[vintage bags from top right 1, 9. Coach; 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. Dooney & Bourke; 7. Prada clutch]
When it comes to big name designer bags, vintage is better than new.
As you might know, I’m trying to buy less leather and buy leather secondhand when I can. I was in need of a small crossbody bag to carry my giant phone and pager while at work, searched for one at Poshmark, and was just blown away–99.99% deserve a big thumbs down 👎🏼 . There were a few quality bags in the mix — all vintage . It turns out the internet is full of affordable vintage designer bags in excellent condition and most are made in America and go for under $100. I’ve included some of my favorites above. Dooney & Bourke and Coach were the most common bags on sale. Of course, I ended up purchasing the tiny minimalist black crossbody that’s just barely big enough to hold my iPhone 6+ (top right). I like the ultra thin strap, sleek design and low profile side pocket where I can store my notes. Continue reading “when vintage is better than new”