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What to Buy Now: Stock Up for Summer 2022

Summer has arrived! Is your business stocked up and ready to sell? Let's take a look at some of the hottest summer trends you need to invest in right now.

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Mary Zubritsky

The Hottest Designer Collabs This Summer

From Fendi x Versace and Manolo Blahnik x Birkenstock, these are the hottest designer collaborations for Summer 2022.

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Mary Zubritsky

TOP FIVE LUXURY HANDBAG BRANDS TO BUY USED & RESELL

Looking for investment pieces to buy used and resell? Luxury, pre-owned handbags by Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermés, Gucci, and Dior are the most-wanted designer brands that should dominate the merchandise in your store for 2022, and we’re here to tell you why.

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Mary Zubritsky

The Allure of Pre-Owned Designer Logo Jewelry

One of the biggest trends to emerge from the pandemic was designer logo jewelry and today brands like Chanel, Dior and Gucci are still seeing some of their must-have baubles not only sellout but fetch top-dollar on the designer resale market.

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Mary Zubritsky

The Business of Resale & the Impact of Pricing: Quarterly Report

We are in the midst of a major shift in the resale and retail industry. Retailers and consumers alike are feeling the immediate impact of the pandemic, global events and economic changes. As more retailers get into the resale industry and as brands increase prices multiple times a year, resellers are seeing a more fluid and competitive market. We hope this quarterly report provides you with actionable insight on how to navigate and grow your business as we grow this resale industry together. – Emily Erkel, LePrix Co-Founder & CMO

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Mary Zubritsky

Stock Up Now: Summer 2022 Trends

Summer's just around the corner... is your business stocked up and ready to sell? Find out what's hot for the warm weather months and shop the trendiest and most sustainable pieces for Summer 2022.

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Mary Zubritsky

Just Launched: Introducing Pre-Owned Designer Clothing at LePrix Wholesale

The wait is over... we've officially launched pre-owned designer clothing on LePrix Wholesale. We've joined forces with Jenna, Co-Founder and Authentication expert at Real Authentication to discuss the clothing authentication process, what to source, what's trending, and what clothing to watch out for in the coming weeks.

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Mary Zubritsky

Mother's Day is May 8th. Are You Stocked Up & Ready to Sell?

Looking to stock up on products this Mother's Day that'll make your customer's moms feel extra loved? Look no further than LePrix Wholesale.

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Mary Zubritsky

Don't Miss Out! The Best Auction Deals for March

Everybody loves winning and we love it when our customers score some of the most unbelievable auction deals around.

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Mary Zubritsky

Spring 2022's Top Designer Handbag Trends

The biggest handbag trends spotted on the runways of the Spring/Summer 2022 shows were...

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Mary Zubritsky

Top 10 Vintage Throwback Bags Making a Comeback

Vintage is a word thrown around a lot, but what exactly makes a designer piece vintage? While everyone has their own definition, we believe it's a pre-owned designer item that was made at least 10 years ago that's more difficult to find than a typical consignment bag. These treasures are not only in short supply, but also if created by a top luxury brand, their resale value skyrockets.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Prada Authentication

Prada has been creating iconic products since it was first established in 1913 and this storied Italian fashion house has had some incredible hits like the Prada Galleria Bag, the Re-Nylon Collection and the Re-Issue Collection. And with a sudden rise in the luxury brands ranking, Prada is back again in the spotlight for their highly coveted handbags, shoes, and sunglasses, and this surge in demand can also lead a rise in counterfeiters.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Fendi Authentication & Serial Numbers

From clothing to shoes, and handbags to accessories, Fendi has been creating some of the fashion industry’s most iconic pieces since it was first established in 1925. Today, it’s still one of the world’s top luxury brands with one of the most instantly recognizable logos, the Zucca, but with popular luxury brands comes counterfeiters, and their ability to expertly copy some of Fendi's top-selling items is better than ever. That's why it's so important you know the warning signs to look out for before you purchase a pre-owned Fendi bag for your business.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Gucci Authentication & Serial Numbers

If you’re searching for a Gucci bag for your store, it’s imperative you know the difference between and real bag or a counterfeit. Better yet, you should just buy from a trusted reseller who has your back. If you’re still considering the transaction on your own, there are some signs you need to watch out for. Here’s a brief overview to help you get started.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Dior Authentication

Dior has been creating iconic products since it was first established in 1946. And while their coveted handbags have been on every fashion editor’s list for decades, Dior is also known for their clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories, but today we're going to focus on authenticating Dior's most-wanted bags like the Lady Dior and the Saddle Bag.

