Many of fashion’s most iconic and beloved handbag designs are actually vintage designer styles. So what is considered vintage? A designer bag is regarded as being vintage once it is a certain number of years old. How old does something have to be to be vintage? Typically, 20 years or more so this means that many of your favourite used designer bags, from the Chanel 2.55 and Classic Flap, to the Lady Dior and Fendi Baguette are all vintage designer bags. Vintage Chanel, Fendi, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and vintage Gucci bags are among the most sought after vintage designer styles in luxury consignment. Vintage pre-loved designer bags make great designer resale investments thanks to their impeccable quality and enduring appeal. Timeless silhouettes like Chanel’s flap bags and Louis Vuitton’s top handle Alma and Speedy designs will never go out of style. More trend-driven vintage designer pieces like Fendi shoulder bags and Yves Saint Laurent hobo style bags are also worthwhile vintage pre-owned designer bags to purchase since these styles routinely pop up in luxury trend cycles. Sell designer clothesand more with Consigned Sealed Delivered (CSD) to make money and create room in your closet to shop our vintage pre-loved designer bags.
Vintage used Chanel bags like the 2.55 Flap, popular vintage Gucci bags like the Gucci Bamboo and age-old Louis Vuitton vintage pre-loved designer bags such as the Alma and Speedy have been around for decades. While these styles have all been reissued and are routinely reimagined in new colourways, sizes, materials and prints, the demand for classic vintage versions remains extremely high. Many of these vintage designer pieces are now considered to be collector’s items. These vintage designs are integral parts of fashion history and the history of each luxury fashion house they belong to.
In 1925, Louis Vuitton changed the course of fashion forever when the house designed the Almatop handle bag as a custom order for Coco Chanel. It is largely considered to be the first luxury bag designed for personal everyday use. The Alma was shortly followed by the Speedy in 1930 and a plethora of designer handbags would soon be introduced by other luxury fashion houses. Vintage Gucci bags played a big part in the women’s style evolution of the 20th century. During the 1940s, Gucci’s decision to use bamboo in its handbags due to post-war shortages shocked many fashion critics of the time but proved a great success and introduced the luxury industry to a new way of thinking. In the 1950s, Gucci helped usher in a new handbag style with the crescent shaped Fifties Constance which later became the Gucci Jackie.
The Chanel 2.55 Flap bag was famously the first ever shoulder bag. The shoulder bag style has since been adopted by just about every luxury fashion brand and is now a handbag collection staple. Naturally, the Chanel 2.55 remains a renowned handbag design within the fashion community. Want to get your hands on this iconic style? Why not free up some space in your closet and sell designer clothes, pre-loved designer bags, used designer dresses, used designer shoes, used Christian Louboutinand used Hermès styles with CSD now.
Aside from popular vintage designer handbags which have been around for fifty plus years, there are plenty of vintage bag designs from the 1990s and early 2000s which prove just as sought after on the luxury consignment market. The Fendi Baguette was one of the most famous ‘It’ bags during this time. The stylish shoulder bag design rose to prominence as Carrie Bradshaw’s most trusted style companion on the hit show Sex and the City. Fitting snugly under the arm, the Baguette became the bag every fashion fanatic aspired to own. The enduring appeal of the Fendi Baguette’s design is clear. The style has been reissued by the house. Why not shop CSD’s Fendi pre-owned designer bags to snag a vintage original? Is your dream vintage designer style out of your price range? Sell designer clothes, pre-loved designer bags and used designer shoes and earn money with the chance to receive an extra 10% if you opt for CSD credit.
The famous Prada Nylon Backpack is another now sought after vintage designer bag which first appeared in the 1990s. Similar to what Gucci had done half a century prior, Prada broke with luxury tradition when it introduced a bag in nylon, a typically utilitarian material. Akin to Gucci’s use of bamboo, Prada’s decision to utilise nylon in its luxury designs proved a big hit and the Prada Nylon Backpack is one of the most unique and revered vintage designer bags in luxury consignment. Other popular vintage bags from this time include the iconic Lady Dior and Dior Saddle bags, Louis Vuitton shoulder and hobo style bags and Gucci mini backpacks.
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