Why Pay Retail For Luxury Style

August 28, 2018

Let’s face it, most of us adore beautiful accessories. It’s not just diamonds that are a girl’s best friend, but certainly handbags and shoes too! I love unexpectedly finding beautiful luxury pieces that would be perfect in my wardrobe but there’s generally one thing that comes between me and my #handbaggoals – that pesky price tag.

In the past I’ve tried being a savvy shopper and buying designer off eBay but it can be really hit and miss, with authenticity concerns and who knows what it will actually look like when it arrives. I’ve also tried Gumtree – eek, don’t ask! But I’ve finally found a fantastic alternative for authentic accessible luxury, that I can’t believe I didn’t know about until now. Ladies, thank me later, as I introduce you to the online luxury shopping haven that is Luxe.It.Fwd.

One click to their site and you’ll get lost starry-eyed browsing their amazing luxury handbags, shoes and jewellery. Oh the Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, just to name a few! These beauties are all pre-owned, in great condition or better, and at a fraction of the retail cost. Some of their bags and shoes are even in pretty much as-new condition, which gets me thinking, why pay new when there’s a much more accessible way to buy that luxury piece you’re lusting after.

One of the really different things about Luxe.It.Fwd is that they take the apprehension out of buying pre-owned luxury online. It can be scary outlaying so much money on high-end bags or shoes, wondering if it’s as good as it looks and what if it’s not authentic?! Luxe.It.Fwd have de-risked that process, providing free returns if you don’t love your item for any reason (although that’s pretty unlikely with these beauties!).

And a breath of fresh air, the authenticity worry is taken away as Luxe.It.Fwd have specialist authenticators who rigorously assess and authenticate every item before being listed on their site, and they provide a 100% authenticity guarantee. For luxe lovers, this guarantees that you won’t be clutching a high-end replica, and you can focus on more important things like deciding between the Chanel or the Louis Vuitton.

And for those that sell to Luxe.It.Fwd, this makes sure that you are also getting top bang for your buck. Yes — you read that right. Other than being a buyer, you can also sell to or consign with Luxe.It.Fwd. It’s a definite win-win for those of us who are leaning towards the more sustainable approach in fashion and style. Instead of hoarding these gorgeous designer pieces and leaving them wither away in your wardrobe, you can sell and earn from them making it practical for you to acquire new pieces, not to mention making another fellow handbag addict squeal with happiness!

When I found Luxe.It.Fwd I was intrigued as to who might be behind this divine e-boutique. I discovered Luxe.It.Fwd is the magnificent brainchild of Miranda Gillespie, a former commercial lawyer who chased her dreams of running her own business and becoming her own boss (#girlbossalert!). Bored of law and as a self-confessed luxury handbag aficionado, Miranda recognised that Australia was missing an online destination for beautiful accessible luxury, and so she set about creating one herself.

Miranda Gillespie

Finally, that luxury designer piece every bone in your body has been craving for has never been this accessible. So should you pay retail for luxury style? After discovering Luxe.It.Fwd and the full package that they offer, the better question would be … why would you?!

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