Where to buy authentic handbags and accessories for resale.

The wholesale space for luxury goods is growing quickly with more overseas companies expanding into the US.  This can be an amazing opportunity for your business,  having access to authentic, pre-owned handbags and accessories for resale but before you start buying, make sure you are asking the right questions so you know exactly what to expect from the company you parent with.

There are basically two types of wholesale companies, ones that own their inventory and ones that are middlemen for auction houses overseas. Both are excellent options for purchasing authentic pre-owned goods for resale but they work a little differently so understanding each ones business model will allow you to plan accordingly.

There are several factors to take into consideration when looking to work with any of these companies and asking the questions below upfront will make your wholesale journey a lot smoother.

Before The Buy
Questions to ask each wholesale company you are interested in working with:

Wholesale Companies

Arigatou Share Japan
Location: Japan
Business Type: Inventory Owner
Buy-In: No
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Fashion Jewelry
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: No (but they do offer it if you are on their email list)
Return Policy: Within 14 days

Aucnet
Location: Japan
Business Type: Auction House
Buy-In: No
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Watches and Fashion Jewelry
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: No
Return Policy: See website for details
Notes: This is one of the biggest auction houses in Japan and if you are looking for a large, steady stream of inventory, this may be a great option.

Fmasarovic
Location: Japan
Business Type: Inventory Owner
Buy-In: No
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods and Fashion Jewelry
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: Yes
Return Policy: Within 14 days (must contact them within five days of receipt of items)

Le Prix
Location: Washington DC
Business Type: Auction Style and In Stock Inventory
Buy-In: No
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Fashion Jewelry, Clothing
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: No
Return Policy: Exchanges within 60 days but read their Exchange Program details as there are many rules.

Luxclusif
Location: Phillipines
Business Type: Inventory Owner
Buy-In: No
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Sunglasses and Fashion Jewelry
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: Yes, included in the price
Return Policy: 30 days, see their TOS
Email: info@luxclusif.com

MyGemma
Location: New York
Business Type: Inventory Owner
Buy-In: No
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods and Fashion Jewelry
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: No
Return Policy: Within 14 days (must contact them within five days of receipt of items)
Email: leah@mygemma.com

Rebag Wholesale
Location: New York
Business Type: Retail and Wholesale
Categories: Handbags
Ships To: Everywhere
Free Shipping: Yes, domestically
Return Policy: See website for details
Contact: wholesale@rebag.com

Star Buyers Auctions
Location: Japan (Valuence is the parent company)
Business Type: Auction House
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Fashion Jewelry
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: No
Return Policy: See website for details
Terms and Conditions
Notes: This is one of the biggest auction houses in Japan and if you are looking for a large, steady stream of inventory, this may be another great option.

The Brand Collector
Location: Paris and Charlotte, NC (opening late 2023)
Business Type: Auction & in-stock items
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Fashion Jewelry, Watches and Eyewear
Ships To: Worldwide
Free Shipping: Yes
Return Policy: Final Sale – See website for details
Email:dmapela@thebrandcollector.com

The Luxury Bee
Location: Georgia
Business Type: In Stock Items
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods
Ships To: United States
Free Shipping: No
Return Policy: 60 day exchange policy
Email:sales@theluxurybee.com

2 Authenticators
Location: Canada
Business Type: In Stock Items
Categories: Handbags, Small Leather Goods
Ships To: Unable to confirm
Free Shipping: Unable to confirm
Return Policy: Unable to confirm

There are also several companies that offer wholesale through live selling auctions on apps like Comment Sold or ShopShops or that sell through their Facebook, Instagram and/or TikTok pages and I’m in the process of building out that list but for businesses that do sell this way, my only advice would be to vet these companies very carefully and ask all questions before you purchase.

One more piece of advice to make your wholesale purchasing experience smoother. Do your homework before you start buying from any wholesale company. Figure out the brands and styles that you want to start selling and research the resale value for each style. Always take into consideration your total costs for each item (item cost + shipping + duties (if applicable)). From there you can determine what you would like to sell it for before you even purchase so you know what you’re working with.