one, both of which are vintage. The new ones are on the Fendi website, and let me tell you, those bags are over $3,200. I paid less than $1,000 for my two. For these, I would check out sites like Poshmark, the RealReal and Fashionphile, as well as local consignment stores. I love this bag because it does fit a lot, and I am so happy that I got these.
4. Gucci Jackie
This is probably the only bag that I do not actually own on this list, but it’s one that I think is definitely worth checking out. The new Jackie retails for $2,400 to $3,600 depending on what size you’re looking for. However, if you go looking on the vintage websites, you can find many under $500. Definitely worth looking into if you ask me.
5. Prada Nylon Bag:
The re-edition of this bag has been popular for the last few years. On Prada’s website, it’s $1250 for the shoulder bag. I’ve found mine for $200 at a local consignment shop. These bags are perfect for summer, and so easy to use. I highly recommend checking out sites like Fashionphile, and Poshmark for a vintage one, because you get the Prada quality for a lot less.