We Think You Should Check This French Website More Often Than Zara

Shopping for vintage or secondhand designer pieces can be tricky enough, let alone when you try to do it online and can't inspect the quality of the pieces up close. However, French resale site Vestiaire Collective makes this process so much easier, thanks to rigorous authenticity checks and the coolest online vintage edit. However, with over 500,000 handbags on the site alone, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Many street style stars, such as Aimee Song, are Vestiaire sellers, too, so it is a treasure trove of cult sold-out steals and amazing vintage pieces. But just like vintage or secondhand shopping in real life, it can require some sifting to find what you want. Thankfully, there are a number of whizzy tools to make your hunt easier, and we've spoken to Vestiaire's experts for how to navigate the site like a pro.

Whether you're browsing or you're after a specific handbag, scroll below to see the seven golden rules of shopping Vestiaire.