There are few great pleasures in life, but one of them—especially for fashion fanatics—has to be getting your hands on the designer handbag of your dreams. And what's even better than securing the goods is doing so without breaking the bank.

But the clincher is that iconic designer brands don't tend offer mark downs on their bags, meaning that it's rather rare to find brands like Louis Vuitton or Chanel in the clearance section.

Surely, there's a way around this fashion let-down, right? There is, and it's shopping for a second hand designer bag.

Of course, this is surely far from the first time that thrifting has been mentioned when it comes to saving a buck or two. But for preloved designer items, it's actually easier than you'd think to get your hands on a discounted couture handbag that is certified authentic. 

Naturally, the potential to be scammed when splurging on a second hand luxury bag is possible. So, two things are necessary pre-purchase: an abundance of research and a trustworthy authenticator

While, sure, the purchasing process might feel rather daunting, there is a way to shop smart. Below, we've rounded up the best ways to get your hands on your most beloved designer item, without compromising on price or legitimacy.

Azura Reborn 

The Australian-based luxury fashion company has partnered with re-sale experts, Luxclusif, from beloved luxury retailer FARFETCH, to launch Azura Reborn. 

With one of the easiest sales processes for those looking to sell their bags, sellers can have their designer bags shipped to Azura Reborn for free, authenticated and receive payment within a 72-hour window. 

For those shopping from the site, you can rest assured the bag you've been eyeing has been authenticated and been given the tick of approval from experts with years of knowledge and experience in the field.

Curious? Fret not, you can check out Azura Reborn here.  


Diandra Malivindi was the Digital Beauty Writer for ELLE and marie claire Australia.

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January 27, 2023 — Sam Wood