When it comes to pre-owned items, I´m definitely not a snob. I grew up accompanying my mom shopping for second hand goods – clothes and bags – and when I was old enough, I learned to hunt vintage shops and to keep an eye for new arrivals. Always, my outfit stood out because they´re rare and not mass produced like what most of my girl friends were wearing. Nobody could even tell that what I wore were pre-owned.
My recent discovery is Portero, an online shop for luxury and contemporary pre-owned bags and accessories. As if to echo my mantra, Portero believes that there´s no need to buy brand new luxurious bags, shoes and jewelries if you could get them for a lot less through pre-owned pieces and nobody could tell.
Kate Spade Hot Pink Straw and Leather Trim Clutch Bag
$428 You save $130
Jimmy Choo Natural Python Rosa Flap Bag
$4,450 You save $1,030
If you visit the shop, you will see two groups – the Contemporary Luxury and the Layaway for Luxury. Contemporary luxurious items are high-end designs that are more affordable such as Kate Spade, Michael Michael Kors, Coach, Lock Heart, L.A.M.B, Tory Burch and Cole Haan.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Magenta Patent Leather Hobo Bag
$375 You save $195
Hermes Mykonos Blue Togo Leather 35cm Kelly Bag
Layaway for Luxury are very expensive designer bags which are under a layaway plan, you pay for the item over time, and they hold the item aside for you during that period (meaning it will not be available for sale to other customers). Some brands included in this program are Hermes, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Mulberry, among others.
Valentino Black Leather Bow Bag
$1,020 You save $530
Badgley Mischka Rhinestone 22- 26 Inch Necklace
$498, $995 You save $497
$1,495 You save $670
All pre-owned items at Portero are currently on sale for up to 40 percent off except Hermes. In addition to their already discounted items, they are also giving up to $250 off for every thousands you spend, valid until tomorrow, 10/16.