Friday, April 29, 2016

LUXURY BLOG SALE

Hey Loves,

I wanted to preface this sale by letting you know each and every item being sold is authentic!  I am moving in 2 months and I wanted to sell everything in my closet that is not currently being used enough, I need to simplify my life, and not pack and carry things to my new place that I do not need.  So I am currently clearing out my closet, and either selling or giving away lots and lots of stuff. Thanks for stopping by my first ever blog sale! <3


Sale Rules:


1. First come first serve.  (I will not be holding anything for anybody, who ever pays first will own the item)
2. Payment through paypal only, no exceptions! (if you do not have paypal, just sign up, its free)
3. US buyers only, shipping to other countries is way too costly.  (If you are willing to pay extra for shipping, and cover the shipping and duty costs entirely to your country then I may reconsider)
4. Prices are non-negotiable!
5. Absolutely no returns or exchanges for any reason. FINAL SALE!!! (I am not a store)
6. Since there are no returns for any reason please please please take a close look at all info and pictures posted!
7. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items or have any questions please email me at blkbeauty4life@gmail.com so that I can send you an invoice through paypal



FOR SALE


AUTHENTIC VINTAGE CHANEL LAMBSKIN SINGLE FLAP JUMBO MAXI XL SHOULDER BAG













Item Description  One open pocket on the back side. Single main compartment with 2 pockets. One open pocket, One zipper pocket.


COMES WITH  Serial seal, Guarantee card, Booklet, Original dust bag and box
MADE IN France   

SERIAL NUMBER  3546322


CONDITION

Exterior : Fair

Surface: There are light scuffs, and a good amount of scratches, and wrinkles.

It has a generally used feeling to it. This bag is about 19 years old and was made between 1994-1996, a true vintage bag.Edges/ Corners: There are signs of wear on the bottom/flap corners but is in good shape.Gold Hardwares: Clean and shiny:)

Interior : Good

Lining: The lining shows some scratches and a few marks but no other major damages:)Inner flap: It has some finger scratches.

PRICE: SOLD -- PLUS SHIPPING: SOLD  

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AUTHENTIC BRAND NEW LOUIS VUITTON MILLA CLUTCH MM MINI WRISLET POCHETE IN WHITE MULTICOLOR





 




Item Description  Single main compartment with 1 pocket. One open pocket.

COMES WITH
  Care Booklet, Textile Card, Original dustbag and Box.
MADE IN France  

CONDITION
Brand New, NEVER USED!



PRICE: $610 -- PLUS SHIPPING: $19

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Christian Louboutin Decollette 868 100 Jazz Calf Nude - Size 40












COMES WITH
  Original dustbag and Box.  

CONDITION
Like New, only worn once or twice indoors for max 15 mins, Red Soles still look new, not warn off at all!

PRICE: SOLD -- PLUS SHIPPING: SOLD 

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TAN MICHAEL KORS TOP HANDLE AND CROSSBODY BAG



 




Item Description  Real Leather, Single main compartment with 1 pocket. One zipper pocket. Top handle and crossbody strap

COMES WITH
  Original Dustbag, Lock, and Key  

CONDITION
Only Used About 3 times, New Like Condition, Very Small Peel of Leather on Handle!

PRICE: SOLD -- PLUS SHIPPING: SOLD 

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DKNY CHANEL INSPIRED QUILTED LEATHER SHOULDER/CROSSBODY BAG










Item Description  Real leather, single main compartment with 1 pocket. One zipper pocket. Adjustable shoulder/crossbody strap 

CONDITION
Only Used 3 Times, New Like Condition, Very Small Scuff Below Flap in Front Part of Bag (looks like 2 tiny white dots)!

PRICE: $35 -- PLUS SHIPPING: $8

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SUMMER FLORAL BETSY JOHNSON BETSEYVILLE CROSSBODY MESSANGER BAG







Item Description Single main compartment with 1 pocket. One zipper pocket. Crossbody strap

CONDITION
Like New Rarely Used!

