Every wondered what the appeal of a vintage designer bag is? Our commercial director Winnie McGee tells us her thoughts...
Why wear something that someone else may be wearing? You would be one of those individuals who will own something special and unique. You won’t see most of these items ever again so there is no chance of turning up at a special occasion with the same bag as everyone else! But remember, if you love something, do not hesitate – every piece is unique and if you don't snap it up there and then, it could be gone when you go back for it (oh, the injustice of it all!)
A vintage Hermès Kelly
Vintage designer bags are becoming more collectable, especially from the major heritage fashion house such as Chanel, Gucci, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton. The rarer and more popular the styles, so the prices rise – so vintage can be a great investment for the future. For example, a good quality, second-hand 2.55 Chanel vintage bag sold for around £500 - £800 about 15 years ago now go for around £3000 and up – quite an increase and a good incentive to look after your vintage purchases!
A Chanel Classic Flap Bag like this would set you back $220 in 1955 – the equivalent of £100.
Who can argue with the benefits of this! Recycling and reusing vintage means you are doing your bit to help the earth by discouraging the production of more throw-away fashion.
At Luxury Promise, we deem 'vintage' pieces that are older than 25 years old. The high street will try to imitate, but you can't beat original vintage – especially designer – for the price you pay, the quality, and plus many of today's designs lack the originality and attention to detail which give a vintage garment its charm.
You can indulge your passion for vintage and collect from any designer, style, or era. It’s best to invest in brands with a long fashion heritage such as Chanel, Hermès, and Gucci. Avoid purchases that are too ‘faddy’ and invest in pieces that are limited editions and are classic in design and function, such as Chanel’s 2.55 classic handbag, or Hermes’ Kelly bag.
Celebrities Love Vintage Too!
Celebrity vintage fans include Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner to name but a few.
To shop all things Vintage at Luxury Promise, click here.
Checkout our vintage shoot below...