Before signing off for a few days, I wanted to wish all of you a happy holidays with your loved ones, and leave with a special giveaway:
From handbags, to jewelry and even a belt – some of my favorite wardrobe accessories are pre-owned designer finds with a little bit of character. I love shopping the secondhand market not only for lower prices, but for the more unique selection. One of the biggest risks in this, of course, is authenticity. I receive so many messages from readers asking to help authenticate Louis Vuitton, Chanel, or Hermès accessories online, and it’s just not something I’m comfortable with doing (especially since I’ve been duped myself!).
When LXR & CO reached out to me a while back, I was intrigued and did some research. They offer guaranteed-authentic vintage luxury goods through sales on their website that last 3-4 days, as well as their Beverly Hills storefront. The condition of items are rated based on an alphabetical scale, and priced accordingly. They also accept returns for a refund (see policy), which is rare when shopping pre-owned items. During the few weeks I watched their sales online, I’ve seen a number of items I already own and love – including LV speedys, the Hermès reversible Constance belt (priced at $412), and these Chanel turnlock earrings (priced at $249):
LXR&CO; offered me something from their sales, but I really wanted to find a special piece for you guys as well. I’m thrilled that they agreed to give away this vintage 100% silk Hermès scarf (in AB condition, with original box) to an EP reader, plus a $20 credit for all new members w/ code EXPET20FAN (type into the “redeem credit” section of your account page). The measurements of the scarf are 34.5″ x 34.5,” and it can be worn a number of ways including draped against a blazer, casually over a tee, or decoratively on a handbag – just to name a few.
Rules: This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only (I’m sorry, international friends!). Winner will be drawn at random and validated, and will have 72 hours to claim her prize. To enter: