|Mulberry, Alexa Sparkle Tweed in Khaki, £276.50|
I first read about Fashion Bloodhound in a magazine, I think it was Cosmpolitan, quite a while ago.
You know the feeling, you’ve got lots of designer bits and bobs that you just don’t use/wear anymore but there’s something new that you want. People get rid of their old stuff all the time via Ebay, etc. In fact I literally just put together a bag of clothes to sell to Music Magpie. Out with the old, in with the new.
This is especially true for designer stuff as most of the time, you can’t afford the latest thing every single time it comes out without earning money for something else.
Unfortunately, my Mulberry bags are like my children and so I definitely wouldn’t be able to sell them on! Especially because I only have two which were both bought for me as presents and so they have even more sentimental value than anything else. Plus I use them prettty much every day so I’d be completely lost without them.
|Diane Von Furstenburg, £110|
So, Fashion Bloodhound sells your things on your behalf. They check the quality to make sure that they are selling only the best pieces and if you’re wanting to pick up a designer bargain, here is the place to do it.
Think Chloe, Diane von Furstenburg, Malene Birger, they’re all on there for a fraction of what they would cost new. This is a perfect site for shopping if, just like me, you live a champagne lifestyle on a cava budget.
I don’t think there is that much of a taboo regarding second hand items as much as there used to be. Vintage is a huge trend right now and with designer bags, sometimes you just can’t afford the huge price tag and so one that has been pre-loved is just as good. Especially if it has been looked after properly.
As well as this you can also request an item to be sourced. If you’ve seen something somewhere but can’t find it, they will advertise this to their site visitors and try to find the item themselves. In an ideal world, we’d all be on the waiting lists for every single huge fashion piece but in reality, that’s not usually the case.
There is even a sale section where items are even more purse friendly.
It’s great for clothing, especially if, like me, you only wear something once before discarding it to the back of your wardrobe. But I am really in love with the bag section, in fact I’m eyeing up a couple as we speak. Now what can I go without this month to be able to afford one?
All images courtesy of Fashion Bloodhound.