Like many of you, I’m a serious bag lady.  The rainbow of colors, materials, shapes and sizes really hit me where it hurts (my wallet).  Going into any department store can literally put my rent money in jeopardy in a nano second.  So what’s a financially savvy, fashionable woman to do in 2015?  Do a little research, of course!
I came across Trendlee last week, an eccomerce site featuring luxury preowned handbags, curated and to put it simply: stunning!  I see a lot of lightly used bags and accessories on different sites across the web but Trendlee goes above and beyond through the quality of their selection.  Brands like Celine, Chloe, and Hermes are represented heavily – all at prices that are way, way below retail.


The idea of purchasing someone else’s gear can seem like a risk but the quality of the bags on Trendlee are simply fantastic. I’ve been eyeing this Saint Laurent Sac de Jour tote for months now and finally decided to take the plunge on a beautiful brown leather number selling for hundreds off retail.  It showed up at my door quickly, and had I not known, I would have assumed it was a brand-new bag.  The best part about buying a pre-owned handbag?  I’m the only one that knows it’s been gently used. It’s as if I picked up something from my mother’s closet.  No heeby-jeebies at all!


I absolutely love this site now that I’ve discovered it and my wallet really, really does.  Paying full price for the same style of bag seems pretty over the top now!  Here are a few of my favorites I’ve been eyeing that are available right now…and if you want 5% off use code THELODOWN at check out!

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 12.15.09 PMValentino Rockstud Frame Bag Python, $1420 (Retail $4,550)

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Lanvin Happy Shoulder Bag Embossed Crocodile, $710 (Retail $2470)

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Proenza Schouler Lunch Bag Pony Hair, $470 (Retail $1175)

Happy shopping, my fellow bag lovers!