As far as handbags are concerned, Chanel is in a class of its own. Their Spring-Summer Collection 2014 exudes style and reinvents the handbag.
The graffiti inspired canvas backpack that you sling on your shoulder with multi-colored ropes instead of straps, the large zipped tote with rainbow colors that will brighten any dull summer day, the calfskin flap bag especially hand painted for you or the one embroidered with graffiti, the tiny flap bag inspired by the boy Chanel lock in the cutest color combinations, the metallic clutch bag with a retractable handle, the pearled Minaudiere, sequined on organza flap bag, each and every Chanel handbag of this collection is a masterpiece.
The price of a Chanel handbag can range from 2,400 dollars for its watercolor canvas flap bag to a whopping 54,000 dollars for its alligator flap bag.
If you’re looking to buy a Chanel handbag but have been put off by the prices, a good option would be to get a pre-owned bag. You will not find the new collection so soon but you can always find the classic black shoulder bag with the metal monogram that is extremely sought after. You can find pre-owned bags online on many websites. Chanel is quite popular with these websites because a lot of women want to own Chanel bags but cannot afford to buy a new one. You will find that you can get really good bargains with up to 60% off on most of these bags. The website should take responsibility of the authenticity of the bag otherwise the seller should be able to provide proof that the product is genuine like a certificate or receipt.
The different websites selling pre-owned handbags usually either have one off sales for a limited time only or they have auctions. There are descriptions of the condition of the bag and photographs posted on the website. You can bid on an item and if your bid is successful you pay for it, and it will be delivered to you. You have to bid intelligently because most often you only get one bid to place.
You can read reviews of other customers and see if they were satisfied with their purchases. A good website will always have reviews of real customers since they are not afraid to let others know what people are saying about them.
Buying a pre-owned Chanel handbag is much better option than buying a fake or a replica. Firstly, because a fake cannot match the quality of an original handbag and its poor workmanship or faults will always give it away. Secondly, it shows poorly of your personality if you are carrying a fake. Lastly, buying a fake is like helping the counterfeit industry because they will keep making them as long as there is someone out there buying them.
You should not feel awkward about buying a pre-owned Chanel handbag because its previous owner must have shown the same love and care for it that you will show as well.