Join the Tribe! Vintage Vibe Tribe (VVT) members buy and/or sell on the hottest online vintage sites. We are always on the lookout for fresh inventory and attainable prices (prices that are affordable with or without a payment plan). VVT members know how to put elastic in the plastic (credit card) by shopping for sales and making comparisons of the best prices for authentic designer pieces. This month we are highlighting shopping sites Potero Luxury, Rebagg, and Shopbop.
Potero Luxury (www.potero.com)
Portero's Newly Designed Website (PRNewsFoto/Portero Luxury)
This site offers the finest selection of pre-owned and gently used vintage and contemporary handbags, watches, jewelry and accessories. They guarantee authenticity. In addition:
1. payments can be made by major credit cards, bank wire (read carefully and follow the directions) and eligible shoppers may finance their purchases with Affirm.
2. all returns accepted EXCEPT items sold as FINAL SALE. Return policy is very specific. Read it before you purchase. If you have to return something, address all the requirements.
3. company accepts consignments.
Mixed reviews. Read them first Google: Potero reviews
If you are cleaning out your closet or could use some extra cash, think about selling your designer bags. Rebagg offers cash for well-kept, preowned designer handbags. They do not consign. The process is as follows:
1. upload pictures of your handbag to their site and they decide if they will buy it.
2. receive their decision within 2 business days.
3. bag is picked up (NY only) or a prepaid shipping box is sent to the seller.
4. seller is paid two to three business days after the Rebagg receives the item.
Mostly positive reviews. Read them all. Google: Rebagg reviews
Shopbop offers a comprehensive, hand-picked collection of new apparel and accessories from the industry’s foremost contemporary and designer labels for women and men. Shopbop is part of the Amazon.com Inc. group of companies. This company offers:
1. easy and free returns for Amazon Prime members.
2. free 3 day shipping.
3. translations in at least eight languages but outside of USA be aware that VAT, import fees and customs fees may apply.
4. acceptance all major credit cards and eligible buyer may finance with AFFIRM.
5. guarantees authenticity.
Mixed reviews. Read: Site Jabber, Trust Pilot, and Shop Venture. Google: Shopbop reviews