Meet my new addition to my handbag collection! This is the Louis Vuitton Toiletry 26 Pouch. This is one of the more popular items from Louis Vuitton as it continues to be sold out on their website. It is also one of the more affordable items as well. The Toiletry 26 currently retails for $520. Though this bag is currently unavailable, I was able to snag a pre-loved (previously own) pouch from one of the most trusted designer re-sellers. I got a pretty good deal and my pouch is in mint condition.
Many of you ask me, “Why do I purchase pre-loved bags?”. For me, in this instance, I really wanted this bag and it was the only option available in the current moment. So I did it! Another reason is because it allows me the chance to own designer items at lower prices (most scenarios). Leaving more room in the budget for more beautiful things.
Another question that I am frequently asked is, “How do I know when I am getting a good deal, much less a good item?”. For me, I do my research before I purchase to make sure I am paying a reasonable price. And too, the price should be contingent with the condition of the item. But on most trusted designer re-seller sites, the price is contingent of the condition and popularity of that item. And if it is a rare item, like super hard to find or discontinued be prepared to pay a premium price tag!
Here is a list of my frequently shopped sites for designer brands (in no particular order).
p.s. You only live once, BUY THE BAG!