With celebrities like the Kardashians and Hadid sisters styling vintage pieces within their red carpet and day to day looks, people are now investing in vintage rather than purchasing directly from designer shops.
Not only are you getting something that not everyone else you may even get a one off designer piece and sometimes even a bargain. But knowing where to shop these items is key as many shoppers are sometimes sold non authentic designer pieces at a designer price.
Vestiaire Collective launched in Australia last week allowing buyers in Australia to now sell items on the site all over the world. Australians have been able to purchase off the site yet haven't had the opportunity to sell until now. The great thing about it is that every piece is checked by an expert to ensure the quality and authenticity.
Di Nuovo Paddington, Blue Spinach Darlinghurst, Secondo in South Yarra, What Goes Around Comes Around New York and Amore Vintage Tokyo are just some of a few stores around the world that sell authentic designer goods.
Even if an item does look real, if it doesn’t have a 100 per cent authentic guarantee then best to avoid. Some fakes designer bags are made using quality materials, have serial codes and are packaged the same way as store items.
The best bet to scoring a real designer bag is to only shop from stores which have guarantee authenticity.