If you’re new to the second hand luxury market, it is expected to reach a valuation of nearly $10.77 billion in 2032! It’s incredible how quickly vintage and resale industry has been growing and I love that so many consumers are committed to upcycling their luxury bags. If you’re looking to buy a luxury handbag on the second hand market, there are several second-hand designer bags that are considered the most popular, and their popularity often fluctuates based on trends and fashion. This is important to know if you’re looking to invest in a handbag that will retain its value and serve as a timeliness piece in your closet. If you’re interested in selling previously loved bags, then follow the trends to see when demand is highest and then consider reselling through a retailer. Finally, if you’re like me and appreciate the unique bags, read below to know which styles to avoid!
Here are some of the most popular second-hand designer bags:
Chanel Classic Flap Bag
The iconic Chanel Classic Flap Bag is a timeless piece that is a must-have for any fashion lover. It is available in several sizes, materials, and colors, making it a versatile option that can be worn for date night, casual weekend hangs, and even travel. It’s a classic bag for a reason and will hold its value for the long term. Given the variety in materials, sizes and colors it comes in, you’re sure to find a bag that speaks to your style. My recommendation is to buy pre-2008 as that’s when they stopped using 24 gold carat in the metal.
Read: Ultimate Guide to Buying a Vintage Chanel Bag
The Hermès Birkin is considered one of the most exclusive and sought-after luxury bags in the world. It is available in a range of sizes, materials, and colors, and is known for its quality construction and attention to detail. It’s the epitome of luxury and truly a bag that you will carry for life. While it’s more expensive than the others on the list, Hermes quality is exquisite and it’s a Birkin!
The Gucci Marmont is the fashion girl’s go to bag that is perfect for a night out or a day of running errands. It features the brand’s iconic GG logo and is available in several sizes and punchy colors Gucci is known for. It’s definitely a more trendy bag compared to the Chanel and Hermes, but a great daily bag if you’re looking to add some fun color to your luxury bag collection.
Read: Tips for Buying a Designer Bag for Less
Celine Luggage Tote
The Celine Luggage Tote has remained a popular bag for a decade and features a distinctive modern shape and clean lines. It is available in several sizes and colors, and its spacious interior and sturdy construction make it a practical choice for everyday wear. It’s a popular choice for travel, work, and on the go looks and the leather is much more durable than canvas totes that have recently become popular. It’s not covered in logos making it popular amongst minimalists.
Dior Saddle Bag
Carrie Bradshaw made the Dior Saddle Bag a trendy bag 20 years ago and it’s made a comeback in recent years. It features a distinctive shape and can be worn crossbody or as a shoulder bag. It is available in several materials and colors, making it a versatile option. This is my favorite bag on the list because of the unique shape and the variety of prints it comes in. If you love unconventional fashion, this should be on your buy list.
These are just a few of the most popular second-hand designer bags, but there are many other options to choose from based on your personal style and preferences. Check out this guide to the Most Iconic Designer Bags to Invest In if you’re looking to get started on your next luxury bag purchase!