How to Buy Luxury Vintage Items on a Budget?

Tips for Buying Luxury Vintage Items on a Budget

Have you always dreamed of buying yourself a luxury vintage handbag or a vintage Rolex watch but it was always that little bit out of reach? Here are some tricks of the trade on how you can finally afford that little piece of luxury that you have been wanting for so long.

Start Small

You don’t have to save it all in one go, you can set-up a weekly direct debit from your paycheque to fund your dream purchase. Starting small can refer to the size of the item – instead of buying a large vintage diamond ring; you could purchase a vintage bangle.

Sell Something

Do you have any unused clothing, furniture or technology that you can let go of to help fund your luxury item? Every bit helps. If you have any vintage jewellery, including vintage pearl earrings, brooches, vintage pendants or more, the expert team at Harrington & Co will assess their cost and buy them directly from you!

When Is Best to Buy?

If you don’t have the patience to save over a long period of time, you can wait for the fruitful times of the year when you are certain to receive lump sums of money, such as:

  • tax return time
  • your end of year bonus
  • birthdays
  • Christmas

Varying Payment Options

Thanks to the ever-evolving digital age, many retailers can offer pay-as-you-go options to customers with the security of full payment at a later date. Here are some payment plan options which are available at certain retailers.


This is a similar concept to direct debiting into a savings account with the exception that the money is sent to the retailer. Perhaps a safer option for those who love to transfer money in and out of savings accounts constantly.


Afterpay is a more recent shop-now and pay-later method which is interest-free, requiring the total cost within four fortnightly payments. This genius method allows you to get your hands on your luxury item and you can cover the cost within eight weeks. Note: not all retailers offer Afterpay.

Credit Card

Before continuing this sentence, I want to stress that you should not buy a luxury item that you don’t have the means to pay for. A credit card is a great option when a retailer doesn’t use Afterpay if you choose a provider that offers interest-free repayments, virtually the same principle of Afterpay without the time restriction.

Luxury Vintage Pieces When You Want Them

Hopefully, this article has helped you plan and fund the luxury item that you have always dreamed of! To organise how you can purchase vintage products on a budget call Harrington & Co now to talk to one of our friendly staff on 07 3891 3880 or visit us online.