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With the right bag, you can rule the world. A great bag can elevate any outfit and lift any bad mood. The caveat? They’re expensive and are only increasing in price. That’s why intel on the best places to buy designer bags for less is some pretty powerful knowledge—and I’ve got all the details for you right here.
Sure, you can head to typical department stores and troll the sale racks or wait for a style you love to get marked down, but this method doesn’t always work. For starters, there’s a lot of waiting involved. Plus, some designer labels have made it so their merchandise will never, ever go on sale (ahem, Chanel). This makes it increasingly alluring to look for deals elsewhere. Luckily, there are tons of options on the Internet for you to consider. Refer to this as your how-to guide for shopping discounted luxury bags.
When it comes to bags, I prefer to do my shopping online. Finding an affordable bag you actually love in a real-life vintage store or consignment shop can be damn near impossible! And wouldn’t you rather buy a designer bag from a site that actually authenticates every single piece before you get it home and realize it’s not the real deal? Many of these sites have entire teams that work to guarantee that your selected bag is legit. Some sites also come with handy apps that you can download onto your phone so that you never miss an alert about a flash sale or must-have new arrival.
Read on to get the lowdown on where exactly to find great designer handbags for less.
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I was as surprised as you probably are to discover that QVC has a great selection of pre-owned designer handbags (plus, they’re at a great price). From Saint Laurent to Chanel, this should definitely be one of your go-to browsing destinations when shopping for a new designer bag.
It’s common knowledge that Saks Fifth Avenue is a great place to get a full-priced designer bag but the retailer’s designer sale is where the real treasure is at. A few times a year, Saks discounts full-priced designer items up to 50 percent off. Right now, you can get bags from brands like Jacquemus, Valentino, Coach and more.
If you like shopping at Revolve, then you’ll love the brand’s bougie sister site FWRD. In case you missed it, Kendall Jenner was named the creative director at FWRD at frequently releases edits of her favorite items. Even better, some of them go on sale! You can find brands like Balenciaga, Paco Rabane and By Far for far less.
Revolve is a great destination to find items by smaller designers like Ganni, Golden Goose, See by Chloe and All Saints. The price points for these brands come in at under $500 and are a little lower than the bags you’ll find on Revolve’s sister site, FWRD.
If you missed out on buying a bag you love last season, it’s probably listed on The Outnet’s site right now for up to 70 percent off. The site hosts over 350 designers including Stand Studio, Balmain and more.
You have the ability to browse through over 40,000 authenticated pre-loved and vintage luxury pieces on The Luxury Closet, so it’s safe to say that the options are (basically) endless. Once you’ve found a bag you love, you can either pay the entire price upfront or choose from an installment plan to make payments that are realistic for you.
Think of Nordstrom Rack as the discounted version of everyone’s favorite online and in-store shopping destination, Nordstrom. Not only do they offer a killer selection of pieces at up to 70 percent off, but they have a stunning array of designer bags from brands like Moschino, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and more.
Italist works directly with retailers to provide you with luxe designer items that are all discounted up to 40 percent off. Even better, the site promises that you’ll get your items in four days or less. That means that this Valentino bag will get to you before you have time to second-guess your decision to splurge on it.
There are lots of ways to save on LXRCo’s site. You can join the email list and get 15 percent off your first purchase right off the bat, browse its ever-changing clearance section or just take a gander through its massive selection of designer bags. Because these bags are pre-loved, the site marks each bag’s condition as well as the estimated retail value right next to the price you’re paying, so there’s no lack of information.
Items on TJ Maxx’s site are discounted up to 60 percent off the normal retail price, so it’s quickly become one of the Internet’s hidden gems when it comes to designer bags and purses. They even have a dedicated Designer Shop so you can get straight to the good stuff—like this shoulder bag by Gucci.
Marshalls has made a name for itself by providing amazing pieces at a major discount—so why wouldn’t that extend to luxury bags, too? Items are generally discounted between 20 and 60 percent off and they get new pieces in all the time, so the site is worth coming back and checking out every so often. I would also recommend going to any of the IRL Marshalls store locations, because no two stores have exactly the same selection!
There’s no denying that Coach is one of the most in-demand brands right now. But did you know that it has an outlet site that offers major discounts on some of its most-loved silhouettes and styles? Now you can buy a bag from the brand that is luxe and actually retails for way less—some bags even are available for little more than $50 bucks!
Love shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue? Then you’re going to become obsessed with Saks Off 5th. Here’s the deal: you can buy tons of designer pieces (not just handbags!) for up to 70 percent off their original prices on the site and get free shipping on orders over $99. You’re welcome.
Fashionphile is Neiman Marcus’ exclusive re-commerce partner, so they know a thing or two about selling designer bags! If you want to try out a purse before actually committing to it, try the site’s Refresh program. It makes it possible for you to sell back your designer piece for a fraction of the original cost. Or, just browse the site for classic pieces that will last for years and years to come.
You can shop pieces from over 50 designers on Rebag’s site and yes, your dream luxury bag is probably listed right now. Plus, you can get up to $200 off your first purchase if it totals $750 or more, so now’s your chance to stock up on this season’s It bags and timeless classics.
If you’ve had your eye on a designer bag of yore, I recommend checking to see if it’s listed on The RealReal. The site lists the estimated retail value of every designer item right next to the price you’ll be paying, so you know you’re getting a good deal. Shop from the site’s Under $300 collection if you’re looking to really get some bang for your buck.
Depop is the Gen Z-approved retailer that you need to start using—especially when it comes to looking for a new designer bag! Because everything on the site is sold through individual sellers, you can all but guarantee that Depop’s users will be trying to get rid of their bags for less. So, take a gander through the app and see what you find—this Louis Vuitton pick is such a score!
If you have ever wanted to get rid of some of your stuff, you’ve probably used Poshmark. But, did you know that the site is actually a treasure trove for pre-loved designer pieces? Poshmark hosts over 80 million users worldwide, so you’re more than likely to find that trendy bag that you’ve been lusting over recently—just set up a search alert and you’ll be golden!