Bag It!

Bag It!

Fashionphile, which bills itself as “the world’s premier luxury handbag reseller,” has long offered high-end designer items online, but did you know there’s a Carlsbad connection? The company’s headquarters, brimming with bags and accessories — from Balenciaga to Louis Vuitton, Chanel to Proenza Schouler — is open to the public by appointment. Sarah Davis founded the e-tailer in 1999 as “a safe and easy shopping destination” to buy, sell, or consign pre-owned designer bags. She partnered with Ben Hemminger in 2006, and the duo now runs the online site, as well as showrooms in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, and Carlsbad. They employ a team of authenticators to certify each handbag they sell, and offer layaway, buy-back programs, and alerts to help you bag that coveted Birkin as soon as one becomes available. 866.468.5893, fashionphile.com