About Us

The Hosta offers a curated collection of authenticated pre-owned and luxury bags. Since our launch in spring 2020, we’ve continued to expand our selection of beautiful pieces, with new items arriving daily.

Our aim is to consistently offer customers a distinctive selection, honouring the craftsmanship and the creators from some of the world’s most iconic designer brands

Led by founder Danni Dance, who, over a 15 year career developed handbags for large international brands, such as COS, Hunter and Nanushka. Danni saw and experienced first hand the impact of developing and manufacturing new products and wanted to make a change. Our small UK based team hand-select each and every piece which is then thoroughly inspected, cleaned and authenticated before being listed for sale.

We strive to make high fashion more accessible and affordable, while also helping advance the circular economy to lessen the impact of the fashion industry on the environment.

Each of our items is priced competitively, and often up to 50% off of its retail price. Recognising that many luxury handbags are still investment pieces, we also offer a consignment service, allowing customers to resell their no longer used bags.


There is no escaping the reality that fashion is one of the World’s top polluting industries. At The Hosta, we believe buying pre-owned is an easy step toward being more sustainable and conscious as a customer. Each of the items we hand select to sell is of high quality and long lasting enough to continue to be enjoyed by someone else.

By buying pre-owned you’re not only contributing to the life (and story) of these items, extending their lifespan, but you’re also limiting the environment impact associated with the production of new items.

For more information, including details of our commitment and the progress we’re making, please visit: www.the-hosta.com/sustainability/

Sell your pre-loved items on The Hosta

Having a clear out? The Hosta’s consignment service is designed to make it easy to sell your vintage and designer items.

We take care of everything including authentication, pricing, product photography, marketing and delivery.

For further details and to start consigning, please visit: www.the-hosta.com/sell/

Authenticity Guarantee:

At The Hosta, customers can shop without trepidation as we guarantee the authenticity of every one of our pre-owned and vintage bags. We’re a small team, passionate about luxury and vintage bags, with extensive personal and professional experience both buying and wearing luxury and pre-owned bags, as well as developing luxury bags.

Unlike other third-party marketplaces, we also physically hold every bag we sell (allowing our customers to be confident in the quality and authenticity of the items we sell). This also allows customers to enjoy fast shipping in our eco-friendly packaging. Should you have any questions about a particular item, please feel free to email: hello@the-hosta.com

Prior to listing any items for sale on The-Hosta.com, each of our bags undergo a detailed authentication process, by two of our team, independently. This ensures there is no margin for error.

Our detailed authentication process methodically inspects each and every item of the bag including the hardware, stitching, material, symmetry, label, code, stamp and overall craftsmanship. We maintain an extremely high bar to verify each of our pieces as legitimate, comparing what we find with the respective designer’s established standards.

At The Hosta we only sell pieces that we would proudly wear ourselves, so you can shop with confidence. For more information, including details of our Authentication Process, please visit: www.the-hosta.com/authenticity/