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Authentic Pre Owned Designer Handbags – How to Avoid Buying a Knock Off

When you’re looking for authentic pre owned designer handbags, how can you make sure you don’t accidentally purchase a knock off? This article will guide you through your journey to help you make a smart, confident purchase. 

Purchasing an Authentic Pre Owned Designer Handbag

The only thing better than investing in a designer bag, is finding one at a discount. The only problem is, to try to better control the market, high end designers do not mark down their products.

The perfect solution to this is to buy authentic pre owned designer handbags. There are many fakes on the market that look very close to the real deal. It can be scary and overwhelming because purchasing a designer handbag is a significant investment.

You need to first educate yourself on the details of each hand bag and how to spot a fake.

Researching details is key when it comes to making sure your purchases are authentic pre owned designer handbags and not knock offs. You also want to research the market value and make sure the price listed is similar to pre owned market prices.

Keep in mind, if it seems too good to be true then it’s most likely not actually an authentic pre owned designer handbag.

Louis Vuitton Montsouris PM Monogram Canvas Backpack (In Brown)

A gorgeous example of an authentic pre owned designer handbag is the Louis Vuitton Montsouris PM Monogram Canvas Backpack in brown. The Montsouris PM is an elegant backpack made from monogram canvas and cowhide leather.

The bag features a golden archive Louis Vuitton magnetic buckle closure with leather drawstrings. Not only make sure your valuables are secure, the closure is also a stunning embellishment.

Even though this certainly is a luxurious bag, it’s also very practical to bring along to the office or for a day out shopping. It features a roomy leather interior and a zipped pocket on the outside of the bag.

It also sports a top handle and two adjustable leather straps that allow for multiple carry options for the woman on the go.

It’s All In The Details

If you were to purchase the Louis Vuitton Montsouris PM Monogram Canvas Backpack in brown you would want to make sure that it is 100% authentic before you dish out your cash. The first thing you should research is the details. The details of this bag are:

  • 10.8 x 13 x 5.5 inches

(Length x Height x Width)

  • Aged Natural Leather
  • Monogram coated canvas
  • Cowhide-leather trim
  • Textile lining
  • Gold-color hardware
  • Two adjustable leather straps (length: min. 77 cm/30.3 inches, max. 83 cm/32.7 inches) for backpack or shoulder carry
  • Magnetic buckle closure with leather drawstrings
  • Outside zipped pocket
  • Inner open pocket
  • Removable LV Charm
  • Handle: Single

To make sure that the listing you are looking at is in fact an authentic pre owned designer handbag, make sure the vendor lists all the details.

If the vendor does not list many details and/or if the details do not match the details provided here, then you know it’s most likely not an authentic pre owned designer handbag. You can also check out an image of the authentic handbag right on the designer label’s website.

This allows you to compare the images with images from the pre owned listing. You should always make sure the site that you’re purchasing from is a reputable vendor. It’s a good idea to check out reviews from other buyers to see how their experience with the vendor was.

Dallas Designer Handbags is a reputable site to purchase authentic pre owned designer handbags.

They do the research for you to make sure every pre owned designer handbag they sell is 100% the real deal. They also provide a full list of details, descriptions and images of their merchandise.

Making a Purchase

When you’re shopping for an authentic pre owned designer handbag remember to confirm that it’s actually an authentic piece. Do your research on the features and details of the bag and make sure they all match up with information from the label.

You also need to compare images and make sure all the colors and designs look exactly the same as they should.

Don’t ever rush to purchase a designer bag with a very low price thinking you’re getting it for a steal.

If the price doesn’t seem realistic, the bag is most likely a knock off. Once you do find the authentic pre owned designer handbag of your dreams from a reputable source, like Dallas Designer Handbags, you will feel much more comfortable when you make your purchase.

Was this article helpful to you in your search to buy authentic pre owned designer handbags? You may want to read my post on Authentic Pre Owned Louis Vuitton Handbag.

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14 Comments

  1. Kristen

    I’m so glad I read this article before I decided to buy a pre owned bag. I didn’t even think of looking up the dimensions and specs before I did any research. I bet it’s really easy to get confused in the details of the bag while shopping if you don’t have them laid out first. And you’re right – a pre owned designer handbag is a great investment to make. Thanks so much for all of the information.

    1. Hi Kristen. I’m so glad you found this post helpful. I think it’s so important to be informed – especially when making a huge investment. Let’s get real. These bags cost a lot of money – even with a discount. So it’s best to be prepared. I’m happy I could help. Please feel free to pass this information on to your family and friends.

  2. James

    Buying a gift for your girlfriend online might be difficult, especially if you don’t know how to check for authenticity. This article has been really helpful and informative.

    1. Hi James. Thanks for your comment. Yes. Buying anything online can be difficult if you don’t have good information, or if you don’t know what to look for. And you should especially be careful when buying vintage or pre-owned items that are expensive. I’m glad I am able to give people like you helpful tips. Please stop by again. Thanks.

  3. Joan

    Great tips! I’ll be keeping those in mind. And dang, that pink bag in the pic is soooooo cute.

    1. Hi Joan. I’m glad my tips were helpful to you. You should always be careful when you buy anything, especially if it costs a lot and especially online. The business really needs to have a good reputation and good reviews. Also, they need to have a very clear policy about shipping, returns and money back. And I do very much love the pink Louis Vuitton in the post. Great minds think alike.

  4. sartaj

    These articles are really amazing.

  5. Ivan

    The very interesting article didn’t know that there are so many ways you can check those things. This I will definitely show to my girlfriend so she doesn’t get scammed. I knew some tips and tricks when it comes to some sunglasses brands, but this one is a real deal. Great post.

    1. Shalisha Alston

      Hi Ivan. Thanks for your feedback. Checking for authenticity is an absolute must. After all, you’re paying good money for these products. I’m so happy you’ll be passing this info on to your girlfriend. Please visit us again. 

  6. Louise Allen

    With so many fake products on the market today, it’s good to know that there are websites like yours that inform their readers just what to look for when it comes to buying the real thing. I’ve always loved handbags from an early age and although I don’t tend to buy the designer kind, your website will be a great reference to come back to if i do decide to treat myself with a gorgeous bag!

    1. Shalisha Alston

      Hi Louise Allen. Thanks for your comment. Yes. There are so many fake brands out there passing as “authentic”. So I’m glad that our products are scrutinized and require authentication before the items are accepted. Thanks for stopping by. 

  7. I live in Dallas and have never heard of Dallas Designer Handbag store! I have been missing out! Thank you for the suggestion. I would prefer to go somewhere reputable anyhow!

    1. Hi Brianna. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes! Dallas Designer Handbags is a reputable, highly-respected store that sells pre-loved luxury designer handbags at a discount. They’ve got a 4.9 star rating out 5.0. I trust them as everything they carry is 100% authentic. Yes, do stop by and spread the word.

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