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Industry + Insights / November 07, 2019 / Mary Zubritsky
Designer Resale is the NEW New!
Psst…wanna know a secret? Designer resale is the best way to get great deals on amazing, pre-owned luxury goods! Since I’m such a fan, whenever my coworkers discuss shopping, I immediately interrupt and pitch a luxury consignment company (like LePrix) to fulfill all their fashion needs! What do I tell them? "Look, I know you want a leather motorcycle jacket, but it makes no sense to drop $400 on a basic design from a mass market retailer when you’re guaranteed to look like everyone else! For $400 at LePrix, you can snag a unique design by Prada or Fendi that originally retailed for over $1,500. It's a no-brainer!" Whether you're looking for a pair of leather leggings, a Chanel bag, diamonds earrings or a Gucci logo belt, LePrix's got you covered!  

Pre-Loved Bags Make Dollars—and Sense!

Ah…the beloved Chanel Classic Flap Bag makes everyone weak in the knees. But before you drop $5,800 to Keep Up with the Kardashians, just remember you can snag that bag at a major discount if you buy it secondhand! And since Chanel increased US prices on November 1st, there’s no time like the present to get your hands on a luxury pre-owned bag! As a reminder, prices have increased between $100-$200 for Chanel Classic Flap Bags, Chanel Boy Bags and Chanel Reissue Bags. And while the increase isn’t astronomical, it still hits you where it hurts…in the wallet. Before you plop down thousands of dollars on a designer resale bag, you need to do your homework! Make sure you’re very familiar with the bag you’re lusting over, and that includes sizing and pricing. So, read blogs and magazine articles, visit the designer’s site and check out the bag in person so you know what it looks and feels like. Next step is to make the purchase, but don’t just hop on one of those potentially sketchy bidding sites because the fakes are very good and cheap! Buy from a reputable seller—like one of our boutique partners—because while snagging a Dior Saddle Bag for $375 seems like a dream come true on those other sites, it could end up being a terrible nightmare when you realize you fell for a counterfeit item. Knowledge is power.


So, just how much do you save by buying designer resale bags? Well for starters, way more than you’d save purchasing in Europe. Let’s investigate!


Louis Vuitton Capucines Leather Bag with Python Trim 


Retail Price: $6,200

LePrix's Price: $4,355


Chanel RARE Strass Crystal-Embellished Small Boy Bag 

Retail Price: $4,525

LePrix's Price: $3,799

Christian Dior Lady Dior Gold-Tone Studded Cannage Leather Bag 


Retail Price: $4,500

LePrix's Price: $2,045


Designer Resale Clothing...

Never Pay Retail Price Again!

  Mary, you need to stop buying used clothing and shoes! It's gross. - My mom
Gross? More like GENIUS! Gone are my days of sample sale-ing around NYC, but did you know some designers now bypass setting up these brick-and-mortar sales and just sell the samples and overstock to consignment shops and resale sites? It's true! That means you can find clothing from designers like Diane von Furstenburg, Alice + Olivia and Tanya Taylor in mint condition, with tags still attached for over 50% off retail price. But this goes beyond samples and overstock, you can score amazing deals on couture gowns, leather leggings and vintage fur coats by Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Elie Saab. For example, a few weeks ago I scored a never-worn, patent leather Burberry bomber jacket for $350. After a quick Google search, I discovered it retailed for $2,500. Can you believe that? Our fabulously fashionable Co-Founder and CMO, Emily Erkel, recently snagged a Gucci leather skirt for $49, a Celine sweater for $40 and a Bottega Veneta sweater for $45...all on LePrix! Want more examples of designer steals and deals available on LePrix? Let's go!  

Valentino Leather & Lace Trench Coat

Retail Price: $8,000

LePrix's Price: $2,950


Alexander McQueen Flared Leather Skirt 

Retail Price: $3,175

LePrix's Price: $782


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