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How To Shop For Used Designer Handbags

La Lu Thrift Boutique carries a wide range of items from furniture, luxury sunglasses, designer shoes, and designer clothing. One thing we do pride ourselves on is the wide selection of designer handbags. 

Lalu Thrift carries pre-loved designer handbags, such as: Céline, Chanel, Christian Dior, Coach, Gucci, J. W. Anderson, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, and Valentino to name a few. 

There are several things to consider when purchasing a used designer handbag, including:


Sometimes when buying used purses, slight  wear at the corners or handles of the bag is normal. Light scratches or scuffs to the bag are nothing to worry about, as they would eventually happen to any bag after multiple uses. Having an already broken-in bag is actually a benefit since you will not be overly worried about marking it up. Precautions can be taken to avoid more damages, such as only using the bag on special occasions and being sure to not leave it on the floor or other unsafe places. Condition goes hand-in-hand with price. Pre-owned can mean completely different things, ranging from an unused bag to one that shows more obvious signs of wear and tear. These are factors that will greatly affect the bag’s pricing


Another great reason to buy a pre-loved designer bag is because of price.Typically shoppers can expect to receive anywhere from 10% to 50% off depending on the designer bag they choose.  Factors including the popularity or rarity of the bag will determine the cost.Some bags end up being half their original retail value, and others tend to be more expensive because they are custom-made or still in high-demand. Those who know what they want are sometimes lucky enough to find the bag of their choice at an exceptional price. 

Having a trusted seller

Online purchases of designer bags can end in disappointment. It is extremely difficult to determine the authenticity of a designer bag from an online store. Some fake bags are so well done that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference. Having a seller that you trust is a key factor in the security of your purchase and peace of mind. No one wants to pay designer prices for a fake designer bag. That is why purchasing a used designer handbag in person, such as at Lalu Thrift,  is the best choice. 

Date Codes and Authenticity factors

Many designer handbags have date codes stamped inside of them, and work much like a serial number. One way to check is by finding an online resource to look up the code and determine the authenticity and age of the bag. Doing a little research can save you from purchasing a fake. Each brand has a unique way of identifying their products. Things to look at include stitching, logo, material, serial numbers, authenticity cards, and any general inconsistencies. Certain knock-off bags come with authenticity cards, when the real ones don’t. This is another giveaway. Brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermès are the perfect example of this. 

Remember, buying a pre-owned designer bag is a great way to save money and look fashionable. A nice bag is an investment that will not be devalued. Make sure to do your research and find a bag that works for you. Are you looking for a pre-owned designer bag in South Florida? Stop by La Lu Thrift Boutique today and discover our unbelievable collection just waiting for you.

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