Where canny fans of couture can find top, designer bags.
The Insider: Top designer bags for less
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
New Dh16, 243
Hermes Kelly 28 Green Vert Clair
New from Dh50,000