Cowprincess.....what an amazing find!!! I am SO HAPPY for you!!! I also hope you can keep it....if in fact you would rather keep it than make $$$ by selling it. WHatever you decide....it was meant to be your treasure to find!
Thanks annemerrick! I nearly fell over when it turned out to be authentic. Several people have commented that it was meant to be mine I'm not going to do anything right now. Need to re-group and calm myself! I have no idea of its value, so I don't feel (right now) that I'm depriving the family coffers. DH is not pressuring me at all, but did think I should fly to Vancouver with it to get it into re-hab
I have some nice things, but nothing like this. And I'm hard on my stuff -- I tend to prefer resale stuff in part because if I wreck it, no big loss, y'know? With THIS little beauty, though, I don't think I could enjoy using it.
Ah well, as I said -- I'm going to let myself calm for a while before deciding anything.
I felt the same when I found my Hermes scarves at the garage sale! I only spent $1 on each one, so I wasn't in any hurry to make a decision to keep/sell. It was meant to be yours to FIND....what you decide to do with it will be the right thing! I have sold things that I have found and been fine with it...especially if I KNOW it is not the type of thing either myself or my daughters will ever use (one day). Congratualtion for having the eye to know a treasure when you see one!
Congratualtion for having the eye to know a treasure when you see one!
Thanks but I can't take any credit for that! I wanted the strap :-) DH is blown away -- he figures I have some sort of 6th sense -- I found a John Constable pencil sketch at a garage sale one time and he STILL talks about that.
It was meant to be yours to FIND....what you decide to do with it will be the right thing!
Cowprincess - I already complimented you in the Hermes thread - but that really is a stunning bag!!
I think that when you are used to looking for good things, you are more likely to find them... You know what they look like - what a quality strap looks like, or in the case of Coldsteel, a fauxpocket. Well made items are worth more than poorly made items!
i've found a dior mens trench coat for $55. i was quickly thinking "who do i know that could wear this jacket" haha but thought of no one!
i've found versace couture jeans for $3, oscar de la renta tops, YSL heels, ferragamo flats for $2 each, a real D&B bag for $5 (an older AWL bag), lots of lacoste polos for $3 to $5. i am sure there is more but that is all i can remember.
i've found a lot of stuff at a thrift store here in texas called Texas Thrift. 2nd best is Goodwill and Salvation Army tied.
Check to see whether there is a Freecycle group near your location. People give away the most amazing stuff. There are a lot of dedicated "Freecyclers" out there. I think the appeal for the givers is that it is picked up from their home within a couple of days, rather than waiting 3 weeks or longer for Goodwill or the Salvation Army to pick it up. We live on the East Coast and there was a woman near us who recently moved to California. I think she gave away most of the contents of her home, rather than paying a moving company to pack and ship it for her across country. Of course the appeal for the "givee" is that it's totally free! Lots and lots of clothing. You never know what you'll find...
I work in an op shop (thrift store) and I go op shopping all the time. Last week I purchased a LV bag for $2 only to find a date stamp in the pocket, along with $2. Not only did I find out later (thanks to TPF) that it's a genuine LV, it also paid for itself.
I immediately thought I'd sell it too (like you CowPrincess) but after thinking about how much I'd get for it, and what it's likely to set me back for a new LV, I decided to keep it. It may be the only real bag I can ever afford!
However that said, I think that we had a real LV donated to our store a few weeks ago, and I had no idea it was real. I priced and sold it for $8 so someone else got a bargain too! I figure that was my good karma finding my LV bag.
I figure that was my good karma finding my LV bag.
I truly believe in karma, and believe you are correct I recently (as in, 3 weeks ago or so) did a HUGE cleanout of all the stuff I have stored in my house for years/decades. Stuff from my parents and grandparents. I sent many carloads of household stuff, winter clothing, bedding, etc, to a nearby native reservation. And about 15 carloads to the thrift shop. So this feels a bit like the universe providing instant karma, y'know?
GREAT find on your LV -- that is AWESOME!!!!
I'm sure whatever you decide to do with it - keep it or resell it - will be the right thing. It's gorgeous!
Thanks so much! I'm just "not thinking" about it right now.
I stopped by the Goodwill shop yesterday to look for a velvet jacket for my 9 yr old for a school project (he is doing a project on Mozart and has to dress in costume.) I came across a long, navy blue, single breasted Burberry Trench in pristine condition for $100. It looked like it had never been worn. The only problem is the belts around the sleeves were missing. I will try to contact Burberry to see if they can be replaced or if not I'll cut off the belt loops. This was my first time shopping at Goodwill but not my last!