I hope I'm not sending a wrong message by doing this type of reveal 4 times this year. (Some people including my husband might count up to 6, but it's really just 4.) I am a hard working woman who's been very thrifty throughout my life. I used to cringe at buying any clothes items more than $20 and I owned a bunch of ill fitted clothes that were very cheap. My passion used to be getting the highest possible discount on things that I might or might not need or love. After I started blogging, I have changed a lot on what I really will purchase. When I read Kelly's post on how she knew she loved something, I realized that I am the same way. And since then I started using her method as a way to decide whether to keep or return an item. I set a budget for my clothes/bags/accessory purchases and keep a very close tab on it. Note that depending on how old you are, how much you take home every paycheck, and how much you are willing to spend on luxury items, your monthly budget will be different. However no matter where you are in your stages of life, I think keeping a budget is very important.
Did I talk too much already? Ok, here's the story about this bag. I got this bag from Bag Borrow Or Steal which I joined a while back but never made a purchase till now. They offer bag rental, new and used designer and couture bags sale and cleaning/restoration services. If you are into handbags, I think you should check them out. They recently sent me a 30% off coupon code that was valid for a day for all their designer bags. I took a look and found a Mulberry that I really loved. Notice that Chanel is NOT categorized as designer in their website, but couture. I browsed around and stumbled on this M/L flap. It was listed for $2885. The bag is about 5-6 years old. I don't worry about the authenticity of the bags sold on their website, because they are a very big online dealer and they have a team of experts to certify that the bags they buy and sell are authentic. I thought $2885 is a pretty reasonable price. (Current sticker price is just below $4000). But heaven knows, when I put my coupon code in, the 30% off code worked for the Chanel as well. This was when my palms started to sweat and my heart started to overclock (sorry, engineering term, had to throw it in there). I couldn't believe it was real until I had this bag in my hand yesterday. It was so beautiful! This was when I started grinning ear to ear, dancing up and down the stairs, running around from office to kitchen and back to office. This was when I started tweeting my dear blogger friends to share my good news and my excitement. Thank you, Jean, Kelly, Elaine, Elle, and Sidney for putting up with my stupid overjoy!
Nice thing about caviar? I can use it ... every day! My self picture taking didn't get any better, and the flash seamed to have changed the silver hardware to gold. So bear with me for the not so true to life pictures. But I will share the picture of this bag nicely done by the seller at the end. That is very true to real life.
By the way, I also found out that 5% of the purchase price goes into my account as a credit that can be used for future purchase or services. I am very happy with their service and would recommend them in a heartbeat. For an invite to free membership to Bag Borrow or Steal, click here.
|photo c/o Bag Borrow Or Steal|
Have a great weekend, everyone!