Over the past few years, there have been many luxury resale websites popping up in the scene and Vestiaire Collective was one of them. I think I’ve gotten sucked into this shop when their Instagram Ad popped up in my feed a few months back. Being a vintage lover, it was a no-brainer that I would purchase my first luxury vintage bag from Vestiaire Collective. This bag was purchased by my own and is in no way sponsored. All my reviews, regardless of whether they are sponsored or not, will always be genuine.
You may even choose to purchase items listed by Trusted Seller. According to Vestiaire Collective FAQ, the Trusted Seller badge is the assurance for you that the seller has had 2 successful sales in the past 4 months, that at least 80% of their items matched their descriptions and that 100% of their items genuine.
When purchasing pre-loved goods from overseas, in Singapore, just remember that you have to pay for a 7% import tax, should your item be SGD400 and above. The item during check-out is based on your local currency. What I love about this platform is that the item will first be shipped from the seller location to a Vestiaire Collective office. So be in good hands, when you are worried if your pre-loved goodies are truly authentic.
The whole shipping and authenticating process took me 1-2 weeks before I receive the bag all the way from France. The bag was safely delivered to me by DHL which was an expedited shipping service and I was grateful that this was the courier servie that Vestiaire Collective used.
Enough with the teaser pictures, here is my new Dior bag!
I have been into reds lately, and this classic style is suitable with just a simple outfit or a work outfit. Moreover, the Dior oblique craze does not seem to be dying down! As seen with the latest Dior F/W 2020 show, these monogram prints are not going anywhere.
Buying a pre-loved bag is not only an excuse to shop but also sustainable, reducing the carbon footprint we leave behind. Of course, there is no deniability about the customer service we receive when purchasing an actual luxury product in boutique stores. However, experiencing excellent customer service is a case to case basis as I had encountered different levels of customer service at different brands. Purchasing an item online can be so fuss-free at times that it hurts my wallet, but brightens up my wardrobe entirely.
I was initially thinking of a Dior oblique book tote, but I am pretty pleased with this gem. All these bag require is just some light cleaning by a professional bag spa, and it is good to be used! I hope you like my review.
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