My Next Designer Bag

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As you know, I love to save up for a new designer bag whenever I can as it’s something that really gives me a focus. Working hard and saving up my money so that I can buy that new bag I have been lusting after for so long is an amazing feeling, but when you’re self employed, you don’t often know when the next payments are coming or what work might be headed your way. With that in mind, I can find it really difficult saving up the full retail value of a bag like my Celine, a Chanel, Louis Vuitton etc, but that doesn’t mean that I have to miss out at all. Over the years I’ve become quite accustomed to pre-owned luxury goods and I think bags aren’t something to be dismissed.

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I was introduced to the company called Reebonz (pronounced Ribbons) recently and I loved the concept. They are an online platform based in Singapore which specalise in buying and selling a huge range of authentic, luxury brands from the likes of Balenciaga, Burberry, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Prada, Givenchy and many more. I’m thinking, maybe it might be a good idea to sort through some of my older pieces in order to sell them on and make some money, and then buy something pre-owned to save money, as long as the bag I am looking for shows up that is.

I saw that Reebonz offers 3 business days delivery, free shipping and returns, and of course the authenticy is guaranteed too as nobody wants to spend a lot of money on a fake, or even be involved with fakes. Sometimes I know shopping for items that have been owned by someone else can take the exclusivity and fanciness out of it, but Reebonz make sure to package your new bag in a black box tied with gold ribbons, so you still get gift wrap, which I think is really important, even if you order via their app or their website, as it still feels like an expensive new purchase.

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There’s already a bag on my wish list right now that I don’t think I can pay the full retail value of as it wouldn’t be so much of a classic, despite its name. It’s the Balenciaga Classic City in Grey Leather and I think it’s stunning! How amazing would that bag be for Winter? I know I already have the Balenciaga Mini City in Black Suede, but a grey would be so versatile. They have it on Reebonz right now, so it’s incredibly tempting, that’s for sure, but then so is the mini version in the purple burgundy shade.

It seems like it’s really easy to become a member too, you just sign up and if you like something, you can pay via credit cards, bank transfers, PayPal, or a 0% installment plan on finance. How amazing is that? No boutiques even offer that so I would definitely love that option. They even stock Celine, and since I just purchased my own Celine Nano Luggage in Dune, it’s an option to buy in the bigger version in a very similar colour on Reebonz too. If only I knew about this website before as they have the Mini Belt Bag from the brand as well! They also sell shoes, clothing, and accessories, so it’s not just bags if you’re worried, and have online sale events that last a couple of days for members.

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How many of you would go for pre-owned designer bags as well? Or clothing in general? It’s definitely something that I’m considering as I don’t see anything wrong with giving a bag a new lease of life when the previous owner didn’t want it anymore. If anything, you’re doing a really good deed and you’re saving money, so I think that’s what my next purchase might just be! I’m usually pretty skeptical about second hand websites, but the fact that you can pay by PayPal and do interest free credit, I’m actually amazed by that as it doesn’t mean I have to save up for so long and possibly miss out on the bag I want. Let me know what your thoughts are and if you know of Reebonz? You can signup here.

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  1. September 27, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I definitely am all for pre-owned. Most of the nice ones I own and love were carefully bought on eBay haha. If they are quality bags (and thus meant to hold up), you now they’ll barely look used and still be in great condition, so why bother with new? I haven’t tried out any of these particular services but this one looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Lana
    http://www.decadentdissonance.com

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:41 am

      Oh that sounds great, Lana! Which bags of yours did you get pre-owned? I completely agree with you on that point though!

      • September 29, 2016 / 6:29 pm

        Oh nothing quite as fancy yet… Foley & Corinna, Coach, Marc Jacobs, Lucky Brand, Rebecca Minkoff… 🙂 But I love them all! Haha

        • September 29, 2016 / 9:29 pm

          I’m sure 🙂

      • September 29, 2016 / 6:31 pm

        (although, I definitely understand that there is absolutely a different joy in buying something new every now and then hahaha)

        • September 29, 2016 / 9:29 pm

          There is! That store experience is amazing!

  2. September 27, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I think the nude/pink one on the cover picture is beautiful! I like having options so that is why I usually don’t tend to invest into expensive things (yet) until I have a steady income and a set personal style, it keeps changing as I grow.

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.de

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:41 am

      I fully understand that. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with neutral classics though as they stand the test of time!

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:41 am

      They really are!

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:42 am

      I’m glad you don’t!

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:42 am

      Thank you!

