Julia Cooke’s guide on how to spot a fake handbag. Exclusively-From-Us Holt Norfolk UK

Designers only use quality materials. Not all designer bags are made of leather. For example, Louis Vuitton is coated canvas with leather trim. If the trim is supposed to be leather, it should feel dry — not oily, slippery or sticky. . If it’s a leather bag, it should smell like leather. It should also be pretty heavy. A very light and flimsy bag is probably fake. Real designer bags have metal hardware, and fake designer bags will have plastic ones. If the material doesn’t get cold in cold temperatures, or hot to the touch in the heat, it’s plastic, not metal

The hardware, zips, fastenings and interior hardware often feature the designer’s name and are of good quality material, should be heavy — not hollow. If it’s imprinted with the designer’s name, make sure it’s supposed to be.  Look at the spacing and positioning of any logos. The zippers should zip very smoothly, and feel heavy and high-quality. If the zipper pull falls off quickly, the bag’s probably fake. Usually the underside of the zipper pull will have a logo. Many handbag manufacturers use the same high-quality zipper manufacturer on all of their bags Usually the underside of the zipper pull will have a logo. Many handbag manufacturers use the same high-quality zipper manufacturer on all of their bags

The stitching should be perfectly even and is one of the best ways to look for authenticity. Different designers use different techniques, and stitching should always be the right colour. Look for no loose threads or back-and-forth stitching at the end of a seam – that’s a sign of sloppy construction. Make sure to check the stitching on the inside of the bag too. Some fakes hide their sloppy work in the lining of the bag.  Designer brands use a high number of stitches per inch.

Counterfeiters rarely have a good view of the bag inside. They pay more attention to the exterior of a bag and forget about the interior. They tend to use either plain linings or linings which are brash and gaudy. If the bag is lined with a cheap material, or poorly stitched, it’s probably fake.

Some counterfeiters routinely mark Louis Vuitton as “Made in France.” but were actually made in Spain, Italy or Germany.

Look carefully at signature prints. Brands like Gucci, Fendi and Louis Vuitton are all renowned for their monogram patterns, which are always featured in a particularly style and type face. Also check Spelling. An obvious one, but the worst copies can’t even get the designer’s name right. Most designer bags will have an inside tag with a brand name and a serial number on it. The inside tags should be hand-stitched or stamped into the leather. Many designers also include authenticity labels on the outside of the bag. Some fake bags may have authenticity tags, but the text will be in a different font and size than the original.

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Did You Know….Although Preloved Designer Handbags prices can be intimidating, they often saves you money in the long haul. Preloved Designer Handbags are more durable, able to withstand wear over a long period of time and of course make any outfit look more polished and expensive, They usually hold their value well, and as a result, they’re totally worth the investment.

Treat yourself to a shopping day in Holt Norfolk and pop into Exclusively-From-Us and take a look at our good range of PrelovedDesigner Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves. We are located behind Gunhill in the High Street or behind The Tannery in Bull Street. We are next to Chubby Seal craft beer cafe, providing a good selection of craft beers, wine, Gin, soft drinks for your Partner to enjoy, whilst you take your time and browse our lovely range of Preloved Designer goodies.. See You Soon..

Julia Cooke (My Passion for Designer Preloved Handbags) from Exclusively-From-Us Holt Norfolk UK

When I (Julia Cooke)  first gained an interest in designer bags, many years ago, I quickly realized the best way to economize my new obsession was to buy preowned bags. At the time that meant finding preloved resellers. I then started working in the industry and my passion and love for preowned designer top end brands,  accelerated my desire to open my own business. The opportunity came about during lock down and as I already had a shop in Holt, so why not diversify and follow my dream. I now stock a wide and varied selection of designer Handbags, Purses, Scarves and Sunglasses.

Over the years, I have learnt designer handbags are more durable, make an outfit look more polished and expensive, and usually hold their value. And as a result, they’re totally worth the investment.

