Lucca, located in the heart of Tuscany, is a captivating city that offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its well-preserved Renaissance walls, Lucca is often referred to as the “City of a Hundred Churches,” a testament to its rich religious heritage. The city’s narrow, winding streets and charming piazzas transport visitors back in time, while its vibrant culinary scene and bustling markets provide a taste of modern-day Italy. Lucca is also the birthplace of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini, and his legacy can be experienced through the annual Puccini Festival held in the city’s stunning open-air theater. Nature lovers will be delighted by the lush greenery and picturesque countryside that surround Lucca, offering opportunities for hiking, biking, and exploring the Tuscan landscape. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, Lucca is a must-visit destination that will leave you in awe.

Vintage Market Lucca

In the charming city of Lucca, located in Tuscany, Italy, a vintage fashion and antique market takes place every third week of the month. This market offers a unique opportunity to discover hidden treasures from the past. It can be quite challenging to identify genuine vintage handbags from luxury brands like Gucci or Louis Vuitton. However, the demand for vintage fashion remains high, especially during these times when nostalgia is something we all crave.

This particular Gucci bag is known as the Suede aviatrix Boston bag, featuring a shield armoured knight logo reminiscent of the 1950s. It should be noted that the hardware of this bag is also quite sturdy.

Suede aviatrix boston bag shield armored knight

Lucca Tuscany antique market

Vintage Gucci

There were many Gucci bags and shows at different stalls. They were all niche and in great condition. It all comes down to preferences of use and what you are going to use it for.

Gucci cloth bag

Gucci vintage shoes

The best way to know it’s the real item is to wait, listen and check others’ bags through the market for an honest comparison. These 1980’s Tom Ford high heels by Gucci are in excellent condition, having been worn only once. It is important to find a buyer who can ensure the shoes fit them, as shoes are typically purchased with this consideration in mind. In my case, these heels were a perfect fit and now they complement my Tom Ford handbag. The shoes are beautifully crafted, with nails in the sole for added durability.

Gucci Tom Ford 1980's Bamboo high heels

Vintage Prada

There were plenty of Prada items on sale. Prada is widely popular in Italy. It is also beneficial if the product is packaged in a box.

Prada vintage shoes

Louis Vuitton Inspect the Stamping, Shape and Size of the Font

One of the consistent features that can be found in all Louis Vuitton handbags is the stamping. Inside the handbag, there is a leather label with the Louis Vuitton Paris stamp. It is important to closely examine the font shape, spacing, and quality of the stamp as counterfeiters often make mistakes in this area. It should be noted that there are many counterfeit Louis Vuitton products in the market, so it is advisable to be cautious and check the print work.

Louis Vuitton bucket vintage bag

Louis Vuitton vintage bag

Watch Out For Fake Luxury Goods

If the price is cheap, there is a reason for it, Are you in the market for some high-end luxury goods? Beware of fake products that claim to be Gucci or Louis Vuitton! These counterfeit items may look convincing at first glance, but they are far from the real deal. Fake luxury goods are not only a waste of your hard-earned money, but they also support illegal activities such as counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. To avoid falling victim to these scams, always purchase from authorized retailers or directly from the official brand websites. Educate yourself on the telltale signs of fake luxury goods, such as poor stitching, misspelled brand names, and low-quality materials. Remember, if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t let yourself be fooled by counterfeiters trying to pass off their inferior products as the real thing. Invest in authentic luxury goods and enjoy the quality and craftsmanship that these renowned brands are known for.

Yves Saint Laurent

I don’t own any fakes I don’t even see the point. It does not define me or my bank account even if I own the real thing. People own fakes to make out they are rich. I say earn rich and buy the real deal.


This store had a combination of fake and real Gucci. It was good to have them both in one space so I could see the difference. Brilliant place to learn about fakes and real luxury accessories.

Ring Tiffany Gold and pearls

This Tiffany pearl ring is valued at 3000 euro. The seller had all the paperwork to prove it is real. At this price at an antique market, i would want it to be in excellent condition too.


These were the real gem. Lovely to see vintage shoes, pumps like this.


When buying shoes, it’s important to be in tune with how they make you feel. Can shoes carry curses?

Antique Mindset

I am always attending because I learn each time I go to an antique market. I am always making sure I am having fun. I tried this vintage eyewear too.

Louis Vuitton

Our love for period features thanks to films like Bridgerton is why many of us now explore antique items.

gold antique mirror

One’s junk is another person’s treasure. It all comes down to luck, what one will pay for it and if the seller has no clue its true value.

French hand painted tea cup