Selling authentic designer handbags can be lucrative, as long as you know what you’re doing. Keep reading, for tips on how to get started reselling designer handbags for some extra cash.
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Make Smart Investments
If you plan to buy and eventually resell designer handbags, you need to research high in-demand brands. Purchasing handbags from certain prestigious companies such as Hermès and Dior helps to ensure a safe investment if you decide to sell at a later date. In fact, some older styles, such as vintage Chanel handbags, may even go up in value.
Take Proper Care of your Purchase
While you may not be thinking about resale when you buy a new handbag, it’s wise to keep the objective in mind to prepare for the possibility. The first thing you need to do is store the receipt in a safe place. This means you’ll always have proof of purchase and authenticity for potential buyers who inquire.
It goes without saying that proper care of your bag is necessary, regardless of whether or not you decide to sell. When storing an expensive purse keep it out of from sunlight and store in a dust bag and box, if possible.
Advertise with High Quality Photos
Most used handbag purchases are completed online. So it’s important to take high-quality photos, showing every part of the handbag as clearly as possible.
Natural daylight is the ideal type of lighting for photographing, paired with a white background. Take multiple photos from every angle, including the interior and label to show authenticity. Also include pictures of any defects, scratch marks and stains that may be present.
Include all of the Details
When you start advertising your authentic handbag for sale, it helps to mention even minor details in your description. How much you can store in the handbag, the store where it was purchased and the measurements of the bag are all great pieces of information to include. This may help persuade a potential buyer to do business with you.
Consider the Season
If you bought your handbag from a seasonal collection or purchased a bag with a certain season in mind, you’re more likely to sell it during the coordinating season. For example, light colored bags sell more in the spring. Neutral and darker colors sell better in fall and winter.