With the economy struggling through what is expected to be the first ever triple dip recession, people are certainly tightening their belts and holding onto the pennies. And now it seems that austerity measures have hit the luxury high end market, as website FashionPhile is now selling preowned and nearly new designer bags, belts, shoes, jewellery and other luxury goods.
Buying vintage is nothing new, but with designer labels there is always the worry that you’d end up forking out for an expensive fake. With FashionPhile, all goods are guaranteed 100%authentic. Before any item is posted to the website, it is checked by two authenticators who specialize in that brand. In fact, FashionPhile are so confident that their items are authentic that they offer a lifetime return policy should any items they have sold prove to be fake.
FashionPhile have been selling authentic designer goods since 1999, and have built up a reputation as a trusted and reliable source of designer goods. At FashionPhile, they only sell your favorite, most coveted high end designer brands (think Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, and Balenciaga).
There are two ways you can shop at FashionPhile, one is to visit their huge collections at their two showrooms in Beverly Hills (off Rodeo Drive) and San Francisco (Maiden Lane), or shop the entire selection online from the comfort of your own home.
And not only do they sell designer bags, but if you have an authentic bag that you wish to sell to make room for your favourite label’s latest collection, you can send it to them and it will appear on the site.
So if you are looking for that vintage, limited edition or nearly new bag and you can’t afford to buy it new, take a look through the sites pages. You’ll find the top designers, from Chanel,Marc Jacobs, YSL, Chloe, Fendi, Christian Dior, Burberry, Tod’s, to Gucci, Tiffany, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Christian Louboutin, and many more.
You’ll find that typical prices for bags are around between 60% and 80% of the original retail price, but if the item is a limited edition, rare or no longer sold, it may be more. However, the site also has a discounted section, where bags that have not sold for 90 days are then reduced in price. Check out some of the bargains we found below!