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Having a keen eye for detail and quality will always help you out in thrifting.
Proof of this goes as follows: During a casual jaunt through my favorite thrift store, I happened upon this beauty, stowed behind smaller bags on a shelf. Being the ever curious thrifter, I dove in. Lifting the bag, I noticed the weight, the texture of the leather, the surprisingly good condition it was in, the deep impressions of the brand on its rings. They read Lancel.
Now I have to stop here for a moment of honesty and confess that I had never heard of this brand before. And I already owned enough bucket bags (like seriously, and I just listed one of my nicer ones last week!) So, originally, I had no intent upon keeping this one.
But the feel of the leather and the quality in the details caught my attention. Pulling out my trusty phone, I typed in the brand name and type of bag and voilà! I discovered that I found a gem sitting on a dusty shelf of my favorite thrift shop.
In fact, this bag, the Lancel Elsa Bucket bag, is a European bag. Apparently this beauty coverts into four other bags, comes with an equally chic pouch, is now discontinued but still sought after, and originally sold for $700!
I paid $9. You can feel my excitement.
Happy thrifting y'all!
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