A girl can’t have too many bags right?
Well the Duchess of Cambridge is no exception and gosh what a collection she has! Kate Middleton has achieved was little girls had dreamed, by becoming a princess. A very fashionable princess she is! Picture perfect hairstyle, the well groomed eyebrows, the outfits! The things that the young Duchess of Cambridge wears and carries sells out so fast, and not just in jolly old England, but all over the globe. Why is that happening? It’s not the royal cache; Princess Kate’s ensembles are a well calculated combination of both high-end and attainable pieces, which gives her personal style an accessible and a real-girl vibe to it that some celebrities don’t usually have, let alone actual royalty.
Before she married into royalty, the handbags that Kate carried were never showy or flamboyant. As a duchess, that remains true except that she’s often more in carrying clutches than tote bags. What would we give to have the perks of having an entourage to do the heavy lifting. The Duchess of Cambridge’s collection of handbags is a big but a growing one. Can you spot her favorite brands? Let’s go through her highness’ list of handbags she has shown in here appearances.
L.K. Bennett ‘Natalie’ clutch
What a stunning look! Such a demure pose with the lovely L.K. Bennett ‘Natalie’ clutch. The versatile straw box bag has been all around the globe with the duchess.
Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch
A favorite of the duchess is the Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch styled in beige snakeskin. She has four other different colors of this bag in her collection.
Russell and Bromley ‘5th Avenue’ clutch
Check out the Russell and Bromley ‘5th Avenue’ clutch for a nice garden party at the Buckingham Palace in 2013.
L.K. Bennett ‘Avona’ Taupe Clutch
The L.K. Bennett ‘Avona’ Taupe Clutch taupe is quite popular with the duchess of Cambridge.
Tod’s ‘Sacca Hobo’
Every girl should have a bag that carries everything she needs and the duchess is like any other girl out there, except she is royalty. Tod’s ‘Sacca Hobo’ is big enough to carry the things she needs and also stylish enough for that cute outfit.
Diane von Furstenberg leopard-print ‘Lytton’
This cute Diane von Furstenberg leopard-print ‘Lytton’ has been seen in some occasions. Meow!
Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Clutch
Duchess Kate also showcased her sand-colored Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Clutch in India. The duchess has other colors of this same clutch in her collection. It’s obviously a favorite of hers.
‘Kate’ bag by Jaeger
The Duchess is so popular that there is a bag with her namesake. The ‘Kate’ bag by Jaeger is a favorite of hers, definitely.
Mulberry Midnight Polly Push Bag
Mulberry’s ‘Polly Push’ bag seen at the beginning of Kate’s Canada tour in 2011.
Russell and Bromley ‘Curvy’ clutch
A new addition to Kate’s wardrobe is the Russell and Bromley ‘Curvy’ clutch. This was seen here during her visit to India in 2016.
Anya Hindmarch straw ‘Fan’
Let’s not forget the debut Anya Hindmarch straw ‘Fan’ in Canada. Look at the cute bag, so perfect for the duchess outfit of the day.
L.K. Bennett ‘Nina’ Clutch
For her appearance to a Vogue exhibition in 2016, the duchess chose this L.K. Bennett ‘Nina’ clutch to compliment her gorgeous outfit.
Anya Hindmarch ‘Marano’
Look how that Anya Hindmarch ‘Marano’ compliments her dress on St. Patrick’s Day in 2011.
Jenny Packham Custom bags
Here is a custom Jenny Packham clutch that matches Kate’s dress for the Our Greatest Team Rises Olympic event in 2012.
Jenny Packham Custom
Here is another Jenny Packham custom for the duchess’ appearance at a Bollywood celebration in India.
When Kate visited Australia in 2014, she chose Oroton ‘Odeion’ clutch.
L.K. Bennett ‘Frome’
A Navy Suede L.K. Bennett ‘Frome’ in her visit in Glasgow in 2014. Sensing that L.K. Bennett is a favorite brand of the duchess.
Jaime Mascaro ribbon clutch
Before she married into royalty, this Jaime Mascaro ribbon clutch has been a favorite of hers.
Jenny Packham ‘Roxy’
The Jenny Packham ‘Roxy’ was chosen for a state visit from the president of Singapore in 2014.
Vintage Magid for an Action on Addiction event in 2014.
