If you’re looking to invest in Prada handbags, you already know that sticker shock is a deterrent. With the internet being overrun by sites selling fake handbags, or worse, fake handbags being sold as authentic handbags, it can be overwhelming to make sure you’re getting a good deal on an authentic Prada product. If owning an authentic designer handbag that doesn’t break the bank is important to you, you may be relieved to know that there are options available to make sure you’re getting both an authentic Prada handbag and a good deal.
There are actually Prada handbags that retail for less than a thousand dollars. The selection is small, but they do exist and the options still have all the quality you expect from an authentic Prada design. If you’re looking for the easy route that involves the least amount of risk and takes the smallest amount of investigative prowess, this option is available. It’s also potentially a good stepping stone to becoming a valued boutique customer so you can get the heads up on private events and clearance sales.
You can also wait for sales and/or go to outlet stores. There are authentic Prada outlet stores in the US, and though their schedules differ on when their sales are likely to happen, some stores are fairly predictable. You can also try to get on mailing or invite lists, especially if you’re already a current customer at one of these Prada boutiques. Being nice to sales associates can also sometimes get you the scoop on when the next sale will be.
What can you expect in terms of inventory at Prada outlet stores? They’re likely to have some seasonal bags that have been in boutique inventories for a year or two, so if you’re looking for a seasonal bag from last year, you may be in luck. They also often have current-season bags on sale, especially in the more well stocked boutiques. If you visit a Prada boutique during a clearance sale, be prepared to see racks of other Prada products and accessories you might want to pick up for great deals as well.
If you’re willing to buy used, Prada is one of the brands that will resale for about half its original price. This gives you more purse for your budget. Prada is known for making bags that resist water damage or wear and tear, so you’re more likely to be able to find a like-new handbag for a great deal. If you have your eye on a particular seasonal bag that is unlikely to be easy to acquire new, buying resale might be your only option.
There are sites available online that resell Prada bags. To make sure the site is reputable, you’ll want to google them to see what their reputation is with previous customers. You might also want to reassure yourself by looking at their seller’s policies. If they have professionals authenticate the handbags before they’ll list them, and customers are satisfied with their experience, and they’ve been well-reviewed by people who are passionate about designer handbags, chances are likely they’re one of the sites you can trust. Sites that have been getting good reviews as of the date of this article include Heritage Auctions and Fashionophile, but if you see something you like at another site, don’t be afraid to investigate. If the price seems reasonable and the site seems reputable and has a good return policy, you might be ok taking the risk.
Either way you choose to go, you can rest easier knowing that the place you’re looking to get a deal from is making sure they are carrying authentic Prada handbags to keep their customers happy.…