Are you looking to invest in a designer handbag but don’t know where to start? We hear you. A classic bag can set you back thousands, and with the ever-changing fashion industry always moving onto the next It item or designer, the trends we’re shopping now might be gone in 18 months’ time. At Who What Wear, we want to shop differently and take a more sustainable approach to fashion, and anything we recommend comes with an emphasis on longevity and wearability—pieces you’ll buy now but love forever. We also champion rented and pre-loved pieces, and right now, it’s easier than ever to shop premium designer brands online without having to trawl through vintage stores.
If you’ve ever Googled a Prada Cleo and found a deal that seemed too good to be true, you aren’t alone. Concern about authenticity online is an important issue, but to help put your mind at ease, eBay has extended its authenticity guarantee to include designer handbags, too.
One handbag is sold on eBay every 15 seconds, ranging from coveted It bags to vintage classics. The site’s bag collection features over 19 luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Bottega Veneta, all vetted and verified by a team of expert authenticators to help you make more informed pre-loved luxury purchases. So not only are bags subject to a rigorous physical inspection, but their condition must match the listing description (no more surprise wear and tear). All bags will come with a unique “authenticity guarantee” card with information about the handbag brand and model, so you can verify exactly what you’re getting. Are you wanting to sell, too? No problem. Sellers who offer returns receive the same protection as buyers, and the authentication program ensures the item is returned to the seller via a verified returns process, ensuring it comes back to you in the same condition it was in when it left you.
With all of that in mind, we’ve chosen some of the most iconic, pre-loved designer bags available on eBay now. You can thank us later.