Between genuine replicas, carefully-worded descriptions and flat-out fakes and scammers, shoppers hunting for authentic designers gems need be weary. Thankfully, however, eBay has launched a new "Authenticity Guarantee" for designer handbags listed over $350, protecting and providing an extra layer of assurance for shoppers.
From inspecting logos to assessing quality of design and even sniffing the leather, the shopping site has employed authenticators to give designers listings the tick of approval.
Considering eBay sees a new handbag listed from cult luxury brands like Louis Vuitton to Prada and Gucci listed every two minutes, it’s a welcome addition for those hunting down designer pieces.
“Buying pre-loved items has become increasingly popular - a trend driven by Gen Z and Millennials who are embracing sustainability,” eBay Australia’s Head of Luxury, Brooke Eichhorn said.
“With the majority of luxury handbags sold on eBay second hand, it’s a great way to give something another life and save it from landfill. And when you’re ready to re-sell your handbag, it’s never been easier. Scan your authentication card with your phone and you can re-list the item on eBay in just a few clicks,” she added.
You can browse, shop and sell authentic vintage pieces that have been carefully vetted by eBay, here.