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March, 24, 2016

My Secrets for Shopping Designer Bags…

trendlee-chanel-bag quited-chanel-12 trendlee-chanel-bag-1 coco-chanel-quilted-bag chanel-flap-quilted-bag-1 chanel-flap-bag trendlee-chanel-flap-bagBag: Chanel Elegance Flap ℅ Trendlee | Top: Nordstrom | Jacket: Citizens, old (similar style here) | Jeans: Joe’s (similar style here) | Heels: Stuart Weitzman | Sunglasses: Karen Walker


I’ve always LOVED designer bags! Growing up my mom and grandma always used designer bags and I remember playing with them and wishing I could have one of my own one day. Although they can be a big investment, I consider them timeless pieces that will stay apart of my wardrobe for years to come. Some of my favorite designer bags to buy are Celine and Chanel and I often buy them from places like Trendlee (this bag I’m wearing is my latest find and I’m in LOVE with the gold and rich bordeaux combination!!). 

Trendlee is a online boutique where you can buy and sell luxury preowned designer handbags for a fraction of the cost! I’ve used them before to both buy and sell and I totally trust that they’re real and authentic. Bags are such a major part of my wardrobe, especially designer bags because they hold their value and last forever!

You can see my collection of my favorite Trendlee bags here! And enjoy 5% off on your next purchase using code PINKPEONIES.

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Trendlee.

  1. I didn’t know about that website! They definitely make the luxury more affordable!! :)

    4 awesome outfits mixing the same blue shirt

  2. Prudence says:

    Trendlee sounds like a great source to look for affordable designer bags! Thanks for sharing your tip!


  3. I’ve heard of other designer resale sites but never this one – so checking it out! I love the color of the bag you chose here!


  4. Benedetta says:

    Lovely look…adorable!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  5. CS Gems says:

    Awesome! Never heard of this so thanks so much for sharing! Always love your chic looking casual outfits!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  6. Paula says:

    I have always wondered if people pay full price! Thank you for sharing this site! Beautiful outfit!


  7. Emily Maric says:

    I Love everything about this look :) Especially how the Bag stands out and is the focal point of the outfit and pictures. Great job styling it!!! I will have to check them out I have never heard of them before.

  8. Leanne says:

    Oooh it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! The colour is stunning!

    Love from South Africa

  9. Gorgeous gorgeous bag! Love the heels too!!


  10. Love that bag! I definitely have to check out Trendlee.

  11. Ann-Louise says:

    I love that bag! I have never seen a Chanel bag like that before but I totally love the color!

  12. Joules says:

    Killer heels, girl! And obvi I’m super envious of your Chanel!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  13. Awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing one of your sources to find great bags!

    Today’s Post: Casual Classic…

  14. Rach says:

    I love this simplicity of this look with those heels! I’m going to check out Trendlee. Sounds like a great place to purchase designer bags!

  15. Aimara says:

    Amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Polina says:

    Great post!
    I love the lipstick color you are wearing here, can you please share which one this is? I’m looking for a good berry color one and this looks like a great shade! Thanks.

    Red Lipstick Optional

  17. Who knew! I will have to go check out Trendlee.


  18. Federica says:

    I will try it! They seem to have great bags!

  19. sharan says:

    Such a pretty color of your bag! Great find!


  20. Natali says:

    Oh my!!! That Chanel is my dream bag!!! You look gorgeous!

  21. Jamie says:

    That bag is gorgeous! It really pops against the white denim! I’ll have to give Trendlee a try.


  22. Giada says:

    Thank you for suggesting this site!

    Glam Observer

  23. arin says:

    I have been looking to splurge! Will definitely check this out first! You look SO gorgeous, as always ;) Love following along on snap, too! Your sister killed that dance routine, woooot!

  24. Lindsey says:

    Love the Chanel bag, it’s such a pretty color!

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

  25. Mollie says:

    I’ve never heard of that site, but I will surely check it out now!

    xoxo Mollie

  26. I love the concept behind Trendlee…really need to make a purchase!! XO


  27. Hayley Larue says:

    I feel the same! I will never get rid of my designer bags just because I know they are things I can use forever :)

  28. Rose Frey says:

    Rach, your look is so perfect to showcase your new bag! The white on white really makes the bordeaux pop! I have always loved rich fall colors and this is a perfect way to wear them into spring. And I love how your lipstick is always the finishing touch!!!

  29. Alice says:

    Loving these crisp white denim and the dark burg bag! Stunning look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  30. Alyssa Renee says:

    That is such a beautiful bag! It screams elegance, luxe and class! It really takes the look to another level. Love it! =)

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  31. Miss Pippi says:

    Thanks for the tip! Need to have a look at their website!

  32. Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t heard of this site before! And I love the gorgeous color of the Chanel you got! Beautiful. <3

    xx Madeleine

  33. HI Tea Style says:

    This is great to know! Thanks for sharing! Love that bag!

  34. Jessica says:

    Loving this bag!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  35. Rachel says:

    You have such an amazing collection of designer bags! I absolutely love this one. The color is amazing! :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  36. sara says:

    Love the pics. Pease Rachel visity blog! XXX

  37. Jill says:

    I agree that the investment is worth it! I LOVE that color, gorgeous bag.
    xo, jill

  38. Kate says:

    That Chanel is major. I love leather bags in rich jewel tone reds like burgundy. I recently bought a Valentino Rockstud tote from Trendlee that I’m really happy with. I’m a careful shopper after some bad experiences and stick with sites that authenticate the items they sell.

  39. Yvonne says:

    I love Chanel bags! the colour is very beautiful
    xo Yvonne

  40. Amanda says:

    Wow! I did not know Trendlee existed! I may have a Chanel bag closer in my future than I thought ;)

  41. Designer bags… le sigh! I bought my first Chanel and Chloe last year. Now I’m hooked. They are definitely an investment, but I wear them all the time. Love this easy outfit you’re wearing here.

  42. Autumn says:

    Love your bag! This outfit is stunning. And thanks for sharing about Trendlee!


  43. What is this lipstick color!! SO gorgeous!!

  44. Marina says:

    Nice outfit Rach! Love the sandals and the purse <3

  45. Serein says:

    Love this find! I’m such a huge fan of designer bags and definitely think of them as investments.

  46. That is a seriously gorgeous bag!!

  47. Mana says:

    That back is gorgeous, and this outfit is super cute, I’m in love with those jeans.

    I’ll definitely check out Trendlee before I purchase my next bag.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  48. Jess says:

    What’s the deal with the uneven hem on only one leg of the jeans? Been trying to figure that out on your last 6 posts (only pants you’ve been wearing lately)

  49. Emily M. says:

    Hi Rachel! My name is Emily and I’m a 15 year old, and a HUGE lover of your blog for a while and I love all of your outfits and fashion sense. However, being only 15, I realize that some of these items are a big investment for someone my age, so I was wondering what your first big fashion investment was when you were my age and also what your first designer bag was as well! Thanks so much Rachel, I love your blog and your family. XO.

  50. Sophie says:

    Stunning look, basic items but you still shine brightly <3

    xoxo, Best Bags for Women and Men 2016

  51. Quicha says:

    I’m currently obsessed with all things Chanel. I really really love this bag. The color is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the website!

  52. I am like you. I love designer bags! They are such a great addition to your outfit and can really pull the whole thing together. Finding the perfect bag can sometimes be difficult but can really pay off once all the searching is done!

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!