If you’d have told me a few years ago that one day I’d own a monogrammed Louis Vuitton bag, I’d have never believed you. I hated the things, fed up with seeing fakes on market stalls everywhere, and the cheap associations that went alongside that. But as time has passed, so have those connotations, and Louis Vuitton has become a brand that I completely covet rather than turn my nose up at. This is mostly thanks to their beautiful pastel-hued campaigns and a few visits to their famous stores to get a real feel for their classic designs, in some of my most-worn colours.
Now, how on earth did I come to afford a Speedy, I hear you ask. Not through buying it in one of their stores, that’s for certain! Vestiaire Collective got in touch to tell me about their luxury resale store, which I immediately spent the next hour browsing. Most of my designer finds have been through eBay – I’m not afraid of a scratch here and there and have no problem with other people’s hand-me-downs – so I couldn’t have been more thrilled to find a way to hunt down my favourite pieces from seasons-gone-by. What’s better is, after you’ve made your purchase, the team at Vestiare Collective check your item for you before it’s shipped out. Old Speedy here has a few bumps and bruises, but nothing that I wouldn’t have created on my own in a few years. I’m sorry I ever doubted you, LV!
Now I’m stalking the Miu Miu and Chloe pages for things within my price range..and you should be too as I’m hosting a competition along with a few pals to win prizes totalling £1000 to spend on the site – all you have to do is sign up for the community via this link – easy peasy.
Now…to find that elusive bow satchel…wish me luck ; ) x