Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Why you should shop pre-loved luxury handbags vs new

I am fairly new to the whole luxury bag bandwagon. I have learned a lot from my mom growing up because she would have her special collection of Louis Vuitton and Chanel and she was always very careful with how she invested and how she cared for them to ensure they would return in value.

One of the luxury bag guru's I follow is Chase Amie and before I ever pulled the plug on my first Chanel bag I did all of the research I possibly could. It is 2019 now and I am not sure if it's just me but I feel as though I see more people now than ever with luxury bags. Something that Amie had mentioned is that since so many people keep buying the bags that the company needs to supply and produce more bags. That being said, in order to keep up with demand, they have raised retail prices and many have been noting that the leather quality has not been consistent or has been pooer than the earlier bags.

Buying pre-loved in the earl 2010s means you can have one of the better quality Chanel pieces. My first Chanel bag is the classic wallet on chain pre-loved and produced in 2010. That being said, I compared it to a more recent 2018 bag and you can tell that the 2010 bag still feels fantastic if you take care of it. These bags are meant to last a very long time.

Another reason you should shop pre-loved is because of course, it is much more financially feasible! Chanel continues to have price increases especially on the classic bags and has rarely produced caviar leather bags which resulted in caviar bags skyrocketing in resell value. It is unfortunate but prices continue to rise due to demand for these gorgeous bags. There are many articles out there also explaining how investing in Chanel bags can be worth your while because of their resell value. That's definitely something to consider in case one day you want to let go of your bag and make money back (maybe even more than how much you bought it for).

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same."- Coco Chanel. Of course! Although I admire unique bags and new styles coming out, the only way I would consider splurging on a bag is if I feel as though it is a classic. The Chanel classic (and double flap) flap and wallet on chain are honestly classic to me. These pieces are timeless and will always remain a classic. Don't splurge on clothes you know you will only wear once, splurge on a classic.

Lastly, of course, it is much more sustainable. I know that there are many advocating for us to strictly use vegan leather. But for those who still very much enjoy the quality of these bags, it might be best to consider sustainable fashion because "used is the new new" according to designer reseller Fashionphile.

I hope this was helpful! I try my best to stay informed and help out in any way I can. Also, if you're interested in ever purchasing any of my pre-loved luxury goods or clothes feel free to check out my shop here or one of my favorite authentic reselling markets is FASHIONPHILE. They've worked very hard to be a trustworthy and their revolutionary vision of a safe and easy shopping destination for the buying and selling of luxury handbags.
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