Purchasing a brand new designer handbag is a lofty goal, especially considering things like rent, school loans, groceries, and, you know, life. However, there is some good news—the secondhand designer bag market is booming and high-end brand selection has never been more plentiful.
Not only are there great consignment stores to choose from right here in Toronto, there’s a whole new market of online shops dedicated to selling secondhand. And I’m not talking ratty, old, and worn out items, but these are bags that are in incredible “almost-new” condition. The best part of it all is that when you purchase secondhand, you only pay a fraction of the original price.
Check out these 7 stores in Toronto and online to find secondhand designer handbags!
VSP Consignment is a gem of a consignment store located in the Dundas West neighbourhood could easily be mistaken for a designer boutique selling new items. The minimal decor and clean atmosphere immediately feels expensive, although I promise everything here is consignment. Top names include Dior, Hermes, Alexander McQueen, Celine, and more, all of which feature styles from recent years.
Fashionably Yours on Queen West is another great high-end consignment store that always has a great selection of designer handbags. We’re talking heavyweight brands like Saint Laurent, Fendi, Loewe, and Givenchy. They also have a fairly wide selection of Louis Vuitton bags for reasonable prices—all in exceptional condition!
If you’re looking for incredible prices, make sure you check out Consign Toronto. If you’re lucky you might walk away with certain styles for as low as $250. While some bags can still range upwards of $2,000, the Queen West shop has one of the better mid range selections with most bags ringing in under $1,000. However, that being said, you won’t find super new styles here as most of their bags are vintage and classics.
For those of you who live in the East York neighbourhood, Extoggery should be your go-to for secondhand designer bags. If you’re in the market for a new carryall, keep your eyes peeled for some high- end brands like Hermès and Chanel. In addition to those heavy-hitters, they specialize in all things Louis Vuitton, so if you’re looking to spring on a monogram bag, you’ve come to the right place.
The RealReal is one of the most formidable online marketplaces for designer handbags right now. While the website operates on a membership basis, once you sign up and create an account for free, you’ll have access to hundreds of designer bags that have all been authenticated by their pros. Get ready to shop everything from mid-range brands like Kate Spade, spanning all the way to luxe Chanel, Gucci, Dior and more.
This North York outpost has one of the best selection and largest quantites of secondhand designer handbags in Toronto. Haute Classics boasts over 20 different brands like Chloé, Celine, Gucci, Proenza Schouler, and Miu Miu— all of which are in pristine condition. Along with classic styles, you can also snag trendy bags in some pretty fun colours, too!
Heroine is another incredible online marketplace for secondhand designer bags. If you’re only hearing about it now, prepare to freak out. Similar to TheRealReal, they have hundreds of bags to choose from, featuring a long list of names like Chloé, Dior, Moschino, Chanel, and more. What I particularly love about Heroine, is the seller location search parameter which allows you to browse bags from Canadian sellers only, which means no duties or customs—you can thank me later!
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