How do Handbag Clinic Source the best Designer Handbags for you?

Handbag Clinic reveal how they source the most beautiful designer handbags for their boutiques

Posted on Apr 1st 2016

How do Handbag Clinic Source the best Designer Handbags for you?

Handbag Clinic reveal how they source the most beautiful designer handbags for their boutiques

Posted on Apr 1st 2016


We have been purchasing our customers bags since November 2015 and have seen a huge increase recently for the demands of our “Buy My Bag” service. All the bags in our store come from our customers globally and myself, along with the Store Managers, assess every bag to ensure they are perfect for our stores. There is more information on how Handbag Clinic authenticate certain brands on my previous blog posts including guides to Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

 

Each brand is very different but Handbag Clinic’s Store Managers and I are expert’s in the brands we stock and can always spot a replica without fail, and we pride ourselves on this ability.

 

Our ‘Buy My Bag’ customers love bags as much as we do, they look after their items with great care and some view their bags as investments but have fallen in love with other bags or would prefer the money. The savviest handbag lovers keep their bags in immaculate condition with all of the original stuffing and care cards. They also clean and protect their bags regularly, knowing that the most well looked after bags not only look amazing but see the greatest return.

 

These Handbag enthusiasts are the lifeblood of our business and allow us to keep the Handbag Clinic shelves stocked with amazing condition bags. We have some customers who just always need the latest bag on their arm, these high fashion ladies bring in around 3 bags a month, (and usually the bags are less than 3 months old!) allowing our customers to snap up immaculate and current bags in our boutiques at heavily reduced prices. 

How do Handbag Clinic Source the best Designer Handbags for you?
A selection of bags we currently have in stock

A number of our bags come into store in brand new condition, sometimes with the tags still attached due to the items being an unwanted gift. We have had brand new Chanel ‘Classics’ arrive in the box with all of the paper work and even the original iconic Chanel ribbon still attached, just because of personal preference as the customer didn’t love the colour or the style. Someone’s dream bag can always be some else’s unneeded gift and we have made some very happy customers this way.

 

Of course some bags arrive to us needing some TLC but luckily our amazing in-house expert handbag technicians have the ability to bring most bags back to life in our Clinic and can carry out seamless repairs which are unnoticeable on your arm. This is how we are able to provide our customers with wonderful bags at half the cost.

 

We receive a wide range of handbags from different seasons in a range of sizes and colours, whether current or vintage we stock everything from Mulberry to Hermes with our supply constantly changing as nothing sits for long! Currently, in store, we have this beautiful Chloe ‘Drew’ bag in Python skin which retails at £1860 for just £1200! This bag was an unwanted gift and arrived to us with the metal fixtures still protected and sealed. In the same store we also have a beautiful vintage Hermes Kelly bag from 1947- this particular customer submitted the bag for our cleaning service but when they discovered we buy bags they requested a quote.

 

All these bags are rare and in high demand, we were lucky enough to source these vintage pieces when they had been lovingly cared for so we were able to make the seller an amazing offer. 

How do Handbag Clinic Source the best Designer Handbags for you?
A selection of bags we currently have in stock at our Newcastle store

As we are able to offer beautiful bags at great prices we have a list of customers desperate for certain bags, usually a Mulberry Bayswater or Black Chanel Classic. These bags don’t last longer than 24 hours on average in our stores! Some have only been on the shelf 20 minutes before being sold! The best way to keep up to date is by subscribing to our email updates or enquiring online if you have an exact model you need. We can source limited edition and high value bags for our customers.

 

So far our most specific request was for a ‘Birkin 55 HAC’, this bag is a slight variation of a Hermes Birkin bag and in the largest size. This was to be used as luggage for one of our jet-setting clients and luckily one of our customers from our extensive database wanted to sell this very bag.

 

If you have a bag in the back of your wardrobe which needs a little attention or are looking for a financial boost so you can purchase the bag of your dreams, please visit one of our stores with your bag or complete our online Buy My Bag form and we will get back to you within 24 hours with a quote. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Charlotte Staerck

 

Handbag Clinic Purchasing Manager 

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