Second Hand September – Why I Purchase Pre-Loved Luxury

I purchased my pre-loved Louis Vuitton Trousse 23 for £180 (discontinued item)

Oxfam have launched #SecondHandSeptember – a campaign to try and discourage people from buying new clothing and accessories for the entire 30 days of the month. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of fast fashion and highlight the importance of limiting the amount of clothes we send to landfill. 

How I cleaned the zip on my vintage Louis Vuitton Trousse Toilette 23

I bought the Louis Vuitton Trousse 23 pre-loved from a seller on Facebook about 9 months ago. I was really impressed with the quality of the item, being a vintage piece from 1989 (the year of my birth!). However, I knew from the offset that it would be worn – I fully expected it to have a bit of an old smell and the hardware to be faded.

What’s inside my Louis Vuitton MM Agenda

Personalised dashboard from My Newest Addiction

Personalising my agenda is a way to make it extra special; it also encourages me to use it a lot more! As you can see I’ve had my initials hot stamped in gold – this is a free service offered at Louis Vuitton stores. I’ve also found some really stunning stationary to use inside.