Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cleaning out the closet

Check out my latest ebay listing for a brand new Bal jaune mini-classique:


How cute is that?

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Postman knocked today...

Three weeks after ordering the Hermes blue Mysore envelope from Artcurial, it finally arrived! At 250 euros it was a pretty good steal, I thought. It's also in excellent condition EXCEPT for the S stamp featured prominently under the label. I was pretty disappointed to see it there - I did get a great deal on the envelope, but would I have bid for it if I knew about that S stamp? I'm not too sure... Either way, I think it's the sort of information that should have been mentioned in the listing.

Welcome to my blog!

I have set this blog up as a way to comment on all the finer things in life - fashion and accessories, health and beauty, travel, books and film.

In the coming weeks I will also use this blog to list some of the high-end designer items I periodically have for sale in my overstocked closet.

In the meantime, why not check out the Leslie Hindman Hermes auction: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/lesliehindman?_nkw=hermes&_osacat=0&_trksid=m270.l1313&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_odkw=

Be aware that these auction sites often go above the maximum amount, and remember to factor in the buyers premium (usually around 25%) when deciding on your maximum bid!
Shipping is usually pretty expensive too - most auction houses will only ship Fedex which can be wickedly expensive, plus there's duty and customs fees. Despite all that, you can sometimes get a good deal on a rare item through an auction house. Plus it can be exciting to be part of a live auction. Why not have a go?