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Mary Zubritsky

Confirmed: Chanel Classic Flap Bag Price Increase 2022

In another unsurprising move in the world of designer retail, Chanel will raise the prices on the Chanel Classic Flap bag tomorrow, March 3, 2022.

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Mary Zubritsky

2021 Resale Recap: The Bestselling Brands and Styles

Throughout 2021, while the top 10 brands accounted for 95% of our business when we dug deeper, the top styles by brand surprised us. Learn more on what styles performed the best.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Hermès Authentication & The Blind Stamp

If you're on the hunt for a coveted Birkin, Kelly or Constance for your store, it's imperative you know what to be on the lookout for, or better yet, you should just buy from a trusted reseller who has your back. If you're still considering making the transaction on your own, there are a few telltale signs that could tell you if you're bag is a fake or the real deal. Here's a brief overview to help you get started.

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Mary Zubritsky

Pro Tips: How to Shop LePrix Wholesale Stock & Bid on Auctions

We created LePrix Wholesale to help grow your inventory by giving you access to the designer items on your customers’ most-wanted lists. Our wholesale platform has been designed to fulfill all your requests — so whether you go the Wholesale Stock or Wholesale Auction route, we’ve got your store covered.

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Mary Zubritsky

The Other Vintage Chanel Bags Worth the Investment

While current Chanel bags like the Boy Bag, the Chanel 19, the Filigree Vanity Case, and the Deauville are still hotter than ever on the resale market, the obsession with vintage Chanel pieces like the Camera Bag and the Diana Bag continues.

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Mary Zubritsky

Stock Up on Gucci x Balenciaga's Hacker Project for Spring

Known as The Hacker Project, Gucci and Balenciaga’s highly anticipated collaboration is an “exploration on ideas of authenticity and appropriation within the fashion industry”. Launched in November 2021, this new capsule collection by two Kering brands features classic Gucci and Balenciaga bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories, and then combined the two brands to create a new line.

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Mary Zubritsky

The Next Chanel? Christian Dior's Vintage & Modern Jewelry

If you’ve been following our trends reports, you already know that designer jewelry is selling out in a flash. From Chanel to Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels to Christian Dior, shoppers can’t get enough of these little luxuries. Christian Dior, who was known for his simplistically chic, lady-like designs, has also recently taken the jewelry world by storm with its CD logo popping up on everything from rings to necklaces, and earrings.

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Mary Zubritsky

Rumor or Reality? Chanel DID Raise Prices Again

There are rumors circulating about another Chanel price increase that'll take effect on November 3rd, and we're here to tell you it's true. Our sources at a few Chanel boutiques have confirmed that the prices on the Classic Flap, Reuissue, Boy Bag, Trendy, and Chanel 19 are going up by as much as $1,100 per style.

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Mary Zubritsky

Black Friday is Upon Us: Is Your Shop Stocked and Ready to Go?

Even though your customers probably haven't finalized their Halloween costumes, your store should be stocked and ready handle the holiday rush. The 2021 season is upon us and whether your physical store is open to the public, or you're 100% online, you need to make the most of this critical time for your business and ensure you can fulfill your customers' wants and needs. And while 2020 was anything but business as usual, it looks like 2021 will also be a bit out of the ordinary with the Delta variant, high inflation, low inventory, and supply chain and logistical uncertainties.

