Snagging designer handbags on sale can feel like a victory, offering the luxury of high fashion without the steep price tag. Whether you shop for a splurge or seek a new book tote, finding these items at a discount is a real treat.
Whether it's for the timeless fashion style, the quality craftsmanship of a Chanel bag, or simply the joy of finding a good deal when you shop, a discounted designer handbag isn't just an accessory—it's a smart investment.
These coveted fashion classics often come with durability and design that outlast trends, making them staples in any everyday designer wardrobe, especially when paired with timeless jeans.
Designer handbags, a fashion staple for many who love to splurge, can be a priceless addition to your shop's inventory yet may lose value quite quickly after a sale. Just like when you shop for a new toy, and it's not as shiny after you play with it a lot, designer leather handbags can be a high-fashion investment but may not hold their value if you decide to put them on sale later.
My GrandMa's handmade leather designer bag, a tote bag of sorts, was valued when she passed in 1990 at over $10,000 – a true testament to the enduring allure of everyday designer bags. This leather bag was crafted in 1910, an exquisite piece from what was then an almost unknown designer, now available to shop. Today's value of everyday designer Marc Jacobs bags dropped, I should say crashed, at the shop for less than $1,000.
Why? Because there are too many luxury handbags! Back in the day, designer handbags from brands like Louis Vuitton were handmade in small quantities at specialized leather shops. Thus, a serious price increase for second-hand markets.
Today, designer bags are made by the millions. Thus, large quantities of everyday designer Marc Jacobs bags appear on the second-hand market in shops, making them worthless.
Check out this CHANEL Gold Quilted Perforated Flap Bag, originally a high-ticket item in luxury bags, sold at over $9,000. It's a steal on the Poshmark shop at less than $1,500 in new condition. Similarly, a leather handbag, once on sale for $8,999, is now valued six times less within a few years.
How much would you pay for this bag?
Why not look at not so designer handbags
While designer purses like Marc Jacobs leather bags can be a great find, considering the broader market of less-renowned brands at your local bag shop is worth considering. These everyday designer alternative options often offer comparable quality and style to a Marc Jacobs leather bag without the hefty price tag of luxury bags.
Opting for everyday designer choices like BATELI bags can lead to discovering unique designs that set your style apart from the crowd. Plus, by exploring a variety of brands, including everyday designers who are known for their synthetic and canvas bags, you're more likely to support smaller designers and sustainable practices, contributing positively to the fashion industry.
Before making your next purchase, take a moment to explore the diverse range of handbags available beyond top-tier designers.
You might be pleasantly surprised by the everyday designer bags you find—both in terms of fashion-forward pieces and savings in your wallet.
Dive into this lesser-trodden territory; start your search today for that perfect blend of elegance, functionality, and affordability in everyday designer bags like those from Marc Jacobs.
Remember to carefully check customer reviews and product details to ensure you're investing in a quality Marc Jacobs bag that meets your needs. Happy hunting, and don’t forget to check out our top 10 favorites.
The dangers of Designer Handbags Too Cheap
If you see a Michael Kors designer bag that's really, really cheap, it might be a trick! It could be a fake Marc Jacobs or stolen bags, and that's not good.
When you find a branded bag with a super low price, like way less money than it usually costs, you gotta be careful.
That's because it might not be the real thing. A real designer bag is made with lots of care and the best materials, so they cost a lot of money even though the designer takes a big cut 🙂
But if it's a fake bag, someone might have made it look like the real deal when it's actually not. They use cheaper materials to make the “designer” bag and sell it for less.
Also, sometimes bad people steal real designer bags and then try to sell them for cheap to get quick money.
Purchasing stolen items, such as a Louis Vuitton bag, is against the law and can lead to serious consequences, just as if you had taken something that wasn't yours.
So if you see a Versace designer handbag with a price that seems too good to be true, think about these things.
It's better to save up your money and get a real branded bag from a store authorized to sell them or ask us to help you ensure it's not a counterfeit.
A good example is this clutch bag sold “legally” on a famous marketplace.
What is the brand of this Dior bag sold at $23.90? Lckaey, not Dior… I know I also fell for it.
Alternatives to Renowned Designer Handbags
More and more customers are moving away from designer purses due to the cost and focus on what they like at a much cheaper price. Like the bags we sell and recommend from our partners.
There is a caveat, though. It depends on where you buy the bag from. For example, these bags:
This beautiful floral bag is sold at $21, with free USPS or UPS shipping, while others sell it for:
Yes, it is three times more expensive!
Designer accessories such as handbags are like wines. The best one is the one you prefer, not the brand, not the price tag, not what other think you’d like 🙂