At Exclusively-From-Us, I provide my customers with a diverse range of mixed vintage, classic and current preloved handbags and accessories to choose from. These are carefully selected preowned designer pieces from all of the premium designers, including Chanel, Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, Prada, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Anya Hindmarch, Hermes, just to name a few. 

Preowned doesn’t mean second rate at Exclusively-From-Us, as all Handbags and Accessories are of a VG condition standard. Every aspect of these items condition is thoroughly & honestly described, before every Handbag and Accessories are displayed in our shop, they are carefully examined and rigorously inspected for quality and authenticity – making sure our customers get exactly what they have paid for, every single time. 

If you are looking for an investment piece that might hold its value, opt for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Balenciaga, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Prada, Anya Hindmarch, Marc Jacobs, Celine that have stood the test of time. 

Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves are always in high demand. Look out for classic styles and colours that have wide appeal. 

It’s time to treat yourself, and what better way than to visit Exclusively-From-Us Holt, Norfolk, UK and browse through our preloved /preowned Designer Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves and is a brilliant way to save money. Some vintage preloved / preowned Designer Handbags have risen in value and providing to be a safer investment opportunity. If you’re looking for that special treat, come and say “hi” and browse at your leisure in a comfortable and relaxed shop.  

It’s time to treat yourself, and what better way than to visit Exclusively-From-Us Holt, Norfolk

It’s time to treat yourself, and what better way than to visit Exclusively-From-Us Holt, Norfolk and browse through our preloved /preowned Designer Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves and is a brilliant way to save money. Some vintage preloved / preowned Designer Handbags have risen in value and providing to be a safer investment opportunity. If you’re looking for that special treat, with your favorite Designer brands, like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Balenciaga, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabanna, Chloe, Prada, Anya Hindmarch, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Celine and many more, preloved is still the way you can do so, at a bargain price.

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Why buy Preloved / Preowned Designer Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses & Scarves from “Exclusively-From-Us” in Holt, Norfolk

Preloved / Preowned Designer Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves are more durable, make an outfit look more polished and expensive, usually hold their value and as a result, they’re totally worth the investment.
Preloved / Preowned Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves typically sell quickly, particularly if they are from a well known designer collections.

In some cases, a Handbag, Purse, & Sunglasses with a well known name like, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Balenciaga, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabanna, Chloe, Prada, Anya Hindmarch, Marc Jacobs, Celine and many more, may even appreciate in value. This is because, for some styles, it is difficult or impossible to find exactly the same item in the primary market. When demand is high, limited or rare, prices increase.

If you are looking for an investment piece that might hold its value, opt for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Balenciaga, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabanna, Chloe, Prada, Anya Hindmarch, Marc Jacobs, Celine that have stood the test of time.

Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses and Scarves are always in high demand. Look out for classic styles and colours that have wide appeal.

Why Consider PreOwned Designer Handbags Options by Julia

When I first gained an interest in designer bags,many years ago, I quickly realized the best way to economize my new obsession was to buy preowned bags. At the time that meant finding preloved resellers, which still houses an enormous selection of designer bags, and now there are a whole host of businesses like Exclusively From Us, which are dedicated to reselling the best of strangers’ closets. Not only did buying preowned bags limit my initial expenses while I tried to figure out what I liked and would use, but I knew that if I carried something for a few months and decided I was done with it, I could probably get all my money back by selling the bag again.

Naturally, designer handbags are more durable, make an outfit look more polished and expensive, and usually hold their value. And as a result, they’re totally worth the investment.

COVID19 Update

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. This COVID19 pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at Exclusively-From-Us.

First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery and we’re truly inspired by the selfless KEY workers, who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need.

Second, at Exclusively-From-Us, we’re focused on the health and safety and stand firm in our support of all efforts to combat COVID19, therefore continue to remain closed for the foreseeable future. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

These testing times has made us look at alternative measures to support our customers, so we have introduced an online shop for you to browse in the safety of your home. We will add additional products on a daily basis. If you need any help, then
please email us using the contact form provided.

To all our lovely customers in the meantime, STAY SAFE & WELL and we so look forward when we can see you all again.