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Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Vintage Find

I apologize for my lack of posts lately, but, of course, life has gotten in the way.  Who knew people end up going crazy right after New Years?!  I tell you it's probably because the stores have been taking down all the beautiful decorations.  Everything looks a bit dreary when all the lights go down, but luckily I snapped a couple pictures to keep a few memories with me.  More on that later.

I have been scouring Ebay for a vintage Celine box for the longest time, and I am in need of a clutch.  I absolutely love the buckle detail on the vintage box with a horse and carriage closure.  Of course, I later learned that there have been many different variations of this buckle detail in a lot of the older Celine boxes.  There wasn't a lot of information that I could find out about them, so I mostly had to rely on resellers on Ebay who have an impeccable reputation for selling authentic items.  With that said, I present to you my vintage Celine box!

Talbots Beret (old)
American Eagle Key Necklace (old)

If you think I look rather smug in this picture, make no mistake I am feeling very smug.  This wasn't the exact bag I wanted, but I made an offer to the buyer on Ebay thinking that they would probably refuse (I was offering less than half their asking price).  To my surprise, the buyer agreed!  The bag is in pristine condition, and it came with a dustbag.  There are absolutely no marks, odor, scratches, etc. on the bag.  I took her out today, on her first maiden voyage, to a Celine boutique!  I felt it was fitting to have an older generation bag mingling with the new, and I wanted to take a look at the new Celine Edge bag.  However, the sales lady working at Celine saw my clutch, grabbed it out of my hand, and started complimenting it!  @_@  That's the first time something like that has happened to me, so I wasn't really sure how to react.  Anyways, I look forward to using this bag for many years to come, and I'm off to a good start!  Have a great weekend everyone!