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Mary Zubritsky

Why You Should Invest in Pre-Owned Dior Bags for Your Store

Christian Dior, who was known for his simplistically elegant designs, founded his storied French fashion house in 1946. Prior to launching his namesake brand, Dior worked alongside Pierre Balmain at Lucien Lelong where they designed dresses for the wives of military officers and French collaborators. Dior's designs were more voluptuous and body-hugging than the boxy, and thus became an expert at creating feminine shapes and silhouettes for any woman of any size.

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Mary Zubritsky

RUMOR HAS IT...LOUIS VUITTON IS RAISING PRICES AGAIN

The value of your pre-owned Louis Vuitton items just increased again. But if you’re still wondering whether you should quickly stock up on pre-owned Louis Vuitton, now’s your chance to benefit from this increase, because we all know there will be more in the future.

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Mary Zubritsky

Chanel's 2nd Price Increase of 2021

According to various sources, Chanel will be raising prices again on July 1st and aspirational shoppers everywhere are in shock. Allegedly, the prices are increasing up to 12.5% (maybe more) and this includes some of the best-selling bags—the Chanel Classic Flap, the Chanel 19, the new Chanel 21A collection, the Reissue and some of the Boy Bags.

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Mary Zubritsky

HOW TO START SELLING PRE-OWNED HERMÈS IN YOUR SHOP

Does your store stock just the go-to staples like the pre-owned Louis Vuitton Neverfulls and Speedys? If the answer is yes, we need to talk…about Hermès.

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Mary Zubritsky

​HOW TO PRICE YOUR PRE-OWNED DESIGNER RESALE ITEMS

Whether you received a shipment of pre-owned limited-edition bags by Louis Vuitton, or your customer dropped off a few vintage Hermès silk scarves, you need to know how to price them. And while the pricing for some items might be common knowledge—the Chanel 19 medium is nearly impossible to find for less than $5,000—other items aren’t so simple.

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Mary Zubritsky

​Flashback to Y2K Bags: Pochettes & Baguettes on Your Customers' Most-Wanted List

When the pandemic struck, online shoppers stocked up on marked-down merchandise as prices of clothing, shoes and small accessories dropped due to stagnant inventory. Meanwhile, the top-tier luxury labels like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, and Chanel raised their retail prices from 2% all the way up to 25% which caused customers to shift their focus to designer resale. Why pay retail price anymore?

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Mary Zubritsky

5 KPIs Every Resale Business Should be Measuring

Ever wonder how others in the resale industry track their growth? We've talked with our store partners and found a consistent message: focus on the numbers.

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Mary Zubritsky

​Incorporating Instagram Reels into Your Marketing Strategy

If TikTok seems a little intimidating, you’re not alone. While we’ve all seen brilliant reels, we’re no longer 21-years-old, and the thought of joining and learning yet another social media platform is time-consuming and overwhelming.

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Mary Zubritsky

LePrix x Leather Surgeons: Repair and Restore Pre-Owned Chanel and Hermés Bags for Resale

How can Leather Surgeons benefit you and your customers? Well, if you purchased a less-than-perfect, used Chanel or Hermés bag to sell and then hired Leather Surgeons to restore and repair it, you could save thousands of dollars when compared to purchasing it in like-new condition. Plus, once Gerry Gallagher and his leather surgeons complete their work on your little luxuries, you’ll be amazed by their expert craftsmanship and how they’re able to take a very used Chanel Classic Flap Bag and make it look 10 years younger.

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Mary Zubritsky

How to Get Started Selling on Instagram

Selling on social media works. Instagram especially is a powerhouse and especially more important during this pandemic. Our store partners have shared how they have been able to adapt and grow during this time by shifting how they do business in-store to on Instagram. If you’re new to Instagram, we’ll walk you through 10 easy ways to grow your business on Instagram. But let’s start with the basics.

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Mary Zubritsky

Hermes Blind Stamp Guide

So, you’d like to add some Birkins to your store in 2021? We support this decision. Despite the pandemic, the Hermès Birkin is still the world’s most coveted, exclusive, and elusive bag—so go ahead and stock up!

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Mary Zubritsky

How Easy is the Wholesale Process

2020 has been quite the wild ride, but remember we’re here to support your business. Whether you’re just now allowing people into your consignment boutique, or you’ve moved totally online, you still need great inventory.

