Here are a few of my favorite designer purses (Gucci, Kate Spade, and Burberry) bought at a consignment store and a consignment sale for an itsy-bitsy fraction of what the bags originally cost. They were bought at different times and at two different sales.
I'm not one to get caught up in trends and prefer a classic look, and these bags fit the bill. They're cute, roomy, stylish, and I get tons of compliments about them.
Never underestimate consignment stores and consignment sales. It's best to shop often so you can find the best items. Most consignment stores have a quality check so you're not looking at junk, but quality-used items.