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#5For5: Preloved Luxury Handbag Boutiques in Vancouver

Luxury handbags are the on-trend accessory to complete your Spring/Summer looks. Even if my styling is perfected from my hair to my classic Dior slides, I always feel empty-handed (no pun intended) if I leave the house without the perfect handbag. For me, there  is nothing more satisfying than swinging a high-end designer bag over my shoulder.

If you think shopping preloved designer bags is a lot of work, don’t worry! I have narrowed down my top five places in Vancouver that carry the latest in preloved luxury at super affordable prices.

Modaselle

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Guiseppe Zanotti | IG: @modaselle

Modaselle is the ultimate in designer resale. The boutique carries luxury jewellery and watches for all,  but are known for their large and diverse selection of amazing handbags. The store and eCommerce website are both located right here in Vancouver. They specialize in the most current and collectible Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermes. Their team of experts is highly trained in authenticating the merchandise they buy, so you know you will be getting the real thing for a great savings off the original price. Find them in Yaletown, tucked away at 943 Seymour Street or shop online and then pick-up your purchase.

Queen of Luxury

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Louis Vuitton | IG @queenofluxury

Queen of Luxury makes it easy to find the handbag you are looking for with their team of savvy professionals and their decadent array of impressive choices. They are selective with the merchandise they sell and ensure that every item has been fully examined and authenticated. Their goal is to make your shopping experience “trusted, reliable and easy”. They do that by catering to both in-store clients and online shoppers, and by providing an on-trend selection of designer goods. Stop by the Yaletown, and wander into their boutique inside at 1118 Homer Street and you will find it hard to leave without something special in your hand.

Gorgeous Handbag with matching Heels!

Becca’s Bags

Although this Vancouver-based online store and boutique specializes in the consignment of stylish designer handbags, don’t be surprised if you’re checking out with a new pair of shoes and some jewellery to go with that exquisite Valentino clutch. Becca sells new and preloved luxury items that are guaranteed authentic. You can shop online 24/7 or make an appointment to visit her by appointment-only  Gastown boutique at #135, 332 Water Street.

Once Again Resale

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This trusted Kitsilano boutique is a great source for finding gently-used luxury items. Specializing in upscale designer goods, Once Again Resale gives you access to highly desirable handbags from Chanel, Celine, Balenciaga, YSL and more. They are adding new items to their inventory on a daily basis to stay up to date with styles that are new and coveted. Ask Angel for her handbag recommendations at her classic boutique at #2, 1874 West 1st Avenue or shop her online store.

LXR&CO

Beginning as two guys with an idea, growing in a small retail store in Montreal, LXR&CO continues to expand. Within a short period of time the company launched stores all over North America, started selling wholesale to other vintage luxury companies and ultimately unveiled their own e-commerce store. Because they buy all their products outright and do not use a consignment-based concept, they are able to offer all their merchandise at very fair prices with guaranteed authenticity. They carry a wide variety of opulent bags from Ferragamo, Prada, Hermes and more. If you’re shopping in downtown Vancouver, stop by their boutique on the main floor of Hudson’s Bay Co, located at 674 Granville Street.

Shopping for a preloved designer handbag does not have to be an endless searching of  craigslist, style forums or knock-off websites that fool even experts. The boutiques I have listed are local, have guarantees of authenticity, and have carefully selected the most desirable pieces from the top designers in the world, making it easy to find the perfect one for you. So easy in fact that you will be tempted to leave with more than one.

 

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