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Mary Zubritsky

What Should You Do With Excess Inventory?

If you haven’t heard, retail was hit with a Pandemic problem in 2020. And while the blame doesn’t land on the retailers themselves, they sure did suffer the consequences. Clothing sales were down, inventory wasn’t moving, customers weren’t spending much money, and now retailers are stuck with overstock.

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Mary Zubritsky

How to Add Pre-Owned Luxury to Your Assortment

So, you’ve decided to add designer consignment to your contemporary mix. Congrats! It’s no secret that social media influencers, TikTok trendsetters, and celebrities ensure luxury handbags and accessories by Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Dior are in your face more than ever before—and that means demand for designer resale is about to reach a boiling point. Right now, the global luxury market is growing four times faster than the primary luxury market, it’s dominated by the secondhand buyer, and it’s on fire.

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Mary Zubritsky

How to Adapt Your Business from Consignment to Buyout

As we enter the Fall season, many people are looking to ditch their summer wardrobes and step into the chilly, crisp weather with a new bag and accessories for Fall. So, what does that mean for your business? Time to stock up!

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Mary Zubritsky

About LePrix Wholesale

Hi, we're LePrix Wholesale. We are the world’s first digital, pre-owned luxury wholesale platform driving real business growth for buyers. We made wholesale buying simple and easy to use. Our mission is to revolutionize the wholesale industry for vintage luxury.

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Mary Zubritsky

Chanel to Limit the Number of Bags a Shopper Can Purchase

While you might've heard rumors that Chanel is limiting the number of bags a shopper can purchase in a year, we're here to tell you it's true — if you live in South Korea. In an effort to increase the exclusivity factor and take on the designer resale market, Chanel has followed in the footsteps of many other brands and will have the final say in how many bags (or small leather goods) a shopper can purchase in a year.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Louis Vuitton Authentication & Date Codes

The news of Louis Vuitton's most recent price hike sent shockwaves through the fashion industry and beyond as shoppers and stores alike were left holding the pricier than ever Speedy bag. And while the prices still aren't anywhere near Hermes or Chanel, price increases as high as 37% for some of the most-wanted bags (like the Pochette Accessoires) does make many question the future of luxury brands and the impact on the resale industry. Does this mean we'll see a rise of the super fakes (extremely good counterfeit bags) or will consumers turn to slightly lesser expensive brands like Miu Miu and Burberry?

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Mary Zubritsky

What to Stock Up on During the Holidays

I know it seems like the 4th of July was yesterday and there’s no way Halloween is in less than a month, but here we are. While traditional retail stores start stocking their shelves with elves and ornaments up to four months in advance, resale shops can take a little more time to plan, but tick tock…that time is NOW.

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Mary Zubritsky

Ship, Ship, Hooray! Last Minute Gifts That'll Ship ASAP for Black Friday

The holidays are right around the corner and you need to stock your store now before it's too late. From the risk of low-inventory, to slow shipments, labor shortages, rising prices on brand new and pre-owned designer goods, and purchase limitations, you need to set up your shop for success!

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Mary Zubritsky

Stock Your Shop With Summer's Hottest Pre-Owned Designer Bags & Accessories

The end of the Pandemic signals the re-emergence of brick-and-mortar stores. More and more people again want to shop in person - they want to touch, feel, smell and interact with your pre-owned Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci all over again. There’s also a re-emergence of small talk! As a matter of fact, have you noticed just how kind and friendly everyone is right now? People who never would’ve said hi to strangers on the street or compliment you on your outfit will now go out of their way to be nice. It’s quite refreshing and a positive sign that the world is getting back to a sense of normalcy.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top 5 Dior Book Tote Alternatives

Introduced to the world in 2018, the Dior Book Tote is a now iconic design introduced by Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. This carryall was inspired by a 1967 drawing by Marc Bohan which was stored in the House’s archives. The launch of this must-have tote caused shockwaves through the fashion industry as editors, influencers and celebrities all tried to get their hands and shoulders on it.

