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Where to Save on Preowned Wristwatches in Cincinnati

In the market for a designer watch? Shocked at the prices and lack of availability? Here’s a secret: you can find a distinctive, name-brand watch at Legacies, the Upscale Resale shop in Hyde Park Plaza. And no one will ever know you bought it secondhand.

There are other places that sell preowned designer watches in Cincinnati, but few offer the quality and variety you’ll find at Legacies. On any given day, you might find a deal on a luxury watch such as an Anne Klein or a Fossil, or one may have just walked out our door on someone else’s wrist. Legacies’ merchandise changes all the time, so check back frequently!

Why Shop Consignment in Cincinnati for a Watch?

Shopping secondhand timepieces at Legacies is smart for a number of reasons:

  • You can find things not available elsewhere
  • Vintage watches have a certain cachet that new ones do not
  • They can be a good investment
  • They are less expensive than new
  • You skip the initial depreciation of a designer watch
  • Watch trends change, so it makes sense to not break the bank

Plus, Legacies’ watches are always in good repair and you can be assured of years of wear with proper cleaning and servicing.

Finding a Timepiece That Makes the Right Statement

We can all check the time on our phones these days, but the panache of a beautiful watch endures. Why? A watch does more than tell time and look elegant as jewelry. It says a lot about who you are: your tastes, interests, and most of all, style. A watch is often a cherished possession. You might wear a high-end timepiece for decades and even pass it down to your children.

There are watches that cost a few dollars and watches that are worth more than the average American’s car. Types and functions vary widely. The materials, colors and design of the face and band all make a specific statement. To a degree, you can change that message by switching out the band when you go from season to season or event to event, but you wouldn’t wear a clunky chronograph to a black-tie event, or a leather-strapped dress watch to the beach.

So it makes sense to think about when and where you will wear your Legacies watch—or watches. Our prices are so good, maybe you will find one for every day and one for evenings out!

Finding Watch Value without Leaving Cincy

We sell vintage, casual, and classy watches in excellent condition at great prices. But watches are one of the few things that hold their value, so our prices may not be as low as you would hope. Nonetheless, our prices are much lower than what you would get from a high-end jeweler or watch seller in Cincinnati.

It’s good to be careful buying a preowned designer watch. Not only do you want to make sure it is authentic, but also that the dial and bracelet are in excellent working order. You don’t want the bracelet to be stretched, for example.

You never have to worry about any of that at Legacies. We are careful to authenticate every watch that comes in.

The added value of buying a watch at Cincinnati’s upscale resale shop is that your purchase makes a difference. Every item we sell is either donated or sold on consignment by someone eager to help people fighting cancer.

Our shop is run by volunteers, so our share of the proceeds go to The Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, which supplements medical care with support groups and workshops.

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Where to Save on Designer Purses in Cincinnati

Shopping for a classy shoulder bag or tote in Cincinnati? They can be hard to find or require long waits. And the prices can take your breath away. A great place to look for bargains is Legacies Upscale Resale. We offer brands such as:

  • Michael Kors - known for innovation
  • Coach - affordable luxury
  • Dooney & Bourke - one of the most respected brands on the market
  • Cole Haan - timeless craft and great bags for organizing your stuff
  • Gucci - enjoying a popularity resurgence
  • Fossil - designs to complement any look
  • Vera Bradley - head-turning feminine prints
  • Anne Klein - versatile

You’ll love our variety and quality. And our pre-loved bags are carefully authenticated (no fakes allowed).

Find The Right Handbag Right in Cincinnati!

Because handbags from high-fashion houses are meant to convey status, they are always an investment, even secondhand. So you want to make sure you are choosing a bag that makes you feel like a million bucks, while fitting your personality and lifestyle.

Some things to consider:

  • What is the reputation of this brand? Is it one with which you want to align yourself?
  • How will you use the bag? For errands, work, every day, vacations, parties, date nights or special occasions? Do you need a clutch, a structured tote, crossbody bag or carryall? They all make a different statement and function differently.
  • What aesthetic are you looking for? The shape and silhouette of a bag is often synonymous with the brand. When people see your bag across a room, they instantly know who designed it. Make sure the bag you choose says what you want it to.
  • Think about quality. What materials do you want? Do you want a machine-made or handmade bag?
  • What about color? Do you want to be able to carry your handbag around Cincinnati year-round? You might prefer a neutral color in that case. Would you rather celebrate spring, for example, with a bag that gets attention? A bright color will suit you best.
  • The last thing to consider is long-term value. An “It-Bag” is super-trendy now, but will the style still work in five years? What about 10? A designer bag is a purchase for the long haul.

Get the Quality you Want

You may wonder if you will feel as confident carrying a secondhand Gucci bag as you would a new one. If the bag comes from Legacies, absolutely!

Here’s our promise: With a pre-owned handbag from Legacies, no one will know you found your iconic carryall in Cincinnati’s favorite resale shop!

Our Hometown Handbags Make a Difference to Your Neighbors

Designer bags are exclusive on purpose. They’re made in small batches and crafted to last, so you will pay a lot more for a pre-loved designer bag than a typical department-store purse. But compared to other Cincinnati handbag boutiques, you’ll most likely be pleasantly surprised at our prices.

Our shop is run by volunteers, which also helps keep our prices low.

Money spent at Legacies also makes a difference. Everything we sell is either donated or sold on consignment by people who want to help others. Your purchases enhance traditional medical care with professionally-led support groups and healthy lifestyle classes at The Cancer Support Community.

Get Your Next Purse in the ‘Nati

Shopping at Legacies is always a fun adventure. You never know what deals you will find. But that’s part of the fun of shopping for luxury goods without leaving town! If you don’t see what you want this week, try again soon—the bag you’ve been dreaming of, the one that will transform your wardrobe, may have just come in!

Legacies Upscale Resale
Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209