Online shopping for fall fashion certainly tops our list of ‘ways to spend a weeknight curled up with a glass of full-bodied red’ - but it can also be dangerous territory for your budget.
Investment items, like exquisite designer purses made from soft Italian leather can cost a pretty penny, which is why shopping luxury consignment handbags is a little secret that we’re passionate about making not nearly so secret.
Reducing that trauma-inducing sticker shock certainly lights us up, but rather than advocating for stashing savings away, we’re more apt to stretch our dollars across even more trending styles.
Hey, why buy one new Gucci bag when you can get three or four pre-owned designer handbags for the same price and check off all of fall’s hottest trends at the same time? That’s just smart business.
Armed with insights from our stylish friends at Harper’s Bazaar, we’ve pulled together a quick guide for shopping the must-have IT bags destined to be your new arm candy this fall.
#1 The Boxy Bag
Every autumn we see the reintroduction of structured silhouettes, whether through coats, blazers or handbags. This season is no different - and in fact - we’re seeing ‘structure’ nudged to a whole new level with strikingly boxy bags, adorning designer runways like that of Oscar de la Renta. If you want the IT bag of the season, that adds instant ladylike polish to every outfit, shop this trend with our favourite pick: the Saint Laurent Nano Sac De Jour. (PS… look for one
in cobalt blue or hunter green - two of fall’s most trending bag hues.)
SAINT LAURENT NEW Classic "Nano Sac De Jour" Mini Crossbody Bag
$1,895.00 CAD | Est. Retail $2,850.00 CAD
VALENTINO 'Petale' Handle Bag
$495.00 CAD | Est. Retail: $2,250.00 CAD
#2 The Logo bag
For ladies with their fingers on the pulse of what’s trending, it will be no secret that logo bags are back in a big way. While we’ve seen the style all across designer runways, like Burberry and Fendi, does anyone really do it better than Christian Dior? Well, maybe Gucci ties for first… but the point is, you’re going to want to adorn your arm with some logo-love this season.
$495.00 CAD | Est. Retail: $1,695.00 CAD
LOUIS VUITTON Damier Azur 'Galleria PM'
$975.00 CAD | Est. Retail: $1,450.00 CAD
#3 Top Handle Bags
Top-handle-only bags were showing up in a variety of geometric shapes all over the runway. Whatever style calls your name, a top-handle designer purse is a show-stopping accessory guaranteed to wow any room. Go funky and chic or solid-hued and classically-shaped; your choice.
CHANEL Purple Quilted Bowler Shoulder Bag in “Petite” Matelasse
$2,495 CAD | Est. Retail: $4,600 CAD
LOUIS VUITTON Black Epi "Jasmin" Top Handle Bag
$795.00 CAD | Est. Retail: $2,400 CAD
#4 The Animal Print Bag
Leopard Print Calf Hair Tassel Trim Clutch
$550.00 CAD | Est. Retail $1,495.00 CAD
LANVIN Medium 'Happy' Shoulder Bag
$625.00 CAD | Est. Retail: $1,795.00 CAD