Claudia is a specialist appraiser, from years of handling, appraising and dealing in luxury designer items. Claudia Valentin has always had a lifelong passion for handbags. As an Italian lady, you could even say it was in her blood.
Ever since she was a young girl, Claudia was enthralled with the high-fashion, luxurious accessories worn by her stylish Italian relatives. Claudia was gifted her first handbag at the tender age of 4, and still recalls fondly the smell and feel of the rich Italian leather – a formative experience that has no doubt influenced her appreciation for designer handbags.
A passion and enthusiasm soon developed in to a way of life, as Claudia became a luxury goods and handbag dealer during her time spent in Cannes, South of France. As a luxury handbag specialist and appraiser, she consulted her wealthy clients and helped them to acquire the world’s finest and rarest handbags to add to their collections.
Being a handbag specialist and aficionado, Claudia has also amassed quite the collection of her own! In a recent newspaper article, her fabulous personal collection of handbags and luggage was valued at almost £300,000! She is frequently interviewed for style and fashion columns, gracing the pages of magazine and press articles as a leading authority on designer handbags and luggage.
No stranger to the spotlight, Claudia has starred in ITV’s “How To Spend It Well At Christmas”, presented by Phillip Schofield also featuring the Housewives Of Cheshire, offering her handbag expertise. Claudia has also starred in Channel 4’s hit television series Posh Pawn, the original British TV documentary about high-end pawnbroking. Claudia’s skills and expertise as a luxury handbag buyer featured her appraising designer handbags and other luxury items, with stories as unusual and unique as the colourful personalities presenting them!
As well as buying and loaning against luxury handbags and luggage, Claudia’s wealth of knowledge has also positioned her as one of the industry’s most prominent handbag dealers – recently selling an ultra-rare Hermès Birkin 25cm handbag for an undisclosed 5-figure sum to one of her regular clients, who wishes to remain anonymous. Claudia’s clients range from TV stars, high net worth individuals, famous musicians, wealthy aristocrats and even ladies simply hoping to get their hands on a beautiful pre-owned designer bag with exceptional savings. All have come to rely on Claudia’s contacts and extensive knowledge as the industry’s foremost luxury handbag dealer and buyer.
Having valued and appraised thousands of highly-prized designer handbags during her glittering career, it goes without saying that Claudia has an eye for detail. Luxury handbag dealer Claudia can spot a counterfeit bag just at a glance, and knows all the fine, minute features to look for in genuine pieces. All the handbags on sale from the Posh Bags London Online Store have been personally authenticated and appraised by Claudia and her expert team, so you can purchase pre-owned as well as brand new handbags with confidence – and at a fantastic price!
If you would like to sell your designer handbags our experts headed by Claudia Valentin can appraise your items.