A little bit of a back story… I knew I wanted this bag the moment I saw it! The shape, the size, the thick gold chain, it was the perfect in every possible way and also completely sold out everywhere. Rather understandable, considering Louis Vuitton Coussin bag is an it bag of the moment…
How did I finally found it? One day I was scrolling through eBay’s extensive designer bag selection and there it was – brand new, with tags, staring right back at me. I worked with eBay last year on a luxury watch campaign (that’s how I got my Rolex) and so I was already familiar with Authenticity Guarantee service which made me feel safe and confident purchasing this bag on line. But for those of you who may not be familiar with this service, allow me to explain. When you purchase a designer bag on eBay through Authenticity Guarantee service (look for a blue checkmark to make sure your bag is part of it) your bag will be inspected by a team of professional authenticators at no extra cost to you, and only when the bag is found to be authentic, will it be shipped to you.
I personally tested this service with my Rolex watch and now with this beautiful Louis Vuitton Coussin bag and the process was super easy and simple. Once I purchased the bag on eBay, the seller sent it out to be authenticated, and I received my brand new bag from the authenticator via three-day signature required service. Fact that eBay covers all cost of authentication process is just icing on the cake!
Not every bag on eBay is eligible – right now they have 15 designer brands (indulging Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and many more). To make sure your bag is part of AG service, look for Authenticity Guarantee badge on the listing.
Hope you guys find this info helpful! I certainly will purchase designer bags from eBay again (loved the process start to finish), so if you are shopping for a rare, vintage, hard-to-find designer bags – eBay is definitely the place to check out!