Tuesday 19 April 2011

A Little Louis Vuitton Bargain....

Before marriage and children I was somewhat of a shopaholic....

Alright, hands up!! I am still somewhat of a shopaholic, but nowhere near to the extent I used to be. These days a shopping spree is a quick in and out job, perhaps one or two housey shops and the occasional clothes shop. All seems a very brief affair, not the hours and hours I could spend mooching round the shops laden with bags pre husband and without two lovely little Poppins' in tow. Of course priorities change and I just don't have the time, money or even the energy to shop shop shop like I used to.

I, like many women have a thing for shoes and bags, and fell in love with a particular little Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires bag  I yearned for it and as I was in a decent job, and earning, I treated myself to it. Oh boy, I loved it, and certainly got much use out of it. I had noticed the strap was looking a little weary after many years of use, so popped it in it's little bag and packed it away, and bought out my next favourite bag to play with. Though was a little sad to leave the lovely LV behind in the drawer.

Well here I was today, on my holidays, with the husband still busy working and at home. As I had a little time to myself, couldn't resist a little moochy round a couple of second hand stores, and look what I spy amongst all the other bags, I couldn't grab it quick enough....I recognised this little beauty I thought....

Oh my....and the inside in perfect condition.

I recognised the infamous LV on the zip...


It really is just the perfect little size for those essentials on a night out....

In fact I couldn't wait to get socialising with it across my shoulder....felt like the olde days had come right up to meet me to say hello....

I love it all over again, and before anyone thinks how frivolous of me to purchase two identical and very expensive designer bags ( albeit one with a weary strap ) here, look at the price I paid for my second one....

Yes, £3.50! Not too bad considering the rrp is £215....

 I doubt the CS I bought it from realised it's true value, otherwise, it would have been in *the cabinet* along with the other expensive stuff. I simply popped it on the counter, very politely handed over my £3.50 to the lovely assistant, though couldn't belive my luck as soon as I left the shop. It could of course be a fake, I need to check linings and all, but to be honest, I don't really care, I love it fake or not, and is a rather high end fake if it is, looks exactly how I remember my own one at home, tucked away in it's little bag. I shall of course have a little compare with my other purchase I bought all those years ago, but at least I now have a decent spare ;0)

Oh I do love to grab a bargain, don't you....



  1. Great find, you can buy LV bag straps for the assessories pouch off their website, I think it's about £15 as I had to replace mine recently.

    Victoria xx

  2. Well done on your bargain! Isn't it great when you find something you really want, especially when it isn't tucked away safely in THAT cabinet! :-)

  3. well done on the bargain, the cs prob thought it was a fake one so stopped it for sharing the cabinet - lucky you :o) Scarlett x

  4. That's amazing....what a great find! x

  5. Good grief, what a bargain. I thought it said £350!

  6. OMG! what a great bargin! I do love a fab bag, LV, Mulberry, Prada ...... enjoy your purchase :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  7. What a great find! Congratulations!
    Have a nice Easter.

  8. I just love this post! How good of you to find this bargain.

  9. Thats a great find although in the pic I thought it said £350!!!!
    I love a bargain too which I did find today for my boys but definitely not as posh as yours!! Found you via tots 100 and will definitely be following as love new blogs to catch up on.
    Tracy x
    or at twitter @muminmeltdown


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