Let's talk about the most popular vintage designer bags, because 2020 is here, and there is no better time to shop sustainably. Everyone's feeling the urge to do so — including celebrities — and our own POPSUGAR Fashion editors are set on making it a big reality this year. Nikita re-wore items from her own closet this past Fashion Week and Laura shared her entire guide for picking up and styling thrifted gems. But the luxury handbag space has always been a scope for recycling old treasures. Even though we always have our eyes on new runway It bags (it's hard not to look and scan for trends!), we've never been more proud to sport designer purses from past seasons, and especially past decades.
We asked a few of our go-to secondhand online retailers for data, so you could see which bags are currently getting the most search, down to the specific model. These are the shapes that, right now, it'd be particularly useful to invest in or try to sell if you do feel like it's time to part ways. 1stdibs' Chief Commercial Officer Cristina Miller stressed the popularity of Hermès, particularly the iconic Birkin bag.
"Though the Birkin price tag may be high (the average cost of the Birkin bags sold was around $25K), consumers praise the bags for their truly remarkable form and functionality. After all, the bags were inspired by Jane Birkin's vision for a stylish bag with more storage. And for today's modern woman - someone who's balancing work, travel, and everything
else life may offer - the bag still checks all the boxes: it's beautifully made using the best materials, it's practical and durable, and of course, incredibly chic," she shared with POPSUGAR.
Meanwhile, The RealReal and Vestiaire Collective are seeing customers browse for Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Chanel, with the Chanel camera bag seeing a 354 percent search increase on The RealReal from 2018 to 2019. A total of three different Louis Vuitton bags are in Vestiaire Collective's top 10 most searched for models so far in 2020! Ahead, you'll find our curated roundup of the specific vintage bags sitting at the popular table right now — or should we say on the popular shelf?