Thank you so much! I wouldn't go near eBay - ugh!!You're best bet is to look at online consignment sites such as FashionPhile, Ann's Fabulous Finds, Yoogi's Closet and the Real Deal Collection .. as all items are usually authenticated before being placed on their sites. Obviously, there are places like eBay, Bonanza, Tradesy and Vestiare Collective .. BUT, make sure you have them authenticated beforehand because there have been issues with items not being authenticate. RealReal is another site, but I have heard a few people say that they have bought items that were NOT authenticate and then it's hard to return it.
Now, as far as prices are concerned .. typically eBay is going to be the cheapest. Both AFF and Real Deal are rather pricey IMO. At least with FashionPhile and Yoogi's, they occasionally have discount coupons that you can use.
yoogis always sends a coupon when you buy from them, so it's a way to keep you in a purchase cycle. they also have designer days sometimes, where one particular designer (sometimes Bal) will be 10-15%, but you have to pretty much watch their site or sign up for email notices. i think your first purchase with them will be $75 off, and then you'll get a coupon sent with your bag and that starts you off
I highly recommend Fashionphile. I've bought two Bal bags from them. Very pleased. I bought a Ferragamo Bag from The Real Real and it reeked of perfume. Fashionphile lists in its descriptions if a bag has an odor. You can also return bags to Fashionphile.I am new to these bags and the two I have, have been bought in stores.
Where would you guys recommend I buy to add to my little collection?
Yes, but there are specific pictures that they need for authentication. There is a sticky for the authentication thread in the Balenciaga Shopping subforum and the first couple of posts have instructions.They can do that just by using pics on eBay, or how does that work? Excuse my ignorance here. Many thank you's as well!!