Take the Chanel Boy bag. It is a gorgeous bag and one that I would love to own but it costs over £4000 and, unless I win the lottery any time soon, I'm not going to spend that amount of money on a handbag.
However, if you are looking for that dream handbag or beautiful piece of jewellery at a reduced cost, you may consider buying second hand. Whether it's that Chanel bag or a second hand Rolex, buying from a reputable seller may be a great way to make your dream designer purchase at a fraction of the designer cost. If you aren't sure where to start, Xupes have a great selection of handbags, jewellery and watches with a pre-owned rating to help you determine the best piece to purchase. They only sell genuine items which either have a stamp or certificate of authenticity so you also have piece of mind that you aren't being ripped off or conned.
If I were to consider buying a designer product second hand, I'd definitely look at a Chanel bag. For those who can afford to buy new, Chanel are a good designer to invest in as their prices increase every year so you're pretty much guaranteed to make money from your purchase. Because of this, people who do invest to sell on will take good care of their products meaning that you are highly likely to get a handbag in an almost new condition! Certain styles are also very classic so they don't go out of fashion.
One thing I wouldn't buy pre-owned is shoes. It freaks me out the idea of wearing shoes that someone else has had their feet in. And for that very reason, I didn't buy my first high end designer purchase second hand! But if you head over to my Instagram account, you can have a nosey at what I bought. I'm LauraYMFT on there.
Have you got a favourite designer item that is on your wish list?