  3. Nup
    September 28, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Love! Thank you for sharing this site – can’t wait to try it!

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:42 am

      Good luck!

  4. September 28, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Hi Lorna! This seems like a great idea, as designer bags are so expensive full price, and definitely a luxury for most people. I’m not familiar with Reebonz and haven’t bought a second-hand designer bag before, so unfortunately I don’t have any expertise in this. It seems like an amazing concept, but it would be good to get more reviews and preferably hear from someone who’s used this service, for total peace of mind. The choice of bags looks lovely though!

    Lots of love Saba xx

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:44 am

      I did do a lot of research on it actually, there’s quite a few people on The Purse Forum who have used them. So it seems quite widely known, around the world, which is promising!

      • October 6, 2016 / 12:31 pm

        That’s great that you’ve done your homework and heard positive things about them It does seem like a tempting way of owning a designer handbag! xx

  5. September 29, 2016 / 12:00 am

    I just love the bag from Celine.<333
    Lovely greets Nessa

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:45 am

      Beautiful isn’t it?!

  6. September 29, 2016 / 2:27 am

    I am familiar with this website and I spent countless hours browsing and dreaming of all the bags on the site. The prices are still out of my range even though they are pre-owned but hey, a girl can dream right?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • September 29, 2016 / 2:41 am

      Definitely can! Hopefully something cheaper pops up there and you’re able to get it, Shireen!

      • September 29, 2016 / 5:28 pm

        Hi Shireen – This is Becs from Reebonz. If you need any help do let us know. We’re always updating our products and offers, to provide you something exciting. We’d be happy to help 🙂

  7. September 29, 2016 / 2:36 am

    Oh I had to unsubscribe from the Reebonz sale emails as I spent too much there, haha! I have black membership, that tells you all you need to know, ha! They do have such great sales. I like the marketplace to pick up some second hand bargains too, I’ve been looking more at that section of the site as my bag budgets are not as high as they used to be. I got a beautiful 2005 Balenciaga from them just last year, complete bargain!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • September 29, 2016 / 2:42 am

      Oh wow! That’s lucky to pick one of those up! It makes sense to me that you would already know the site and have used it since your bag collection is amazing! I’m always looking at your Balenciagas! I only own one, in the black suede, so I’m desperate for another one. If you rate the site and have used it lots, that’s even better for me 😀

    • September 29, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Hi Mica – This is Becs from Reebonz. we’re so happy to hear that you’re a Reebonz lover ❣️ If there’s anything you’re looking for, feel free to reach out at concierge@reebonz.com. As you know we constantly update our products, so hopefully you find something you like. Look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers!

  8. September 29, 2016 / 2:41 am

    I’m usually not one for 2nd hand clothes, but I think bags are a different story. I’m definitely looking into this!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • September 29, 2016 / 2:43 am

      Good luck with it!

  9. September 29, 2016 / 2:47 am

    I don’t think I could ever pay full price for any bag! I get all of mine pre-owned, usually on eBay (carefully). Bags are like cars, they depreciate so quickly its rarely (if ever) worth buying new!

    Easy Petite Looks Blog

    • September 29, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      I think it can be with Chanel, if you buy the classics, they definitely always hold their value!

  10. September 29, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    sounds like a good deal 🙂 good luck on your next purchase

    • September 29, 2016 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  11. September 29, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Faboulous bag! I too don’t mind pre-owned luxury or expensive things!

    • September 29, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      I’m glad!

  12. September 29, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Preowned is fine, as long as it’s in good shape. Nobody is going to know unless you tell them. And who cares, anyway, if you love the merchandise!

    • September 29, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Exactly!

  13. September 29, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    So many amazing options, lady- can’t wait to see what you get!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • September 29, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      You will all be sure to know!

  14. September 29, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I often buy pre-owned clothing or bags. I don’t mind at all. I actually think it’s clever. As you said you give the product a second life and you’re saving a lot of money…

    • September 29, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Yeah, it’s definitely a great way of looking at it!

  15. September 29, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    I am all for second hand – because I mean really who can have every.seasons.it.bag ? Certainly not most people.
    And with wardrobes being so ample these days, garments/bags get very little wear…

    • September 29, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      I think it’s great that it allows you to get what you want at a cheaper price!

    • September 30, 2016 / 5:36 pm

      I’m glad you think so too!

  16. October 1, 2016 / 2:32 am

    I haven’t heard of Reebonz, but I like the idea of pre-owned designer bags 🙂

    • October 1, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      I’m glad 🙂

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