What To Look For In A Vintage Designer Handbag
Buying a vintage designer handbag—either for use as a valuable collectable or your personal purse collection—can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for, or where to find these vintage designer bags. From sparkling evening bags of the Roaring 20s to 1950s pillbox purses, there are so many designer handbags for you to choose from, and even more fakes to be wary.
The first thing you want to be aware of when searching for vintage designer handbags is make sure you visit a reputable dealer or handbag boutique, especially if looking online. They should be able to answer all your questions and concerns, and always check out their website for customer reviews (to make sure they’re reputation is honest and fair).
Secondly, don’t buy any vintage designer bags that are worn-looking, frayed, or stained, no matter how good of a deal it is. However, some wear and tear is expected, having too much damage to older designer handbags can bring down its value and make it look used.
One of the last things to think about during your vintage bag search is how much you’re willing to pay. The cost of a vintage designer handbag can vary and is dependent on the following: condition, design and style, name of the designer and/or maker, rarity of the bag, the materials the bag is made of, and any embellishments like pearls, crystals, etc.
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