Why You Should Invest in a Designer Handbag

Why You Should Invest in a Designer Handbag

Written by Kathryn Andes

At DoubleTake we take fashion just as seriously as we take the environmental health of the planet. Consigning at DoubleTake is a great way to do right by mother earth, and repurpose your beloved designer items. From handbags, to clothing, to accessories, they all deserve a chance at a second life. Our consigning process is simple, easy, and guilt free. You can get a quote using the form on our website by submitting some basic information on your items. Then, you can make a consignment appointment to drop off your items at our store, or you can ship them to us. Lastly, you will get paid accordingly once your items sell. You can feel great about consigning with us because as a consumer you are contributing to the circular life cycle of slow fashion, instead of partaking in fast fashion. 

If you are visiting DoubleTake as a shopper, you’ve come to the right place. We sell designer items in excellent condition, priced below the original retail value. All of our merchandise is thoroughly researched and authenticated by our experienced staff, this includes vintage items, brand new items with tags or the original box set, collectors editions, and runway pieces. 

Now that you know how the consignment process works, let's talk about why investing in a designer handbag from the resale market will benefit you in the long run.

1. The Environmental Factor 

With the resale and consignment market becoming more lucrative in 2022, now is the perfect time to invest in a designer handbag from DoubleTake. We specialize in sustainable luxury, and give high quality luxury items a new home. As a customer at DoubleTake your actions positively impact the environment in three key ways. You are eliminating waste and pollution as a consumer, you are circulating beloved items by finding innovative ways to style vintage pieces, and you are trendsetting for a new generation of fashionistas. Whether you are buying a Prada re-edition bag, or shopping for a vintage classic Chanel flap bag, you are using your buying power as a consumer to combat wastefulness and the environmental crisis of the fast fashion industry. 

2. Craftsmanship and Quality

You won’t be able to find a handbag made from high quality leather just anywhere. There is a reason why Louis Vuitton bags, among many others, are considered an investment. It’s because they are durable and if taken care of properly can last for generations. Comparing luxury handbags like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM, the Bvlgari Copper & Silver Lambskin Leather Leoni Bag, or the Hermes Birkin bag to a handbag from a department store or fast fashion retailer, your money will be much better spent on a handbag that will last you a lifetime, than one that will crack, wear and fade in 2 years time. The smartest shoppers put their money into purchases with longevity, not giving in to trends and fads. 


3. Innovation

If you are someone with a one of a kind sense of style that hates to wear the same handbag as every other fashionista in the streets, then shopping for a designer handbag is your key to individualism. Designers like Judith Leiber, Nancy Gonzalez, and Balenciaga are known for their attention to detail, artwork, and craftsmanship. We can promise you that no one else in your friend group will show up to girl’s night with this Judith Leiber Unicorn Clutch. Shopping consignment is a great way to ensure that you are buying unique, out of the box clothing, accessories, and purses. We have a collection of pieces from the 90’s, current trending pieces from the 2000’s, runway items, collector’s items, and much more. Shopping at DoubleTake is like hand picking the best jewels out of a hidden treasure chest. 

Judith Leiber Unicorn Lunaria Clutch, $5,000

4Resale Value and Investments 

If you are buying a luxury handbag brand new, consigning it is the best way to get a fair return on your investment down the line. There are many reasons why you may want to  consign your designer handbags, including a change in personal style, or wanting to earn a profit to put towards a new purchase. We recommend consigning with us to get the best price on your designer bags. Our base consignor split is 50/50 but we offer higher splits on prestigious items, you can view a full list on our website. With new price increases on Chanel handbags, and an overall 15-18% price increase for Louis Vuitton, now is the best time to consign your items, for the most worthwhile profit. 

5. Family Heirlooms

Buying designer luxury items like handbags, jewelry, and clothing is another great way to build a closet for future generations to come. For all the fashionistas who shop with us, we all know that turning to your mother’s and grandmother’s wardrobes are one of the best kept secrets to cultivating a classic and fashionable closet. Buying luxury handbags like the Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Dark Red Clutch and the Christian Dior Diorama Medium Sequin Crossbody Bag make for the perfect hand-me-down bags to give to your daughters, nieces, or grandkids, after you’ve had your time with them, of course. 

6. The History 

For all of our customers that are fashion fanatics, we know that every handbag has a story behind it. Whether it's the Louis Vuitton Alma PM bag named after the Place de l'Alma, where the Avenue Montaigne meets the river Seine, in France, or the Gucci Jackie 1961 bag named after Jackie Kennedy, each designer handbag has historical value.

7. Timeless Style

One of the key factors to consider when creating a stylish capsule wardrobe is longevity. What handbags are going to stand the test of time and what handbags are fads that will be out of style in 2 years? One major benefit of shopping designer handbags is that they always stay in style, fashion trends wax and wane in terms of desirability, but a classic luxury handbag will always be in style.





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