PRICE: $15 -- PLUS SHIPPING: $6

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BagInc Light Tan Leather Chanel Inspired Quilted Bag 





Item Description Single main compartment with 2 interior pockets.  One open pocket and small lipstick holder pocket.  Double flap and red interior. Crossbody strap.

CONDITION
Like New, only used about 3 times!

PRICE: SOLD -- PLUS SHIPPING: SOLD


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GREY ALEXANDER WANG ROCCO INSPIRED TOP HANDLE BAG








Item Description Single main compartment with 1 interior pocket.  

CONDITION
Like New, only used about 5 times!

PRICE: $24 -- PLUS SHIPPING: $6





--Happy Shopping
Keke

Thursday, March 31, 2016

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: How to Buy and Authenticate A Vintage Chanel Bag

     So happy to be back.  Happy New Year by the way!!!  Crazy that it's almost April, this year is truly flying by.  Lets get straight into this. I plan to make some videos that will be exclusive to this blog, that you may not actually see on my youtube channel. Well this will be one of the first. I might eventually make it available on my youtube channel, but for now, Y'all will be the first to see it here.

My Vintage Chanel Jumbo Single Flap in Lambskin Leather

   Buying preloved luxury products is never easy. From trying to make sure its authentic, to finding where to actually shop for such goods, to finding these products for the perfect price to fit our budget can make the whole process a bit stressful. I know when I went to buy my first preloved product ever, which happened to be my Vintage Chanel Jumbo, I had to spend literally days searching all over the place for all the information necessary to take this journey for the very first time. I wanted there to be a place where I bring all that information together for you, just to make the preloved Chanel buying process a bit more simplified. So hopefully this post will encompass mostly all the information you will need to buy your very first Authentic Preloved Chanel Handbag.





HOW TO AUTHENTICATE A CHANEL BAG YOURSELF

  There are 2 ways that you can authenticate a preloved Chanel handbag yourself.  You can do so through high definition pictures you view online or you can do it in person once you have already bought your preloved Chanel bag.  I advise you to do both, but definitely do not make the purchase until you have already done your research and done a thorough inspection of any and all high definition pictures you are provided.  Some of the places where you can find a wealth of information on this subject include: purse blogs/forums, google, and youtube. 

The parts of the bag that you want to pay extra close attention to include-
Outside
1. Leather quality, design, and quilting square placement/consistency 
2. Stitch count and quality
3. CC lock spring, markings, screws, and CC overlapping placement
4. Strap links, leather, weight, and quality
5. Overall hardware quality, and look
Inside:
1. Chanel brand stamping and embossment placement, measurements, and color consistency
2. Leather lining
3. Zipper pull stamping and markings
4. Serial code 
5. Pocket placement

Also pay attention to the look and quality of your Chanel authentication card. I would advise that you only buy a preloved bag that comes with both the authentication card and serial code intact.

Websites/Blogs that provide all the info you need in order to thoroughly inspect and authenticate the Chanel bag yourself:


WHAT COMPANY WILL AUTHENTICATE YOUR CHANEL BAG FOR YOU

1. Etinceler Authentications: http://goo.gl/qLQEy8
    This company requires you to send in pictures via email and pay a certain cost in order to get your bag authenticated.  They do require that some bags be mailed in to be authenticated in house due to the proliferation of the market with super fakes that are hard to differentiate with just pictures.  If your bag is authenticate they will provide you with either a written statement of authenticity or a certificate of authenticity depending on which one you want, and which one you paid for.  You also have the choice to purchase a Chanel authentication guide. 
Fees range from $7-$100

Etinceler Authentications is a reputable site that will authenticate your Chanel bag for you


2. Vintage Heirloom Chanel Authentication Service: https://goo.gl/nBfVjZ
  This is another reputable site that authenticates as well as repairs Chanel bags.  They can be contacted through phone or email.  They require that you mail them your bag if you would like for them to authenticate it.  The turnaround time is about 2 weeks
Fee - $100

