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Hi, my name is Sara,
I created this blog to share my passion for designer handbags which started sometime in 2011. Since then I have purchased well over 100 bags (probably close to 200) both Authentic and Replica as well as not so well known designers.
Unfortunately due to lack of room and my ever changing tastes many have been sold, gifted or traded. I simply do not have room to store that many bags so I must part with old ones to make room for new ones. I purchase about 5-10 almost every month so you can imagine that most of my bags rarely get used before they end up in a new home.
Someone asked me once why I buy replicas when I can afford to buy the authentic. My answer to that: Yes I can afford to buy Authentic and have purchased many but they are very costly. I would only be able to buy 1-3 at a time then save for months before I can buy another. I'm too greedy and too impatient to do this but the biggest reason of all is because I tend to get tired of a bag after only using it a few times.
I've discovered that most brands do not hold their value so when I buy a bag for $1,000+ and end up selling it for only $500 it really hurts. I am not wealthy (not even close) though I do make a decent income and it helps that my husband takes care of our finances. This allows me to spend what I make on anything I want. At one point that was clothing, then it was shoes, jewelry and now handbags :). I go through phases and then I'll buy nonstop until I get tired and move onto something else lol.
Why should I spend thousands on ONE bag then save for months before I can buy another if I can buy 5 or more quality replicas for the price of one authentic? Replicas are getting better and better. Some are so good only an expert can point out any imperfections.
Louis Vuitton Canvas are especially easy to replicate. I have some that I would consider to be very close to mirror image quality! However, certain brands or styles are much harder to replicate. Take Hermes for example. I have purchased many Hermes Replicas from various sellers and have yet to find one that I feel can pass as the real thing. Some are very well made and beautiful but when compared to the original there are almost always visible flaws if you know what to look for.
When I first started collecting handbags I purchased only Authentic bags directly from the brand boutique or high end department stores. It was very expensive, I spent close to $30k that first year. Then I discovered consignment shops such as Yoogis Closet and Fashion Phile that allowed me to buy authentic pre-owned but still in new or like new condition and save up to 75% off the retail price. I thought I hit the jackpot until I stumbled upon the replicas. Now I can have the styles I want and as many variation as I'd like at a fraction of the cost and never worry about getting tired of a bag and losing thousands when I end up selling them.
I am a huge fan of Hermes, Prada and Balenciaga but I've purchased from many other brands as well. In the 2 years I've acquired this addiction I have purchased over 30 Authentic handbags from many of the well known designers including but not limited to: Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Versace and more. I've stopped counting how many replica's I've purchased but I can tell you it is over 100 though I don't have them all any longer. I can only keep about 75 bags at any one time. If I go over this number I'll have bags in my living room and kitchen too lol.
The intent of my blog is to share my findings, to review the bags I purchase and the various websites I buy from. Although my blog will have both authentic and replicas the main purpose is to help us all (myself included) find well made replicas that are very close to the real deal. I hope to encourage my readers to share their finds as well so that we can all benefit from our experiences and help one another out in finding the best places to buy from and to avoid scammers and poor quality.
Please know that if you decide to purchase from any of the websites I refer to, I make absolutely no commission for the sale nor am I affiliated with them in any way. I am not a seller and am not interested in ever becoming one though I do sell some of my personal stock when I tire of them or find that they are no longer suit my style.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. If you have any questions or would simply like to drop me a note please feel free to leave a comment or send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond as soon as I am able to do so.