3 Places to Bag a Pre-Loved Hermès in London

Tracking down an Hermès Birkin or Kelly bag can be tricky, but with pre-loved fashion coming to the fore, it’s getting easier. The Resident picks out three of London’s leaders in second-hand designer handbags… 

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1 Bagista, Chelsea
Luxury pre-loved handbag boutique Bagista, which established itself in Chiswick in 2014 and moved to Chelsea a couple of years ago, is one of London’s leading resellers of pre-owned luxury handbags. Bagista carefully curates the pieces in its collection to offer an eclectic mix of one-off, vintage, contemporary and classic pieces to choose from, and you can buy, sell or swap. Brands include Celine, Prada, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. Before each item is displayed in-store and online, it is carefully examined and rigorously inspected for quality and authenticity.
122 King’s Road, King’s Walk Shopping Centre, Chelsea SW3 4TR; bagista.co.uk

 

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2 Sellier Knightsbridge
Sellier recently closed its Knightsbridge bricks-and-mortar store in favour of a stronger online presence (Covid restrictions certainly had a hand in the difficult decision). The luxury consignment store and online platform for pre-loved luxury fashion brings together trusted re-sellers with a discerning customer base. Hanushka Toni founded the business alongside her mother Dina Ibrahimova, and since going online only have upped their social media game to create engaging content on Instagram, showcasing a tightly edited luxury product selection. Sellier also has special access to coveted items, such as and Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, with celebrity fans such as Millie Mackintosh and Nicola Hughes. You can sell with Selliers, too.
sellierknightsbridge.com

3 Prestige Pawn, Chelsea
Imagine a pawnbrokers and wedding rings and broken hearts probably come to mind, but at Prestige Pawn in Chelsea, you’re much more likely to find a rare Hermes Kelly handbag. The Chelsea store was Prestige Pawn’s first high-street boutique, having previously done most of their business online. Here, you’ll find their biggest collection of vintage handbags and high-end watches. ‘Handbags are a special thing for us,’ says founder and Posh Pawn TV star James Constantinou, ‘because we were the first to market them as a way to raise capital, along with art and wine.’ A rare Hermes bag can go for as much as £45,000. So if you’re thinking of cashing in your collection of Chanel handbags, you know where to go… The luxury pawnbrokers has branches across London in places like Chiswick, Hatton Garden, Wimbledon and Richmond.
Bourbon Hanby Antiques Arcade, 151 Sydney Street, Chelsea SW3 6NT; prestigepawnbrokers.co.uk