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Top 6 Pre-Owned Designer Handbags for Autumn/Winter 2016

For the latest in our Pre-Owned Picks series, our handbags expert chooses his favourite styles for the chilly seasons.

If NYFW is anything to go by then we’re set to see a heady mix of statement bags before spring ‘17 comes around. Think: fur, wild design, maximalist, extravagance. So the experimentalists and extroverts amongst us will be relishing the chance to work their magic.

But this formula is not set in stone, and the more reserved types will never fail with browns and reds or classic black leathers. But perhaps they can throw in some spice with tassels and accessories. With this in mind I picked a few options that strayed a little from the norm, but met with traditional autumnal tones, and I threw in some colour and pizzazz for the more adventurous.

chanel BLACK & MULTI TWEED EAST WEST CLASSIC SINGLE FLAP BAG

Chanel East West Single Flap in Black and Multi Tweed

The East West flap was discontinued around 2011. It had roughly the same dimensions as the Classic Small Flap, but was ever so slightly wider and shorter, and a touch cheaper too. The use of black tweed and a multi-colour fringe livens up the classic Chanel styling and looks as relevant today as it did in 2004.

  • Material: Tweed
  • Colour: Black
  • Hardware: Gold Coloured
  • Size: H11cm W24cm D6cm
  • Handle/Strap: Double—23cm; Single—43cm
  • Age: 2004
  • Condition: 9—Excellent
  • Pre-Owned Price: £1,999
hermes TERRE ARDENNE LEATHER VINTAGE SELLIER KELLY 35CM

Vintage Kelly Sellier 35 in Terre Ardennes Leather

The Kelly Sellier in Terre brown looks sharp and office-worthy. Ardennes leather was a rigid, very strong and scratch-resistant hide that lasts well through the years. You can read a little more in-depth on this bag in our recent On the Shoulder feature.

  • Material: Ardennes Leather
  • Colour: “Terre” Brown
  • Hardware: Gold Coloured
  • Size: H25cm W35cm D13cm
  • Handle/Strap: Handle—10cm; Strap—43cm
  • Age: 1997
  • Condition: 8.5—Very Good
  • Pre-Owned Price: £7,249

 

celine EVERGREEN PYTHON MEDIUM PHANTOM LUGGAGE TOTE

Céline Medium Luggage Phantom Evergreen

The Phantom sports wider wings and tassels than the classic Luggage, which gives it a quirk and also makes it a touch roomier. In python it’s a class apart with the scales adding a touch of attitude and exclusivity.

  • Material: Python
  • Colour: Green
  • Hardware:
  • Size: H28cm W30cm D26cm
  • Handle: 11cm
  • Age: 2012
  • Condition: 8.5—Very Good
  • Pre-Owned Price: £2,399
fendi BEIGE MULTICOLOUR FELT & SHEARLING LARGE PEEKABOO BAG

Fendi Large Peekaboo in Beige Multicolour Felt and Shearling

The Peekaboo line was first introduced in 2009. After an initial flurry of popularity it fell off the scene and was reintroduced a few years later when it eventually became cemented as a Fendi classic. In 2016 it exists in wealth of styles and colours. We recently covered this Felt Peekaboo in more depth here.

  • Material: Felt
  • Colour: Beige
  • Hardware: Silver
  • Size: H30cm W39cm D18cm
  • Handle/Strap: Handle—10cm; Strap—30cm
  • Age: 2014
  • Condition: 9—Excellent
  • Pre-Owned Price: £1,899
celine BLACK SMOOTH LEATHER & BROWN PONY FUR MEDIUM TRAPEZE

Céline Medium Trapeze in Smooth Black Leather and Brown Pony Fur

The pony fur effect (it’s not actually made from a pony) combined with black leather trappings and gold hardware gives a trim, rustic autumn look. The Trapeze is a touch more serious than the Luggage and comes with a shoulder strap.

  • Material: Leather and Pony Fur
  • Colour: Black and Brown
  • Hardware: Gold Coloured
  • Size: H23cm W30.5cm D15cm
  • Handle/Strap: Handle—13.5cm; Strap—35cm
  • Age: 2012
  • Condition: 8.5—Very Good
  • Pre-Owned Price: £1,399
chanel BLACK SOFT CAVIAR LEATHER MISC SHOULDER TOTE

Chanel MISC Shoulder Tote

This 2010 bag from Chanel is a change from the flaps and double flaps. It’s made from the usual soft caviar leather but it only has a hint of quilting on the front and the hardware is “antiqued” which gives it a grungy edge fro the rockers amongst us.

  • Material: Soft Caviar Leather
  • Colour: Black
  • Hardware: Antiqued Silver
  • Size: H30cm W39cm D18cm
  • Handle/Strap: Handle—19cm; Chain—25cm
  • Age: 2010
  • Condition: 9—Excellent
  • Pre-Owned Price: £1,999

 

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