Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Vintage Bar Experience

Back in March, I treated myself to the bag I have had my eyes on for over a year - The Louis Vuitton Pochette, I bought the bag through The Vintage Bar which is a business based in Denmark specialised in vintage designer goods. Here is my experience. 

I have both joined The Vintage Bar's waitlist and would check out their new arrivals daily to see if they were selling the pochette there, as I have found that the price on this website was better for this particular bag compared to places such as Vestiaire Collective. On March 3rd, I noticed that the Pochette was listed, I ordered it that afternoon as a late birthday present. By the morning of the 6th it had already arrived from Copenhagen to England. All items are authenticated as soon as they are out on the website, not in the moment someone buys them, which is brilliant as it means you do not have to wait as long. The delivery was tracked.

I have contacted The Vintage Bar a few times prior to this and they have always had excellent customer service. I emailed them and messaged them on their social media, they replied to both within a matter of hours. I have also received many extra photos. I was always treated the exact same whether it was the time I went through with my purchase or I was just considering. Another thing I enjoyed was the actual use of that website, it is very clear and very well organised, unlike Vestiaire Collective for instance, which can be very crowded and messy at times. The packaging itself was beautiful, the bag was wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a black silk bow. Inside, a lifelong guarantee of authenticity alongside an authenticity certificate, and a printed thank you note with my name handwritten on. Those little touches are greatly appreciated and added to the experience of purchasing my first Louis Vuitton.

The vintage bar does not have their own dustbags, such as other preloved markets or example. On the item listings, it is very clearly defined what accessories the bag comes with. They maintain that all items leave the say way when they arrive, you cannot simply buy a dustbag from a different handbag. The Louis Vuitton Pochette came exactly how described, and it is a beautiful piece to start off my collection. 

If you're after rehoming your own luxury goods instead, The Vintage Bar also offers a consignment service. I highly recommend using The Vintage Bar, the products they sell are stunning and the customer service truly adds to the entire experience. I look forward to purchasing from them again in the future.

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