We are New Zealand’s only qualified designer handbag valuer, providing extensive knowledge of designer handbags from Louis Vuitton to Hermes. We use the latest in handbag technology to assess the authenticity and value of your handbag. Designer handbags are a fashion investment, and some classic handbags can appreciate to twice their original price. Protect your investment by getting a valuation for insurance, or to assess its value for reselling opportunities.
The value of designer handbags is dependent on a few different factors. The brand and model of the handbag is key, as each brand has a unique status and demand in the current market. For example, specific high-end brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci can fetch a high price when sold second-hand.
The material of the handbag is also important; leather tends to be of higher value than fabric or synthetic leather. Some designer handbags come with original accessories, which can also increase the value of your handbag, so be sure to keep them even if you don’t use them day-to-day. Visible signs of wear and tear is another important factor to consider. If you’re looking to resell a designer handbag, having it restored can make a difference to its value.
Keeping the original box, receipt, certificate, serial number, and other associated paperwork with the handbag can help with the valuation process and further confirm its authenticity. If you have a collection of designer handbags and want to know what they are worth, or if you’ve been gifted a designer handbag and want to check its authenticity, our professional team of qualified valuers can help.