Tips for Buying Preowned Authentic Designer Bags

By Kikemonk
November 19, 2021

Many fashion-conscious individuals are on the lookout for a good deal on a bag. However, brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel never go on sale. The best alternative? to buy it pre-loved. The best part of shopping preloved is finding a bag you’ve been hunting down from a previous season or isn’t available in store. Designer bags that are pre-loved are a great option to save money, be more sustainable, and have an extensive collection to choose from.

Here are a few pointers to remember. 

1. Explore your options.

Firstly, the price of a bag can be a dead giveaway. If the price is significantly lower than retail, there is a high possibility of it being a fraudulent bag. These days, it’s difficult to find a good deal. Investigate the bag and seller thoroughly as there is a good chance it’s a scam. If you’re curious about what price your bag should be listed at, online search is a great tool. Make sure to check out multiple blogs, forums, comments about the seller and ensure you aren’t stepping into a trap. 

2. Buy from a reputable reseller

A pre-owned bag can be purchased from many sources, including an online store, a local consignment shop, Ebay, or someone selling on their Instagram account. 

First, examine the reseller’s track record. If it’s a private person, they should keep a copy of their receipt. A reputable online retailer or a local consignment shop should have an authenticity-guaranteed policy and have proof of authentication. It is always important to trust your gut when it comes to the seller, as there are fraudulent designer bags circulating the market.

3. Wishlist 

Popular bags sell quickly, often within minutes of being posted online. Check to see if there’s a wish list so you can be the first to know when your dream bag arrives. Luxe du Jour has a Wishlist that connects you to our sales team to ensure you don’t miss out on your dream bag. Sign up to receive an email notification as soon as your desired designer handbag is available in our store. Or connect to our sales team today to help source and find your dream bag

4. Date Codes / Serial Numbers

Date codes, similar to serial numbers, are stamped inside many designer handbag brands. There are many online tools for looking up date-codes and determining how old (or new) a bag is. Brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Hermès, are just a few that have a date or serial code specific to the bag. There is also a wealth of information available on the internet to assist you in determining authenticity.

Though the task may seem daunting, finding reliable preloved luxury shops can be significant. At Luxe du Jour we always put our clients first and help ease any concerns they may have shopping Pre-loved!