How to Shop Luxury Consignment

Luxury consignment shopping can be a big thrill!  When it comes to designer labels, two things are certain: we all want the luxury name-brands and we all would love to score a deal.  Luckily, there’s a wealth of options for those who covet luxury pieces, but don’t want to break the bank.

So where can you find a second hand, authentic designer bag, shoes and accessories at great prices?

1. OUTLET STORES

Outlet stores have been providing the public with top-of-the-line designer items at prices that are a fraction of their original cost for decades.  These bastions of savings are usually found on the outskirts of your town, so you’ll have to ask yourself if that long stretch of highway is worth that discount.

2. YARD/ESTATE SALES

You’d be surprised what some people will put up for grabs at venues like these.  Often, the seller’s goal is more about cleaning out their closet than it is about making some money. So if you happen to stumble upon a yard or estate sale that has some designer items for sale, you can be sure they’ll be letting them go for a reasonable price.  And if not, feel free to haggle.

The downside here, however, is there’s no guarantee if the items are still in good condition. Plus, finding a yard sale can sometimes feel like finding a shooting star, since they just kind of happen when they happen.

3. E-COMMERCE SITES

Not surprisingly, this has become the main method of getting designer items at reasonable prices.  It’s convenient, quick, and it doesn’t require a drive out of town or the dumb luck of discovering a yard sale.

However, the quality of the items you purchase could be a real disappointment once they show up at your doorstep.  Used handbags can show major signs of wear and tear, or worse, they could be cheap knockoffs.  In fact, a recent study found that nearly 90% of all Gucci handbags on various websites are actually inauthentic.  The term “buyer beware” definitely takes on a whole new level of meaning when you decide to shop online, obviously.

In light of all this information, it might seem like there’s no way you can purchase a used designer bag at an affordable price without sacrificing quality or authenticity.  But that’s exactly why we do what we do here at LePrix. Our inventory of handbags, shoes, accessories and clothing come to us directly from established and reputable businesses.  Our Boutique Partners, all of whom are esteemed industry professionals, ensure that our inventory is sold at a low price without the gamble of online buying that you may find at other retail sites.

With LePrix, peace of mind is in the bag!

 

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