We all love a little luxury whether it’s an expensive face cream or the perfect new pair of shoes for a special event coming up. I’ve always had a love of high end designer clothing, I remember on my 16 birthday begging for my dad to buy me a pair of Gucci sunglasses. I like to think I get my taste from my family, where my Nonno was a Saville Row tailor and my Grandma would rub shoulders with editors at Tatler, I feel like my passion has always been in my blood.
The only small problem with this is, I’m not a millionnaire so I had to learn to shop savvy and it turns out, I find it quite rewarding. Trawling for the perfect bargain on eBay for weeks always comes with a sense of victory when you finally won the bidding war and a few days later you’re new investment piece would arrive.
And I recently had a Little Big Victory of my own. Logging onto the the usual high end online stores I stumbled across this seasons Balenciaga Mini City bag in black distressed leather. It was love, I had to have it. It was the perfect bag to go from Summer to Autumn with and so convenient for running around London as I do so often at the moment. The only problem, it was over £850!
I decided to shop around a bit and check all of the other online retailers but all were the same story so the savvy shopper within me kicked in and I logged onto Ebay.
I couldn’t believe my luck, there listed was the exact bag I had just been dribbling over online. It was brand new and had never been worn, it also turned out that the lady only lived down the road so I offered to pick the bag up once the transaction had gone through. The bag was listed as £500 so I snapped that bargain up. This lady was a personal shopper to the rich and had bought it for a client but then decided to keep it for herself. It sat unworn in her wardrobe for a month or two so she decided to pop it on eBay. It’s safe to say this was my bargain of the year.
This experience made me realise what a real treasure trove eBay Fashion has to offer and enables many of us who want that key designer piece but maybe can’t justify the retail price. Plus so many gorgeous and amazing pieces in immaculate condition are listed every day and looking for new homes that there are thousands of pages for you to rummage through. I would love to know if you have ever had a Little Big Victory on eBay and nabbed yourself an absolute bargain!
This post is in collaboration with eBay but all opinions are my own