When is comes to handbags? Well, there are plenty of sustainable ideas for Christmas but they usually fall into recycled wrapping paper, crackers, greeting cards, giving to charity, rent a Christmas tree and for the Blue Planet II watchers, avoiding plastic is front of mind. But can you be sustainable when gifting a handbag?
#Tuesdaythoughts don’t necessarily stray to shopping, however, today I wondered what designer handbag brands would pop into the price range of £1000 to £3000 and yes it’s true, you can get a Louis Vuitton or Hermes for this budget!
When it comes to seeking out a bargain, buying a second hand or pre-loved designer handbag is something to think about. And if you are a touchy-feely person and need to see the quality of the goods first hand, I get it, buying online isn’t for you. So, when in London, where should you go to discover designer handbag gems in the flesh? Continue reading “East versus west London for the battle of pre-loved designer handbags”
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.
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.
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”