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06-10-2005
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Designer bags for Cheap - Where and How do you find these bargains?
Every so often I read/hear about someone who got their top-name designer bag for some ridiculously low price that even I could afford!!

What are the techniques and tips to score these great finds? Please share!


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Tip 1: Have a high tolerance for fakes, because if the price is too good to be true it's probably fake.

Tip 2: If you're buying on the internet, assume it's fake. There are no insanely-good deals on authentic bags on the internet. The best you can hope for is a modest discount from the few trusted sites for authentic designer items, such as bluefly.com, eluxury.com, yoox.com, etc.

Tip 3: If you're buying in a thrift shop, assume it's fake. Thrift stores aren't like they used to be. They pay close attention to what's coming in and make sure to identify any highly desirable items. The more urban the locale of the thrift shop, the more likely a bag will be either authentic and expensive or fake and cheap. If it's cheap, assume it is fake.

Tip 4: Even if you do find a real one at a great price, get used to people asking you if it's fake. And never, ever say how much you paid for it, or be prepared to be told "Oh, it must be a fake at that price."

The moral of the story is this: designer bags are heavily marketed and highly desired nowadays. With all that competition, the chances of you finding some treasure trove no one else has found are very, very slim.

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if i told you, i would have to kill you :p

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some brands go on sale during thanksgiving or they have private sales...
if you are lucky you can find some good stuff at various outlets..
but none of those prices are "ridiculously low"...

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It depends on the designer - some brands you can find discounted for cheap - especially on ebay. Brands that I can find good deals on are Celine, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, & Hogan. Just watch out for the really popular styles cause those are the ones that are usually faked.

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You can sometimes find used designer bags on eBay, or some that have some sort of defect thats fixable or something not too horrible. As the Baron said though, watch out for fakes. Be sure you know how to tell apart a fake of that type of bag before you buy it, and that the bag in the auction is the one you will actually recieve.

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I never find any low priced designer bag

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is there such a thing??????????????? no such thing as "cheap designer" bags.

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I would like to know too!!!

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My secret......Milan Station in HK. I think there's already a thread about this. It's a shop that buys used designer bags and sells them discounted. You can get a vintage Chanel bag for less than $300.

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u can always go to ebay, lots of great stuff at great prices. but u have to have "special skills" in spotting the real ones from fakes, its a dangerous world out there!!!

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