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Mary Zubritsky

Our Top Five Best-Selling Pre-Owned Designer Jewelry for 2021

Let's take a look at some of our best-selling jewelry pieces from 2021 and make predictions for the future of designer resale jewelry for 2022. So, you may be wondering if you should invest in designer jewelry for your store and what kind of jewelry sees the biggest returns. We're here to tell you whether you've got a Chanel Brooch with faux pearls or a diamond engagement ring by Tiffany & Co., designer jewelry is absolutely worth the investment.

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Mary Zubritsky

The Rumor Mill: Chanel's Next Price Hike to Happen in January 2022

Stock up on Chanel right now! While this should come as no surprise, Chanel is not-so-quietly plotting their next price hike in January and it'll impact the minis, the Coco Handles, and more.

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Mary Zubritsky

What are the Top Ten Fashion Accessories Trends for 2022?

As we tiptoe into 2022, there are many trends we’re keeping our eyes peeled for, like the world’s current obsession with vintage investment handbags, accessories, and jewelry. During the Pandemic, retailers reported an increase in the sales of pre-owned designer items — especially by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Hermės — therefore, it should come as no surprise that the resale market is booming, and that’s great news for you and your designer consignment business.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top Five Luxury Handbag Brands to Invest in Now

Looking for investment pieces to buy used and resell? Luxury, pre-owned handbags by Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermés, Gucci, and Dior are the most-wanted designer brands that should dominate the merchandise in your store for 2022, and we’re here to tell you why.

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Mary Zubritsky

Fall 2021 Pre-Owned Designer Trend Report

‘Tis the season for our Fall 2021 wholesale recap on sales, best-sellers, and trends. We’re pleased to report the demand for designer resale items like the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Hermés Birkin haven’t slowed down at all — in fact, we’re seeing quite the opposite. As brands like Chanel continue to raise prices, boutiques and resale businesses like yours immediately dove in to scoop up the bestsellers to beat the inevitable price increases and the holiday rush.

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Mary Zubritsky

Don't Let the Luxury Goods Shortages Ruin Everything

Even if you haven’t been paying attention to the news, supply shortages are popping up in all businesses and industries. Business and economic experts are encouraging consumers to start purchasing gifts earlier than usual for all holidays this year and possibly next. Top global wholesale suppliers and retailers like Amazon Prime and Target push back delivery dates after the point of initial purchase. Looking for solutions, savvy shoppers are beginning to find that short supply in retail chains doesn’t mean there aren’t options to buy gifts. Many are purchasing new to gently used gifts on the resale market. Here are some buyer and seller tips for a successful alternative shopping experience for this upcoming holiday season.

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Mary Zubritsky

It's Official! Chanel Raised Prices on January 15th, 2022

Don't say we didn't warn you! According to many well-placed sources, Chanel's next price hike did indeed occur on January 15th. This increase is the fourth time in the past 12 months, and the first time in 2022, and was said to be in line with the launch of the Spring Summer 22P collection released on January 18th. And while this is bad news for shoppers, it's good news for you and your store!

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Mary Zubritsky

5 Louis Vuitton Bags to Stock Up On: LV Cabas & More

Spotted on the shoulders of Angelina Jolie and Kendall Jenner, Louis Vuitton's Cabas Mezzo Tote is a timeless classic bag that's worthy of a second or third look.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top 5 Chanel Classic Flap Bag Alternatives for Less

It's barely 2022 and Chanel's raised their prices again! And while this has become the norm as they try to avoid being a mass market luxury brand, it doesn't mean you're without other options.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top 5 Hermes Birkin Bag Alternatives

Hermés is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most elusive and luxurious brands. Known for its impeccable craftsmanship and exclusivity factor, Hermés bags are a symbol of wealth, status, and timeless style. Since a customer cannot go into the store and purchase a bag outright, the Birkin, Kelly, and Constance are some of the hottest items on the resale market today. and due to the limited supply, your customers are willing to pay top dollar for a secondhand bag.

