One of my go-to sites for vintage (pre-owned) Chanel handbags is Malleries.com. The site has been around since 2006 and guarantees to only sell authentic luxury goods. The interesting thing is Malleries requires sellers to apply for a shop, to weed out listings of fake bags and purses like I’ve seen so often on other sites such as eBay. Each applicant for a shop on Malleries is pre-screened for authenticity of items, reputation, professionalism and philosophy. To qualify for a shop, the applicant has to display knowledge in authentication.
I’ve purchased a few items over the last few years and have to say I’ve been impressed with both the quality of bags and the how quickly they arrive. All bags are in stock by the shop owners and ready to be shipped when you order (unlike flash sale sites where they don’t carry the stock).
The selection is diverse and extensive….over 3,000 styles of Chanel bags were available on last check, but Malleries, hear me out – please let me filter based on price!!! Yes one challenge I’ve found is the simple ability to filter for the el-cheapo Chanel bags instead of having to grind through a long list of oh so beautiful bags that are so, so temping…
Of course if Chanel isn’t your style, there’s a long list of other designers to choose from…I’m sure you’ll find a little something you like 🙂 Some of the other designers carried at Malleries: