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The Dangers of 'Flex' Culture & Oversharing on Social Media: How To Protect Your Safety

We've all been there - buying a new luxury item and immediately wanting to share multiple photos on Instagram to show it off. Or, being on vacation and wanting to post about your resort, and how amazing the experience/view is.  This has all been termed as 'flex' culture - wanting to showcase the best version of ourselves online possessing the finest products, and living an amazing luxury lifestyle.  However, the rise of flex culture with social media has created an issue related to the protection of a person's privacy and safety.  Remember the famous 2016 Kim Kardashian Paris robbery? The Kardashian business mogul recently spoke out about the incident in an interview with David Letterman where she stated that the thieves were planning the robbery and following her for months prior. They saw her share...

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Scary Truths About the Counterfeit Handbag Industry

Purchasing that counterfeit Chanel handbag to save some money may seem innocent, but in reality, it's a choice that has many hidden, dark implications that you may not even be aware of.  It is reported that the sales of counterfeit goods globally in 2020 will exceed $1.8 trillion USD - an increase of 0.8 trillion since 2017. The reason the counterfeit industry is thriving and growing at such a rapid pace is because sellers recognize the demand from consumers for counterfeit handbags and other goods.  If you've ever intentionally purchased a fake handbag, you may have thought it was a big win because of how much money you saved. However, the sale from the bag is used to fund several illegal and unethical business operations. Here are a...

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Selling Your Luxury Handbags On Your Own? Potential Risks & Scams to Avoid

Thinking of selling your luxury handbags/items on your own? Sometimes this can be beneficial, especially when you want to avoid paying consignment fees and recoup as much of your investment as possible. However, selling on your own comes with many potential risks and scams, that we want you to be aware of. Whether you choose to consign with us, another consignment store, or on your own, we want to you to be safe. Without further introduction, here are the most common scams in the private re-sale market that you need to be cautious of when what trying to sell on your own.  The 'Certified Cheque' Scam This scam has been going on for decades now, but believe it or not, many innocent sellers still...

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The World's Most Expensive Hermes Birkin Handbags

Every luxury bag addict dreams of getting their hands on their first Birkin. However, getting a brand new Birkin is extremely difficult because of the exclusivity of the brand and limited production of each crafted piece.  In fact, some of the most expensive and rare handbags are Hermes Birkin handbags ranging anywhere from $100,000 USD to over $1.8 million USD.  Inspired by Says.com, here is a list of the of 7 of some of most expensive Hermes Birkin bags in the world.  7. Hermès Blue Brighton Porosus Crocodile 35 cm Birkin Bag with Palladium  This beauty is extremely rare to come across; it features the premium Porous Crocodile Hermes skin, in a stunningly beautiful purplish-blue shade. The value of this rarity is reported to be around $120,000 USD.  Image credit: Jae...

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Top 7 Red Flags To Avoid Being Sold A Counterfeit Bag

In the world of the pre-owned luxury sale market, many customers find themselves at some point to be a victim of a scam; these customers purchase a luxury bag from an online seller who claims their products are 100% authentic. However, once the customer receives the bag, they end up finding out that it was, in fact, a fake.  We've heard many heartbreaking stories from our clients over the years where they've lost thousands of dollars to online scammers. To help protect our clients, we've created this list of the top 7 red flags to look out for when shopping from designer consignment stores to avoid being sold a counterfeit bag.  1. The seller has a no prices listed, with minimal product descriptions  Honest sellers...

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