AUTHENTICATION for Purchasing Purposes ONLY
We now buy designer purses from our clients by appointment. We mainly buy items that are still in excellent (like new) or “gently used” condition (i.e. no damage, no broken or missing parts, no major permanent stains, still clean inside and out, etc.).
While we also selectively accept consignments, we prefer paying for your item(s) UPFRONT after fully AUTHENTICATING them through our multi-tiered authentication process.
Here is what we do INITIALLY:
STEP 1: we ask for detailed pictures of the item, including most importantly its date code or serial number. We check every detail of the bag, for example: the leather, the hardware, the lining, among others.
The pictures of a high-end bag that we initially ask for are the following:
1. Whole front
2. Whole back
3. Bottom corners (left and right side)
5. Whole Interior
6. Date code
7. Logo or where it says "Made in ---".
8. Parts where there are minor flaws (such as minor stains that can still be cleaned, light scratches that can still be removed, creases, plating wear, etc.) that you want us to see as a heads up
Text pictures to 346-370-1381 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a quicker response, texting pictures is recommended.
A note on the date code or serial number: While the DC or the SN is just ONE detail of an item that we closely examine in determining the item's authenticity, we prefer buying an item with the DC or SN still intact. If this detail is missing or if it is faded and hard to read (in some cases for certain older Louis Vuitton models, for example), it might lower our buyout price for the item.
STEP 2: we ask you to drop off the item at Jj’s Closet in Old Town Spring for further authentication.
Word of caution: If the owner knowingly brings a FAKE item to our store, we charge an AUTHENTICATION FEE of $100. It is best to sell us something you originally purchased from the original boutique of the brand. Some of the questions we ask after Step 1 above:
“Where and when did you buy this item?”
“Did you buy it new or preowned?”
We have a business reputation to protect. Our integrity is of utmost importance to us; hence, WE CANNOT ALLOW anything to fall through the cracks, so to speak.
Here is a part of the paperwork that we ask sellers to complete: