The definitive guide to buy luxury handbags and accessories: where can we buy a beautiful and original luxury handbag? What are the trusty online shops and what we need to check to avoid scams?
Before listing all the trusty websites where you can buy luxury handbags, footwear and accessories, I want to focus on the most frequently asked questions about this topic:
Stay away from websites where you can find the brand name with the word “outlet” (you can find it in the title or in the web URL). I say so simply because… There aren’t any online outlets! You can trust only outlets boutiques (if they exists!) or official brands websites.
STOCKS, WRONG PRODUCTS, SUSPECTING REJECTS
Please, be careful and don’t forget that many brands like Chanel, Hermés and Louis Vuitton (most desiderable but even the most counterfeited!) never apply discount prices, even during sales. A wrong LV product for example will be destroyed, then you never could find one around.
Regarding other brands like Gucci, Fendi, Stella McCartney, stock situation is still possible. These brands infact have a different sales network, with monobrand boutiques but resellers as well. Latter can apply discount prices during clearance sales, especially for what concerns seasonal collections.
CONTINUAL MODELS, NO MORE AVAILABLE ONES AND LIMITED EDITIONS
Don’t forget to think about the bag model you want to buy. Is it a continual product (always available), is something no more available (producted for only 1 or 2 seasons) or is a piece from a limited edition? According to this parameter the selling price can be highly variable so check it in advance. A limited edition bag at a very low price seems really suspicious, isn’t it?
REAL OR FAKE?
May seem perfect, but a fake bag doesn’t escape from a trained eye. And even if you have 100 real luxury bags please, don’t be too much confident and ask for a professional opinion. If the bag is in your hands you can contact the boutique, if it’s online you can ask for an authentication service:
Purse Forum: is an American forum and offers free authentication service for its members;
Authenticate 4US: provides the authentication service for many luxury brands, the cost of authentication (with certificate) is about 8$
Caroldiva: is specialized in LV (about 7$) and Hermes (about 30$) authentication;
Etinceler: is specialized in Chanel authentication (about 8$)
TRUSTY SECOND HAND
Luxury handbags, accessories, clothes, shoes, jewels and whatches, all real, authenticated and good second hand stuff:
To buy new bags and accessories:
SHOPBOB – http://www.shopbop.com/
YOOX – http://www.yoox.com/it
MONNIER FRÈRES – http://www.monnierfreres.it/
FORZIERI – http://www.it.forzieri.com/
FASHION IS – http://www.fashionis.com/it/it
MY THERESA – http://www.mytheresa.com/
GIGLIO – http://www.giglio.com/
MATCHES FASHION – http://www.matchesfashion.com/
RUNin2 – http://www.runin2.com/it/
NET-A-PORTER – http://www.net-a-porter.com/
ANDREA MORANDO – http://www.andreamorando.it/
DELIBERTI – http://www.deliberti.it/
AL DUCA D’AOSTA – http://www.alducadaosta.com/
ANTONIA BOUTIQUE – http://www.antoniaboutique.it/shop/
BEAUTY PRIVEE – http://www.beautyprive.it/
FLIPIT – http://www.flipit.com/it
Come back again to check this list, I always update it!