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Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci…shop like a celebrity for less

Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci…shop like a celebrity for less

A model with no name recognition, who many pho...

A model with no name recognition, who many photographers started to photograph outside the 2009 Spring collection Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While flipping through the pages of vogue and other fashion staples recently, I found myself studying photos of celebrities carrying stunning designer handbags. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and the like were being carried around town by everyone who was anyone.  As I was admiring, somewhat jealously, the shameless array of outrageously expensive bags, an idea suddenly came to me! Instead of paying a fortune for a Chanel classic I could buy it for a fraction of the price in a pre-owned store. As long as I’m in the mood why not look for a lightly loved pre-owned Louis Vuitton bag. Of course you may not be buying the newest style but many designer handbags are classics and are made for many years with no change. High end Pawn shops and resale stores are good places to start looking. Fabulous designer discoveries have been made in these stores, and, after all, the fun is in the hunt girls! I’ve read that celebrities also shop these pre-owned stores from time to time for designer handbags and vintage clothing.

How about those absolutely gorgeous sky high patent leather Christian Louboutin shoes? Who can resist wearing those distinct red bottoms, even holding on to a railing while you walk, they still look sexy! Did you know that you can find them pre-owned also? Sometimes they are hardly worn, worn once or not at all! At over $800 new it’s definitely worth finding them for 25-50% off the retail.

If you’re thinking, I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on designer handbags, just count up how much you’ve spend on shoes and handbags over the years. I’ll bet it’s a lot! I have always preferred to purchase a few good designer pieces that will last for years and go with everything, and here’s the best part…………… if you buy designer you can always trade or sell your shoes and handbags to a high end Pawn Shop or resale store when you finally decide that you’re in the mood for something new!

By Dana, of Boca Raton Pawn, a high end loan and Boca Raton pawn shop.

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