AuthenticImagine that you would like to purchase an authentic pre-owned Chanel handbag or any other designer handbag from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Fendi or Dior and you want the real deal.

When you find that dream handbag, one of the first questions you will most likely ask… “Is the handbag authentic?” Unfortunately 99% of designer handbags in the marketplace are replicas or knock-offs with the vast majority coming out of China. While it’s not illegal to buy or own replica handbags doing so technically supports a business that’s breaking copyright laws. Consigning Women does not want to support this activity and will not consign any fake designer handbags.

Always purchase your designer handbag from a trusted source. If you do not want to spend the huge price tag that comes with a luxury purchase, you may want to consider checking with consignment shops or specialty internet sites to find your dream handbag. Always do your homework and know the brand that you are thinking of buying.

If you are planning to pay a street vendor for that designer handbag then it’s definitely not an ‘authentic’ designer handbag. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You will never find an authentic designer handbag at a sample sale or outlet. The design houses simply do not make samples and they have been known to destroy their goods if they are not up to par in terms of quality.

Determining authenticity can be a little tricky because some of the fakes are very good copies. Where possible, Consigning Women will provide the original sales receipts which details the price and where the bag was purchased. If there is no receipt, we look at a number of different ways to authenticate the handbag. To price the handbags we look at several factors including condition, market value, rarity, and current trends.

If you are thinking about selling your luxury handbag(s) please consider using Consigning Women. We have state-of-the-art software to enable a wish list for our customers and the wish list for luxury/designer handbags is growing.