Let me introduce you to my first designer bag, the Céline Ombré Lizard Box Bag that I got from LOVEthatBAG! The Box is from the Fall 17 collection but I got it preloved (cool right!?). From as long as I remember, I've always dreamt of owning a special handbag, but I never knew when I would get it or what I would choose. Everything changed when I saw this special design of the box bag a few weeks ago. I love that the exotic leather gives personality to the simple design of the bag. It's also a piece I can wear everyday because it literally fits all my essentials and is comfortable enough to carry around all day. I couldn't be happier with my first designer bag choice, and it marks a pretty important event for me: my 20th birthday coming in a month. Phoebe Philo (creative director at Céline) is also one of my favourite designers and I am happy to now own one of her creations.
Buying preloved is a great option if you want to spend less money and have access to limited edition bags or colours that are not produced anymore. When I got this bag it was in mint condition because the previous owner did not use it, so it feels like a new purchase.
Advice for you: when you purchase a preloved designer handbag, make sure you trust the seller for the authenticity. Research about your dream bag! Look to see if it comes with authenticity cards or date codes and you can even ask if an original receipt is available. And the most important thing is to look for a bag that fits your needs and lifestyle. I'll probably elaborate about this in a post soon.
Now the most important part, here's what's in my bag...
My & Other Stories Wallet (similar here) - Having a small wallet has been life changing to me. I only carry what I need and only have two membership cards with me only.
A Small 'Nirvana Black' perfume by Elizabeth & James (here) - My signature scent!
Glossier Balm Dotcom (here) - An easy and versatile balm for lips & dry skin. I use it everyday!
Band aids - You cannot imagine the number of blisters I get every summer. Band aids save my feet.
And also... the classic Apple headphones, my keys with a Swedish flag key ring, an external phone battery, mint gum (the green 'Excel) & hair band. On sunny days I also bring a pair of sunglasses that goes with my outfit!
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