Brand new isn’t always better. Sometimes, the thrill of the hunt or scoring an amazing deal makes vintage and pre-owned handbags even better. See our top reasons why you should invest in a vintage Louis Vuitton bag.
Just like a good bottle of wine, Louis Vuitton handbags only get better with time!
If you’re new to the luxury collecting game, ‘Patina’ refers to the colour change of the vachetta cowhide trim and handles. All LV bags with this material originally look pale beige and naturally darken to a deep honey colour. This happens as a result of sunlight, weather, oxidation, oil and more.
Although it’s a sign of age, many people prefer darker honey shade to the almost white leather for many reasons. This is because it’s more difficult to differentiate between a new and authentic LV bag than a knock off. Usually, knockoffs are made with fake leather that doesn’t patina like real leather
However, to achieve a Patina, you’d either have to wait for years to pass or you could simply purchase a rare and beautiful pre-owned LV bag!
2. Vintage & Pre-owned Bags are More Affordable
Why buy new when you can buy the same handbag at a better price! What’s more, trusted luxury resellers like Luxity stock items that are in great condition, the only difference is that it’s more affordable.
3. Vintage LV Bags are Durable
When you purchase an authentic designer handbag, you really don’t have to worry about quality and durability.
There’s nothing worse than spending a fortune on a handbag that barely lasts a season. However, brands like Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Chanel use high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship that last a lifetime (if not longer).
4. It’s a Stylish Investment
Often times, vintage designer items are worth more than commercial items that you find in the stores. This is because they have a rich history and are extremely rare.
For example, the limited edition Pumpkin Minaudiere Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama handbag was sold for a whopping $133,430 in 2012 as only 5 were made. However, in 2020 the handbag is worth almost double its original retail price, even at second-hand.
Yup, when we said designer handbags are an investment, we really meant it!
5. They’re Exclusive
If you hate bumping into a fellow fashionista with the same bag, then vintage is definitely the way to go. They’re even more exclusive and rare!
6. Louis Vuitton Handbags Are Collectible
Collecting is an art, whether you do it for fun or for investment. However, we think collecting designer handbags are both!
Additionally, the rarer and more expensive the handbags, the better the collection.
Whether you’re a long-time luxury collector or even a newbie, a Louis Vuitton handbag is a must-have! View our online store for exclusive vintage handbags, watches, scarves and more!