If you are like me, then you must be in love with Chanel classic bag as much as I do. I get a lot of emails asking me where the best places is to buy second handed Chanel bags. No matter whether a bag is new or used, I still love it. I mean, c’mon it’s still Chanel right? Because I get a lot of questions asking where to buy used Chanel Classic bags, I decided to write this article about it.
I usually buy new bags, especially the bag I truly love. But I am kind of a collector, so I don’t mind buying some Chanel bag that are used. The most important is that the bag look like new, or the abuse is limited. Then you need to know if it’s authentic. That’s sometimes the hardest part, especially if you want a bargain.
How Much Cheaper Can You Get?
If you are thinking to get a whopping 50% less than the retail price, then you can forget about it. That’s not easy to almost impossible to find if you are looking for a bag that is still in good condition. I assume you want the bag in good condition right? A bag that is half destroyed is not worth any price.
Mind that the best you can get is around 10% – 30% below the retail price. That’s not cheap. Last time I went to a Chanel boutique I asked what the jumbo flap bag price were. They cost around $4,500. So a 30% off is equal to $3,150.
My experience is that people think that used bags are really cheap. In electronic world, yes they are. But somehow when it comes to Chanel bags they are expensive. You still need to put down at least $1,000, depending on which bag you want. A classic WOC bag is much cheaper than a 2.55 reissue bag. Even Chanel bags that are pretty worn-out still sell for above $1,000.
How to Authentic Your Bag?
If I buy my bag on the internet from an unknown seller (like Ebay), then I prefer visiting a Chanel boutique with my seller and let the SA figure it all out. They are the best sources to know whether my bag is real or fake. That’s the best way.
– Don’t trust anyone, even when the person is credible for selling authentic bag. They can make mistakes too and you will end up being the dummy.
If I buy from a reliable reseller or consignment store, I will usually get an receipt. My chances of getting wrong is low. Consignment store usually have experience, but still I want to verify with what I know.
– let any person authentic your bag, even if it’s a frequent Chanel buyer. Unless that person can proof he/she has a Chanel background that show her knowledge and skills.
I have done some research and have find a website that does authentication of brand bags. They do charge a small fee. When people’s job is to authentic a bag, then they are more reliable because they have knowledge. Here is the website:
Website: Etinceler Authentications
My favorite online stores
Brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Hermes, Gucci, Loro Piana, Prada, Fedi, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Christian Dior and more…
Website: Jill’s consignment
Guarantee: Jill’s consignment store guarantee authencity or 100% refund will be given.
Jill exist since 1996 and I especially love this, because it show that they have been in business for a long time. More important, it show they have knowledge and skills to recognize authentic bags. Their pictures are professionally made and they guarantee 100% real brands or else refund will be given. I only have a bit difficulty with the way how the site is made. I love to screen down to my favorite brand and item. I love to click click, but on their site you need to type in their search bar.
Brands: Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Burberry, Cartier, Christian Dior, Celine, David Yurman, Girard-Perregaux, Gucci, Judith Leiber, Michele, Nancy Gonzalez, Piquet, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tiffany & Co, Yves St Laurent.
Guarantee: This company guarantee authentic or 100% money back guarantee. All sellers’ bags are pre-screened for their reputation, whether the bag is real or fake, professionalism and integrity.
This is not a consignment store website. It’s a bit of Ebay, but then targeted primarily on hand bags. What I like the most of this website is that they work on the reliability of the bags. They pre-screen and make sure you are buying from trustable seller who sells REAL Chanel bag.
I love that there are lot of bags to select. The photos are real time flashed and not just a modeling photo. It’s like you get what you see. I love that you can make your own judgment of the condition of the bag by looking at the pictures.
Brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, Tiffany & Co, Fendi, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Salvatore Ferragamo, Judith Leiber, Miu Miu, David Yurman, Cartier, Givenchy, Christian Louboutin, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Manolo Blahnik, Goyard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Mulberry, Nancy Gonzalez, Tom Ford, Rene Caovilla, Bvlgari.
Website: Fashion Pile
Guarantee: Fashion pile guarantee that the bags are authentic, it’s been checked by two authenticators who specialize in Chanel. You can a lifetime guarantee that the bag is real or you get your money back.
I love the guarantee of Fashion Pile. Very bold and strong, life time guarantee that you buy an authentic bag. And also that the item can be returned within 7 days for a 100% refund.
Fashion pile is a consignment store. Fashion Pile is active on Ebay have a retail store in Beverly Hills and San Fransico, this makes their business more reliable. The collection is very wide and the pictures are professionally taken.
Brands: Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent.
Website: Yoogi’s Closet
Guarantee: Yoogi’s closet guarantee the bag is real AND the CONDITION they sell or you will get refund within 30 days.
Yoogi closet works differently than Malleries. There is just one seller and that’s Yoogi’s Closet. I love the pictures that are uploaded, they are professionally made. One thing I don’t like is that they are not like Malleries, so you might say that it’s difficult to judge. But no worries, Yoogi’s closet guarantee, what you get is what you see. They professionally reconditioned and clean the bag before you sell to you.