Luxury on a Budget: Finding the Perfect Used Designer Handbag

By Luxe Du Jour
January 16, 2024

For fashion enthusiasts with a keen eye for style, the allure of designer handbags is undeniable. We get it, finding that perfect designer piece to add to your collection is addicting and expensive. What if we told you there was a better way? What if you could rent that perfect designer bag for your upcoming night out or buy your dream designer bag now and pay later? At Luxe Du Jour we are all about providing savvy solutions to feed your desire for luxury without breaking the bank. In this article, we’ll explore tips and tricks to help you build your designer bag collection for less. 

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Research, Research, Research

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to buying used designer handbags. Before diving into the market, familiarize yourself with different brands, styles, and materials. Understand the original retail prices of the bags you’re interested in to gauge the extent of the discount you’re getting. This groundwork will empower you to make informed decisions and recognize a good deal when you see one. At Luxe Du Jour, we bring in quality, coveted designer bags that you will love, and with prices up to 70% off retail, why not treat yourself to two? 

Authenticate Your Purchase

One of the concerns when buying used designer handbags is the risk of purchasing a counterfeit item. Investing time in learning about the specific features that distinguish an authentic bag from a fake can help you protect yourself and your investment. Thankfully, when you purchase from Luxe Du Jour, all our customers are provided with a 100% authenticity guarantee, or your money back. Our designer bag specialists are meticulously trained to spot counterfeit items and we are dedicated in our quest to help build a fair and equitable luxury market. 

Consider Renting or Buy Now, Pay Later

Did you know you can rent that dream designer bag for any occasion for a fraction of the purchase price? Yes, it’s true! Additionally, if you love the bag, we will reduce the purchase price based on the rental fees paid. The more you rent, the lower the purchase price. Maybe you’ve had the experience of saving for that dream designer bag only to find your dreams getting sold to someone else. It’s devastating! At Luxe Du Jour, we offer the option to buy now and pay later so you can secure the bag of your dreams while making manageable payments over time. 

Condition Matters

While a used designer bag will likely show some signs of wear, paying attention to its condition is crucial. A well-maintained bag with minimal wear and tear can exude the luxury you desire. Look for detailed photographs of the bag, paying special attention to corners, handles, and interior lining. Remember, a little wear can be a testament to the bag’s authenticity and history. At Luxe Du Jour, we offer high-quality photographs of all our investment pieces, additionally, you can book an online viewing with one of our luxury bag experts to ensure the quality is as expected. We want your luxury shopping experience to be as amazing as your purchase. Check out the hundreds of amazing Google reviews from our community of bag addicts. 

Be Open to Timeless Styles

Fashion trends come and go, but certain designer handbag styles remain timeless. Opting for classic, enduring designs not only ensures that your bag remains stylish for years to come but also increases the likelihood of finding a budget-friendly option in the pre-owned market. Think iconic designs that transcend seasonal trends. Some of our classic design choice include the classic Chanel Flap Bag, Hermes Birkin and Kelly Bags, the Lady Dior Bag, Fendi Baguette Bag, and the classic YSL Kate Bag.  

Negotiate and Set a Budget:

Many sellers in the pre-owned designer bag market are open to negotiation, especially if the bag has been listed for a while. Don’t hesitate to make an offer within your budget and be prepared to walk away if the price doesn’t align with your financial goals. Setting a clear budget beforehand will guide your choices and prevent impulsive purchases.

Finding the perfect used designer handbag is a thrilling journey that combines a passion for fashion with financial savvy. By arming yourself with knowledge, exploring reputable resale platforms, and prioritizing authenticity and condition, you can score a luxury handbag at a fraction of the cost. Embrace the world of pre-owned fashion and let your budget-friendly luxury adventure begin! Luxe Du Jour is North America’s trusted reseller of authentic designer handbags. With prices up to 70% off retail, and industry-leading services such as bag rentals and bag restoration, finding that perfect designer piece to add to your closet has never been easier. 

Connect with our designer bag experts today to find your dream piece. 



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