What Are the Most Popular Designer Handbag Brands?
For many women, owning a designer handbag is a dream. It’s a way to make a statement, show your personality, and strut your stuff confidently. But with high price tags (sometimes thousands of dollars), affording a designer handbag feels out of reach for most women.
That’s where consignment stores come in. Buying preowned bags on consignment means your favorite high-quality, luxurious designer bags are available at a more affordable price point.
If you’re trying to decide on a designer handbag to invest in, you might consider looking to our “big six” in designer handbag brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Coach, and Kate Spade. I created this list because these brands vary in price point and style, so you can better tailor your handbag purchase to something that fits you. Let’s go through a rundown of these top contenders to help you start your search for buying designer handbags on consignment.
1. Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s most well-known and respected designer handbag brands. Founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton, this French luxury fashion house is most known for its iconic LV monogram prints and sleek, sophisticated handbags.
From the classic Speedy bag to the modern Petite Malle to the spacious Neverfull tote, there are so many stunning styles to choose from.
If you’re not a fan of their well-known LV monogram print, they offer plenty of other colors and patterns as well, like the gorgeous Damier checkerboard pattern.
Louis Vuitton is considered a high-value investment brand because they use supple leather, quality hardware, and impeccable craftsmanship. It’s this artistry that makes Louis Vuitton one of the most coveted handbags in the world.
A traditional Louis Vuitton handbag can range from a few hundred dollars for a smaller style to several thousand dollars for large and elaborate bags. The preloved Louis Vuitton bags and clothing at Current Boutique are usually hundreds of dollars off their original price, so you can get a quality Louis without the steep price tag.
Another luxury brand with a long history, Chanel is known for their iconic, elegant designs that never go out of style. Chanel was founded in 1909 by the beloved Coco Chanel, and it has continued to be the epitome of timeless femininity in the fashion world.
Millions of women long for a Chanel bag. It’s a dream handbag for many of us! That’s because Chanel handbags are made with the finest luxury materials and impeccable attention to detail.
The quilted leather flap bag is one of the most renowned handbags of all time. The diamond-quilted leather is hand-stitched, and the illustrious CC-logo closure is a status symbol of the brand’s luxury and heritage.
Chanel is far from a one-hit wonder, though. There is a Chanel handbag to suit a range of tastes for any woman in the Chanel lifestyle. For example, the Boy Bag, named after Coco Chanel’s lifelong companion Boy Capel, is a modern yet old-world style with a cult-like following.
The Chanel Wallet on Chain is one of their popular small leather goods that is as beautiful as it is versatile – wear it as a crossbody, wallet, or small handbag.
And the Chanel 2.55 is an ageless shoulder bag that pays homage to the OG version designed by Coco herself back in February 1955.
Chanel handbags tend to be several thousands of dollars, and they can be hard to get your hands on. Walking into a Chanel shop is like walking into another world, and many Chanel styles require years-long waiting lists. That’s why so many Current Boutique customers flock to our Chanel section. We sell authentic Chanel pieces like clothes, shoes, and fine jewelry at a fraction of their original price – and the handbags usually sell out very quickly!
Gucci is an Italian fashion house known for its eclectic aesthetic and exceptional quality. Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci (yes, that was his real name), Gucci soon became the epitome of luxury. The Gucci brand has a particularly long and storied history with a strong sense of heritage. This is reflected in their commitment to traditional craftsmanship techniques and nods to their origins as an equestrian leather goods brand.
You’re sure to make a statement with a Gucci bag or accessory. Gucci is known for its innovative and bold design, like the green and red stripe, the tiger head, and the bee and snake motifs.
The GG Marmot, a quilted leather shoulder bag with the GG logo, is a popular choice if you’re looking for a classic, go-to design.
The Dionysus is an elegant yet edgy structured shoulder bag with the Gucci signature tiger-head hardware.
I’m a fan of the more modern Sylvie bag. This classic white leather and gold buckle hardware pairs with almost any outfit, but the signature Gucci stripe makes a unique and status-worthy appearance.
What I love about Gucci is that it has that old-world feel with a modern aesthetic. It’s often hard to tell when a Gucci style was released because each unique design remains ageless. Check out the Gucci clothes and accessories we have at Current Boutique here.
