I need to publicly thank that awesome fashionista in New York who made that smart decision to extend the life-cycle of her luxury handbag by choosing consignment and supporting the movement of #NeverThrowAway. Her decision to thin out her closet by consigning her Chanel bag made it possible for me to own one of my own!
This decision to purchase my first luxury handbag was not made in haste. My husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday back in March and I said “my first luxury handbag!” I literally spent seven months researching what kind of bag I wanted (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, etc.,) and the various creditable resale luxury stores I could purchase from.
I immediately fell in love with Chanel bags because of its iconic history, style, and quality. It was so hard deciding between a classic black Chanel flap back or this bronze Chanel leather shoulder bag. After reviewing my options for what seemed like forever, this bronze leather one was my final choice! I love the unique color, the shape (bowler bag), and the size. My Chanel bag was purchased from Designer Revival.
Introducing National Consignment Day which is the first Monday of October, a national holiday that has been launched by The RealReal. The RealReal is an online store that offers the largest pre-owned authenticated luxury items for both women and men.
Extend the Lifecycle of Luxury
There are many reasons why October 2, 2017 #NationalConsignmentDay should be celebrated. One reason that stands out to me is sustainable living. When you decide to consign your items you help alleviate the problem of landfill waste. Landfills create a threat to our health and the environment. By choosing to consign and shop consign you are demonstrating your commitment to conscious consumption.
Here are a few ways to observe National Consignment Day (recommended by The RealReal):
- Consign – You have the option to set up a free consultation and in-home appointment through The RealReal. Get started here.
- Donate – Give away your items to charities that support the environment, protect children, feed those in needs, or assist other notable causes. Donate to break cycle of family poverty with Good+ Foundation here.
- Valuations – TheRealReal offers office or facetime appointments. Connect with one their experts here. There are also several Luxury Consignment Office you may drop off your items. Search for a location here.
- Share – Show off your consigned goods on social media by using the hashtags #NationalConsignmentDay and #NeverThrowAway.
What does sustainability and consignment mean to you? And what do you think of my first Chanel bag? Thank you so much for visiting To Thine Own Style Be True today. Happy Monday!
Photography by Bleudogfotography
Dress: c/o SurelyMine, similar here
Jacket: c/o Zaful, similar here
Bag: Designer Revival, similar here
Necklace: Charming Charlie, similar here
Shoes: Old, similar here
What a gorgeous bag! It’s amazing what you can get at consignment shops and how much you can save!
What a great find! I love getting things from the consignment shops, especially for my two preschool boys because they go through clothes so quickly!
I love the color of the bag and the chain straps!
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I love your Chanel handbag! Consignment is a great way to buy designer bags!
ok but seriously, that dress is stunning! i love it 🙂 it looks great on you!
Secondhand shopping is a win-win – what a great bag!
Congrats on the Chanel bag! I have been dying to get one!!
That bag is beautiful! I own a few luxury handbags however a Chanel is on my list. Cannot wait to invest in one!
Also, I didn’t know about #NationalConsignmentDay! Such a wonderful day to celebrate and buy a new bag or two! 😉
love the jacket, there’s a great balance from the bada** leather to the soft and pretty flowers! loving the bag too, and who wouldn’t at that price and that brand ; ) great finds!
Really cool jacket! I need to find this one for a great Christmas gift — thanks for sharing
And what a gorgeous chanel bag it is! Love the jacket and the style you have going on here!
You go girl! I’m still waiting to get my Chanel bag lol! I love the idea of consignment though!
Gorgeous bag, and congratulations. You don’t have to tell me twice about the benefits of consignment shops. I LIVE for those things! Definitely think that more people would appreciate the savings if they give it a try.
Jealous! I really want to get a Chanel bag 🙂 Also, I’m OBSESSED with that leather jacket!! xo, Brittany | http://www.theblistblog.com
That Chanel bag is just stunning! It’s one of those pieces that is just timeless and will go with every single outfit. I am ALL about cosignment shops, especially in this day of fast fashion. Plus, it’s so fun to find gems from decades past. PS – that jacket is AMAZING! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com
Love your Chanel Bag! Consignment is such a good initiative not only for sustainable reasons but also for the fact that a lot of us have things at home that we don’t wear anymore or have never been worn at all. Why keep them when somebody else will enjoy it.
I 100% support consignment shopping as it truly does give life to the otherwise thrown away merchandise that is still a gem to someone else 🙂
That bag still looks fabulous!
Congrats on your 1st Chanel! I believe you made a smart decision, ended up saving some bucks and still have a fab bag to show for it! My first (and only, so far) designer bag was the Celine Phantom, and I got it from Amuze- not consignment, but previous season.
You’ll never forget your first Chanel!
Your Chanel bag is beautiful. I’ve never shopped consignment but not I think I should.
Congrats on your first Chanel bag!! It is gorgeous!
Such a gorgeous bag!
So exciting that you got your first dream bag!! Consignment is definitely the way to go! Congrats girly!
gorgeous bag #jeaious and love that jacket too!
Consignment is amazing! I love shopping that way. <3
I adore the bag you chose! The color is gorgeous! ♥
Congrats on your first Chanel bag, so exciting! I am in love with your Jacket and that classy dress x
That bag is gorgeous! Congrats on your first luxury bag, you’ll always cherish it! XO
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Your bag is gorgeous! I’ve never shopped consignment before but now I’ll consider it!
Chanel anythings is gorgeous! So jealous!
Congrats on the new bag! Such a great splurge to treat yourself.
Wow perfect chanel bag!! Love the style and color, Debbie!
This look is beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Much love, Len
I am loving that bag!!!! I’ve been wanting a Chanel bag for about two years now. Hopefully next year before NYFW I will purchase one!