WHERE TO BUY AN AUTHENTIC PRELOVED CHANEL BAG

EBAY STORES
1. Fashionhulu
2. Fashionphile
3. Brand_jfa
4. Yuko0702

ONLINE STORES
1. The Real Real
2. Fashionphile
3. Gilt
4. Yoogi's Closet




WHERE I BOUGHT MY AUTHENTIC VINTAGE CHANEL JUMBO SINGLE FLAP BAG IN LAMBSKIN LEATHER

   I bought my bag from Ebay, and the Ebay store I used is Yuko0702  They sell a variety of luxury high end goods. From Chanel to Hermes to Louis Vuitton.  If you follow there store you can find items to bid on at good prices.  Bidding usually starts very low but for some pieces bidding can exceed the value of the product.  This is why I recommend you watch, wait, and have lots of patience so you can get your item at a great price. Which is possible, I lost out on about 4 Chanel bags that ended up exceeding my price point/budget.  I had patience and ended up getting my Vintage Chanel Jumbo at a great price!

This is stated on every listing on Yuko0702 ebay store 
This is on every listing on Yuko0702 ebay store


Please be aware that I am NO professional, I am a consumer and researcher just like you.  Most of all I am a blogger.  Please do your own research, please do your own authentication, and please use your own good judgement and instinct.  I am not a Chanel authenticator, and can not authenticate anything for you! I am just here to provide all the information I have researched all in one place for you.  I hope this blog post helped and made it easier.  Just be aware that no matter how much you trust an Ebay store or website, no matter how many people have bought authentic items from there, always still do your own authentication on any item you see before you purchase it with your hard earned money.

-Keke

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beauty Room Tour 2015


    Although my Beauty Room was not complete I decided to do a tour anyways since I was moving and had promised that one would be done.  I never got around to decorating the walls or hanging curtains but thankfully I will be living in my new home longer then I did the last one, so I get more time to enjoy decorating.  So here it is, my 2015 BEAUTY ROOM TOUR!!!!




  My favorite part of my Beauty Room happens to be this shelving system.  One of the greatest benefits of displaying your items is it lets you know what you have, its pretty to look at, and it makes getting ready so much easier.  I love being able to just walk in my Beauty Room, look around, and visually put my outfits together before having to ever take things down.  Not only does everything get used this way, it also makes getting ready a little less messy.  When you have a lot of things put away in closets and boxes you tend to forget all that you have, and half of the stuff you have probably will never get used.

** I got the 2 larger shelves from Ikea: http://goo.gl/W30Y7C
and the smaller shelve from Walmart years ago so I do not have a link for that






** The mirror and the dresser were purchased from Walmart: http://goo.gl/H2K4Ey






  The mirror display plates can be seen all over my house.  I think they were meant for candles but I use them to display various items in my Beauty Room,  I place my lamps throughout my house on them to protect my furniture from getting scratched, and I also place candles on top of them to prevent candle residue from getting on anything.  They are very useful, but they are only sold in store at Walmart.

** The mirror display plates were purchased from Walmart: http://goo.gl/lzx7KH
and the bracelet display organizer was purchased from Ebay: http://goo.gl/erZEh6
and the trimester sonogram frame was purchased from Babies R Us: http://goo.gl/D53gfp






  I use this small clothing rack just to hang the newer pieces to my closet, I do this to ensure that they get warn. The rest of my clothes were in my master bedroom closet.

**This was purchased from Target: http://goo.gl/QopwiB








  You will probably notice I use a lot of China glassware to display my perfume, sunglasses, and jewelry.  I sadly have no links for those, I actually got them from my moms China cabinet.  I think she got a lot of them as gifts when she got married.  I am very thankful to her for allowing me to use her china glassware in my beauty room.  I got this idea from Dulce Candy.






  This feels like the most incomplete part of my Beauty Room, it looks so blah! No curtain for the window, the black folding chair is just gross, and that lamp has just got to go.  But like I said earlier I did not live in that apartment for that long, and for 9 long months I was pregnant and sick, so my beauty room was on the back burner.  Lastly I didn't want to add finishing touches when I knew I was about to move.

** The drawer unit was purchased from Ikea: http://goo.gl/1QMzgU
and the desk was also purchased from Ikea: http://goo.gl/14pn0J




 I can't wait to finish my Beauty Room in my new home, of course a new tour will be coming either later this year or early next year!! <3

-Keke