We have all dreamed about owning that perfect Louis Vuitton mini backpack or Gucci handbag. And even when you think it’s finally the right time to bite the bullet and buy it, you see the price, and you might think differently. Designer items are a woman’s best friend and worst enemy because you want it all, but most of us can’t afford that.
Except, what if you could get that designer bag, belt, shoes, jewelry, whatever it is, at half the price. Seems too good to be true? Not quite. That’s where vintage luxury stores come in.
Vintage luxury stores are all the hype right now. You can find just about every designer brand at a fraction of the price you would typically pay. Yes, the items are used, but the majority are in a fantastic condition, such that you wouldn’t even know they’re pre-owned.
The Real Real
The Real Real is a top-rated luxury consignment store that has grown significantly in popularity since a lot of YouTubers and influencers have begun promoting the store. In addition to selling every designer brand, you can sell your luxury items to The Real Real.
If you’re interested in selling, all you have to do is ship your items to the store for free or drop it off, and the store will handle the rest. If you’re interested in buying something, The Real Real has a large selection online. They offer discounts on a lot of the items and $25 off your first purchase! Additionally, they have physical store locations in NYC and LA. I recently purchased my first designer bag from The Real Real and let me say it exceeded my expectations! I love it.
What Goes Around Comes Around
This luxury consignment store is based in New York City but has an online store with a lot of options. The store sells just about every vintage brand, from Chanel to YSL. Whether you’re looking for bags, clothing, apparel, jewelry- you name it, What Goes Around Comes Around has it in designer form.
Treasures of NYC
Treasures of NYC is another New York City designer consignment store that (thankfully) has an online store for those not based in NYC. The store has tons of designer brands, including vintage items you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. You can buy items directly from the store’s Instagram page, online, or in person.
This luxury consignment store allows customers to both sell and buy designer items. Sellers can list their designer items to the site, and buyers have access to various designer brands for up to 90% off the retail price.