x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

The Insider: Top designer bags for less

Where canny fans of couture can find top, designer bags.

Louis Vuitton Innsbruck Cabas. Taylor-Bramley
Louis Vuitton Innsbruck Cabas. Taylor-Bramley

Couture brands don't do discount, but if you want quality for fewer dirhams, online boutique The Luxury Closet offers discounts of up to 70 per cent on pre-owned bags for men and women by names such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Prada and Bottega Veneta. Similarly, if you're looking to sell a designer bag, shoes or sunglasses you can email the company and, subject to condition, it will pick up your items for free anywhere within the UAE. All pieces are inspected and authenticated before they go on sale. New items are added regularly so to get first pick, simply register for free membership. www.theluxurycloset.com


Here are two of this month's best buys:


Louis Vuitton Innsbruck Cabas

Pre-owned Dh8,760

New Dh16, 243


Hermes Kelly 28 Green Vert Clair

Pre-owned Dh38,570

New from Dh50,000