Friday, 31 March 2017

Vintage Handbags. 101

I wrote about vintage handbags and my most coveted handbags in a previous post. However this is going to be a different kind of blog post today. 

I'm going to share with you my top websites for scoring those coveted vintage handbags, like the Chanel 2.55 Lambskin Handbag that is very hard to come by. And often times even if we do find it at a consignment store or being sold by a person online.... often times it's not exactly in the best condition. So where can you find those desired handbags and accessories from your favourite luxury brands? Well I've done all the research for you, so simply bookmark this page and whenever you have some money to spend and want to treat yourself to some luxury, you'll know where to look. Or where to point your spouse/partner to... (*wink*)

These are in no particular order and all have quite an array of vintage luxury items. 

LxR & Co

One of my favourite online shops to browse due to just the vast majority of brands they have. Their website is also updated quite frequently so you are sure to find what you are looking for. The cool thing is they also do have pop up shops at various locations. In Canada you can find them in The Bay in downtown Toronto's Eaton Centre. However they sell their luxury handbags and accessories online. You can also sell them your own luxury items as well. No knock offs here!

The Vintage Contessa

Not only is this a great website to score a hard to find handbag but they also have a great team of writers that blog about their favourite handbags and other interesting topics dealing with luxury items. So if you are on the hunt for similar handbag lovers and love reading blogs then this website is for you. 


Out of the other websites, this website actually gives you quite a lot of detail on the item you want. They even tell you the item's location, year and how much they will buy it back for. All great things to know!


One of the coolest shops on here! Not only can you purchase pre-loved luxury items but you can also customize them! So you can really make it your own and unique to anyone else's handbag. They also have quite a large selection of new handbags as well.

Designer Vault

Want a luxury handbag but need time to make the payments? Well they actually have financing options so you can afford that handbag you've had your eye on even sooner! Cool right? Designer Vault has also received many awards and has some of the most coveted handbags on their website. 

So those were my personal top 5 places to score an authentic luxury handbag or luxury accessories. Of course there are many online consignment shops and even some that may be local to where you are located. However always be careful when purchasing, make sure they have an authenticity card and you really do your research at multiple websites/stores to compare the prices of the same handbag. And if you have an online consignment shop where you purchase luxury items from be sure to leave it in the comments below. I would love to know!

Happy shopping loves!