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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Spot a Fake Gucci Bag

How to Spot 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 […]