Thrift shopping has always been popular but for the last five years there has been a growing appetite to become more sustainable and a new energy in buying secondhand and preloved bags. You can find lots of online stores which create a marketplace to introduce buyers and sellers of designer brands. And more recently, you can find websites where you can rent a designer bag for a selected time period. But amongst all these options there is a new type of thrift shopping, a company in mainland Europe is specialising in vintage and you can enjoy 15% off.Continue reading “Getting your vintage on”
For those of you who are seeking ways to make an investment but interest rates means there’s no point in the bank and you don’t fancy the gamble and volatility of stocks and shares, one solution is to invest in gold. However, despite a a day at the London’s Metal Exchange there’s still a lot to learn around gold trading. But what I can share with you are lots of top tips for handbag futures!Continue reading “Stocks? Shares? Gold? No a handbag!”
When is comes to handbags? Well, there are plenty of sustainable ideas for Christmas but they usually fall into recycled wrapping paper, crackers, greeting cards, giving to charity, rent a Christmas tree and for the Blue Planet II watchers, avoiding plastic is front of mind. But can you be sustainable when gifting a handbag?
#Tuesdaythoughts don’t necessarily stray to shopping, however, today I wondered what designer handbag brands would pop into the price range of £1000 to £3000 and yes it’s true, you can get a Louis Vuitton or Hermes for this budget!
When it comes to seeking out a bargain, buying a second hand or pre-loved designer handbag is something to think about. And if you are a touchy-feely person and need to see the quality of the goods first hand, I get it, buying online isn’t for you. So, when in London, where should you go to discover designer handbag gems in the flesh? Continue reading “East versus west London for the battle of pre-loved designer handbags”
When you want the real thing, the designer handbag, but not necessarily at the original retail price, it is time to say hello to pre-loved shopping. There are a variety of places to shop, both offline and online, however, I decided to do some search engine queries and read the fashion editorial recommendations. Five destinations frequently came up in my results.
Mary Portas, in her TV show Queen of Charity Shops, advised us canny shoppers that you might discover a designer handbag in a London charity shop, as long as you headed for the right postcodes. With this top tip being shared 8 years ago, I wondered if these bags were being snapped up by the growing number of vintage shop owners.
When does the internet fail in the search for a bargain? The answer; when you can find your item in a street market. In London we are well serviced by markets, nearly in every compass direction. The first step is to identify which are the best markets for your search. Continue reading “Best London markets for handbags”