A good handbag might last a few years, but a GREAT handbag should last forever.
People get bored of the things in their closet…it’s a known fact. I’m sure a lot of you have a luxury bag or pair of shoes you that you haven’t touched in forever and don’t really plan on wearing anytime in the near future. But girlies! Those great designer pieces don’t want to accumulate dust in your closet for years! They deserve to live a long life too!!!
Well, I’m almost positive that most of you have heard of The RealReal but if you haven’t, here’s what you need to know. It is a site for online luxury consignment shopping that is seriously THRIVING. The RealReal values the lifecycle of luxury and believes every item should be adored for as long as it possibly can. So, just last year The RealReal announced that the first Monday of October is now a national holiday…National Consignment Day!
Have any of you tried luxury consignment shopping? Honestly, I have not. I’ve always been a little skeptical about it, but I’m not sure why because literally every single time I see a vintage Louis, Chanel Flap Bag, or Hermès Kelly I DIE. There’s something really special about vintage luxury items. As long as pieces are in good shape and not too beat up, the slight wear marks give them immense character. And also major plus…no more worrying about showing up to dinner dressed in the exact same things as your best friend! Vintage pieces have their own unique styles, colors, and details that you don’t always seen within the newer, trendy pieces.
In honor of National Consignment Day, The RealReal office in Uptown is hosting a free event to celebrate on Monday October 1st at 6:30 pm. You will get to hear from the experts about the growing luxury consignment industry and so much more! Oh also, did I mention they’re giving out special gifts?? You do not want to miss this so go register here!