Where to Buy Secondhand Bags

Secondhand no longer means second rate.

street style berlin may 08, 2019
(Image credit: Christian Vierig)

The Real Real

The RealReal has quickly become one of the largest marketplaces of secondhand clothing and incredible selection of handbags. There’s rarely FOMO as multiples of certain bags crop up quickly–the stock is replenished often. There is always more Vuitton x Murakami where that came from! On the app, a shopper can curate alerts when new arrivals hit, ensuring that no shopping opportunity will be missed.

Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective is basically a fancier version of Poshmark. Sellers from all over the world photograph and list their pieces directly. The sellers also list their own pricing, so be mindful and do your resale value research on certain items before jumping in.

1st Dibs

While 1st Dibs has a cult following for furniture and home décor, their vintage fashion selection is also superb. Working with a network of verified boutiques and dealers worldwide, their handbag offerings vary from super rare finds to gently used it-bags popular right now.


Since its launch in 2014, Rebag has quickly risen to the top of the ranks for first-rate secondhand handbags. For Rebag virgins, sign up for the e-mail and you’ll receive a $200 credit towards your first purchase. They also have a section called “Bags Under $750,” which is a great place to start if you’re not looking for something very specific.


It seems a little random, but Shopbop actually carries a super curated selection of vintage Chanel offerings from designer vintage authority What Goes Around Comes Around. Taking advantage of their incredible shipping speed, you can get your hands on a covetable '90s piece by next day and a sweater to go with it. Boom!

Resurrection Vintage

In your handbag hunt, don't count out smaller vintage boutiques and their online stores either. For the shopper looking for something with a bit more of a curated touch, working directly with a smaller boutique might feel more special. Resurrection Vintage, based in NYC, has been a vintage clothing authority for over 20 years and has proven to unearth some very rare finds from iconic seasons of Alaia, Comme Des Garcons and Margiela. For instance, this hard-to-track-down Margiela glove bag is a deeper cut that only true fashion hunters could appreciate.

Luxury Garage Sale

Fashion insiders have kept their lips sealed about this road-less-traveled resource for resale, but unfortunately (or fortunately) we’re blowing up their spot. The designer selection is more varied and less congested with repeats, so the browsing experience is really pleasant.

Julia Gall

Julia Gall is the former Style Director at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion, as well as styling tips, wardrobe upkeep and sustainability. Check her out at @juliasgall.