Comparing pre-loved designer handbag websites. Is there a difference?

When you want the real thing, the designer handbag, but not necessarily at the original retail price, it is time to say hello to pre-loved shopping.  There are a variety of places to shop,  both offline and online, however, I decided to do some search engine queries and read the fashion editorial recommendations.  Five destinations frequently came up in my results.

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The battle of online shops for handbags

I wonder how many Net-A-Porter and Farfetch marketing and ecommerce team members are visiting London Tech Week for inspiration and ideas on how to remain ahead of Amazon Fashion?

Much has been written about Amazon’s progress into the world of fashion including the recent launch of its own fashion label Find, by industry’s press Drapers.  However, most would agree that when it comes to finding that covetable designer item, Net-A-Porter and Farfetch are the top destinations.  Continue reading “The battle of online shops for handbags”

Hunt for designer handbags in London’s thrift shops

Mary Portas, in her TV show Queen of Charity Shops, advised us canny shoppers that you might discover a designer handbag in a London charity shop, as long as you headed for the right postcodes.  With this top tip being shared 8 years ago, I wondered if these bags were being snapped up by the growing number of vintage shop owners.

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The Bag Stars of Graduate Fashion Week London 2017

The bright stars of the UK’s fashion industry debuted at Graduate Fashion Week, held at the Truman Brewery on London’s vibrant Brick Lane.  Trying to find the handbag designers of the future in and among the many fashion courses on show wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. However, the results are 5 stand out designers. Continue reading “The Bag Stars of Graduate Fashion Week London 2017”

Searching for the best laptop bag on the King’s Road

The King’s Road Chelsea is lined with shops of all different shapes and sizes so I was hopeful that this shopper’s paradise of south west London would deliver up quality results for my brief… ‘find me a bag which I will use primarily to transport my laptop but I don’t want it to look like a bag that a man would carry’.  Continue reading “Searching for the best laptop bag on the King’s Road”

Best London markets for handbags, part 1

When does the internet fail in the search for a bargain?  The answer; when you can find your item in a street market.  In London we are well serviced by markets, nearly in every compass direction.  The first step is to identify which are the best markets for your search. Continue reading “Best London markets for handbags, part 1”

Handbags on Oxford Street & New Bond Street

Yes, it is the return of the department store designer handbag offerings and I’ve taken two of the most established department stores in London.  Fenwick opened on New Bond Street in 1891 and Selfridges, just a 5 minute stroll away, on Oxford Street in 1909.

Both with great retailing heritage should provide exceptional shopping experiences.   Continue reading “Handbags on Oxford Street & New Bond Street”

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