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…

Chanel Red Sequin Paris Shanghai Double Flap Bag

Chanel Red Sequin Paris Shanghai Double Flap Bag

 

Chanel 10" Paris Limited Black Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag

Chanel 10″ Paris Limited Black Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag

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:

 

Alexander McQueen
Alexander Wang
Balenciaga
Bally
Bottega Veneta
Breitling
Burberry
Bvlgari
Cartier
Carlos Falchi
Cavalli
Celine
Chanel
Chloe
Christian Dior
Christian Louboutin
Coach
David Yurman
Dolce & Gabbana
Escada
Fendi
George Jensen
Giorgio Armani
Girard-Perregaux
Givenchy
Goyard
Gucci
Hermes
Jaeger Le-Coultre
Isabella Fiore
Jimmy Choo
Judith Leiber
Karl Lagerfeld
Kate Spade
Lambertson
Lavin
Loro Piana
Louis Vuitton
Manolo Blahnik
Marc Jacobs
Marni
Michael Kors
Movado
Nancy Gonzalez
Omega
Oscar de la Renta
Prada
Pucci
Rolex
Salvatore Ferragamo
Swarovski
Tag Heuer
Tods
Tory Burch
Tiffany & Co
Vacheron Constantine
Valentino
Van Cleef & Arpels
Versace
Yves St Laurent