No handbag list is complete without Coach. Coach is generally a more budget-friendly option than the last three, but it’s still a high-luxury brand with quality designs. Founded in 1941 by Miles and Lillian Cahn, Coach is an American luxury fashion house known for its signature C monogram.
What makes Coach so unique is that it isn’t afraid to adapt its styles to the times. They have classic go-to bags, but they’ve also shifted towards more modern and sleek offerings.
The Coach Swagger is a structured shoulder bag with a signature turn-lock closure, a stunning option for women with refined taste.
The Rogue is a spacious tote with Coach’s signature horse and carriage emblem, and it comes in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your unique style.
I love the Charlie, a small crossbody with a vintage aesthetic that’s still chic and fresh.
Our Coach section is one of my favorites in the store because our discounted preloved pieces mean that we can offer high-quality, high-fashion at a budget-friendly price.
5. Kate Spade
Kate Spade handbags are known for their cute and fun designs. They are as playful as they are elegant. Founded in 1993 by designer Kate Spade, this is the newest brand on our list. Kate Spade handbags are known for their attention to detail, durability, and longevity.
Kate Spade is instantly recognizable thanks to their distinctive hardware, signature spade logo, and spirited sense of style.
Kate Spade offers a wide array of popular bags, like the staple Sam bag, a classic bag with a clean, rectangular shape and spacious interior.
The Cameron Street Lane is a chic and sophisticated crossbody/hand-bag with a structured silhouette that’s endlessly versatile for work and play.
It’s hard to list all the popular styles of Kate Spade bags because there are so many! Kate Spade has a wide array of handbags, jewelry, and clothing, so you’re sure to find something special that speaks to you somewhere on our racks at Current Boutique.
Fendi purses are some of the most coveted handbags in the world, thanks to their elevated craftsmanship and stunning designs. Fendi is particularly well-known for their textured leathers, bold colors, distinctive embellishments, and their prestigious double F logo.
If you love the baguette bag as much as we do, thank Fendi! Silvia Venturini Fendi designed the baguette in 1997, wanting a compact purse to fit comfortably under the arm the same way the French carry their daily bread. That's right - it doesn't mean "little bag." The name actually does from from the French baguette bread!
The Peekaboo is another of Fendi's iconic designs. Its soft front panel, twist-lock hardware, and unique silhouette make it a favorite among fashionistas.
If you adore Fendi like we do, check out our preloved Fendi bags, shoes, and clothes for a fraction of their original ticket price. You can never go wrong with the impeccable quality and stunning look of a Fendi bag.
Designer handbags on consignment
The high price tag of a designer handbag can make these brands feel out of reach, but buying preloved designer handbags means you can find high-quality luxury bags at a more affordable price point. Not only are you saving money when you buy on consignment, but you’re also reducing your environmental impact and contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry by limiting the demand for new, resource-intensive designer goods.
Find these brands and so many more by browsing our bags section at Current Boutique!
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- LV bag: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386605949273629224/
- Chanel: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398357529552730623/
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- Chanel classic: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/672795631849736706/
- Boy bag: https://dawnpdarnell.com/small-chanel-boy-bag-one-year-review/
- Chanel wallet on chain: https://www.bikinisandpassports.com/chanel-wallet-on-chain-review/
- Chanel 2.55: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213991419782873254/
- Gucci: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/the-most-iconic-gucci-bags-of-all-time
- Gucci green and red: https://www.whowhatwear.com/gucci-handbags-under-1000
- GG Marmot: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/288863763603523552/
- Dionysus: https://brandsblogger.com/2019/05/13/how-to-spot-a-fake-gucci-dionysus-bag/
- Sylvie: http://stellaasteria.com/gucci-sylvie-bag/
- Coach: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/6755468181911532/
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- Playful Kate: https://www.stylecharade.com/kate-spade-new-york-hollis/
- Spade Sam: https://www.stylecharade.com/how-to-wear-leopard-print-three-ways-kate-spade-new-york/
- Spade Cameron: https://stylishpetite.com/2017/02/scallop-tweed-dress.html
- Fendi baguette: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/11399805454744570/
- Fendi peekaboo: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/39336196737677959/