If it is in stock at a designer’s outlet store, then it is not a collectible.
Perform your due diligence by searching online to see if the bag is available elsewhere.
Other interesting questions might be regarding weight, as some leathers are really beautiful but heavy,” says Penelope Blanckaert, director of Hèrmes Vintage & Fashion Arts at Artcurial.
Among the top designers to collect are Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Dior, Hèrmes, Celine, Versace, and Ferragamo.
There may be an additional fee for this, but many times, an auction house will be happy to provide a letter of authenticity with your purchase.
“In addition to condition, value, and date questions, people also ask about the skin used, as, for instance, a Togo leather is less fragile than a Swift and will last longer.
This is also when high-end designers started creating the signature bags that would become timeless classics.
While some collectors buy these classic handbags to keep on display (or wear with caution), others buy purely to invest in something that will, over the years, increase in value.
There are three basic considerations for a serious vintage purse collector: quality, condition, and rarity.There are also a number of ‘handbag spas’ that can treat your bag were any stains to occur,” says Meg Randell, Designer Fashion and Handbags Specialist at Chiswick Auctions.“As long as you are careful, you absolutely can use your bag – maybe not on a daily basis, but on special occasions and with due care you should be fine.” Even if you plan to buy a bag to resell for profit, it’s possible to use the bag for awhile (why not flaunt it?The 1950s brought about boxier styles, including handbags made of Lucite, by designers such as Wilardy, Patricia of Miami, and Llewellyn.Fashions in the 1960s and ’70s virtually exploded on the scene, with designers becoming as bold as the eras themselves, offering purses that were bejeweled, appliqued, and downright psychedelic.), but be sure to store it in dry locations in its dustbag, adds Emilie Belmonte, handbag specialist at Hôtel des Ventes de Monte Carlo.