Jimmy Choo ‘Ubai’
Kate chose the Jimmy Choo ‘Ubai’ for a BAFTA reception in LA in 2011.
Wilbur and Gussie ‘Charlie’
At the state banquet in Malaysia in 2012, Kate was holding a Wilbur and Gussie ‘Charlie’.
Jenny Packham ‘Mini Casa’
It’s really obvious that Jenny Packham is one of the duchess’ favorite brand of designer bags. Here in her hands is a Jenny Packham ‘Mini Casa’ at the 2015 premiere of Spectre.
Another favorite of the duchess before her marriage. Seen here is the Prada ‘Raso’ at an EACH fundraiser in 2016.
Alexander McQueen Pink Snakeskin Clutch
Kate chose this Alexander McQueen pink snakeskin clutch for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award back in 2014.
Alexander McQueen ‘Wicca’
The duchess chose this cute Alexander McQueen ‘Wicca’ mini satchel for the launch of The Royal Princess cruise ship.
Victoria Beckham ‘Quincy’
That Victoria Beckham ‘Quincy’ tote is to die for! Look at the simplicity of the design and the color is perfect to compliment her highness’ gorgeous dress!
Emmy ‘Natasha’ bag
One of Kate’s favorite is Emmy’s ‘Natasha’ bag seen here in pale gray at the Commonwealth Service. She also has other colors of this specific designer clutch.
The Hobbs ‘Somerton’ at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada, in 2011.
The Tod’s ‘D-Bag’ is quite handy when you’re on the go or going to watch a good game of rugby like Kate here.
Gucci Monogram ‘Horsebit’
Also at rugby, Kate chose this gorgeous Gucci Monogram ‘Horsebit’ clutch.
Some women love to invest for a good designer handbag. They’re a well spent fashion investment. But trends and style comes and goes, it can be disappointing to see these expensive handbags sitting in the closet unused. Instead of letting that fine and perfectly stylish piece go to waste, sell it to someone who will love and treasure it like it’s brand new. Here is how you can sell designer bags online:
This is probably the most obvious and common method of selling designer bags online is through some online marketplace, like eBay for example. The plus side of eBay is that it is a very well known site with many potential buyers. The downside of eBay is that it is quite broad with many different products being sold, which means it will be hard to try selling the more top end brands. There is also significant competition on eBay.
Do some research to see what other people are selling in eBay and get a gauge on whether t your handbags will do well and figure what price you can set for your item. If eBay is not for you, then there are other legit sites or a bag vendor specialty sites where you can sell your designer bags.
Poshmark – It takes a few seconds to set list your item in the Poshmark App and after which all you have to do is wait for it to sell.
ReBag – It’s a new platform that simplifies the selling process by setting the selling price for you. The slight drawback is having to wait for a quote is mitigated by the fact that you’re guaranteed to get a fair price from this site.
Tradesy – It’s an excellent online marketplace and app to sell your designer handbags. Why? Because it is 100% free to list your item here. There is no limit on how many items you want to sell. You get to choose your own prices and your listing remains active as long as it takes your bag to sell.
Don’t underestimate the power of an awesome photo. Good photos, especially instagramable photos, are one of the best ways to make sure your bags sells. People need to see the condition of the item you’re selling. When they can’t see it then they’re less likely to buy it. Take photos in natural light. Include closeups of flaws or scuff marks on the bag. Be creative in your photos. Fill your bag with accessories or use other props like flowers or put it on a pretty window with a good view. Let your creativity flow when taking the photos.
This is a top priority if you want to start selling. Research and find out what your target buyers are willing to pay for your items. The information may not be easy to access but just in case it isn’t – look at what similar brands and sizes with the same condition are going for. If your handbag is in great or excellent condition, take the original price and mark it down between maybe 5-15% per year. If the handbag has some marks or scratches and some obvious wear and tears that are hard to fix, mark the price down around 30-50%.
Let’s face the harsh reality of the bag selling world. Your bags may or may not sell right away. If the item doesn’t sell then try bringing the price down but do it wisely. Rebagg won’t let you do that though but other vendors will, so be a bit realistic about the value of your item. Keep tab on the bag every couple of weeks and reduce the price in small amounts until it sells. But if you’re in a rush to sell the bag by all means slash the price as low as you’re willing to go.
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