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.
When I bought my pre-loved Neverfull one of the first things I wanted to do was get it professionally cleaned. It was in really great condition but I just wanted to make it feel as new as I possibly could.
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.
90% of my luxury items were purchased on the pre-loved market. I have learned many lessons from buying in this way, and therefore have quite a good grasp on ways you can avoid making mistakes (and potentially losing lots of money!). The main way I shop for my second hand bags is on Facebook. Keep reading to find out more…
In all honesty, I can not pinpoint the time in my life when I decided I would like to purchase luxury goods. I’ve always loved handbags and accessories, but for most of my life have relied on the high street.