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Kendall Jenner can’t stop wearing this mini Prada nylon shoulder bag. Now, of course, every fashion girl on Instagram is copying the style. As a result, the bag — which was once an affordable mainstay on resale sites like eBay, Etsy and Poshmark — is now nearly impossible to come by for less than $500.
Before the Prada bag bubble burst a few months ago, I was waiting to find one for less than $100 before taking the plunge. Of course, that was all over after the third time Kendall wore the tiny tote. As somebody who prides myself on my vintage hunting skills, I knew I’d missed my shot and waited too long. Now in my personal search, the cheapest one I’ve found is this one on eBay for a cool $504. Most are priced around $800.
In this way, vintage shopping is a lot like buying plane tickets. If you know what you’re doing, where to look, and the best time to buy, you can get the same product as everybody else at a fraction of the cost. If not, you have to live with spending hundreds over budget on a seat near the bathroom.
We may have missed our shot on Kendall’s bag, but the shoulder bag is this season’s iteration of the fanny pack, so it boasts plenty of staying power. Here are our 14 favorite dupes:
Redo is a series that helps you shop sustainably by sourcing on-trend vintage and resold items. The fashion industry is responsible for 10 percent of the carbon footprint of the world, and shopping for resold items is the best way to offset that footprint.
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