That investment handbag could be yours sooner than you think with Bella Bag, an online haven of gently used vintage and new designer goods at 30 to 70 percent off retail. Founder Cassandra Connors is based in Atlanta, but her luxury finds are from fashion houses all over the world. Here’s our holiday wish list.
If there’s one true symbol of sophistication and style, it’s Chanel’s gold-chained jumbo Maxi Flap ($2,399; retail, $4,250).
The charm on the Balenciaga Whistle bag ($999; retail, $2,195) makes it fun, while supple black leather and python accents make it chic.
Better than Plaid
You dig Burberry’s trademark pattern as much as the next gal, but the affordable light blue Brogue sling pochette ($288; retail, $830) makes a more unconventional statement.
Blast from the Past
Gucci recently resurrected the classic style, but only you can carry the vintage 1973 original hobo ($1,550; retail, $2,390) with double-G closure.
Grab hold of the ultimate evening bag, the Jimmy Choo Watersnake clutch ($499; retail, $950), which conveniently doubles as an oversize wallet for day.
Justify Our Love
Madonna may have made the funky Louis Vuitton Kalahari GM hobo ($3,800; estimated retail, $4,500) famous, but do express your own inner material girl.
Keeping Up with the Birkins
Admire the Hermès poussiere matte crocodile Birkin from the safety of your computer screen, but own one of the more coveted bags ($11,500; estimated retail, $17,500) in the world for a lot less.
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