The festive season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about all the gifts you’re going to treat your loved ones to. This is the year to be more mindful about your shopping, and take a more circular approach. It’s kinder to the planet, it’s better for your budget, and it’ll help you find more unique gifts they’ll surely love.
Giving someone a luxury handbag is always a good idea, but if you’re looking for something extra special, choose pre-loved. You’ll find discontinued colours, limited-edition launches and one-of-a-kind designs. If you’re not sure where to start, our Cudoni experts can help. Read on for all the knowledge you need to choose the best pre-loved handbags.
Think about what designers they’ll love
When you’re buying a handbag for someone, it’s best to consider what brands they love and what they typically wear. Although, there are some bags that just about anyone would be delighted to unwrap on Christmas morning. “There is no one who wouldn’t be thrilled by a classic Chanel flap or Hermès Kelly,” says Carolyn Soning, Cudoni’s Business Development Manager. “But equally, those of us young enough to be devotees to fashion would be thrilled to receive a Jacquemus Le Chiquito or a Mark Cross box bag.”
If the lucky person you’re shopping for doesn’t already own a luxury handbag, choose something classic and recognisable. “Monograms are having another moment,” Carolyn points out. That means anything with Gucci’s GGs, Louis Vuitton’s LV or Fendi’s interlocked Fs will be a hit. Of course, the classic brands like Hermès, Dior, Prada and Fendi are a smart choice, too. The beauty of buying one of these bags from Cudoni, as well, is that you’ll get the same quality and craftsmanship the handbags are known for, but at a fraction of the price.
Next, think about the finer details
Once you’ve decided which brand you’re choosing, the next thing to consider is the quality of the material. The leather, fabrics, hardware and finishes, like stitching and embossing, should be flawless. The colour, material and sizing should also match the ones the designer actually produces. “You’d be surprised by the counterfeits that never actually existed,” warns Carolyn.
Fortunately, when you choose a Cudoni handbag, you know you’re getting a genuine designer accessory, thanks to experts like Carolyn. They meticulously check every detail of a bag and verify its authenticity to absolute certainty. Some sources of pre-loved designer goods don’t authenticate, and that could mean you’re spending a lot of money on something low-quality.
“Always buy what you love,” is Carolyn’s final piece of advice. If you love it, and you know the person receiving it will love it, they’ll take care of it and it will last for years and years.