In Spring 2020 a lot of luxury brands had to temporarily close doors of their boutiques due to COVID-19. Suddenly, the only way for everyone to shop fashion was through the online. While most luxury fashion houses have long ago adapted to the online shopping trend, there are still several brands out there that trade solely through their physical boutiques.
When you browse the website of Chanel, you notice that it’s possible to buy their fragrances, make-up and skincare online. However, when it comes to fashion and bags, the case is different. It’s only possible to see the collection and pricing on the site. To buy a Chanel bag from Chanel directly, you have to go to a physical boutique. It means that during the temporary closure of their boutiques due to COVID-19, the brand would lose a lot of their potential revenue. A question that I’ve had on my mind for a while is, would Chanel change their mind and make it possible for us to buy bags through their site? Maybe, or maybe not. We will have to live and see. Luckily for us, luxury lovers, there are a number of trusted luxury resale companies out there. Can you buy a Chanel bag online? You, actually, can! Let me tell you where!
Did you know that Fashionphile was originally selling on Ebay? Founded in 1999, today Fashionphile is one of the biggest players in luxury handbag consignment. On Fashionphile you access a large selection of pre-owned, new and limited edition bags from your favorite designers, incl. Chanel. Fashionphile has a showroom and two selling studios in California. Fashionphile’s selling studios are located at selected Neiman Marcus locations. There, customers can conveniently sell their items to Fashionphile and also pickup their recent purchases. In addition, Fashionphile ships to most countries, so they are available for buyers from all over the World. Fashionphile is one of my personal favorite places to shop pre-loved.
Another place where you can buy Chanel bags online is Rebag. Rebag focuses on resale of luxury bags. Their site features handbags from over 50 designers including Chanel. Every bag that is sold on Rebag is examined by their in-house experts to verify its authenticity. On Rebag you can find both new and pre-loved Chanel bags in excellent condition. However, Rebag potentially has a fewer stock of bags available for sale if compared to, for example, Fashionphile. Rebag has several boutiques in California, New York and Florida. However, if you cannot visit one of their boutique locations, you can instead shop online. Rebag ships internationally.
A community of over 3 million fashion lovers from all around the World, Vestiaire Collective has long been a trusted shopping destination for pre-loved luxury. On Vestiaire Collective you will find a large selection of both new and pre-loved Chanel bags. However, the concept of Vestiaire Collective is different from other luxury resale sites. Anyone can submit an item for sale. However, once the item sells, instead of shipping the item directly to the buyer, the seller has to ship it to Vestiaire Collective’s office where they are going to verify item’s authenticity. Every item sold through the platform undergoes a rigorous authentication process before being sent to the buyer. So, you can be assured that when you shop for Chanel bags at Vestiaire Collective you either receive a 100% authentic item or your full money back.
I hope this blog post has been helpful 🙂
P.S. Just a quick side note. None of the retailers presented in this article are authorized resellers of Chanel.