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