As millennials and gen-z shoppers increasingly turn their backs on readymade and faster fashion, vintage clothing – and particularly handbags – are making a comeback. And as one of the biggest fashion houses in the world, Gucci vintage handbags are some of the most enviable.
Founded in 1921, Gucci boasts an illustrious heritage that has produced some of the best-looking handbags in history. Its signature ‘double G’ iconography is instantly recognisable, even more so following Hollywood’s take on the troubled designer dynasty in ‘House of Gucci’. There are thousands – possibly millions – of Gucci handbags for sale on the internet, but only a small proportion of these are authentic. To ensure you’re investing in a legitimate piece, we’ve selected three of the best online agencies selling expertly-sourced Gucci vintage bags.
Open for Vintage
Open for Vintage is a luxury online marketplace showcasing curated vintage boutiques from across the globe. The UK-based business aims to provide one online destination where shoppers can find the best vintage items, instead of scouring the internet. You’ll find hundreds of vintage Gucci handbags on the site, ranging from cross-body bags to large totes. Bags are accurately and fairly priced, detailing any minor scratches or faults in the item description. In the unlikely event that you’re not happy with your purchase, the brand offers free 14-day returns too.
Find out more at www.openforvintage.com
The Vintage Bar
The Vintage Bar offers thousands of pre-loved luxury items, from jeans to jewellery. Each item undergoes an extensive authentication process that inspects elements such as labels, codes, stitching and symmetry to ensure that each piece is legitimate. With every purchase, you’ll receive The Vintage Bar Certificate of Authenticity – a written and stamped certificate that can be used for re-sale too. There are currently hundreds of vintage Gucci handbags listed on the website, including iconic models such as the Gucci Bamboo and the Gucci Jackie.
Find out more at www.thevintagebar.com
What Goes Around NYC
Launched in 1993, What Goes Around started life as a small boutique in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood. It’s since expanded into a highly reputed global marketplace for high quality, legitimate luxury items. The brand specialises in sourcing high-end luxury pieces from across the world – and among them are some of Gucci’s most exquisite handbags. There are currently more than 200 Gucci handbags listed on the website, including more unusual items such as a Gucci Natural Wicker Web Suitcase.
Find out more at www.whatgoesaroundnyc.com