4 Tips to get designer bag with the best price
From Gucci Dionysus, Dior Saddle, Saint Laurent Sunset Bag or the recent trending styles from Jacquemues, there’s no shortage of designer bags to put on the wish list. But for many of us, spending the equivalent of a month’s rent on a bag is a serious investment. If you already have your bag budget set aside, and now you are ready to get it, make sure to take the full advantage of all available offers to get it for as low as possible. (potentially also keep the savings on another designer purchase?)
If you want to know how to get over 25% discount on Saint Laurent Loulou style, and reduce the original price from £1,645 to £1,233, or find out where to find Chanel bag with the best price, scroll down to get one step closer to your next dream bag with my top money-saving tips.
1. Subscribe to Newsletter, Check Student Offers & Any other special discounts
Many retailers offer a welcome discount coupon if you sign up for their newsletter or download their app. For example, with Farfetch you get 10% discount when you register new email address and sign up to their newsletter, which adds up to quite a bit when you are planning to purchase Saint Laurent or Gucci design. Additionally, throughout the year a lot of online retailers is pushing more attractive offers on selected styles such 15 / 20% off. Unfortunately, the iconic designs are rarely included in these promos, so your best shot might be newsletter / student code.
The best current codes available with high end online stores include:
2. American Express Discount
In addition to the welcome discounts, offered by retailers, you could also combined them with multiple, exclusive offers which are available for American Express users (signing up and membership is free). Throughout last year, you can advantage of multiple offer, with some of them going up to 15% off everything, without minimum spend. The discount works on top of first purchase / newsletter promos, what can make a total price 25% less from the original, and for classic designs, it’s a steal.
Here are the examples of the current offers:
They are added every now and then, so make sure to keep an eye on the promos.
Secondhand retailers are one of the best ways to score your dream bag for less. In a lot of cases, you could also find brand new or perfect conditions products, that someone end up not wearing or simply got bored of. It is also the best place to find Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Hermes for less, as these styles that are not available on sites like Farfetch or Net-a-Porter, or included in any promotions. The top tip with these website is being patient, checking stock frequently and being quick one you see something you are interested in. Usually when something comes up with great price, is gone as quickly as it showed up. Furthermore, if something you like is available for longer time, start negotiating with the buyer as this might get your desired style even cheaper.
The best places to find the secondhand bargains are:
Here are some of the best finds you could shop right now:
Lastly, when investing in a secondhand bag, it’s important to consider its future resale value, desirability, and longevity. Iconic designers and classic styles are always a safe bet, as they either hold—or even increase—in value like Chanel and Hermes. If you have a limited budget, look for a high-quality handbag that is within the spend you set yourself and focus on classic designs and neutrals that never go out of style. If you’re considering trendy and seasonal styles like the Prada Tessuto or unusual colours, you can find pieces even for up to 80 percent off their retail value.
The Outnet carries off the runway designs with clearance prices up to 70% off, so if you have limited budget, and they are a great place to start for your new bag search. Most of the time you might not be able to score classic designs, however there is a good chance that you will get something very close to your desired style. On top of attractive price, with Outnet you could also get 15% off first purchase, which makes the final price even lower. Make sure to regularly check the website, as some designs come in very limited quantities and sell out quickly.
Here are some of my favourites to shop now:
For in store experience, plan a weekend trip to Bicester Village (Oxford), where you could find discounted bags from designers such Gucci, Prada, Stella McCartney and many more. It is also best to come there during seasonal offers – boxing day & summer sales, as the prices go even lower!