I recently bought my new designer Fendi bag online and not only saved me a pretty penny but it also saved me the feeling of being judged in store. If I could buy my next item, the Chanel slingbacks online then I would, because I DREAD going into the Chanel shop here in Melbourne, because of the awkward feeling I get in the store, it's really uncomfortable.
I believe that everyone should purchase their first designer bag in the store. It's a lovely personal feeling and it's a real cherished moment. But, like everyone, one time or another, when walking inside a luxury store it can be really daunting. Not only daunting, but the return policy is slim to none, once you've purchased you're locked in unless the bag is faulty, but even so, that's another hard time.
I bought my Fendi bag from Matches Fashion. I know MF is a reputable online store, they also have a store located in London. It's kind of like another version of Net-a-porter.
The best thing about buying this bag online was that I was able to compare other bags in the one tab window on my laptop, and I wasn't judged if I was going to make a purchase or not, no matter how long I had that tab up for, it was just there, waiting without judgement. If you do want to get a good feel of the bags, then you're welcome to go into the designer store, but I want to tell you some perks of purchasing online, and I think net-a-porter offers the same deal.
I purchased this bag in the comfort of my home in my pyjamas. Not only do they offer free returns, but at the time there was a special offer online using the matches app, and I used a 15% off discount code.
Seriously, everything, including Gucci to Saint Laurent, which I doubt you'll be getting in store anytime soon.
The bag came within 3 days, wrapped so gently and inside a personalised note of who wrapped my bag up for me. It was really cute, and my bag was brand new. That's right, not touched, all in the bubble wrap, it was all mine to fingerprint all around.
You have the offer of trying it in the comfort of your own home, and if you don't like it, you keep the tags on, and you can return it, hassle-free.
Thank god, HASSLE FREE, THAT'S RIGHT YOU HEARD ME, NO FIGHTS WITH THE MANAGER DUE TO CHANGE OF MIND!!!!!
I fell in love with my bag, I didn't return it and I'm really happy with it.
This is the way of the future, and I'm converted. Perhaps when I'm travelling next it'll be nice to purchase inside a store, but for now I'm keen on shopping in the comfort of my pyjamas.
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