It explores the intersection between the formal and informal in the world of haute couture. It is where things seemingly don’t belong together, in reality, are made for each other. It’s the untypical space where danger in personal style flourishes.
No all bags are created equal. Just because you buy an expensive bag does not mean you will make a profit reselling it at a later date. In most cases you won’t make a profit, but not only that, you will probably suffer a significant loss on your initial purchase price.
This old chestnut. People have a tendency to splash around the word ‘investment bag’ like holy water. But when you do the math, true investment bags are few and far between.
However, there is much less of a preloved and vintage scene here than in Australia or the USA. It is more about shiny new Birkin’s than the vintage Chanel clip-on earrings. In short, there aren’t many stores. You have to work hard to find the shops themselves, let alone the treasures. That being said, I am rarely defeated and did manage to walk away with some great finds.