I'll just come out and say it - I'm a purse stalker. Although my collection of luxury handbags leaves much to be desired, I love scouring the internet for images of beautiful purses and how their fabulous owners style them. I always just assumed that most luxury bags were way out of my price range and never even considered being able to have my own - until I found out about the world of consignment luxury goods. There's an entire world of consignment handbags out there, and when Love That Bag approached me to try out one of their gently used handbags I was ecstatic. Let me just say this - if this is the experience of consignment luxury goods, then I'm sold. The Céline Mini Luggage Tote in Midnight Blue that arrived was flawless; I'm talking perfectly buttery leather, great structure and a dust bag to boot. The best part is that these consignment bags are a fraction of the cost from retail in stores, so all of a sudden I have a fighting chance to bring one of these babies home for good.
|Bag - Céline Mini Luggage Tote (borrowed from Love That Bag), Dress - LangSURA|
Boots - Zara, Sunglasses - Céline Caty
I was lucky enough to be introduced to LANGsura, an online retailer that is local to me from Toronto. I have to say as an admitted Zara addict, boutique shopping is a welcome change. I love the variety you can find in boutiques like LANGsura and had the best time chatting with the ladies behind the store at their current pop up in Toronto (111 Roncesvilles Ave.) This black lace dress is such a unique piece and totally different than anything in my closet, a shopping win that's for sure!
A photo of how I showed up to the photoshoot - bundled! Going back to my post on tips for taking outfit photos in the winter, sometimes you have to go sans coat and just smile!
Between a beautiful handbag and a fun dress, it's definitely been a great week. Have you ever tried consignment luxury goods? What was your experience? Do you prefer boutique shopping over the big retailers? Let me know!
Photos by the talented Chris Smart
Loving this outfit! That dress is very Self-Portrait-esque. Tomorrow should be an outfit photo taking day as they're calling for a balmy 17 degrees!!ReplyDelete
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I know - I can hardly believe how mild it's supposed to be tomorrow! Hopefully my photographer (Brian) won't mind being woken up early for a photoshoot... LOLDelete
The bag, the dress, your eyes- all stunning my dear! Need to check out Love That Bag!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Gabriella! Yes definitely check out Love That Bag - so much beautiful bags, I want them all!Delete
Did you shed lots of tears when you gave Celine back? The dress looks amazing on you, and I agree with Gabriella you look so beautiful.ReplyDelete
SOOOO many tears Eleni, you have no idea! I was actually contemplating buying it myself, but I felt like it was too close to my Phillip Lim. Definitely keeping it in mind in a lighter colour, it was honestly so beautiful. xoDelete
Cute dress :)ReplyDelete
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I'm actually a big fan of consignment stores. Although the only gently-used designer bag I've bought is a vintage Celine, I think it's a great way to build one's bag collection. Needless to say, you look stunning, the pictures are beyond beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Siffat! I'm definitely looking to purchase an investment bag on consignment, and I'm glad to hear that you have done it too! Now I just need to stalk the website for their new arrivals!Delete