The thought of dropping a huge portion of your paycheck on designer brands can seem like a gamble because you never really know if you’re going to love something forever. I have always stuck to the classics since they’re the safest bet. Note that safe doesn’t always mean boring. I have carefully curated my ideal collection of designer pieces that are trendy and timeless over time. And I have never regretted investing in the classics that I can wear years on end. Although they cost more initially, they last far longer than an inexpensive piece.
When it comes to actually getting your hands on designer goods, one of my best kept tips is to check eBay first. You will be surprised at the expansive amount of brands and items listed. Just about all of my luxury pieces have held up for years. I know that they are built to last forever, making pre-owned goods an amazing and affordable way to acquire designer brands.
If you’re ready to start your own collection, I’m sharing the key designer pieces that are always worth investing in.
I am that type of girl who styles my entire outfit around a single piece such as a handbag! Some of my most worn designer bags are the Chanel quilted flap bag, Louis Vuitton Sac Plat, and Givenchy Antigona. The ease of shopping on eBay and its lower prices are perfect for feeding my handbag addiction. To erase all worries, eBay offers genuine designer handbags through it’s Authenticate program. Bags within this program go through a process where experts verify them. Knowing a bag has been inspected means I can shop with confidence, especially with pre-owned luxury goods. You’ll know if a bag has been authenticated because it will have the “Authenticity Verified” badge.
Nothing makes me feel more empowered than a good pair of heels, which is why I choose to wear them so often. Investing in designer shoes means wearing them forever with proper care. Even when they do get worn down, you have the ability to get them resoled so they are as good as new. You can find some of my most worn heels, like the Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps or the Alexandre Birman Clarita sandals, on eBay for a fraction of their cost!
I don’t go crazy when it comes to watches. However, I do believe that everyone should own at least one high-quality timepiece. It can go a long way, especially if you’re one who juggles with work and business meetings constantly. Luxury watches like Omega and Cartier can be an even better investment than a handbag since they retain their value – and can increase in value. You can shop pre-owned, luxury watches through eBay’s authenticate program as well.
I love a good statement belt that has the power to command authority and put the final touches on an outfit. You can really make a fashion statement with belts. However, belts don’t hold their value as well as bags and shoes, which really makes eBay the perfect place to grab an affordable, pre-owned designer belt.
All of the above designer pieces are ones that I continue to wear year after year. You can start your designer collection today by shopping gently-used goods on eBay.
Special thanks to eBay for partnering with me on this post.