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Mary Zubritsky

LePrix Wholesale: Fall 2021 Pre-Owned Designer Trend Report

We’re pleased to report the demand for designer resale items like the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Hermés Birkin haven’t slowed down at all — in fact, we’re seeing quite the opposite. As brands like Chanel continue to raise prices, boutiques and resale businesses like yours immediately dove in to scoop up bestsellers to beat the inevitable price increases and the holiday rush.

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Mary Zubritsky

Limited-Edition Designer Collaboration Bags Worth the Investment

From Versace x Fendi, to Gucci x Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons, designer collaborations are nothing new, but these limited-edition capsule collections can produce iconic investment pieces that’ll rocket in resale value in the future. Whether the collab features two top designers, a legendary painter and a storied fashion house, or a charity and a mass market retail brand, these joint ventures generate lots of buzz and bucks.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top 5 Hermès Kelly Bag Alternatives

The elusive, incredibly exclusive Kelly Bag (formerly known as the Sac à Dépêches) is a fashion-lover's dream come true. Originally designed as a saddle holder, it's now an iconic symbol of wealth and status. Hand-made exclusively by a Hermès artisan, each bag takes about 25 hours to complete. The Kelly bag is a rendered in a trapezoidal shape, and it's a little slimmer and more compact, which makes it a better choice for evening or weekend toting since it can be paired perfectly with either a dressed up or dressed down ensemble.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top Five Luxury Handbag Brands to Invest in Now

Looking for investment pieces to buy used and resell? Luxury, pre-owned handbags by Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermés, Gucci, and Dior are the most-wanted designer brands that should dominate the merchandise in your store for 2022, and we’re here to tell you why.

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Mary Zubritsky

Best Under-the-Radar Pre-Owned Designer Bags Worth the Investment

Wondering which pre-owned designer bags to invest in for your store? While the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, the Hermes Birkin, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, and the Kelly all immediately come to mind for resale value, style and demand, the options are endless.

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Mary Zubritsky

Best Used Designer Crossbody Bags for the On-the-Go Lifestyle

Casual chic is in style and if you're stocked up with the best designer crossbody bags out there today, you'll not only make your customer's lives easier and chicer, but you'll see your sales rise too. Whether it's Gucci, Dior or LV, we've rounded up some of our favorite pre-owned designer crossbody bags that are worth the investment.

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Mary Zubritsky

Top 5 Best Designer Tote & Work Bags for Your Store

The best designer tote bags are not only functional, but fashionable and help the carrier express their personal style and display their status too. And unlike the trendy mini bags, the perfect tote is roomy and practical. As seen on the runways of Chloe, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, these must-have totes are quickly dethroning the minis as the oversized trend continues to conquer 2022.

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Mary Zubritsky

Louis Vuitton Confirms Worldwide Price Increase

On February 15th, Louis Vuitton announced price increases that will impact stores and products worldwide, and will include small leather goods, perfume, jewelry and more. Citing increases in the cost of production, transportation, and materials, LVMH decided to raise their prices again by as much as 37%.

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Mary Zubritsky

Why Condition Matters: A Guide to Buying Pre-Owned Designer Bags

Investing in a luxury pre-owned designer bag or piece of jewelry for your store is a big deal. The secondhand market for designer goods is thriving right now as brands like Gucci, Dior and Chanel continue to raise prices on their retail stock, and consumers head to resale sites and shops to find the best deal on their pre-loved obsessions. With this week's news of a major price hike on the most-wanted bags and accessories by Louis Vuitton, it's become more obvious than ever before that the resale industry is on fire and you need to strike while the iron is hot.

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Mary Zubritsky

A Brief Guide to Chanel Authentication & Serial Numbers

No brand is safe from fakes and that’s especially true when it comes to the luxury designers. Thankfully, each designer has their own distinctive traits that are telltale signs of the real from the fake. When it comes to Chanel, certain subtleties in the material or hardware can be a clear indicator of fraud, and so can a serial number that doesn't add up to the year of production, and that’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with these red flags so you can rest easy knowing your bag is the real deal.

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Mary Zubritsky