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Why I Bought My Céline Large Trio Bag Pre-Loved & Buying With The Real Real

Last month I finally added the Céline Large Trio in a beautiful burgundy lambskin to my handbag collection after having this particular bag on my luxury wishlist for a few years. Today's post isn't a review of the bag itself (maybe I'll do that down the road after I've used it a bit more), rather it's more of a deep dive into the thought process I had when buying this bag the way I did and how that went. This was my first experience buying a pre-loved bag and also my first time ordering from The Real Real. As with all my luxury purchases, I do extensive research before hitting the 'order' button and can guess if you're reading this post, you likely do as well.  This is my second Céline handbag purchase; I purchased my Nano Luggage in Kohl in November 2017 from the Céline boutique in Barcelona. There are a few reasons why I try to purchase Céline bags in general pre-loved and a reason specific to the Trio: In February 2018 Hedi Slimane replaced Phoebe Phi

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