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Preloved Auction: What you need to know for the next one

Who doesn’t simply love preloved luxury? It’s more affordable than a brand-new bag, still looks fantastic, has all the qualities and thoughtful designs we adore, and is a great way of reducing waste by being a part of circular fashion! While our preloved designer pieces are certainly cheaper than what you would expect to find when bought at retail price, we understand that not everyone has the means to buy some of our more premium pieces. That’s exactly why we’ve come up with the idea of launching our own preloved luxury auction! If you weren’t aware, we’ve been testing the waters with a sporadic number of auctions on our website. We’re proud to say that they’ve been a resounding success and we hear you! You want more preloved designer items at amazing prices! Our goal is to make you as happy as possible, while offering a curated selection of preloved luxury bags & accessories.

 

What you need to know!

So far, our auctions have been held between one to two days on our website. The first thing you’re going to want to do is to create an account. It takes less than 30 seconds for you to create an LXR account if you haven’t already done so. Not only will you be joining in on the fun and exciting experience of participating in our auctions, you’ll also be making your purchases faster by having your account set up. Once your account is ready, your next step is to simply find the right luxury bag or designer accessory from within the auction collection and make an offer. Our auctioned pieces start at low prices, so there’s always the chance that you may win your piece for very cheap! We’ll keep you updated by email every step of the way. You’ll know when someone else has outbid you, giving you a fair chance to make a counteroffer for your dream luxury bag. You’ll be informed if you’ve won your piece once the auction is over. That’s all there is to it, really. Take a look at some of our most popular bags from our last auction!

 

 

The iconic Alma bag

It’s no surprise that the Alma PM was so popular for our auction… The Alma PM is one of our most sought-after Louis Vuitton bags, and for good reason. Instantly recognizable by its tasteful domed shape, in addition to classic Louis Vuitton features; there’s a lot that goes into making the Alma bag a true classic. In fact, the Alma bag was famously commissioned by Coco Chanel in 1925, so you know it’s special. It was only in 1934 that it would become available to the general public. Once released, it didn’t take very long for this chic luxury bag to steal the hearts of luxury fashion lovers across the globe. Close to a hundred years later, if you are among those who have fallen for the impossibly chic Alma, chances are that you know your stuff. You’ll be sure to want to be on the lookout for the Alma bag during our next auction. In the meantime, check out our extensive Louis Vuitton Alma collection and find yours today.

 LOUIS VUITTON Alma PM

 

Louis Vuitton’s timeless Speedy bag

The Speedy is a serious contender to the Alma in terms of popularity. It’s hard to say which one we prefer since they both have their own appeal. Interesting fact, the Speedy is Louis Vuitton’s first-ever luxury designer handbag! It's inspired from its equally famous travel bag counterpart: the Keepall bag. The Speedy was initially meant to be the more everyday-friendly version of the famous Keepall. It draws many of its features from Louis Vuitton’s history as a luxury travel brand. We have written about their history in the past, so feel free to give our article a read and familiarise yourself a little more with the world of fashion history! Compact, light, luxurious… everything you could ever want in a luxury handbag. If you’re someone who is into functional and casual everyday luxury, Louis Vuitton’s Speedy may just be the designer bag you’ve been looking for. Our collection of used Louis Vuitton Speedy bags is quite extensive and diverse. Feel free to browse and fall in love with your ideal Speedy bag!

 LOUIS VUITTON Speedy 25

 

GG Canvas Crossbody Bag

Another popular item on our list is the GG Canvas Crossbody Bag. Many of Gucci’s pieces are easy to wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We’re simply in love with GG Canvas, and so are many of our customers! GG Canvas is instantly recognisable and supremely tasteful. You don’t have to really give the bag a second look to know that it’s both luxurious and high-quality. While GG Canvas can be found on a wide range of Gucci goods, from their most expensive designs to their most affordable, you can be sure that the quality of GG Canvas is the same. GG Canvas works extremely well on your more “everyday” kind of pieces since it is durable and scratch resistant. It makes for an excellent material to be used on backpacks, wallets, messenger bags, crossbody bags, and so on. You can expect to find more of our preloved Gucci pieces in our next auction. For now, enjoy our large selection of Gucci designer bags and accessories within our collection.  

 GUCCI GG Canvas Crossbody Bag

 

Loving Louis Vuitton Looping GM bag

Louis Vuitton’s Looping bag is another favourite of ours and has been popular with many fashion lovers out there for quite some time. Its most distinctive feature, of course, has to be its dramatic handle. The sleek loop handle of the Looping bag is what neat functionality is all about. It is capable of folding towards the bag, making it unobtrusive and easy to put away in a public setting. With a top zip closure, the Looping bag is perfect over your shoulder and easily foldable for when you’re done for the day.  You can expect to find the Looping bag in PM, MM, and GM sizes. People really enjoy the space that the GM size offers, which makes it a hot-ticket item in our collection. Look through our big selection of used Looping bags and find the size that suits you the best.

 LOUIS VUITTON Looping GM

 

Can’t go wrong with Chanel’s CC Logo Clip-on Earrings

You may know us for our curated selection of preloved designer bags. Sometimes people forget that there’s more to preloved luxury than just handbags! We love everything preloved and luxurious. In our last auction, CC Logo Clip-on Earrings were popular and we’re here for it! Luxury earrings are an easy way to showcase your love for designer wear and are convenient on top of that. They can practically be matched with whatever it is you are wearing and show that you pay attention to the smaller details in life! Chanel’s earrings are iconic and are almost always in a beautifully gold-toned colour. Their simple CC logo is truly appealing and there isn’t much out there that can rival it! We’re always looking out for what you love the most, so take a look at our fabulous preloved collection of CC logo earrings.
CHANEL CC Logo Round Clip-On Earrings

 

The Hermès enamel bangle

We love accessories because they are so effortless to wear and add volumes of character to a look. Hermès is known for creating an exciting line of different bracelets. In fact, one of the most sought-after pieces of designer jewellery that you can find is the Hermès bangle. Pieces such as the Enamel Bangle MM Wide are beautifully decorated with unique designs that are detailed all around the piece. Many of Hermès’ bangles use enamel, which gives them their hypnotic shine. Hermès has created so many different bangles over the years, with so many different designs, that it’s unlikely you’ll be able to find our one-of-a-kind bangles twice. You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same bangle in our collection. Don’t miss your chance during our next auction to get your very own Hermès bangle for an extremely reasonable price. In the meantime, look through our collection of preloved Hermès bangles.
HERMES Enamel Bangle PM Extra Wide


As always, we hope you enjoyed seeing some of what has been on our radar - and fellow luxury lovers alike. We hope you’re excited to participate in our next preloved luxury auction. It’s not every day that you can save so much on some of our most valuable designer pieces. Be on the lookout for announcements in our newsletter or wherever else you may decide to follow us! In case you missed it, we previously wrote the top 7 bags you won’t want to miss for Lunar New Year.

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