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Review: Louis Vuitton’s Neo Noé

Review: Louis Vuitton’s Neo Noé

There’s something about Louis Vuitton’s monogram canvas that sets my heart aflutter. Touching the bumpy surface of their signature material always takes me to a world of luxury, and before long I start dreaming of boarding a private jet and holidaying in the Maldives (keep […]

Review: The Chloé Faye

Review: The Chloé Faye

Alongside Gucci, Chloé have been killing the fashion game lately. The Faye and the more recent Nile Bracelet have reached It bag status. Fashion icons everywhere flocked to Instagram to début their latest Chloé piece, and I can’t really blame them. Released in the Spring […]

What Makes an Investment Bag?

What Makes an Investment Bag?

One of my favourite sites dedicated to bags, PurseBop, recently published the article ‘Saving to Splurge’. The author talks about how detrimental impulse purchases can be – on our wallets and otherwise. What I took from the piece was the importance of creating a timeless, […]

Spot a Fake Céline

Spot a Fake Céline

Because of regular design updates and changing serial number tabs, Céline bags are notoriously difficult to authenticate. The Phantom and the Luggage tote (affectionately known as Robot Faces) have achieved cult status, yet alongside this degree of fame is the soaring counterfeit market. The construction methods […]

Why Do We Buy Designer Bags?

Why Do We Buy Designer Bags?

  As a seller of designer bags (and the occasional buyer), I often think about why we invest in them. Why do we spend months saving up to buy these expensive constructions of leather? To the inexperienced eye, a high-end bag is just a pretty […]

Storing Your Bag

Storing Your Bag

The relationship with our bags can be bittersweet. Brimming with excitement as the sales assistant bundles our latest purchase in its tissue paper, we can’t wait to undo all that careful packing as soon as we get home and dote on our new treasure. I […]

Accessorising Your Bag

Accessorising Your Bag

Putting charms, scarves or key rings on a bag is a bit like marmite. Some people love it, while others believe that a bag – especially a high-end one – should stand on its own. For a long time I was in the latter category, […]

Buying High-End on eBay

Buying High-End on eBay

This guide focuses on high-end bags. If you want a more general guide to buying on eBay, click here. Buying a luxury item on eBay can be super exciting. The temptation to click ‘Buy’ on a designer bag at a price that undercuts the major […]

Tips for Buying on eBay

Tips for Buying on eBay

Despite the popularity of designer-specific resale sites, I continue to use eBay as I believe that it’s still a valuable and relevant resource for high-end goods. Yet over the 10 years I’ve spent buying and selling on the site, I’ve had to learn some hard […]

Spotting a Fake Gucci Bag

Spotting a Fake Gucci Bag

Unlike Céline, which has regularly changed its serial number layouts over the years, Gucci bags are generally straightforward when it comes to authentication. This is because their serial numbers and fonts have remained pretty consistent throughout the years. (If you need help with spotting fake Céline […]