During fashion week, we see the same instantly recognizable It bags all over the place, getting snapped up by countless photographers and seen the world over by fans and followers like us. So when we come across under-the-radar handbag styles from those aforementioned luxury brands, it makes the rare find that much more satisfying. But don’t just take it from us that everyone is on the hunt for the vintage Chanels and Guccis of the world. We went straight to the source to discover just how in demand these rare styles really are.
We spoke with Tracy DiNunzio, who founded the luxury resale platform Tradesy in 2013. The site has since become the go-to destination for those looking to sell their well-maintained name-brand pieces and shop for the pre-owned clothes, bags, and shoes they wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. DiNunzio confirmed that the number of people coming to Tradesy for vintage backpacks tripled from April to December of last year.
“We saw more sales of vintage styles from really prominent designers like Chanel, particularly backpacks and fanny packs, than ever before last year,” she told Who What Wear. If there's anything we’ve learned about bag trends in the last year, it’s that pretty purse backpacks are having a major resurgence. All the more reason to hunt down your own highly original bag.
The bamboo top handle gives this cute backpack a cool vintage feel.
These colorful stripes will add a dose of luxe athleisure to any sneaker outfit.
With subtle branding, this our favorite pick for the minimalist girl.
Iconic LV branding gets a cool re-design in bucket bag backpack form.
Fendi's playful monster designs are the brand's unofficial calling card.
The iconic quilted leather and chain strap are instantaneously recognizable.
The iconic crossover leather texture will never go out of style.
How pretty is this baby pink bag, drawstring closure and all?
In red satin, this is our most festive pick.
We haven't seen many Gucci bags like this. Get it while it's still available.
According to DiNunzio, luxury labels that go light on the branding like Loewe and J.W. Anderson are blowing up on the site right now.
A monochrome color scheme gives this classic LV bag a modern refresh.
With bungee cord shoulder straps and a mesh exterior, this sporty bag goes effortlessly from the gym (or beach) to the street.
This cool backpack completes any laid-back airport look.